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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Monday, July 16, 2018

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

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Upcoming Deadlines
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.

From the 4-H Program Leader

4-H: Tell Your Story
What distinguishes 4-H Youth Development from any youth activity? I think this is a central question that each and every Extension professional, volunteer, parent and youth should be quick to answer.

Upcoming Events

Register for the Vet Med ROCKS Summer Camp!
Set for August 7-10, Vet Med ROCKS Summer Camp is a series of day camps providing youth ages 4th grade to pre-vet students a hands-on and behind the scenes look at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.
2018 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo Registration Closing July 22 (Repost)
The Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo is a fun educational wheat day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Thursday, August 2nd from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Community Center, 101 W. Avenue C, South Hutchinson, KS 67505.
All Breeds Junior Dairy Show
The annual All Breeds Junior Dairy show is scheduled for August 16 -18 at the Saline Count Expo Center.
State Horticulture Judging Contest - August 18, 2018
It is time to register for the Kansas State Horticulture Judging Contest to be held on the K-State Campus on Saturday, August 18, 2018.
State Show Entry Deadlines Approaching
Kansas State Fair Grand Drive entries are due July 15th, and KJLS entries are due August 15th. All market and breeding animals must be entered. Entry information may be found on each show's respective website.
Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes will be held on August 18-19. This includes the state livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, skillathon, and quiz bowl. The deadline to enter participants is August 1.
2018 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl Details
The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 20-21 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. The theme is “4-H Dogs Under Construction.”
Save the Date for 48 Hours of 4-H
Do you have October 13-14 on your Calendar for the 48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge? This year take the opportunity to invite potential members to be involved in your project as you meet community needs and serve together.
4-H Leadership Weekend - KYLF and KVF
Mark your calendars for the Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend, November 17-18, 2018. The weekend will include the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum and the Kansas Volunteer Forum.

Volunteer Development

How are you promoting your volunteer opportunities? Or are you?
Take a look at some simple additions you could add to your volunteer recruitment toolbox.

Awards and Recognition

Kansas Shooting Sports Team Takes 3rd in the Nation
Kansas Team at National Shooting Championship
Kansas took a team of 36 shooters to Grand Island, Nebraska on June 26-29 to compete at the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championship. Teams of four shooters per discipline competed against other states all week in multiple events.

Project Information

2019 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment – Last Call (Repost)
It is time to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2019 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program.

Kansas State Fair

Grand Drive Entries
New in 2018 - county's will not be receiving an email from the State Fair Livestock entries for validation. Rather, agents are to login to the Kansas State Fair online entry website to access the counties entries.
4-H Horse State Fair Entries
Preparation for Kansas State Fair tips and requirements.

Professional Development

2018 Youth Summit Empowering Youth: Resiliency in the Face of Trauma
2018 Youth Summit: Empowering Youth: Resiliency in the Face of Trauma - Great in-person professional development opportunity with an outstanding option to take part online as well!
Developing Trauma Informed Partnerships with Schools and Other CAC Partners - Part 2 - 8-23-18
Free webinar to learn more about trauma-informed training part two.
How to Produce Captivating Digital Content Webinar
Learn how to more effectively manage and create digital content through this free webinar.
National Professional Development Opportunity: Achieving the Extension Mission through Volunteers
Volunteers are fundamental to successful Extension programs. Increase your capacity and proficiency in developing and managing volunteers through the Achieving the Extension Mission through Volunteers cohort course.

Funding Opportunities

Lands’ End Love Learning Award
Apply for the first Annual Lands’ End Love Learning Award. The winning program will receive a $10,000 award and national recognition.

Program Information

Workshop Proposals for Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Needed
Would you like to share your skills and knowledge with the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum as a workshop Instructor? Proposals are due July 20.
National 4-H Youth Science Day: CODE YOUR WORLD
Code Your Wold
This October, 4‑H and Google will launch an exciting National Youth Science Day challenge, Code Your World, which invites kids to get involved in computer science through hands-on doing.
4-H Youth Council and National 4-H Conference Application Process
National Conference and Youth Council application information will be on the web in early August. Now is the time to start encouraging young people to consider these opportunities. Application materials will all be due October 1, 2018 at 5 p.m. CDT

Other News

Kansas 4-H Discovery Days Task Force (Repost)
Do you have youth who love to attend 4-H Discovery Days? Encourage these people to apply to be on the Discovery Days Task Force for 2019!

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Welcome to Kansas for Academic Year Students
August 8 promises to be a big day in the lives of two high school students from Eastern Europe and their 4-H host families.
Travel Opportunities for 2019
It’s not too early to encourage young people 12 and older to consider an international exchange trip in 2019.
Welcome Home to States’ 4-H Delegates
As of July 19 and 20 Tanner Koch, Chase Co., and Krista Haley. Miami Co., respectively, are back in Kansas.
Thanks to Hosts for Costa Rican and Finnish Exchangees
With the departure of States’ 4-H Exchangees from Costa Rica and Finland July 20, we’d like to extend thanks to their host families!