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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Monday, August 14, 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.

Upcoming Events

2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl
4-H Dog Conference
The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 21-22 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. The theme is “Dogs ‘Я’ Game.”
Leadership Weekend
Plan now to attend Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend! The Kansas Youth Leadership Forum and the 4-H Volunteer Forum will be held at Rock Springs 4-H Center, November 17-19, 2017.
State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest-August 19, 2017
The State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held Saturday, August 19, 2017 on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan. Registration information is on the web!
48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge
48 Hours of 4-H
It's time to plan your 48 Hours of 4-H Project! Planning Guide t-shirt order and Project registration are now open!
484H Fall Clean-up at Rock Springs
Do you or your 4-H club want to participate in the state-wide 48 hours of 4-H event but can't come up with a project?
National 4-H Conference
National 4-H Conference
It is now time for young people to apply to be National 4-H Conference Delegates. The conference will be April 7-12, 2018 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Volunteer Development

Get Involved with the National e-Forums
Coming this fall are three opportunities for 4-H Volunteers who serve in a variety of roles such as club organizational leaders, project/subject leaders, committee members, and advisory boards.

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.
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.

Project Information

Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training News
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.
2017 4-H Western Heritage Nationals
4-H Western Heritage Nationals participants
The 2017 4-H Western Heritage Project National Competition was held August 1-3, in Fort Benton, Montana. Nationals is a competitive event that culminates the year long work 4-H members put into the project.

Professional Development

Kansas 4-H Reboot Sessions Set for Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1
KSRE 4-H Youth Development
We invite you to our series of 4-H Reboot sessions, formerly known as 4-H Updates. More details and registration information will be coming. Nov. 29, El Dorado; Nov. 30, Manhattan, Dec. 1, Scott City.
4-H Big Black Bag Workshop Registration Open
Join us for the Northwest 4-H Big Black Bag Workshop at the KSU Agricultural Research Center in Hays on August 25-26th.


Back-to-School is a great 4-H Recruitment Opportunity
Don't miss out on this great window of opportunity for 4-H promotional efforts!

Program Information

Applications for 4-H Youth Leadership Council Are Open
KSRE 4-H Youth Leadership Council
It's time for young people to apply for that Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council. Read more about the process and encourage young people to apply!
2017 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo Results
Wheat Expo
Over 62 Kansas 4-H members, siblings, parents, friends and Extension staff attended the 2017 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo in Dodge City on August 3rd at the Ford County Fair Building.

Other News

Discovery Days Task Force
Discovery Days Task Force 2017 Members
Do you have youth who love to attend 4-H Discovery Days? Encourage these young people to apply to be on the Discovery Days Task Force for 2018!
National Conference Evaluators
Would you like to help evaluate National 4-H Conference Applicants this year? We need to hear from you by October 2, 2017.


2018 4-H Camp Dates at Rock Springs
Summer 4-H Camp
2018 Camp Dates have been added to the 4-H calendar online.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Counties/Districts Needed for 2018 Kansas 4-H Japanese Exchange
Japanese Exchange
If you think your county might be interested, or to find out more details about your county/district hosting Japanese youth from 12-18 years-old in 2018, contact Rose Scott by September 14th.
Inbound International 4-H Youth Exchange Members Wind Up Exchanges
Kaitlyn Martin, IFYE from Northern Ireland departed Kansas July 30 after three home stays. Athina Beka, Greece, arrived July 10 and will depart August 19.
Norwegian and Costa Rican 4-H’ers Completed Kansas Exchange in July
Five Norwegian 4-H’ers and three Costa Rican 4-S representatives departed for home early July 22 after nearly a month with Kansas 4-H families.
Kansas IFYE delegates Continue Exchanges in New Host Countries
4-H Global Citizenship
Two Kansas outbound delegates on the IFYE exchange conducted by the IFYE Association of the U.S. A. will complete the first half of their exchanges in early September.
Kansas 4-H International Exchange Delegates Return Home
Eight Kansas outbound delegates through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs spent a month in Finland or Japan with host families of our partner organizations.
Academic Year Exchange Students Arrive
States' 4-H International Exchange
Yuka Maehira, Japan, and Si Un (Paul) Park, South Korea, arrived July 29 for their school year in Kansas through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs.