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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Monday, April 15, 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.

Deadlines

Upcoming Deadlines
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.

Upcoming Events

4-H Academy . . . Explore Your Pathway
Explore, learn and ask the experts to satisfy your deeply-rooted curiosity at 4-H Academy!
Livestock Emergency Workshops
A series of livestock emergency workshops across the state will be offered this spring by the Kansas Department of Agriculture, focused on helping livestock owners take real-world steps to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from emergency events.
4-H Campference Registration
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4-H Campference will be held June 23-26 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. Register today.
State Market Beef Nomination Deadline Approaching
The state market beef nomination deadline is quickly approaching on May 1! Families are encouraged to submit their nominations early to avoid missing the deadline. The 2019 forms and information may be found on the KSU Youth Livestock Program website.
2019 Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo in Kingman
The Kansas 4-H State Wheat Expo is a wheat fun day showcasing all things wheat. Join us for the annual event on Wednesday, August 8th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Kingman Expo Center, 121 South Main, Kingman, KS 67068.
Save the Date for 4 Hours of 4-H
Now is the time to save that date for 2019 48 Hours of the 4-H Service Challenge.

4-H Online

Mid-Year Clean-up
Make your local end of year process quicker by doing a little mid-year cleanup.
Watch Out for Youth Reenrolling as Adults
4HOnline asks 18 year old youth if they wish to reenroll as a youth or as an adult. If a youth mistakenly chooses to reenroll as an adult, it can cause several unintended consequences.

Project Information

2020 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot Enrollment Open
As wheat harvest approaches it is time to remind members to re-enroll or ask new members to enroll for the 2020 Kansas 4-H and FFA Wheat Variety Plot program. The program begins fall of 2019 and goes through September 2020.
Snaffle bit Nominations
Horse snaffle bit projects are due into the local Extension Office by May 1.
Horse Information
Helpful information regarding project horses.

Professional Development

Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings Available
K-State Research and Extension will be hosting Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings.

Program Information

2019 YQCA Requirement for State Shows
All Kansas State Fair Grand Drive and KJLS exhibitors are required to be YQCA certified to participate in the 2019 shows. This includes both market animal and breeding female exhibitors. Youth need to be certified at the time of nomination.
Youth Development and Competition a Balancing Act
As the calendar moves forward into summer months our thoughts turn to county fairs and its purpose.
2019 States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs Windows Newsletter
States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs has just published the 2019 Windows newsletter covering all 2018 programs and events.

Camping

4-H Foster Kids Grant Opportunities
Kansas 4-H Youth Development, the Kansas 4-H Foundation and Saint Francis Community Services are working together to provide funding opportunities for children and families involved with foster care.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Four Norwegian 4H’ers to Spend a Month in Kansas
Ingeborg Sollie Hjelsbold, Guro Marie Klette, Johanne Inge Krog, and Henning Winnem SØrev have been assigned to families in Kansas for the 2019 Summer Inbound exchange.
Two Kansas 4-H’er Named National Ambassadors
Rebecca Johnson, Stevens County, 2019 outbound to Finland, has been selected for one of the national States’ 4-H 2019 Global Citizen Scholarships.
YES Students Now Available for AYP Placements in 2019-20
As announced last month, Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) students are available through States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs (States’ 4-H) this coming school year.
Consider Hosting for the Summer 2019 4-H Japan Inbound Exchange
Looking for some new fun and excitement this summer? Host a new friend from Japan in your home this summer, July 23 – August 17. Kansas 4-H International Exchange Programs are offering hosting opportunities to 27 families this summer.