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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Friday, August 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.

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Upcoming Deadlines
State 4-H deadlines for KSRE staff.

From the 4-H Program Leader

What a Summer! #SoProud #KS4H
County Fair season displays the best of 4-H project learning and youth-adult partnerships; Policy Update; Keatley Transition

Upcoming Events

KJLS Entries Due
The KJLS entry deadline is August 15. All entries must be made online, using the link on the www.kjls.org homepage. The state fair Grand Drive entry deadline has passed, but families should watch their email for credentials and details as it draws near.
It is time to Register 48 Hours of 4-H Projects
It is time to register your 48 Hours of 4-H Project! Click here to learn more.
4-H Equine Extravaganza - November 9
The 4-H Equine Extravaganza, Saturday, November 9, Rock Springs brings together novice and professional horsemen in a one-of-a-kind setting for cross learning from beginning to advanced techniques, skills and knowledge.
Leadership Weekend
Plan now to be a part of Kansas 4-H Leadership Weekend, November 23 and 24, 2019.
Cosmosphere will host 4-H Drone and Robotics Olympics
Cosmosphere 4-H Drone + Robot Olympics will be held October 4th and 5th. Participants will receive introduction education about drones and robots and participate in team challenges using both vehicles.
Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes
The 2019 Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes is approaching on August 24-25. Members who are entered will compete in the state 4-H livestock judging, meat judging, skillathon, and quiz bowl. Coaches should watch their email for further details!

Volunteer Development

Kansas 4-H Volunteer Procedures Webinars
Webinars to discuss potential changes to the volunteer screening process and review current practices.
Volunteer Salute to Excellence Award
Volunteer Salute to Excellence Award Due October 1, 2019.

4-H Online

4HOnline End of Year Cleanup due September 15 (Repost)
Each local Extension unit should have a 4HOnline Administrator who completes the End of Year Cleanup & ES-237 Report process.
End of Year Enrollment Management
The Kansas 4HOnline enrollment system runs with our 4-H Program year (September 30 – October 1) and enrollment challenges can occur for new families who unknowingly join “late” in the 4-H Program year.

Kansas State Fair

Would You Like a Free Ticket to the Kansas State Fair?
We are in search of individuals to work at an activity book in the Pride of Kansas Building at the Kansas State Fair.

Professional Development

ACRES Facilitating STEM Learning-Asking Purposeful Questions
Take advantage of a free STEM Professional Development opportunity in partnership with Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance. A cohort of Kansas youth development staff will work collaboratively in highly interactive and engaging Zoom PD sessions.
Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers - Professional Development Opportunity –
Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers, is an online cohort course designed to build staff and organizational capacity around volunteer management and development. The course targets extension professionals across all subject matter areas.
2019 National Youth Science Day Unboxing Event
Join us for the 2019 National Youth Science Day (NYSD) Unboxing Event and walk home with a Game Changers kit you can use to bring computer science to your program.
Facilitator’s Guide to Extraordinary Learning Opportunities Webinar
Facilitator’s Guide to Extraordinary Learning Opportunities Webinar - October 1st at 10:00


This year’s National 4-H Week will be celebrated October 6-12, 2019! How will you participate locally? To help you make plans, watch the recorded webinar, highlighting marketing assets and social media messaging.

Funding Opportunities

AI4ALL Open Learning Grant Opportunity
STEM programming grant opportunity for local clubs to support a a free education program for high school students to learn artificial intelligence (AI) and develop their own AI projects for social good.

Program Information

Program Fee Payment Survey due September 15 (Repost)
Please be ready to complete this year's program fee payment plan survey by September 15.
Federal ES-237 Report Due September 15 (Repost)
Each year, local Extension units are responsible for completing the Federal ES-237 Report by September 15, 2019.

Other News

Discovery Days Task Force
Do you know someone who would make a great addition to the Discovery Days Task Force? Encourage them to apply before October 1.
Youth Council and National Conference Applications
It is time to encourage your outstanding leaders to apply for National 4-H Conference and State 4-H Youth Leadership Council.
2019 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo Results
Over 55 Kansas 4-H members, siblings, parents, friends and Extension staff attended the 2019 Kansas 4-H Wheat Expo in Kingman on August 8th at the Kingman Expo Center.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

2020 Outbound Exchange Applications Due November 1
Teens ages 12-18 will have several opportunities for 4-H exchange trips in 2020!
Read full announcement | Submitted by Mary Kay Munson | August 16, 2019
Finland Exchange Delegates Return
Exchangees have returned and will be sharing their experiences at KYLF.
Read full announcement | Submitted by Mary Kay Munson | August 16, 2019
Counties/Districts Needed for 2020 Kansas 4-H Japanese Exchange
This summer inbound program which Kansas has conducted with LABO and LEX in Japan since 1977, is seeking counties to participate in 2020. In 2019, Kansas hosted 27 Japanese youth and adults.
Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program Accepting Applications
The 2019 Taiwan Agricultural Youth Exchange Program is currently accepting applications from high school seniors or college freshmen who are interested in representing Kansas in a week-long exchange program October 26 - November 3, 2019.