Wednesday, January 16, 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.
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.
From the 4-H Program Leader
Summary of reflections from recent 4-H Program Rally and anticipation of changes in 2019!
The 2019 Horse Panorama will be held at Rock Springs on January 25-27.
This year Discovery Days will be a 3 day, 2 night event - May 29-31, 2019.
The Discovery Days Task Force is currently soliciting individuals to teach classes at Discovery Days for 2019. Sign up to share a passion or talent with youth who are attending!
Discovery Days registration will open at midnight on March 1.
In 2019, the Kansas Energy Program within K-State Engineering is hosting the ultimate wind energy learning experience, where teams of students design, build and test their wind turbines in a 48" x 48" wind tunnel at a wind speed of approximately 3.5 m/s.
Mark Your Calendars for the Neighbor to Neighbor Statewide Food Drive Challenge, March 1-31, 2019
The Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day will be held March 9 in Manhattan at K-State's Weber Hall. Youth, parents, extension agents, and project leaders are invited to attend. The early registration fee is $15/person and is due by February 15.
The Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day will be held March 30 in Manhattan at K-State's Weber Hall. Youth, parents, extension agents, and project leaders are invited to attend. The early registration fee is $15/person and is due by March 11.
Save Saturday, August 17 for the 2019 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest. The 2019 Contest will also be using new study materials for the knowledge portion of the contest.
4-H Campference is an event specifically planned for youth ages 12-14 (before January 1, 2019). The fun of Rock Springs 4-H Center and workshops, activities and speakers. It's a great transitional activity from Camp to 4-H Conferences.
The DCF registry check will not be a required component of the screening process starting January 1, 2019.
Awards and Recognition
Standard of Excellence information for National 4-H Congress in 2019
Centennial Delegate information for 2019
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.”
Join us for a zoom discussion of the book, Generation iY on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:15 a.m. We ask that you read the book prior to joining the webinar discussion. Author Dr. Tim Elmore shares his secrets to connecting with today's teens in this digital age.
4-H Shooting Sports is pleased to announce the transition of program responsibilities to Anissa Jepsen and Chris Mullins starting in January. Each have extensive knowledge with the program area.
Opportunity for agents to be part of a Science workgroup.
Informational zoom meeting for county agents interested in the Science of Agriculture program will be held on February 1st.
Kansas 4-H EID tag order forms are available on the K-State Youth Livestock Program website, as well as updated summaries. The deadline to order beef tags was December 28, 2018, with the small livestock deadline approaching on January 25, 2019.
Bill Cordes, Lawrence is the 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador training keynote speaker. Join us February 22-23 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center, Junction City. It is open to all county/district 4-H ambassadors, interested teens, ambassador advisors & KSRE staff.
The January/February 2019 edition of Food Preservation news is now available.
The 2019 Kansas Youth Leadership Council elected their officers in early January.
Global Citizenship Opportunities
Available Academic Year Students from Japan, Korea Central and Eastern Europe and Asia who will be hosted by 4-H families in 2019-20 will be added to the National 4-H pool around February 1.
Families wishing to host a Norwegian or Costa Rican 4-H teen this summer need to have approved applications by March 1.
States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs named Kansas youth for Finland exchange June 26-July 27.