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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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


Upcoming Deadlines
4-H deadlines for staff, families and volunteers.

Upcoming Events

Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day Registration Deadline Approaching
The early registration deadline for Kansas Junior Sheep Producer Day is February 23, 2018. The registration fee is $15/person. Registrations received after this date will be accepted, but cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt and will cost $20/person.
Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day Registration Deadline Approaching
The early registration deadline for Kansas Junior Beef Producer Day is approaching on March 2, 2018. The registration fee is $15/person. Registrations received after the deadline will be accepted, but cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt and will be $20/person.
2018 Shooting Sports Match Volunteers needed!
The 2018 Spring State Shooting Sports Match is quickly approaching! The match will be April 28, 2018 in Garden City. We are needing volunteers to assist at this match in a variety of ways.
4-H Alien Experience Registration Continues
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program and the Kansas Cosmosphere are again teaming up to provide fun, hands-on and science-based programming. “The Alien Adventure” will begin Friday, April 6, at 4 p.m., and will end on Saturday, April 7, 4 p.m.
2018 Riley County Invitational 4-H Dog Bowl Open to All Counties
The Riley County 4-H Kennel Club is hosting an Invitational Dog Quiz Bowl for children ages 7-18, Saturday, March 10, Manhattan, KS.
NW Judging AKA "Super Saturday" is March 10
Super 4-H Logo
Join us for a fun filled day of learning opportunities for all ages - Super 4-H Saturday, March 10 in Hays has something for everyone! Judging contests, hands on workshops and a 4-H Volunteer Gathering. Judging contests are open to 4-H and FFA members.
National 4-H Hall of Fame Opportunities for Teens & College Alumni
The National 4-H Hall of Fame Task Force is soliciting applications for a 4-H member to serve as the master or mistress of ceremonies and one to provide entertainment.
4-H Campference 2018
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.

Project Information

2018 Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project Changes
Periodically the Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project shares changes as they affect 4-H dog shows including the Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show.
2-Year Old & 3-Year Old Rule Changes
Major changes are coming for the 2 & 3 Year Old Horse Projects. A new edition of the 4-H Horse Show Rule Book will be coming out this spring.

Kansas State Fair

2018 Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Changes for the Kansas State Fair
This is the second year for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) at the Kansas State Fair. Last year only posters, displays and notebooks were exhibited. In 2018, additional exhibits will be accepted at the Kansas State Fair.
Info Webinar Planned for 4-H FCS Judging - March 6 | 10:00 a.m.
Learn more about the 2018 4-H FCS Judging "health" contest aspects. This is a great way to get local youth connected and working together to address local health related topics.
Family & Consumer Science Judging Contest 2018
Invite your local youth to identify a local health issue and create a plan to solve it. The winning intermediate and senior teams will receive a $250 grant to support their proposed solution.

Professional Development

Be Ag-Wise Workshops
Check out this professional development opportunity offered by the Kansas Farm Bureau. Be Ag-Wise workshops are all about incorporating agriculture into your STEM Curriculum.


Introducing the 2018 4-H Grows True Leaders Virtual Training Calendar
grows here co brand
Start 2018 off right with a brand new suite of virtual marketing webinars exclusively for 4-H Grows True Leaders investor states.
NEW! KSRE/4-H Co-Brand Table Cover
For a limited time, the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore will be offering a K-State Research and Extension/4-H Co-Branded Table Cover at a discounted bulk rate.
4-H Name and Emblem Use
Did you know that the 4-H Clover is protected on the same level as the presidential seal? Did you also know that the correct RGB values for 4-H green are: R=51, G=153, B=102?
4-H Co Brand Licensing Policy FAQ and Application Guide
New resources for KSRE/4-H cobrand policy! Download new Kansas small business licensing application, new FAQ for all KSRE/4-H cobrand and licensing questions and new step-by-step guide to the application.
Read full announcement | From Megan Macy | February 14, 2018
How to find great, FREE marketing photos
FREE photo resources to help you with marketing and promotional materials.
Read full announcement | From Megan Macy | February 14, 2018

Program Information

Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds and Spring Shows
When 4-H and/or Extension plans, organizes and facilitates a livestock, small animal, horse or pre or post-fair activity, please double check that 4-H Policies are being followed for 5-6 year olds.
4-H District Horse Show Judges
Procedures developed by the 4-H Horse Action team to ensure consistency for District Horse Shows.
New Requirement for Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports Training
4-H Shooting Sports Training will held at Rock Springs this April. Please note, the Volunteer Screening process must be completed prior to attending.


4-H Activity Insurance
How can 4-H Activity Insurance be a part of your local program risk management plan?
Grants Available for Foster Children
Kansas 4-H Youth Development, the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Saint Francis Community Services are working together to provide funding opportunities for children and families involved with foster care.

Other News

We Want to Share Our House with You!
Alpha of Clovia 4-H Cooperative Living House is the premier housing destination for current and former 4-H students attending Kansas State University.

Fair Resources

Revamp, Revitalize and Re-energize County Fairs
Plan to join us for a series of ZOOM Webinars to help you think about ways to Revamp, Revitalize and Re-energize your county fair. All will start at 9:15 a.m. and last no longer than 1 hour.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Hosting Deadline for Kids from Happiest Countries
Deadline for hosting Costa Rican and Finnish 4-H'ers this summer is February 28.