Thursday, June 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
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.
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.
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 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.
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 is scheduled for October 7-8, 2017! Hope you plan to join us!
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.
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.
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
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.
Farm Bureau is again sponsoring Camp Counselor Recognition!
On Monday, August 21 there will be a total eclipse of the sun around 1 p.m. lasting from 90 – 150 seconds.
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
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.
4-H Horses can enter the Kansas State Fairgrounds at 8 a.m. on September 14. Check in begins at 10 a.m.
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.
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.
The 2017 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference logo design contest is open to all dog project members to submit a design by August 1st.
Applications for the 2018 Discovery Days Task Force are now available!
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.
Introducing the first-ever Kansas 4-H distinctive license plate.
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
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.
Two new training videos are now available for Foods and Food Preservation judges.
Global Citizenship Opportunities
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.