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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Friday, May 6, 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.

From the 4-H Program Leader

Action Team Updates
Kansas 4-H Action Teams serve to bring youth, volunteers, and K-State Research & Extension staff together to plan and conduct educational state 4-H programs, events and activities.
Afterschool in Rural Communities
The supports provided by afterschool programs can be integral to the fabric of a rural community-from providing enriching learning experiences for children to serving healthy snacks and meals. Read the special report.

Upcoming Events

2016 State 4-H Geology Field Trip
The State 4-H Geology Field Trip is scheduled for June 10-12, 2016. This year one trip, based in Minneola, will be offered. Registration is due by May 22.
2016 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo in Wichita
Join us for the Kansas 4-H State 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.
2016 Senior 4-H FCS Judging Team Deadline is May 1
Registration is NOW open for the Senior 4-H FCS Judging Contest! Each local unit is invited to submit one Senior team of 2 contestants. Districts are invited to submit as many teams as there are county units within the district.
2016 4-H Sewing Camp Registration Ends May 1
13-18 year old 4-H clothing and textiles members are eligible to register for 4-H Sewing Camp. Camp will occur May 31-June 3. Cost to attend is $195. A maximum of 30 youth can participate.
State 4-H Horse Judging
State 4-H Horse Judging will be held Thursday, June 23rd at the Saline County fairgrounds. Registration deadline is June 15th. Rules and registration will be posted soon.

Awards and Recognition

Teresa Williams 2016 University Support Staff Award of Excellence Winner
Teresa (Terry) Williams recognized for K-State University Support Staff Award of Excellence recipient in the Office and Clerical category.

Project Information

4-H Horse Snaffle Bit Projects
Snaffle Bit Information
Horse Information and Deadlines
Horse deadlines are quickly approaching, let's review some frequently asked questions.
Horseless Horse Information
Questions have come concerning the Horseless Horse project.


48 Hours of 4-H Promo Kits now available!
A number of you ordered promotion kits last year, so we are offering them again this year. We know it is helpful to have items in the summer to promote the event to your 4-H members and your community.

Program Information

Kansas 4-H SpaceTech and Cosmosphere Overnight Experiences
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Program and the Cosmosphere located in Hutchinson will again be teaming up to provide fun, hands-on and science-based programming for Kansas 4-H Youth Development.
2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open
It is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2017 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program.
2016 Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project Changes
2016 Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training changes are listed in this article.
State Livestock Nomination Information
The 2016 state livestock nomination information has been posted on the Youth Livestock Program website and distributed to county offices. The Market Beef deadline is May 2, and all other species are due June 15.
Grants Available for Foster Children
4-H Camp and project grants are available for foster children.
Volunteer Questions and Answers - 4-H Shooting Sports
During our recent Statewide 4-H Shooting Sports Training, a question was presented concerning Volunteer eligibility as a state certified instructor/coordinator if local registered volunteer status is discontinued.

Other News

Participate in the Kansas 4-H Impact Evaluation for a Win-Win
Creating leaders, good communicators and great decision-makers takes strong youth development programming and we believe the Kansas 4-H program is doing this well. Please participate in the 2016 Kansas 4-H Common Measure Evaluation.


4-H Camp Payment at Rock Springs
Rock Springs payment information

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Five IFYE’s Need Short-Term Host Families
Kansas 4-H is hosting five IFYE’s (International 4-H Youth Exchange) participants this summer between June 20 and September 9.
Finland 4H Exchange Host Families Update
The Finnish 4H members hosted in Kansas will arrive June 29 and depart July 24.