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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Tuesday, November 16, 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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From the 4-H Program Leader

Kansas 4-H contracted by Kansas Department Of Education
Kansas 4-H Youth Development has been contracted by the Kansas Department of Education (KDOE) for $4.2 million dollars over the next three summers to address youth learning loss due to COVID-19. Seeking Project Coordinator, Contact Shane Potter for info
Local Unit Assignments for 4-H Youth Development Specialists effective Nov. 1
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The following is an updated local extension unit assignments for 4-H Youth Development Specialists.
Closing of two 4-H Youth Development Specialist searches - will repost later
The open 4-H Youth Development position searches in STEM and Natural Resources and Healthy Living (officed with the Western Regional Centers) have failed. We will review the job descriptions for both positions and repost in the near future.
Update of Kansas 4-H Role in Fairs & Shows Document
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The document labeled K-State Research & Extension Role at Fairs & Shows has been updated to be more readable and reflect changes made in 4-H Policy effective October 1, 2021. I hope this can assist you in collaborative work with local fair boards.

Upcoming Events

4-H Day with Women's Basketball
Save the date for KAE4-HA's "Day with the Wildcat Women's Basketball"!
Horse Judging Contest Information Coming Soon
We are currently discussing the Horse Judging Contest with our partners. We expect to announce those specifics soon.
Horse Panorama Back at Rock Springs
Horse Panorama will be hosted at Rock Springs January 28-30, 2022.

Curriculum and Publications

4-H Publication Updates
The newest 4-H publications in the K-State Research and Extension Bookstore are guides to help choose 4-H projects and for planning club leadership succession.

Program Information

Kansas 4-H EID Tag Order Information
Kansas 4-H EID Tag orders are now being accepted for 2022. Payment must accompany tag order forms upon submission. The deadline to order beef tags is December 15, 2021, with small livestock tags being due January 28, 2022.
Youth Wool Judging Workshop for Coaches & Agents
There will be a Youth Wool Judging Workshop for Coaches and Agents on December 4, following the Cowboy Wildcat Collegiate Wool Judging Contest, which is being hosted by K-State this year. It will be at the Stout Center in Manhattan. Register Online.

Other News

Find Your Spark 4-H T-Shirt Ordering Deadline
November 24 deadline - There is still time to order FIND YOUR SPARK T-SHIRTS like the ones sold at the Kansas State Fair!
Spring Break and March Programming
Have you checked when your local unit schools have Spring Break scheduled?

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Academic Year Programs (AYP) for 2022-23
Academic Year Exchanges, which will involve high school students from Japan and South Korea coming to Kansas in August 2022 and returning to their native countries in June 2023, are now seeking host families for the year.
Outbound International Exchange Interviews and First Orientation
Six teens from four Kansas Extension Units are scheduled to attend a combination Interview and First Orientation session.