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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Thursday, June 15, 2017

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

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

From the 4-H Program Leader

Thank you for growing the next generation of true leaders
Head Heart Hands Health
It has been such an honor to meet and talk with many of you over the past two months. I look forward to meeting many more of you as I visit local unit offices and visit 4-H programs across the state over the coming year.

Upcoming Events

State Livestock Nomination Deadline is HERE!
Kansas Youth Livestock
The 2017 state livestock nomination deadline is here! Commercial heifers, market swine, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and ALL meat goats (wethers and does) must be postmarked by June 15, 2017 to be eligible for the KSF and/or KJLS.
Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes August 19-20
Livestock Sweepstakes will be held August 19-20 on the K-State campus in Manhattan. This event includes the state livestock judging, meat judging, skillathon, and quiz bowl. Entries must be made through the local Extension Office using Cvent by August 1.
Leadership Weekend
Leadership Weekend will be November 17-19, 2017. This event includes the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum (KYLF) and the Kansas 4-H Volunteer Forum (KVF). Registration information will be available in late August.
State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest
The State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan. Registration information will be on the web in mid July.
48 Hours of 4-H in 2017
48 Hours of 4-H
48 Hours of 4-H is scheduled for October 7-8, 2017! Hope you plan to join us!

Volunteer Development

Teaching Adults
Want a new challenge? Train adults! Learning can be fun, valuable and purposeful for adult participants. How we deliver the message is important for furthering our educational mission.

4-H Online

Campers in 4HOnline
Adding campers and/or camping numbers in 4HOnline is a necessity in order to correctly populate your local ES-237 report. Local Extension units have two options to capture camping data.
September 15 Deadline: ES-237 Report & 4HOnline New Year Prep
Each year, local Extension units are responsible for completing the ES-237 Report and ensuring 4HOnline is ready for the upcoming 4-H Program Year. The deadline for completion of these tasks is September 15, 2017.

Awards and Recognition

2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Scholarship Application
High school seniors heading off to college next fall or current college freshman who have been in the Kansas 4-H Dog Project for 3 or more years should apply for the Keith Neuway & Jim Adams Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project Scholarship by July 1.
Camp Counselor Recognition - Due July 15
Farm Bureau is again sponsoring Camp Counselor Recognition!

Project Information

Total Eclipse of the Sun Viewable in Parts of Kansas
On Monday, August 21 there will be a total eclipse of the sun around 1 p.m. lasting from 90 – 150 seconds.
2018 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 2018 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program. The program begins fall of 2017 and goes through September 2018.

Kansas State Fair

2017 Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show Qualification
4-H Dog
4-H members in order to participate in the 2017 Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show, in Hutchinson, on Saturday, September 16th, must have qualified in a specific discipline(s) at a state qualifier 4-H or open dog show during the 2016-17 4-H year.
Kansas 4-H Horse Show Exhibitor's Preparation Information
4-H Horse
4-H Horses can enter the Kansas State Fairgrounds at 8 a.m. on September 14. Check in begins at 10 a.m.

Program Information

Workshop Proposals for Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Needed
We are recruiting workshop instructors/presenters for the 18th Annual Kansas Youth Leadership Forum. Workshops will be held on Saturday, November 18 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. Proposals are due July 10, 2017.
2017 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo Registration Open
Wheat Expo
The Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo is a wheat fun day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Thursday, August 3rd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Ford County Fair Building, 901 West Park, Dodge City, KS 67801.
Kansas 4-H Dog Conference Logo Contest
4-H Dog Conference
The 2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference logo design contest is open to all dog project members to submit a design by August 1st.

Other News

Discovery Days Task Force
Discovery Days Task Force 2017 Members
Applications for the 2018 Discovery Days Task Force are now available!
Youth Council Application Process
Youth Leadership Council
The Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council Application information link will be available on the KYLF webpage on the State 4-H Website on August 1. Any Kansas 4-H member between the ages of 14 and 18 before January 1, 2017 may apply.
Kansas 4-H Clubs have Voted!
Kansas 4-H License Plate
Introducing the first-ever Kansas 4-H distinctive license plate.
Raise Your Hand Contest Ends June 30th!
Raise Your Hand
With just a few weeks left in the contest, Kansas is currently in 4th place, with goals of moving into 3rd (winning $5,000 for Kansas 4-H) and reaching 5,000 alumni to claim the full $10,000 from Stanion Wholesale Electric Co.

Local Club Resources

Resource Sharing for 4-H SPIN Clubs
There have been many very creative 4-H SPIN club programming ideas across the state. We would like to create a share section of these SPIN clubs ideas on the SPIN club resources web page:http://www.kansas4-h.org/resources/4-h-library/4-h-spin-clubs/index.

Fair Resources

Training Videos and More for Foods and Food Preservation Judges
Two new training videos are now available for Foods and Food Preservation judges.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Ohio County Looking to Interstate Exchange with Kansas
Cindy Harting of Van Wert County, Ohio, and with the Van Wert County 4-H Exchange Club is looking for a county in 2018 and 2019, to have an interstate exchange.