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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Friday, June 15, 2018

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

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Upcoming Deadlines
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.

From the 4-H Program Leader

4-H: Invite, Welcome, Learn
4-H Youth Development builds and grows tomorrow’s leaders. The principles that govern positive youth development are key to adolescent development. I will be sharing my thoughts about those essential principles.

Upcoming Events

4-H FCS Judging - Health Contest Update
Summer is a terrific time to focus on your community’s health. What ideas do local youth have to make your community health better? Team submissions are welcome by July 10.
2018 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo Registration Open
Join us for the Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo 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. It is open to all 4-H family members, 4-H leaders and Extension staff.
Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes will be held August 18-19, 2018 on the K-State campus in Manhattan. This event includes the state 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, Meat Judging Contest, Livestock Skillathon, and Livestock Quiz Bowl.
2018 State Horticulture Judging Contest
Plan now for the 2018 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest. All teams and individuals must be registered through their local Extension Office.
48 Hours of 4-H in 2018
48 Hours of 4-H is a Service Challenge. We invite all clubs and groups in Kansas 4-H to take part! We want to see how much we can do in a weekend to serve our communities across Kansas.
Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend - KYLF and KVF
We have a new format for the Kansas Leadership Weekend. The year the event will happen on Saturday and Sunday. November 17-18, 2018. Be watching for details of this exciting event.

Volunteer Development

2018 KVC Mini-Grant Series Announced
The Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is excited to announce its 2018 Mini-Grant Series, which encourages organizations to create special initiatives to engage more than just their core volunteers.

Awards and Recognition

2018 4-H National Shooting Sports Championship
Shooting Sports announcement of national teams!
Camp Counselor Recognition - Due July 15 (Repost)
Farm Bureau is again sponsoring Camp Counselor Recognition. Don't forget to submit your youth counselors to receive this State 4-H award!

Project Information

Poultry Testing for Local Fair
The Kansas State Veterinarian suggested all poultry needing testing for Pullorum-Thyphoid should be tested at least 10 day prior to the county fair.

Kansas State Fair

Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Entries Open
The deadline to submit Kansas State Fair Grand Drive entries is July 15, 2018. All youth who plan to exhibit livestock in the market or breeding division (beef cattle, swine, sheep, meat goats) must officially through the Kansas State Fair system.
Helpful Information for 4-H Horses (Repost)
State Fair Horse information regarding required health papers, check-in, stalling and show day.

Program Information

Renaming of Citizenship Mandate to Civic Engagement
The Citizenship Mandate has been renamed to Civic Engagement. Read about this recent change that affect Kansas 4-H citizenship programs.
State Livestock Nominations Due June 15
The postmark deadline for small livestock nominations is June 15th. Commercial heifers, market pigs, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and all meat goats must be nominated to be eligible for the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive or KJLS.
2019 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open (Repost)
4-H members are asked to contact their local Extension Office by July 10 for information with enrollments due to the Northwest Area Extension Office by July 24, 2018. Cost for 2018-19 will be $35.00 to receive the five varieties of wheat.

Other News

Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council Application Process
Now is the time to be thinking about Kansas Youth Leadership Council Elections. Please encourage outstanding young people in your unit to apply!
Raised Hands for 4-H…. Now what?
Kansas 4-H wins $5,000 for Kansas youth! Next steps to engage alumni and friends who Raised their Hand.
Discovery Days Task Force (Repost)
Discovery Days Task Force applications are being accepted until October 1, make sure to apply today!

Fair Resources

Fair Registration Form in 4HOnline
County fair is approaching! Several agents have asked for ideas on how to obtain pre-entries using our current technology.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Two 4-H Families Host FLEX Students for 2018-19
During the 2018-19 school year, Kansas will be hosting students from Ukraine and Poland as part of States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs’ (States’ 4-H) FLEX Academic Year Program (AYP).
Summer Outbound Delegates Return
Kansas Outbound Exchanges to Norway and Costa Rica will end July 19 and July 20, respectively. The outbounds have signed an agreement to share their experiences and the cultures of the countries they visited upon their return.