The 4H Tip Sheet
IN THIS ISSUE...
July 15 Camp Counselor Recognition Submissions due
July 25 Registration due for 2014-15 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Program
July 31 Current VIP Volunteer Screening process ends.
Aug 1 New Volunteer Screening process starts
Aug 1 Kansas State Fair Horse entries DUE
Aug 1 Registration due for the 2014 Kansas 4-H and FFA State Wheat Show
Aug 11 All Breeds Junior Dairy Entries Due
Aug 14-16 All Breeds Junior Dairy Show, Salina
Aug 15 Registration due for Northwest Youth and Leaders' Forum (NWYLF)
Aug 15 Registration for State Horticulture Judging
Aug 23-24 Livestock Sweepstakes, Manhattan, K-State
Sept 5-14 Kansas State Fair
Sept 15 Kansas 4-H Sportsfishing Tournament Ends
Sept 19-22 KJLS, Wichita
Oct 1 Discovery Days Task Force Applications Due
Oct 1 National 4-H Conference Applications Due
Oct 15 KYLF Registration Due
Nov 15 All data entry for 2014 4-H Program Year complete and accurate in ACCESS (ES-237 Report)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ACCESS 4-H
We have recently learned that National 4-H Council has made the decision to discontinue the use of the ACCESS 4-H Online Management System effective March 2015. They have not been able to achieve the vision of a national data system through ACCESS 4-H and the business model was not sustainable. To better understand the reasoning behind the National 4-H Council's decision, click here.
This is difficult news for all of us and we are quickly trying to make sense of the implications for Kansas 4-H and make decisions about moving to a new enrollment system. We will transition to 4-HOnline, the enrollment management solution currently used by 19 state 4-H programs. We have been in discussion with the 4-HOnline team and feel confident that it is a robust and viable option to meet our state's enrollment management needs.
Here are some key points as we move forward:
- ACCESS will still be used for the 4-H ES-237 2014 enrollment year.We are seeing an increase in enrollment in 4-H in Kansas and it is critical that your efforts are accurately reflected in ACCESS for the 2014 enrollment year. The deadline for the ES-237 is November 15, 2014.
- Beginning October 1, 2014 local units will enter their enrollment data for the 2015 enrollment year using 4-H Online.
- Face to face training and online training for both Extension professionals, program assistants and office professionals will be conducted across the state this fall to help set up local unit administrative platforms and preferences. Local units can bring their enrollment forms and learn how to enter data in 4-HOnline.
- A 4-HOnline transition group will be named, including extension agents, program assistants and office professionals, to consult on developing custom fields and determining local unit preferences.
I am acutely aware of the increased expectations that are being placed on local unit staff in relation to managing a quality 4-H Youth Development Program. Having a data management system that can efficiently collect and leverage enrollment data is critical for the support of local and state 4-H programs and to help make programmatic decisions. Although change is never easy, it is my goal that we work together so that the transition to 4-HOnline is smoother and less stressful than previous system changes.
I will continue to update you frequently as we learn more.
KEITH NEUWAY DOG CARE AND TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE EXTENDED
The application deadline for the 2014 Keith Neuway Dog Care and
Training Scholarship has been extended to Friday, August 1. The application must be received electronically
or by hard copy by the deadline in the Kansas State 4-H Office, 201 Umberger
Hall, KSU, Manhattan, KS, 66506, 785-532-5800, or e-mail in a .pdf to email@example.com. To download the
KANSAS STATE FAIR DOG SHOW BOOKLET COVER DESIGN CONTEST
The Kansas 4-H Dog Action Team is inviting all 4-H dog members to
submit their ideas for the Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show Booklet Cover
Contest. Designs are to be submitted electronically in a .jpg or .gif format to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not submit designs as a .pdf. The winning cover design or a modification of
it will be used for this year’s Kansas State Fair Dog Show program booklet
cover. The winner will receive up to a $20.00
value for the 2014 dog show fees.
There is no cash value. Entries must be received electronically by
Friday, August 1. Questions may be directed to Karen Riedmiller at Riedmillerk@yahoo.com, 316-777-9101 or
Deryl Waldren at email@example.com,
KANSAS STATE FAIR HORSE SHOW SUMMARY
Due August 1 –
State 4-H Office, 201 Umberger, Manhattan, KS 66506
- State 4-H Horse
Show Fee Summary
- State Fair
t-shirt order (only available as a pre-order)
- State of Humane
Treatment of 4-H Horses
- Check for entry
amount/t-shirt(s) made payable to Kansas 4-H Foundation
Due August 1 –
Kansas State Fair, 2000 N. Poplar, Hutchinson, KS 67502
- Stall, Bedding
Reservation, and Payment Form
District qualifying horses must be entered and shown in the same class at the State 4-H Horse Show, no substitutions!
Questions concerning the State 4-H Horse Show can be directed to Christa Obermeyer, firstname.lastname@example.org
STATE HORTICULTURE CONTEST
Just a reminder that the State 4-H Horticulture Judging
Contest is scheduled for Saturday, August 23. Once again, the contest will be
held in Throckmorton Hall on the K-State Campus.
As you work with 4-H members keep in mind that we have a
page on the 4-H website
On this site you will find the following:
- 2013-2014 Written Exam Materials
- Horticulture ID Scorecard (plant list for ID section)
- Plant Materials Study Guide-- This site contains photos
of many of the plants on the ID list.
- Link to “Kansas Garden Guide”
LAST CALL FOR 2015 KANSAS 4-H AND FFA WHEAT VARIETY PLOTS
is time to enroll for the 2015 Kansas 4-H and FFA
Wheat Variety Plot program. The program begins fall of 2014 and goes through
September 2015. The enrollment form and
program details are currently available here. Members are asked to contact their local
Extension Office immediately for information with enrollments due to the
Northwest Area Extension Office by July 25, 2014. Cost for 2014-15 will again be $30.00 to receive the
five varieties of wheat. This fee is now needed to contribute to the cost
of the wheat varieties. It is very important that we know the number of
participants early, so we can have enough seed and metal signs available for
Extension agents and leaders to pick up at the Kansas State Fair. New participants will receive a free large
plot sign, and five free individual variety signs. These will be distributed on Friday, September
5th at the 2014 Kansas State Fair.
forget to pull your wheat samples for the Kansas State 4-H Wheat Show on Thursday,
August 7th at Pratt, and also for wheat samples at your county fair, that may
be eligible for the Kansas State Fair 4-H Crops Division. This year's participants who are getting
ready to harvest their plots should be planning their county fair display for
possible qualifying for the Kansas State Fair entry in the Showcase Building.
For more information, contact Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281 or e-mail email@example.com.
KANSAS 4-H & FFA STATE WHEAT SHOW REGISTRATION OPEN
Join us for the annual Kansas 4-H & FFA State Wheat Show
on Thursday, August 7th from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. at Pratt Area 4-H Center on
the Pratt County Fairgrounds, 81 Lake Road, Pratt, KS 67124. The wheat show is open to all 4-H family
members, 4-H leaders, FFA members, vocational agriculture teachers and
Extension staff. There will be eight
contests open to youth members with cash prizes and ribbons awarded. There will be two tours. There is a $5.00 per person registration
cost. Pre-registration will be required
by Friday, August 1st to ensure an accurate meal count and tour divisions. Registration
will be open by June 20, 2014. For more
information about the wheat show, click here.
For additional questions or to get involved with the wheat show planning
committee, contact Deryl Waldren at 785-462-6281 or e-mail him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
INCREASE RECRUITMENT EFFORTS DURING BACK-TO-SCHOOL TIME FRAME
Based on our market research, Mom's are looking for
activities for their kids during the back-to-school time frame. Be sure to
increase 4-H recruitment efforts and share the message that:
· 4-H is the network of families that grows great
· 4-H is for city/town families, too
"Life's Little Questions" campaign items are available
from the KSRE bookstore. Items include a flier with space to can add local club
information, a display to use at back-to-school fairs, plus bookmarks and
stickers. There is also a flier written
in English on one side and Spanish on the other.
KANSAS OUTBOUND DELEGATES SPEND MONTH IN NORWAY AND JAPAN
Three Kansas 4-H’ers are
enjoying host family experiences in three areas of Norway during the month of
July. They departed Kansas on June 25
and flew to Oslo, Norway, after one day of orientation with the rest of the
States’ 4-H International Exchange Program’s delegation from around the
U.S. They had a couple of days in Oslo
before traveling to host families and will participate in Norway’s National 4-H
Camp at the end of their stay. They
return July 26. The Kansas Delegates to
Norway and their Counties/Districts are as follows:
- Kolbyn Allen, Southwind
- Jason Klamm, Reno County
- Zoe Rice, Sumner County
Two Kansas teens departed
July 9 for U. S. Orientation in Portland before flying to Tokyo, Japan for a
4-week home stay. Both delegates are
being hosted by Japanese families whose children their families had previously
hosted in Kansas. They return home
August 7. The Japan delegates are:
- Mikayla Jellison, Comanche
- Zack McVey, Finney County
TWENTY-FIVE FAMILIES HOST IN BOUND STATES’ 4-H AND IFYE DELEGATES
When the last inbound IFYE
arrived July 10 from Greece, Kansas will have hosted ten exchangees from as
many countries for one-month stays under the States’ 4-H International Exchange
Programs Exchanges with Finland and Argentina and International 4-H Youth
Exchangees (IFYE’s) from eight different countries. The States’ 4-H exchangees each spend one
month with a family and return home.
IFYE’s are hosted from 2-3 weeks
depending on their length of stay which ranges from five weeks to three months. Their dates in Kansas, exchangees, home
countries and host districts/counties in order are as follows:
May 31-July 5
- Carys Vaughan, Wales,
Marshal County, Barton County
June 22-July 30/August 3
- Ross Mair, Scotland, Flint
Hills Dist/Morris County, Miami County
- Lukas Shiefermair, Austria,
Reno County, Frontier Dist./Anderson County
June 22-August 16
- Petra Nilsson, Sweden, Rolling
Prairie Dist./ Chautauqua County, Geary County, Meadowlark Dist./Nemaha County
June 22-September 8
- Max Steig, Germany, Douglas
County, Sunflower Dist./Cheyenne County, Walnut Creek Dist./Ness County,
- Michele Wyler, Switzerland,
Phillips-Rooks Dist./Rooks County , Southwind Dist./Bourbon County, Pratt
County, Stafford County
- Han-Yu (Cindy) Yen, Taiwan,
Grant County, Lyon County, Ellis County, Meadowlark Dist./Nemaha County
July 8-August 7
- Licera Yael, Argentina,
- Aino Kosonen, Finland,
July 10-August 13
- Triantafyllos Anestidis,
Greece, Meadowlark Dist./Nemaha and Jackson
Twenty-eight Japanese youth
and chaperones will arrive in Kansas July 21 and return home August 19. Each teen will have one host family.
Thank you to all the agents
who assisted with In Home Interviews.
Special recognition should go to Meadowlark District Agents, Ross
Mosteller and Nancy Nelson who completed four In Home Interviews for as many
brand new host families.
NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS RESULTS
Kansas wins 3rd
in National Shooting Sports Sweepstakes behind Texas
and Missouri for the third year in a row. The Kansas discipline teams
taking first place include air rifle and smallbore pistol. Other team
placings include: air pistol, 2nd;
compound archery, 12th; hunting skills, 2nd; muzzleloading, 4th;
recurve archery, 6th; shotgun, 8th; smallbore rifle, 5th.
Individuals placing first overall in the nation are Jade Alquest in
smallbore pistol, Hunter Heineken in muzzleloading, Tana Pearson in air
rifle, and Mattie Swisher in air pistol. Other top ten overall shooters
include Austin Becker taking 8th
in air pistol; Bryce Zimmerman taking 4th in air rifle; Shane Hoagland taking 4th, Jody Emery taking 7th,
Fritz Berger taking 8th all in hunting skills; Austin Coughlin taking 2nd in muzzleloading;
Ethan Eccles taking 10th in recurve archery; and Ben Ray taking 2nd, Maria Somes taking 9th
in smallbore pistol. For complete match details visit the shooting sports website!
