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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

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.


Holiday Floral Design Workshop
Irina Sheshukova
Join the Dept. of Horticulture and Natural Resources on December 2 to learn about holiday floral design (and make a centerpiece!) with Irina Sheshukova, K-State Instructor and AIFD Certified Floral Designer. Registration is open until Friday, Nov. 18.
County Reports Due Today for 4-H Shooting Sports
4-H County Coordinator Reports Due for Shooting Sports November 15.

From the 4-H Program Leader

Fourward Together
Fourward Together
Moving forward together and getting ready for the future as a team is my plan and hope for Kansas 4-H. I want you to know my door is always open. I am happy to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly. The only way for us to live by our 4-H motto is to

Upcoming Events

K-State Junior Swine Producer Day
The 2023 K-State Junior Swine Producer Day has been scheduled for Saturday, March 11, in Manhattan! Participants of all skill levels are invited to sign up and attend! The cost is $20/person and the deadline to register is February 15.
K-State Junior Meat Goat Day
The 2023 K-State Junior Meat Goat Producer Day will be hosted on Saturday, March 18, in Manhattan. All ages and skill levels are invited to sign up and participate. The cost is $20/person and the deadline to register is February 22.
Dog Judges Training and Re-Certification
Please save the dates for the January 27-29, 2023 Kansas 4-H Dog Judge Training and Recertification to be held in Wichita, Kansas. This is a great training for Dog Project Leaders too!

Volunteer Development

Kansas/Nebraska 4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Training
4-H Shooting Sports Volunteer Training December 3-4 at Benkelman, NE

Awards and Recognition

Kansas 4-H Wins National Meat Judging Contest
All-Star Meat Judging team wins
Kansas 4-H Dairy Team Competes at North American International Livestock Exposition
Kansas 4-H Dairy Judging Team competes at National Contest

Project Information

Save the dates! Insect Spectacular 2023
Insect Spectacular
The Kansas 4-H Insect Spectacular, a two-day state-wide entomology workshop, will be held June 16-17, 2023 in Manhattan, Kansas.

Professional Development

Call for 4-H Program Rally Presenters
Consider the opportunity to share your expertise with 4-H youth development staff from across Kansas at 2023 4-H Program Rally. Register your proposal to present!
Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers Online Course
Volunteers are fundamental to many successful Extension programs. AEMTV is an online cohort course for novice and experienced Extension professionals working with volunteers in all program areas to enhance and deliver Extension programs.
4-H Program Rally
Get these dates on your calendar and think about something you might like to share to inspire others working in Kansas 4-H! Call for proposals coming soon!

Program Information

Summer 4-H Intern Grant Program Host Site & Intern Applications
Summer 4-H Intern Grant Program Host Site & Intern Applications Available Now

Other News

Learn more about 4-H camp pricing and camperships
Before registration for 4-H camp at Rock Springs Ranch opens, our team would like to share some information regarding pricing and camperships that are available.
Teen leadership opportunities available at Rock Springs Ranch
I'd like to share a story from Elizabeth who attended 4-H camp as a Counselor in Training (CIT) in 2022.
4-H T-Shirt Orders due November 23, 2022
There is still a little time to order the Kansas 4-H Find Your Spark T-Shirts that were sold at the State Fair! Online Orders due by November 23, 2022.
Registration is open for 4-H camp in 2023!
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Ready, set, register! All 4-H camp sessions are now available for registration onlin


What to expect at 4-H camp in 2023
Learn more about teen opportunities at 4-H camp and what to expect during 4-H camp in 2023. Summer staff applications are now open and camper registration will open soon!
What’s the difference between a half-week and a full-week session at 4-H camp?
Last summer, Rock Springs Ranch introduced week-long sessions. After receiving feedback from families we are excited to continue to expand those opportunities for our campers in 2023.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Five Teens Interviewed for 2023 Outbound Exchanges
Five Kansas teenage 4-H'ers will interview on November 20 for acceptance to present Kansas 4-H Exchanges in Costa Rica, Japan or Costa Rica.
Ring in the New Year by Offering a First-Hand Experience with Diversity
The New Year presents a great opportunity to introduce a diverse cultural experience to your family through hosting 4-H international exchanges. Apply now for the most choices.