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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

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.

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Upcoming Deadlines
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.

From the 4-H Program Leader

For Yesterday, For Today – 4-H Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders
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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!

Upcoming Events

Register for Vet Med ROCKS Summer Camp!
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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.
State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest-August 17, 2019
The State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 on the campus of Kansas State University, Manhattan.
Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes Information
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.
2019 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo in Kingman (Repost)
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.
48 Hours of 4-H in 2019
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
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

Camp Counselor 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.

Project Information

Save the Date - Shooting Sports Agent Zoom Training
Shooting Sports agent training will be held on August 15th from 1-3 pm.
2020 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open (Repost)
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 Announced
2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) challenge, Game Changers, announced.

Kansas State Fair

4-H Horse State Fair Entries
Summary for horse exhibitors at State Fair.
KSF 4-H SpaceTech High Powered Rocketry Correction
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.


Scholarship for Kansas State Grand Drive Seniors
There is a new scholarship opportunity for Kansas State Fair Grand Drive Seniors and secondary education students.

Professional Development

Teach the Teacher: FireWorks
Agents please share with your local educators about this hands on workshop understanding the science of fire and its role in the prairie ecosystem.
KEY Summit 2019
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 - 2020 4-H Program Rally
Save the Date: 4-H Program Rally will be held January 28 - 30th, 2020

Funding Opportunities

Kansas 4-H Foundation Announces 2019 Innovation Grants
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.

Program Information

State Livestock Nomination Deadline June 15
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.
Youth Livestock Quality Assurance Requirement for State Shows
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.
4-H Youth Council and National 4-H Conference Application Process
State 4-H Council election and National 4-H Conference selection information will be open in August.
Federal ES-237 Report Due September 15
Each year, local Extension units are responsible for completing the Federal ES-237 Report by September 15, 2019.
4-H Program Fee Payment Plan Survey due September 15
Please be ready to complete this year's program fee payment plan survey by September 15.

Other News

Deryl E. Waldren Retiring as Northwest 4-H Youth Specialist
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.
Kansas 4-H Program Responsibility Shifts with Deryl Waldren’s Retirement
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 Co. Searching for a ‘Great Neighbor’ in 4-H, FFA Youth
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 - A Way to Cast a Light on KSRE Work Across the State
Better Kansas is a new blog focused on telling people across the state about the good work that YOU are doing.
Workshop Proposals for Kansas Youth Leadership Forum Needed
We are looking for workshop presenters to be a part of the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum in November.

Fair Resources

New List of County Fair Food Judges
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

Norske 4H Exchangees Arrive June 26
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.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Mary Kay Munson | June 14, 2019
Two Kansas 4-H’ers Head for Finland
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.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Mary Kay Munson | June 14, 2019
Kansas to Host Four Academic Year Students for 2019-20
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.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Mary Kay Munson | June 14, 2019
Read full announcement | Submitted by Mary Kay Munson | June 14, 2019