Monday, May 16, 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.
State livestock nominations have transitioned to an online system this year. Families must order official DNA envelopes in advance - one/animal. Old DNA envelopes will not be accepted. The deadline to order is June 8. Everyone is encouraged to order early
State livestock nominations have transitioned to an online system for 2022. Families must order DNA envelopes in advance and submit their animal and exhibitor information online. The small livestock and commercial heifer deadline is June 15. Plan ahead!
The deadline for the first Geoscience Career Ambassador Training Workshop has been extended to May 31.
Please save the date for the 2022 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest, Saturday, August 13, 2022 in Manhattan, Kansas.
We have a number of 4-H Leadership Learning Opportunities planned for this fall! Please save the dates and watch for additional information in the Tip Sheet and Email.
48 Hours of 4-H, October 8-9, is a chance to combine efforts all across the state to serve our communities. Save the date now and plan to take part.
The Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo will be held August 4 in St. John. The 4-H Wheat Expo is intended to educate Kansas youth about Kansas Wheat and is a project learning opportunity for 4-H members enrolled in Plant Science, Photography and Foods.
McKenzie Zimmermann will be the new 4-H Online Enrollment and Evaluation Program Coordinator.
Please remember that only youth members that are registered and approved will pull into the Fair Entry System.
Awards and Recognition
Three Kansas 4-H teens will be heading for Norway June 23, the first international outbound exchange since 2019. They will be hosted by 4-H families across Norway for one month.
Kansas 4-H Horse Project Members are invited to join us for the Kansas 4-H Equine Webinar series the third Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
The Animal Science Webinar Series is designed to give Kansas 4-H'ers an opportunity to learn more about the livestock industry, career opportunities and good animal husbandry practices.
Curriculum and Publications
Help the officers of your local 4-H clubs run a more effective meeting with these recently updated publications.
All Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and KJLS exhibitors must be YQCA certified to participate. Certification must be valid through 10/2/22 to be accepted and is due at the time of nomination. Families should plan ahead and have their kids certify early!
Information for Foods and Food Preservation judges.
Working for K-State Research and Extension and the Department of 4-H Youth Development has been a journey that started in 2015, and I am grateful for all the diverse experiences to be a practitioner scholar and engage in community-engaged scholarship.
Global Citizenship Opportunities
Article to promote Japanese Exchange hosting.
Current world conditions caused by the Ukraine war and COVID have emphasized the benefits of personal relationships to global citizenship. At least one host family is needed for 2022-23 school year.