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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Thursday, February 15, 2024

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 4-H Program Leader

Change is Hard
Embracing change gives us the possibility to unlock a door to progress, growth, and innovation. In the world of 4-H and Extension, tradition is so important. Yet, over the years, we have changed!

Upcoming Events

Save the Date for Rock Springs Ranch 4-H Camp Open House!
Camp families and friends are invited to attend Open House at Rock Springs Ranch, located 10 minutes south of Junction City, Kansas! Rock Springs Ranch is 735 acres in the Flint Hills and we want to share the 4-H camp experience with everyone.
Kansas State 4-H Horse Judging Contest
State 4-H Horse Judging Contest Registration Now Open
4-H Horse Show Judges Seminar
4-H Horse Show judges seminar to be held in Colby.
K-State Junior Sheep Producer Day Registration Deadline Approaching
K-State Junior Sheep Producer Day is scheduled for Saturday, March 16, on the K-State campus in Manhattan. This program is open to all ages and skill levels, as a variety of sheep project topics will be covered. The deadline to register is February 26.

Volunteer Development

Volunteer Salute to Excellence Award
Volunteers are the heartbeat of the 4-H program serving as mentors, teachers, and friends. The National Salute to Excellence Volunteer Recognition Award recognizes 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exceptional service to 4-H.
Spring Into Volunteering - April 20 in Salina
Spring Into Volunteering will be held on Saturday, April 20 on the K-State Campus in Salina.
Planning for National Volunteer Week April 21-27, 2024
Do you have a plan for how you will recognize your Extension and 4-H Volunteers? Plan now for National Volunteer Week, Aril 21-27, 2024.

Project Information

4-H Communication/4-H Day Resources
Remember we have some great Communication resources to help with 4-H Day!
4-H Photography Project Leader Training
4-H Photography Project Leader Training Saturday, March 2, from 9:00am -3:00pm

Curriculum and Publications

4-H Dog Rules book (2023 version) corrections
4-H Dog Rules book (2023 version) corrections


Kansas 4-H Scholarships
The Kansas 4-H Scholarship process is open and taking applications until March 1, 2024 11:59PM CST. Please encourage 4-H'ers who are graduating or currently in a post-secondary academic institution to apply!
Scholarship Evaluators Needed
Scholarship Evaluators are needed for the Kansas 4-H Scholarship and Vanier Family Scholarship Program for the 2024-25 scholarship year.

Professional Development

Save the Dates for 4-H Program Rally
Dates for the 2025 4-H Program Rally will be January 22-24. Please save these on your calendar now.

Program Information

NW 4-H Judging Event and Super Saturday
Annual NW 4-H Judging Event and Super Saturday will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at the FHSU campus. Open to all Kansas 4-H and FFA youth and families.


4-H Judge Database
4-H Judges Database available

Other News

Rhonda Baer to retire from Kansas 4-H Foundation
After nearly 18 years of service to the Kansas 4-H Foundation, Rhonda Baer, administrative assistant, retired from her position January 31.
Volunteer Specialist Position Update
Thank you for actively participating in the Volunteer Specialist search. As announced during the First Friday Extension Update on February 2, we are continuing our search for the Volunteer Specialist position. An updated timeline will be forthcoming.
Kansas 4-H Youth Development Microsoft Team Update
An update on the status of the new Kansas 4-H Youth Development Team
Accessibility Fund Application now open!
We are excited to share that the Accessibility Fund application is now open for submissions! Both current and future 4-H members are eligible to apply, and details can be found at www.kansas4hfoundation.org/accessibilityfund.
2024 FAFSA Completion Events
2024 FAFSA Completion Events
2024 FAFSA Completion Events
IPM Insect Art Contest - Seeking Volunteer Judges & Promotion
The K-State Research and Extension Pesticide Safety and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program is looking for judges and would appreciate your help promoting this year’s insect art contest.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

A Chance to Improve Spanish with Costa Rican Hosting
Hosting one of 5 Costa Rican teens for a month this summer through 4-H can improve Spanish language, make friends from another culture, provide a unique and fun summer experience.
Four Kansas 4-H Teens Accepted for International Exchanges in 2024
Four Kansas 4-H'ers have been approved for 4-H exchanges in Japan and Norway. They have completed Kansas Orientations in November and February and been orientations with their exchange groups conducted by States' 4-H in March.