Tuesday, June 15, 2021
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.
Watch Emerald Circle on Thursday, June 17 and Thursday, June 24 to celebrate this year’s Kansas Award Portfolio (KAP) winners.
We are excited to announce the 2021 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes will be hosted in-person, on the K-State campus, August 21-22. Details are forthcoming on the KSU YLP website. Entries will be due August 1.
Join us for the 2021 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo on Wednesday, August 11th at the Butler County Community Building in El Dorado. The wheat expo is a fun, educational and hands-on program in person for all Kansas 4-H members, family members, and KSRE staff.
As wheat harvest approaches, remember it is time to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2022 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program.
Curriculum and Publications
From plant science to communication this month’s recently updated 4-H publications offer a wide variety of topics including photography, thrifting, pollinators, communication and 4-H parents committees.
Learn more about the resources available in-person, and online, offered from the K-State Olathe campus. Professional development, event space, and graduate degrees are all part of the mission of the campus!
The deadline to submit swine, sheep, meat goat, and commercial heifer nominations for the state fair or KJLS is rapidly approaching on June 15. This is a postmark deadline. Late nominations will not be accepted.
The YQCA requirement will continue for the state shows this year for all exhibitors. This includes 7-year-olds showing at KJLS. Certification needs to be completed at the time of nomination and must be valid through 10/3/2021 to be accepted.
The KDA photo contest is now accepting entries. Photos will be accepted through midnight, August 16.
Vet Med ROCKS is hosting a series of in-person and virtual day camps for youth Aug. 1-4.
Global Citizenship Opportunities
Starting, Thursday, June 10, registration to be part of the 2021 Pen Pal program opened.
States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs, Kansas’ partner for managing 4-H age exchange programs, is conducting virtual programs for 4-H members in participating states this summer.
As of this writing, two families have committed to hosting Japanese AYP students for next year; we are needing one more family to host a boy.
Ayane Nagakura and Seorin Rye depart from Kansas host families.