Saturday, July 4, 2015

The 4-H Tip Sheet provides timely advice for 4-H members.

Deadlines

Upcoming 4-H Deadlines
State 4-H deadlines for local Extension staff, 4-H members and volunteers.

From the 4-H Program Leader

Avian Influenza Ruling and 4-H Poultry Projects
The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health has issued a stop movement order, effectively cancelling all poultry-related shows and events through calendar year 2015.

Upcoming Events

KS 4-H Intermediate FCS Judging Contest
Kansas 4-H Intermediate Family and Consumer Science Judging contest information and resources are now available. Contest will be held September 19, at the Kansas State Fair.
2015 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo in Hays
The Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo will be held on Thursday, August 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the K-State Ag Research Center Auditorium, 1232 240 Avenue, Hays, KS 67601. It is open to all 4-H family members, 4-H leaders and Extension staff.
AG Camp: Seeing & Being in Agriculture
Most children don’t know that milk comes from cows, or that pizza comes from flour that is ground from wheat, sauce that is made from tomatoes, and that pepperoni is made from pork and beef. Sadly, as adults, many of us don’t know much more.
Kansas Junior Dairy Show
Junior Dairy Show August 13-15.
2016 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open
As wheat harvest begins it is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll by July 24, 2015, for the 2016 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program.

Awards and Recognition

Camp Counselor Recognition
Farm Bureau is again sponsoring the Camp Counselor Recognition! Camp Counselors must be entered into 4HOnline this year using the instructions found at http://www.kansas4-h.org/doc18216.ashx no later than July 15.

Project Information

Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training News
Kansas 4-H Dog Conference theme design contest submissions and dog scholarship applications are due in July.

Kansas State Fair

KS 4-H Intermediate FCS Judging Contest
Kansas 4-H Intermediate Family and Consumer Science judging contest information and resources are now available. Contest will be held September 19, at the Kansas State Fair.
Kansas State Fair Entry Information
Information about the Kansas State Fair entry system
Kansas State Fair – Horse Summary
Horse entry details for the Kansas State Fair Fair.

Professional Development

Autism Tips for 4-H Camp
As we take part in measures to ensure inclusion of youth on the spectrum in 4-H, it can be helpful for Extension professionals and volunteers to have some simple techniques to follow to support the youth in taking part in the 4-H experience.

Program Information

First Inbound IFYEs Arrive June 21
Five International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) inbound participants will spend from five weeks to three months in Kansas summer 2015 with Kansas 4-H host families.
Norwegian 4-H’ers Begin a Month-Long Exchange with 13 Kansas 4-H Families
As part of an exchange program arranged by States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs, Kansas will host ten 4H Norge members and two chaperones, who live in various parts of Norway.
Outbound 4-H Exchange Delegates Depart for Host Countries
There are seven Kansas 4-H members and alumni experiencing 4-H exchange programs in other countries summer 2015.

Resources

County Fair Judge's Resource
The judging process is a vital part of the county fair educational experience. We encourage you to send the document “Creating A Positive Experience for 4-H Youth at the County Fair” along with other details to your county fair judges.

Other News

Welcome New Youth Livestock Coordinator, Lexie Hayes!
Lexie Hayes joined the K-State Research and Extension Team on June 7th as the Extension Assistant, Youth Livestock Coordinator. She is a SE Kansas native who was a 12 year Greenwood County 4-H’er.
University to begin using updated mail addresses.
Kansas State University is updating its official address standard to meet technology and safety guidelines. The change is effective immediately.
Walnut Creek District -- Ness City Office Moved
Walnut Creek District - Ness City Office Relocated!
THANK YOU!
Thank You for all of your help to make Discovery Days successful!