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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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

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Deadlines

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

From the 4-H Program Leader

Continue to share 4-H Impact Study
4-H members in action at 4-H Day are popping up on many 4-H facebook pages. 4-H communication opportunities help young people grow their public speaking, personal expression, interactive and professional correspondence skills.
Read full announcement | From Diane Mack | February 15, 2017

Upcoming Events

4-H Unmanned Aerial Systems Experience Registration Open
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program and the Kansas Cosmosphere are sponsoring “Unmanned Aerial Systems.” The experience will begin Friday, March 31, at 4 p.m., and will end on Saturday, April 1, 4 p.m.
Instructor Certification Training
Shooting Sports Training information
NW 4-H Judging aka Super 4-H Saturday is March 11 - Hays
Super 4-H Saturday
Super 4-H Saturday - Encourage your 4-H Leaders to load up the car and head to Hays for a day filled with 4-H learning fun on March 11.
Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day
Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Weber Hall on the K-State campus. Youth, parents, agents, and project leaders are invited to attend. Registration is due by March 3, 2017 and is $15/person.
Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day
Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017 in Weber Hall on the K-State campus. Youth, parents, agents, and project leaders are invited to attend. Registration is due by February 22, 2017 and is $15/person.
Discovery Days Registration
Information about Discovery Days registration
Shutterbugs at Auburn - Registration Due March 11
Shutterbugs at Auburn will be March 19th, 2017. Registration is due March 11th. This event is open to all enrolled in Photography. Please share with your Photography youth.
4-H FCS Judging State Contest 2017
Thank you to all who have supported the revised format of FCS Judging over the past several years. We are excited to continue providing additional technologically interactive experiences in 2017!
4-H Campference 2017
4-H Campference is for youth ages 12-14 and will be held June 27-30 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. Registration information will be available in March and it will be filled on a first registered basis. Register early, it's sold out for the last three years.
48 Hous of 4-H Service Challenge
The 4th Annual 48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge will be October 7-8, 2017. Promotion Kits and other information is coming in March. Put this on your calendar now to have a fantastic event or series of events in your local unit.

Volunteer Development

Celebrate National Volunteer Week 2017
National Volunteer Week, April 23-29 is a great opportunity to thanks and recognize 4-H Volunteers. When volunteers feel appreciated, they are more likely to feel connected to the program and continue their involvement.
National 4-H Hall of Fame Opportunities for Teens
Announcement of HOF teen opportunities

4-H Online

Project List Clean Up
If you've been thinking about cleaning up your county "project aliases," check out this new resource.

Awards and Recognition

Standard of Excellence Delegates - National 4-H Congress
National 4-H Congress - Standard of Excellence Delegates - Information on how to submit nominees
2017 Centennial Delegates - National 4-H Congress
Information about National 4-H Congress - Centennial Delegates

Project Information

Horse: 2- and 3-Year-Old Projects
2 and 3 year old snaffle bit information

Scholarships

4-H Geology Scholarship
The Geology Action Team offers a one time scholarship in the amount of $250 for high school seniors in the Geology project.

Professional Development

Foundations of Youth Development/4-H Program Management
Foundations of Youth Development/4-H Program Management April 4-6, 2017 at the Wheat Innovation Center, Manhattan, KS.
Read full announcement | From Diane Mack | February 15, 2017
Cultural Adaptation Navigator Webinars
In today's changing world, do you ever have questions that come up about culture while you are with your family, at work, or when you are involved in your community? The following webinar opportunities are easy to fit into your busy work day.

Program Information

4-H District Horse Changes for Selecting the Judge
Article summarized the Horse Action Team's intent for selecting DHS judges
Kansas 4-H Cloverbuds and Spring Shows
Cloverbuds and Spring Show
Testing 4-H Shooting Sports Instructor Email Accounts
Shooting Sports Communication piece
4-H Shooting Sports Minimum Standards
4-H Shooting Sports Standards & Best Practices
Save the Date - Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes August 19-20, 2017!
The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes will be held August 19-20, 2017 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. Mark you calendars!

Resources

Online Event Calendar
Local Extension units using K-State's online event calendar can add State 4-H events and deadlines using the "Add to Calendar" shortcut.

Job Opportunities

2017 Discovery Days Floor Counselors Needed
Floor Counselors are needed for Discovery Days to provide leadership during this event - please encourage alumni who would be interested in this opportunity to apply!

Other News

Tip Sheet Graphics Requirements
When submitting graphics with your 4-H Tip Sheet articles, please keep in mind there are image size requirements. If images are too large, the graphic won't publish for your article.

Reaching New Audiences

DCCC/4-H College and Career Day
This spring, for a second year in a row, Dodge City Community College has generously offered to host our 4-H youth and families at a local southwest Kansas college and career day on Thursday, April 20th, 2017. All youth are welcome.

Local Club Resources

Join us in celebrating Kansas agriculture!
Opportunity for assisting March 11

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Hosting IFYE’s
As many as ten IFYE’s are expected for summer 2017 in Kansas. Each will have multiple host families, staying with each 2-3 weeks. Families are needed between June 19 and September 8.
Hosting Norwegians or Costa Ricans
The deadline for hosting Norwegian or Costa Rican 4H/4-S members through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H) is February 28 at the National Office in Seattle.