Friday, June 14, 2019
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
Helping youth in Kansas communities thrive is enabled when we utilize the latest in youth development research to inform our practice of 4-H Youth Development. The 4-H Formula is a guide to operationalize the latest research into Kansas 4-H!
Vet Med ROCKS Summer Camp, set for Aug. 2-6, is a series of day camps providing youth, ages fourth grade to pre-vet students, a hands-on and behind the scenes look at the K-State College of Veterinary Medicine.
The State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan.
The 2019 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes will be held August 24-25 in Manhattan. This event includes the state livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, skillathon, and quiz bowl. Entries must be made through Extension Units by August 1.
The Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo is a wheat fun day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Wednesday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Kingman Expo Center, 121 South Main, Kingman, KS 67068.
It is time to start thinking about 48 Hours of 4-H! Mark your calendar for October 12-13!
Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend - KYLF and KVF will be held November 23-24, 2019 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. KYLF is for youth ages 14-18 before January 1, 2020 and KVF is for all Kansas 4-H Volunteers.
Awards and Recognition
Farm Bureau is again sponsoring Camp Counselor Recognition! Camp Counselors must be entered into 4HOnline using these instructions no later than July 15 in order to receive a certificate and prize from the State 4-H office.
Shooting Sports agent training will be held on August 15th from 1-3 pm.
As wheat harvest approaches it is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2020 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program. The program begins fall of 2019 and goes through September 2020.
2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge, Game Changers, announced.
Kansas State Fair
Summary for horse exhibitors at State Fair.
There is a misprint in the final copy for high powered rockets in Section B, number 4 a-e. The correct text is printed below.
There is a new scholarship opportunity for Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Seniors and secondary education students.
Agents please share with your local educators about this hands on workshop understanding the science of fire and its role in the prairie ecosystem.
Join us for a week of learning from Kansas Youth and National Experts. You can attend one or more sessions. Each day you participate you will earn tools and resources to help support your work with youth and young adults.
Save the Date: 4-H Program Rally will be held January 28 - 30th, 2020
Kansas 4-H Foundation commits $310,165 for 2019 Innovation Grants. The year-one of funding is $125,000 for 11 multi-year grants approved by the Board of Trustees.
State nominations for small livestock animals and commercial heifers are due June 15. Late nominations will not be accepted. Small livestock animals include market pigs, commercial gilts, market lambs, commercial ewes, and all meat goats.
All exhibitors for the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and KJLS are required to be YQCA or Youth PQA+ certified in order to exhibit in the 2019 state shows. Youth state nominating animals need to submit a copy of their certificate at the time of nomination.
State 4-H Council election and National 4-H Conference selection information will be open in August.
Each year, local Extension units are responsible for completing the Federal ES-237 Report by September 15, 2019.
Please be ready to complete this year's program fee payment plan survey by September 15.
Deryl Waldren is retiring after nearly 38-years of Extension/4-H work in Kansas, Colorado and California. Deryl will retire on June 29, 2019.
With Deryl Waldren's upcoming retirement, there will be shifts in responsibilities, and all questions may now be directed to the following 4-H specialists.
Tractor Supply Company is calling for 4-H and FFA youth to demonstrate what it means to be a great neighbor during the retailer’s Mobile Fair Tour, a 10-stop journey across the United States.
Better Kansas is a new blog focused on telling people across the state about the good work that YOU are doing.
We are looking for workshop presenters to be a part of the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum in November.
A list was compiled of those who attended foods judges training in 2019 and indicated that they would be willing to judge. The training was taught by Karen Blakeslee, Extension Associate, Rapid Response Center Coordinator.
Global Citizenship Opportunities
Four Norwegian 4-H members will be staying with Kansas 4-H families for nearly a month. They arrive June 26 in Kansas City and will be hosted until July 18.
Gracie Davolt, Cherokee County and Rebecca Johnson, Stevens, Wild West Dist. depart June 27 to meet the U.S. exchange group in Chicago on their way to Finland for a month.
Kansas 4-H will be participating in the U. S. State Department’s YES (Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study) Program for the first time this coming year.