Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The 4-H Tip Sheet provides timely advice for 4-H members.
4-H deadlines for staff, families and volunteers.
From the 4-H Program Leader
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.
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.
Shooting Sports Training information
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 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 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.
Information about Discovery Days registration
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Announcement of HOF teen opportunities
If you've been thinking about cleaning up your county "project aliases," check out this new resource.
Awards and Recognition
National 4-H Congress - Standard of Excellence Delegates - Information on how to submit nominees
Information about National 4-H Congress - Centennial Delegates
2 and 3 year old snaffle bit information
The Geology Action Team offers a one time scholarship in the amount of $250 for high school seniors in the Geology project.
Foundations of Youth Development/4-H Program Management April 4-6, 2017 at the Wheat Innovation Center, Manhattan, KS.
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.
Article summarized the Horse Action Team's intent for selecting DHS judges
Cloverbuds and Spring Show
Shooting Sports Communication piece
4-H Shooting Sports Standards & Best Practices
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!
Foster Kids grants
Local Extension units using K-State's online event calendar can add State 4-H events and deadlines using the "Add to Calendar" shortcut.
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!
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Reaching New Audiences
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
Opportunity for assisting March 11
Global Citizenship Opportunities
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.
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.