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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Friday, June 14, 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

Kansas 4-H Thriving Study Update
The first round of the Kansas 4-H Thriving surveys has gone out (6/11) and we are excited with the response we have received so far. As of 6/13, we have a total of 168 surveys completed.
State 4-H Office Staffing Update
We are excited to announce that Dana Barthelmas (dabarthe@ksu.edu) joined our team on Monday, June 10, as a program assistant. The Program/Project Coordinator for 4-H Enrollment/Data/Evaluation position will be opening soon.
Kansas 4-H Exit Survey Update
The Kansas 4-H Exit Survey has gone out and we have over 100 responses.


State Livestock Nomination Deadline June 15
State Livestock Nominations are due June 15. This includes hogs, sheep, meat goats, and commercial breeding heifers families would like to be eligible for the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and/or KJLS.

Upcoming Events

State Show Livestock Entries
Entries for the Kansas State Fair Grand Drive will be due July 15, with KJLS entries due August 15. Exhibitors must submit official entries through each show in which they would like to participate. Refer to each show's website for rules, fees, & details.
2024 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo
4-H Wheat Expo to be held in Manhattan August 12, 2024.
Save the Date - Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
The Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes will be hosted August 17-18 in Manhattan, KS. This event includes the state 4‐H livestock judging contest, meat judging contest, livestock skillathon, and livestock quiz bowl. Entries will be due August 1.
State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contes
The State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest will be held Saturday, August 10 on the K-State Campus in Manhattan. Please encourage your 4-H Members with that Horticulture Spark to take part!
48 Hours of 4-H 2024
SAVE THE DATE - 48 Hours of 4-H Service Challenge will be 12-13, 2024. Put the date in your calendar, watch for updates and plan to take part!
Thrive in 2025 – New 4-H Year Kick Off
SAVE THE DATE: Please save Tuesday, August 20, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. to join us as we share the items you will need to prepare your local extension unit for the new 4-H year.

Project Information

Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Swine Classic
The Dr. Bob Hines Kansas Swine Classic will be hosted July 12-13 at the Riley County Fairgrounds in CiCo Park in Manhattan, KS. The event includes a photography contest, skillathon, showmanship, and prospect and market hog show. Entries are due June 24.
2025 4-H Wheat Variety Plot Contest
Information for 2025 4-H Wheat Variety Plots

Other News

Applying for National Conference and Youth 4-H Youth Leadership Council
Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council and National 4-H Conference Applications will open on June 20, 2024.
Workshop Proposals for 2024 Kansas Youth Leadership Forum
We are seeking workshop proposals for the 25th Annual Kansas Youth Leadership Forum. Proposals are due July 10.

Fair Resources

2024 County Fair Info Collection
The Kansas 4-H State Office has been asked to help gather 2024 County Fair information. Please fill out the linked Qualtrics.
4-H Judges Database
4-H Judges Database available to assist with hiring fair judges.
4-H Clover Buds and the County Fair
4-H Policy regarding Clover Buds and Livestock

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Host Families Need for Japanese Exchange
Host with Japanese Student
Recruitment for Japanese Host Families
Kansas 4-H’ers Travel Abroad on 4-H Exchanges
Four Kansas 4-H'ers departed on 4-H Exchanges to Japan and Norway.