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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Monday, October 17, 2016

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


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

From the 4-H Program Leader

Strengthening the Future of Kansas 4-H
As KSRE professionals, Extension Administration has challenged us to explore ways in which we can reach our program goals and meet future needs by obtaining additional external resources.

Upcoming Events

"Fall Into Rock Springs" Fall Festival
You are Invited! Please come join Rock Springs 4-H Center for a family-fun-fall event! Sunday, October 30th from 12:30-4:00 we will host friends and family for fall activities galore!
Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend - KYLF and KVF
Registration for the Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend is open until November 1. This is a great opportunity for youth ages 14-18 and for adult volunteers.
2017 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training
The 2017 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training will be February 24-25 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City.
Kansas 4-H Dog Judges’ Certification Training News
The Kansas 4-H Dog Judges’ Certification training will be held January 20-22, 2017, in Salina, Kansas.
Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day Date Released
Save the date! The 2017 Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day will be held on Saturday, March 11th, in Weber Hall on the K-State campus in Manhattan. Youth, parents, project leaders, and extension agents of all skill levels are invited to participate.
Saddle Club Afterschool Program at Rock Springs
Join Rock Springs Equine Director, Beth Retzlaff, for Saddle Club Afterschool Program. Two sessions, lasting four-weeks each begin soon!
2017 Horse Panorama
4-H Horse Panorama announcement for dates.

Awards and Recognition

Domsch is inducted into National 4-H Hall of Fame
For more than 55 years she's supported, taught and encouraged Kansas youth. Now Ann Domsch has been inducted into the National 4-H Hall of Fame.
4-H Reporters Notebooks - Due November 1
Reporter Books are due November 1 to the State 4-H Office.
Kansas 4-H Horse Volunteer of the Year
Horse volunteer of the year information.

Project Information

What Commercial Use of Small UASs within the National Airspace Means to K-State
Kansas 4-H is moving into unmanned aerial systems (drones) in the near future. While this new 4-H project will not be commercial, please note the new requirements for commercial UAS.
Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Changes for 2016-17
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team and Kansas 4-H Youth Development are pleased to add a new area for 2016-17, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), that will be added to 4HOnline as a new state project area under SpaceTech on October 1, 2016.


The 2017 Youth in Action Awards Are Open for Submissions
National 4-H Council’s Youth in Action Awards recognize outstanding 4-H’ers who epitomize 4-H youth empowerment and leadership.

Professional Development

Cultural Adaptation Navigator Seminars/Webinars
Want to boost your Latino(a) outreach efforts? Wonder how to best serve youth with Autism at camp? Consider signing up for a Cultural Adaptation Navigator Seminar for the 2016-2017 year. These seminars are customizable and can fit into a busy workday.
Registration Open for 4-H Program Rally
We invite you to attend 4-H Program Rally. The Rally is scheduled for November 29 to December 1 at Rock Springs 4-H Center.
Foundations of Youth Development/4-H Program Management
November 8-10, 2016 at the Wheat Innovation Center, Manhattan, KS

Program Information

4-H Cloverbuds
Cloverbud information.
4-H Shooting Sports End-of-the-Year report and Renewals
Shooting Sports reports and renewal information.

Other News

484H Wrap-Up
Great things happened this year during the 48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge. Its time to report your activities!


2017 4-H Camp Schedule
2017 Camp dates
2017 Camp Chairs
Camp Chairs

Global Citizenship Opportunities

The U.S. Department of State Announces Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad
These merit-based scholarships include international airfare, tuition, and program costs, as well as meals and living accommodations (often with a host family).
Academic Year Exchanges (AYP)
November is a good time to let families in your District/County know that Kansas 4-H hosts Academic Year Exchanges with Japan, Korea, Mexico and Eurasia.
More than a Third of Counties Participated in Exchanges
Once again, Kansas counties had a strong involvement in International Exchanges. According to our records, 38 counties had host families or outbound participants in 4-H International exchanges for 2016.
IFYE Outbounds
Kansas is again offering International 4-H Youth Exchanges (IFYE) for 4-H alumni (19-25) through IFYE USA, Inc.
Outbound Exchange Applications
November 1, 2016 is the date when individuals wanting to travel abroad on a States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H) exchange to Costa Rica, Finland, Japan, or South Korea or the IFYE Exchange to anywhere in 2017.