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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

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.

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Upcoming Deadlines
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.

From the 4-H Program Leader

Changes, Changes, Changes! State 4-H Office Staff Updates!
Summary of State 4-H Office Staff assignments and responsibilities are refined for 2019.

Upcoming Events

Save the Date! Neighbor to Neighbor Statewide Food Drive
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 Contest
2019 State Horse Judging is now open. Registration is due February 1st.
2019 Horse Panorama
2019 Horse Panorama rules and registration now available!
2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training Registration News
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.
2019 Kansas 4-H Dog Judges’ Certification and Training Registration is Open
The Kansas 4-H Dog Judges’ Certification and Training will be January 25-27, 2019, in South Hutchinson, Kansas, at the Hutchinson Kennel Club.
Junior Swine Producer Day Registration Open
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.
Junior Meat Goat Producer Day Registration Open
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.
4-H Campference 2019
Time to save the date for 4-H Campference! Please get June 23-26 on your calendar now!

Project Information

Spring Qualifying Scores for Shooting Sports
2019 4-H Shooting Sports Spring qualifying scores have been set by the 4-H Shooting Sports Advisory.
Horseless Horse
Project clarification based on learning and risk management.
Food Science in Action Competition
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

Kansas 4-H Communication Fact Sheets Helpful for 4-H Day Presentations
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.


2019 Kansas 4-H Scholarships
Kansas 4-H Scholarships are due February 1, 2019 at the State 4-H Office.

Professional Development

Secrets to Connecting with Generation iY
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.
Read full announcement | From Diane Mack | December 14, 2018

Program Information

4-H Shooting Sports Update
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.
Kansas 4-H EID Livestock Tag Order Information
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.
2019 YQCA Requirement for State Shows
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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.
Lessons Learned from Growing Kansas Leaders: 4-H Program Expansion Grant
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.
Read full announcement | From Diane Mack | December 14, 2018


Engineering Extension Kansas Energy Program Debuts “Escape Room” Based on Energy Efficiency
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.

Other News

2019 Kansas Youth Leadership Council
Introducing the 2019 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council. Be watching for their 2019 events and activities.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Apply Now for Summer Short-Term Hosting
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.
January Ideal Time for Academic Year Hosting Applications for 2019-2020
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.
Three Kansas 4-H’ers Approved for International Travel
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.