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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Friday, May 27, 2016

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


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

Upcoming Events

Geology Field Trip Deadline May 22
Registration for the State 4-H Geology Field Trip closes May 22.
State Livestock Nominations Due June 15th
State Livestock Nominations, including commercial heifers, market swine, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and all meat goats (markets, commercial does, and registered does) are due June 15. Nomination is required to exhibit at KSF or KJLS.
2016 Horticulture Judging Contest
The State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held Saturday, August 20, 2016 on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan. See the contest page for information about the knowledge test.
2016 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo in Wichita
Join us for the Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo on Wednesday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Sedgwick County Extension Center, 7001 W. 21st St. North, Wichita, KS.
State Horse Judging
Horse judging deadlines
Kansas All Breeds Junior Dairy Show
Announcing dates for Jr. Dairy Show
4-H Entomology Insect Spectacular, June 24 & 25
The 24th annual 4-H Insect Spectacular is set for June 24 & 25 at the Genesis Center, 123 N. Oak, Pratt, Kansas.
State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Now Open for Registration
The 2016 State 4-H Horse Judging Contest is now open for registration! The contest will be held June 23rd, 2016, at the Ag Hall at the Saline County Expo Center, Salina, KS, with check in beginning at 8:30 AM. Registration is due June 10th, 2016.

4-H Online

Adding and Tracking Campers in 4HOnline
Adding campers and/or camping numbers in 4HOnline is necessary in order to correctly populate part of your local ES-237 report.

Awards and Recognition

Camp Counselor Recogntion 2016
Farm Bureau is again sponsoring the Camp Counselor Recognition!


4-H Dog Care and Training Scholarship Applications Due July 1
The Keith Neuway and Jim Adams Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project Scholarship applications are due July 1, 2016.

Professional Development

Latinos in the Heartland: Building Bridges, Dialogue, and Opportunity
The fifteenth annual conference Cambio de Colores (Change of Colors) will be held in Columbia, Missouri June 8-10. This professional development opportunity engages practitioners, researchers and those working in immigrant communities.

Program Information

2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open
It is time to enroll for the 2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program.

Other News

County Fire Bans and Rocket Launches
The 2016 Kansas State Fair rules state “if a fire burn ban is in effect for any county in Kansas, exhibitors in any Kansas county are not required to launch their rocket(s).
Help Us Tell the 4-H Story
We all would like to believe that the Kansas 4-H Youth Development program is making a life-changing difference in the lives of youth. But how do we know for sure?


4-H Camp Payment at Rock Springs
Payment process for Rock Springs.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Start Planning for Summer 2017 4-H Japan Inbound Exchange
Help make the world seem a little smaller by inviting 5 to 6 Japanese students to stay with 4-H families in your Extension Unit for one month during the summer of 2017.
IFYE Host Families Scheduled for 2016
Seventeen of the eighteen hosts needed for this year’s inbounds in the IFYE Program have been identified and county staff has been contacted. At the time of this writing one family is needed for Mohit, a young farmer from India July 10 to July 31.
Successful 2015-16 Japanese Academic Year Program Concludes
On June 18 Shota Wada, Garden City High School, and Yuriko Takeki, Clay Center High School, will depart for National Debriefing by States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs and then home.