INSTRUCTORS ARE NEEDED FOR KANSAS YOUTH LEADERSHIP FORUM
is time to recruit instructors/presenters for the 15th Annual Kansas
Youth Leadership Forum to be held November 21-23 at Rock Springs 4-H
Center. This conference, designed for youth, ages 14-18, will include
speakers, workshops, consulting groups and the election of the 2015
Kansas State 4-H Youth Leadership Council. We are recruiting proposals
for workshop session instructors/presenters.
center on leadership. Some ideas might include, but are not limited to,
community service, citizenship, communications, conflict management,
ethics, motivation, decision making, leading by example, time
management, international citizenship, diversity, business etiquette and
getting involved after high school. The Kansas State 4-H Youth Council
members hope that you (or one of your volunteers) will be interested in
sharing your expertise or talent with this opportunity.
The letter and proposal form is on the KYLF web page. Proposals deadline has been extended to July 25. Questions can be directed to Beth Hinshaw at email@example.com.
Hinshaw/Muir/Maass/Jill Seiler/Blake Foraker
2014 NORTHWEST YOUTH & LEADERS’ FORUM REGISTRATION OPEN
Join Northwest 4-H at the 8th
Annual Northwest Area Youth & Leaders’ Forum and Day Camp Training,
Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the K-State Ag Research Center in Hays, 10:30
a.m. – 5:45 p.m. The 2014 NWYLF theme is “Starting Your Next Chapter”. Youth
participants will attend two workshops from three offered. Garrett
Kays, Wildcat District – Girard 4-H alumnus will be the keynote speaker. Registration is due Friday, August
15th. Cost is $10.00 with checks made payable to KSU.
Registration form and participation form may be FAXed by the deadline with the
check snail mailed. The NWYLF is
open to any Kansas youth 12 and
older, 4-H leaders, other community volunteers and Extension staff. All participants must submit a 2014
copy of the Kansas 4-H participation form in order to attend the 2014
NWYLF. Visit the NW Area web site to download the registration form and
information. You may also click on the Kansas 4-H web site
under ‘What’s Hot”.
For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, 785-462-6281 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
48 HOURS OF 4-H
to The 4-H study of Positive Youth Development, 4-Hers are nearly 4
times more likely to make contributions to their communities. But just
how much can they do? In one weekend this fall, 48-Hours of 4-H will
challenge club members, adult leaders and 4-H alumni to explore their
service capabilities and inspire the community around them by taking
part in some type of service project during the weekend of October
11-12, 2014. It might be a little project for a club or a big project
the whole district or county gets involved in. It will be awesome to
see what Kansas 4-H can accomplish during that time period.
On 48 Hours of 4-H webpage you will find the following:
- Information about the event
- A guide to plan a project that includes a timeline
- Graphics to use for Promotion
- Information about ordering shirts for the event
- Online Registration for projects
Please follow the project on Facebook.
Kansas 4-H challenge is brought to you by the Kansas 4-H Youth
Leadership Council in conjunction with the K-State Research and
Extension Department of 4-H Youth Development with generous support from
the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
Blake Foraker, Youth Council President
2015 TENTATIVE 4-H CAMP DATES
Listed below are the 2015 tentative Camp dates. The schedule
is very tight with eight camp groups to fit into a time frame of after
Discovery Days. Happy Camping!
Dirty Dozen May 31-June 3
Ozsome June 3-6
Four June 6-9
Northwest June 9-12
Trails June 12-15
Hills June 15-18
Power Pack June 18-21
of Kansas June 21-24
According to the Kansas 4-H Youth Development Policies, Best
Management Practices, and Information, extension units have the flexibility
to renegotiate camp group affiliation after the close of their camp session and
no later than September 30, in any given year.
BULLYING, SEXUAL AND DATING VIOLENCE REPORT
The National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice, has just released a new report that they funded entitled “Bullying, Sexual, and Dating Violence Trajectories From Early to Late Adolescence”, by Dorothy Espelage and Sabina Low, Co-investigators. The report is available here.
This study is a longitudinal examination of the impact of family abuse and conflict, self-reported delinquency, and peer delinquency on the development of bullying perpetration, sexual harassment perpetration, and teen dating violence perpetration among a large sample of young adolescents. The study included data collected from 1162 high school students who were part of the University of Illinois Study of Bullying and Sexual Violence Study funded by the Centers for Disease Control.