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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Friday, April 13, 2018

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

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Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines
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State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.

Upcoming Events

Shutterbugs Workshops
Two photography events are still available to attend! No registration required.
Campference 2018 Registration is Open
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4-H Campference will be June 26-29 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. This is a great transitional opportunity for 12-14 years olds, as these tweens go from being a camper to attending educational conferences.
2018 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo in South Hutchinson
The Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo is a wheat fun day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Wednesday, August 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 101 W. Avenue C, South Hutchinson, KS 67505.

Volunteer Development

Celebrate Your Volunteers During National Volunteer Week 2018
National Volunteer week gives us the opportunity to raise up our volunteers and express our thanks for their contributions. With the theme of “Celebrate Service” we have an opportunity to shine a light on the people and causes that inspire us to serve.

4-H Online

Investigate Duplicate Warnings
Part of preserving accurate 4-H member enrollment and adult volunteer history is ensuring no duplicate records exist in 4HOnline. A youth should have (1) youth profile and an adult should have (1) adult profile.
Mid-Year Cleanup
Make your local end of year process quicker by doing a little mid-year 4HOnline cleanup.

Awards and Recognition

Standard of Excellence Delegates - National 4-H Congress
The deadline to submit nominees for National 4-H Congress Standard of Excellence is May 1
2018 Centennial Delegate Information - National 4-H Congress
The deadline is May 15 for Local Extension Units to sign up their youth to attend National 4-H Congress as a Centennial Delegate.
Reporter Notebook Awards
Reporter notebook awards have been announced and are now available to be picked up.

Project Information

Kansas 4-H Dog Agility Changes
Effective October 1, 2018, there will be a mandatory change to the specifications of the Closed Tunnel currently used in all levels of 4-H agility.
2018 4-H Geology Exhibit Box Order Form
4-H Geology Display box reorder due May 14, 2018.
2019 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open
As wheat harvest approaches it is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2019 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program. The program begins fall of 2018 and goes through September 2019.
Horse Information
As the deadline for Horse ID approaches, here are some helpful reminders.
Snaffle Bit Nominations
Deadlines and information for snaffle bit.

Kansas State Fair

The Great FCS Judging Health Puzzle
The 4-H FCS Judging Contest state fair format will feature a puzzle room team activity targeting health. Local team entries are due by May 15.
4-H FCS Judging Details Video & YouTube Example
Additional resources are now available to assist local units in creating Family & Consumer Sciences Judging contest entries. Entries are due May 15.

Marketing

4-H Raise Your Hand Campaign- April 1-May 15, 2018
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The race is on for $20K! National 4-H Council is coordinating a nationwide call to action for alumni AND friends to "Raise Your Hand" (RYH) to empower our nation's youth with the skills to lead for a lifetime. RYH for KANSAS 4-H!

Program Information

State Market Beef Nomination Deadline Approaching
The state market beef nomination deadline is approaching on May 1, 2018. This is a postmark deadline, which includes market steers and market heifers. Nomination information, forms, and updates may be found on the K-State Youth Livestock Program website.
Youth PQA Plus To Be Discontinued
The National Pork Board will be discontinuing their Youth PQA Plus program on May 31, 2018. After this date, youth certification numbers will no longer be issued. Youth who plan to exhibit swine at KSF or KJLS are encouraged to certify by the end of May.
Kansas 4-H International Exchange Programs Coordinator Update
Recently the Kansas 4-H International Exchange Program has had a coordinator change. Chelsy Champlin is the new Kansas 4-H International Exchange Program Coordinator for inbound IFYEs (International 4-H Youth Exchange).
True Leaders in Service
National 4-H has announced, True Leaders in Service and National 4-H Day of Service for April. This is an opportunity to be a part of a National Service Day, and contribute to overall 4-H Impact across the United States.

Resources

County Fair Webinars and 4-H Concession Stand Manager Information
If your Extension Unit utilizes a 4-H Concession Stand Manager for the County Fair, there is some important new information to consider. There is a new document on the County Fairs Resource page and a Zoom Call is being offered to answer questions.

Job Opportunities

Floor Counselors for Discovery Days
We are now taking applications for Floor Counselors for Discovery Days! Make sure to encourage mature, responsible youth who have been out of high school for at least one year to apply!

Camping

Grants Available for Foster Children
Grants for Foster kids to attend camp are available.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Academic Year Exchanges for 2018-19
We are committed to host at least two students in the Academic Year Programs through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H), so we are seeking additional families to host in the next school year.
There’s Still Time for the Summer 2018 4-H Japan Inbound Exchange
Looking for some new fun and excitement this summer? Host a new friend from Japan in your home this summer, July 23 – August 17.
Kansas Families to Host 4-H Members from Costa Rica and Finland
The teens will be joined by a Finnish chaperone, whom we plan to place with two families for about two weeks each. Two host families are needed for this young lady with interests in outdoors and nature as well as 4-H.