Friday, December 14, 2018
The Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet is a monthly newsletter that provides valuable information to local Extension offices, as well as Kansas 4-H families. The deadlines posted may be different than those set by local Extension offices. In addition, local Extension offices may not be able to provide chaperones and/or transportation to statewide Kansas 4-H events, programs, trainings and activities. Always check with your local Extension office before registering.
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.
From the 4-H Program Leader
Summary of State 4-H Office Staff assignments and responsibilities are refined for 2019.
Please join the Kansas Department of Agriculture in celebrating Kansas Ag Month in March with the Neighbor to Neighbor Food Drive.
2019 State Horse Judging is now open. Registration is due February 1st.
2019 Horse Panorama rules and registration now available!
The 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training will be February 22-23 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center near Junction City. It is open to all county/district 4-H ambassadors, interested teens, ambassador advisors and Extension staff.
The Kansas 4-H Dog Judges’ Certification and Training will be January 25-27, 2019, in South Hutchinson, Kansas, at the Hutchinson Kennel Club.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day! It will be hosted on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Weber Arena on the K-State campus in Manhattan. The early registration deadline is February 15, 2019.
Registration is now open for the 2019 Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day! It will be hosted on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Weber Arena on the K-State campus in Manhattan. The early registration deadline is March 11, 2019.
Time to save the date for 4-H Campference! Please get June 23-26 on your calendar now!
2019 4-H Shooting Sports Spring qualifying scores have been set by the 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory.
Project clarification based on learning and risk management.
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is sponsoring the fourth annual competition for students to show off their video skills and creativity in the STEM fields. The theme for the 2019 competition is “Teaching and Learning Science Through Food.”
Curriculum and Publications
peaking skillfully before an audience is one of the hallmarks that Kansas 4-H members have been successfully doing for over 100 years. Kansas youth through 4-H have learned the skills necessary to get up before an audience and speak eloquently.
Kansas 4-H Scholarships are due February 1, 2019 at the State 4-H Office.
Join us for a zoom discussion of the book, Generation iY on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:15 a.m. Author, Dr. Tim Elmore shares his secrets to connecting with today's teens and young adults in this digital age.
The 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory has been working hard trying to align the Kansas 4-H Shooting Sports Program with Kansas 4-H Policies and Guidelines during the past year.
The 2019 Kansas 4-H EID livestock tag ordering information has been released to extension units. Beef tag orders are due December 28, 2018, with small livestock tag orders due January 25, 2019. Order forms and resources may be found on the website.
All exhibitors in the 2019 Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and/or KJLS will be required to be YQCA certified. Certification options include instructor-led training, the online course, a test-out option for 12 and 15-year-olds, or using a valid YPQA+ number.
The Growing Kansas 4-H Through Collaboration document lists the principles and best management practices learned through the Expansion Grant. We suggest using this document with your 4-H Program Development Committee.
Always looking for a fun and innovative way to reinforce principles in energy efficiency, the Kansas Energy Program within K-State Engineering Extension has developed an “escape” or “breakout” room based solely on energy efficiency.
Introducing the 2019 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council. Be watching for their 2019 events and activities.
Global Citizenship Opportunities
Kansas families interested in hosting through States’ 4-H (for incoming 4-H age youth 12-18) and/or IFYE’s (primarily young adult exchangees over 18) in summer 2019 should apply now for the full array of options.
Since host family placements for the next school year begin at the end of January, now is the ideal time for families to apply for Academic Year Programs (AYP) through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs.
The State Outbound Interview Committee approved three 4-H members for potential travel to Finland and Costa Rica through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs in June 2019.