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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Thursday, March 16, 2023

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.

From the Extension Director

Welcome, Derrick Jackson!
Derrick Jackson
We would like to welcome Derrick Jackson to the 4-H Team! Derrick is our new budget/fiscal coordinator for the state 4-H office.

From the 4-H Program Leader

Are You Ready?
With the summer months comes more time for programming, county fair activities, volunteer recruitment, and the list goes on.

Volunteer Development

Planning for National Volunteer Week April 16-22, 2023
April 16-22 is National Volunteer Week, the perfect time to celebrate the impact of 4-H Volunteers.
Spring Into Volunteering
To wrap up National Volunteer Week, a day of 4-H Volunteer training is planned for Saturday, April 22 in Salina on the K-State Campus. This program is planned by the Association of Kansas 4-H Volunteers.

4-H Online

Reporting School Enrichment in PEARS
Reporting is essential to any organization. In 4-H, we have so many different facets that we can report on, one of the largest being School Enrichment. Please see this article for the steps on how to report School Enrichment in PEARS, resources, and info!

Kansas State Fair

State Livestock Nomination Information Available
The 2023 information for state livestock nominations is now available on the youth livestock program website, under "Nomination Information". Families will need to plan ahead and order their DNA envelopes in advance, through the online system.

Program Information

YQCA Certification Information
Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) transitioned to a new platform last year. Families are encouraged to make sure they are using the correct website: www.yqcaprogram.org, to register and complete their annual training.

Job Opportunities

Summer internships available at the Kansas 4-H Foundation
We are committed to engaging students throughout the organization including donor relations, data health, marketing/communications, event planning and fundraising.

Other News

Statewide Photography Workshop at Rock Springs Ranch April 16
The Picture Perfect Youth Leaders of Shawnee County have designed a hands-on photography workshop around a theme of Starry Night - Glimpse Beyond the Camera Lens.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Rick Miller | March 16, 2023


Check out what’s happening at Rock Springs Ranch
We have a lot of exciting things happening at Rock Springs Ranch! Learn more about several of our programs.
Reminder: Join us for the 4-H Camp Open House in April!
Learn all about the fun to be had at Kansas 4-H Camp at Rock Springs Ranch at this upcoming event! Guests will get to meet our staff, see our cabins, activity center, pool, ropes course, horses, dining hall and lots more.
Teen leadership opportunities available at Rock Springs Ranch
Please share the teen leadership opportunities at Rock Springs Ranch with your local community.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Norwegian 4H Teens to Visit Kansas
Kansas 4-H is committed to host at least six of the 21 teens representing Norway 4H in the U.S. june 26 -July 18. Additional families are needed and can help find a good match for their families now.