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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

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.

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Upcoming Deadlines
State 4-H Deadlines for KSRE Staff.

Upcoming Events

Save the Dates for Emerald Circle Celebrations
Watch Emerald Circle on Thursday, June 17 and Thursday, June 24 to celebrate this year’s Kansas Award Portfolio (KAP) winners.
Livestock Sweepstakes Scheduled for August 21-22
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.
2021 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo in El Dorado
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.

Project Information

2021-22 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment (Repost)
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

4-H Publication Updates
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.

Professional Development

Advance your career with K-State Olathe degree options
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!

Program Information

State Livestock Nomination Deadline Approaching
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.
YQCA Requirement for State Shows
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.

Other News

KDA Photo Contest
The KDA photo contest is now accepting entries. Photos will be accepted through midnight, August 16.


Vet Med ROCKS resumes holding in-person day camps for youth
Vet Med ROCKS is hosting a series of in-person and virtual day camps for youth Aug. 1-4.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Announcing 2021 Summer Pen Pal Program
Starting, Thursday, June 10, registration to be part of the 2021 Pen Pal program opened.
Virtual Opportunities for Experiencing other Cultures this Summer
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.
2021-2022 AYP Students in Kansas
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.
2020-21 Academic Year Program Students Depart
Ayane Nagakura and Seorin Rye depart from Kansas host families.