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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Wednesday, February 20, 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 Extension Director

Della Sass retirement reception
Della Sass Retirement Celebration In Pottawatomie County

Upcoming Events

Super 4-H Saturday March 23 in Hays
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Please help spread the word about the upcoming judging contests and project workshops March 23 in Hays. Super 4-H Saturday is a day filled with learning opportunities for 4-H members and volunteers across Kansas.
4-H and Open Horse Judges’ Certification Clinic Registration Open
Join us on Friday, April 12th in Colby for a 4-H and open horse judges’ certification clinic co-sponsored by the Colby Community College Equestrian program, K-State Research and Extension and Northwest Area 4-H.
2019 Riley County Invitational 4-H Dog Bowl Open to All Counties
The Riley County 4-H Kennel Club is hosting an Invitational Dog Quiz Bowl for children ages 7-18, on March 9th, 2019, at Pottorf Hall, 1710 Avery Avenue, Manhattan, KS.
Kansas 4-H SpaceTech and KSU Polytechnic Training Details
The Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Action Team, Kansas 4-H Youth Development and KSU Polytechnic in Salina are co-sponsoring a Kansas 4-H SpaceTech training on Saturday, April 27, at the KSU Polytechnic Campus, College Center Conference Center in Salina, KS.
Junior Swine Producer Day March 9
Jr. Swine Day T-shirt
Junior Swine Producer Day is quickly approaching on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Weber Arena on the K-State campus in Manhattan. Youth and adults must register by the February 15 deadline to receive a t-shirt. An instructor-led YQCA class will be offered.
Junior Meat Goat Producer Day March 30
Jr. Meat Goat Day T-shirt
Junior Meat Goat Producer Day will be Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Weber Arena on the K-State campus in Manhattan. All youth and adults must register by the early deadline of March 11 to receive a t-shirt. An instructor-led YQCA class will also be offered.
NW 4-H SpaceTech Day 2019
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Youth, parents and 4-H project leaders who want to learn more about 4-H SpaceTech projects through an interactive day should plan to join us for this learning opportunity.
True Leaders in Service and National 4-H Day of Service
Kansas 4-H Clubs have completed many service projects through 48 Hours of 4-H over the past 5 years.True Leaders in Service is an opportunity to be involved in a similar National Service Challenge. Great kick off for spring, a community service project!
2019 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest
Would you like to learn more about 4-H Horticulture Judging? This is an annual contest that Kansas 4-H Youth Development holds late in the summer on the K-State Campus. Click here for more details.

Project Information

Do you offer a Introductory Collection class for 4-H Entomology at your county fair?
If you don't already offer an introductory entomology collection class at your county fair, please consider adding such a class. An introductory collection class meets the needs of the young, first or second year beginning 4-H member.
4-H District Horse Show Judge Procedures
To ensure more consistency for the District Horse Show, procedures have been developed by the 4-H Horse Action Team.
2019 Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project Changes
Periodically the Kansas 4-H Dog Care and Training Project shares changes as they affect 4-H dog shows including the Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show. For questions, contact Deryl E. Waldren, 785-462-6281 or dwaldren@ksu.edu.
Kansas 4-H Dog Conference Theme Logo Design Contest (Repost)
The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference logo design contest is open to all dog project members. Designs are needed for the 2019 theme “Rock Star 4-H Dogs” on or before Friday, March 15th.

Kansas State Fair

2019 Kansas 4-H SpaceTech Changes for the Kansas State Fair
The 2019 Kansas 4-H SpaceTech rules have been further cleaned up due to technology changes and clarifications. Some of the major changes follow.

Professional Development

National Extension Conference on Volunteerism 2019
Registration is now open! 2019 National Extension Conference on Volunteerism: May 14-16, 2019, Billings, MT

Funding Opportunities

4-H Foster Kids Grant Opportunities
Kansas 4-H Youth Development, the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Saint Francis Community Services are working together to provide funding opportunities for children and families involved with foster care.
2019 4-H Innovation Grant
Be Bold . . . Be Creative . . . Dream Big . . . the Kansas 4-H Foundation is collaborating with Kansas 4-H Youth Development to offer Innovation Grants for Positive Youth Development. Grant proposals are due at 5 p.m. CDT on March 15, 2019.

Other News

Opportunities for Teens at the National 4-H Hall of Fame
The National 4-H Hall of Fame Task Force is soliciting applications for a 4-H member to serve as the master or mistress of ceremonies and one to provide vocal or instrumental entertainment.
Are you interested in Alpha of Clovia?
We refer to Clovia as “one of the best kept secrets of Kansas,” but we want to share our house with you. Alpha of Clovia 4-H Cooperative Living House is the premier housing destination for current and former 4-H students attending Kansas State University.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

March 1 Deadline for Hosting Norwegian and Costa Rican 4-H'ers
Families wishing to host a Norwegian or Costa Rican teen 4-H’er or one of their chaperones through the States’ 4-H International Exchange Program should complete the on line application by March 1, 2019.