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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

Wednesday, January 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

Happy New Year and 4-H Program Rally!
Summary of reflections from recent 4-H Program Rally and anticipation of changes in 2019!

Upcoming Events

2019 4-H Horse Panorama
The 2019 Horse Panorama will be held at Rock Springs on January 25-27.
Discovery Days - Change in Schedule!
This year Discovery Days will be a 3 day, 2 night event - May 29-31, 2019.
Sign up to teach a class at Discovery Days!
The Discovery Days Task Force is currently soliciting individuals to teach classes at Discovery Days for 2019. Sign up to share a passion or talent with youth who are attending!
Discovery Days Registration
Discovery Days registration will open at midnight on March 1.
Engineering Extension to Host Youth Competition in Wind Energy
One of the many creative wind turbines tested in the 2018 KidWind Challenge
In 2019, the Kansas Energy Program within K-State Engineering is hosting the ultimate wind energy learning experience, where teams of students design, build and test their wind turbines in a 48" x 48" wind tunnel at a wind speed of approximately 3.5 m/s.
Win $1,500 for your local food bank!
Mark Your Calendars for the Neighbor to Neighbor Statewide Food Drive Challenge, March 1-31, 2019
Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day
Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day
The Kansas Junior Swine Producer Day will be held March 9 in Manhattan at K-State's Weber Hall. Youth, parents, extension agents, and project leaders are invited to attend. The early registration fee is $15/person and is due by February 15.
Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day
Jr. Meat Goat Producer Day_2019
The Kansas Junior Meat Goat Producer Day will be held March 30 in Manhattan at K-State's Weber Hall. Youth, parents, extension agents, and project leaders are invited to attend. The early registration fee is $15/person and is due by March 11.
2019 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest
Save Saturday, August 17 for the 2019 State 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest. The 2019 Contest will also be using new study materials for the knowledge portion of the contest.
4-H Campference 2019
4-H Campference is an event specifically planned for youth ages 12-14 (before January 1, 2019). The fun of Rock Springs 4-H Center and workshops, activities and speakers. It's a great transitional activity from Camp to 4-H Conferences.

Volunteer Development

Volunteer Screening DCF Change
The DCF registry check will not be a required component of the screening process starting January 1, 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Standard of Excellence Delegates - National 4-H Congress
Standard of Excellence information for National 4-H Congress in 2019
2018 Centennial Delegate Information - National 4-H Congress
Centennial Delegate information for 2019

Project Information

Kansas 4-H Dog Care & Training News
The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference logo design contest is open to all dog project members. Designs are needed for the 2019 theme “Rock Star 4-H Dogs.”

Professional Development

Secrets to Connecting with Generation iY
Join us for a zoom discussion of the book, Generation iY on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 10:15 a.m. We ask that you read the book prior to joining the webinar discussion. Author Dr. Tim Elmore shares his secrets to connecting with today's teens in this digital age.

Program Information

4-H Shooting Sports Transition
4-H Shooting Sports is pleased to announce the transition of program responsibilities to Anissa Jepsen and Chris Mullins starting in January. Each have extensive knowledge with the program area.
Science Workgroup Zoom Meeting
Opportunity for agents to be part of a Science workgroup.
Science of Agriculture Informational Zoom Meeting
Informational zoom meeting for county agents interested in the Science of Agriculture program will be held on February 1st.
Kansas 4-H EID Tag Orders
Kansas 4-H EID tag order forms are available on the K-State Youth Livestock Program website, as well as updated summaries. The deadline to order beef tags was December 28, 2018, with the small livestock deadline approaching on January 25, 2019.
Bill Cordes Is the Speaker for the 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador Training
Bill Cordes, Lawrence is the 2019 Kansas 4-H Ambassador training keynote speaker. Join us February 22-23 at the Rock Springs 4-H Center, Junction City. It is open to all county/district 4-H ambassadors, interested teens, ambassador advisors & KSRE staff.


Food Preservation Newsletter
The January/February 2019 edition of Food Preservation news is now available.

Other News

2019 Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council Officers
The 2019 Kansas Youth Leadership Council elected their officers in early January.

Global Citizenship Opportunities

Academic Year Student Applications will begin arriving soon
Available Academic Year Students from Japan, Korea Central and Eastern Europe and Asia who will be hosted by 4-H families in 2019-20 will be added to the National 4-H pool around February 1.
Applications Due to Host States’ 4-H Summer Exchanges
Families wishing to host a Norwegian or Costa Rican 4-H teen this summer need to have approved applications by March 1.
States’ 4-H Selects Kansas 4-H’ers for Finland Exchange
States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs named Kansas youth for Finland exchange June 26-July 27.