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Kansas 4-H Tip Sheet

August 15, 2016

2016 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl News

Submitted by Deryl Waldren

The Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 22-23 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. The theme is “May the 4-H Dog Be with You.” Registration will be through the CVent 4-H system with registration closing October 1st. There is a $25.00 cancellation fee once participants have registered on CVent. To register beginning by August 15th, visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events/index.html. Cost is $105.00 for full-time participants, $65.00 for Saturday only and $45.00 for Sunday only. T-shirts and hoodies may be ordered on-line for an additional cost. Full registration information will be posted on the Kansas 4-H Dog web site page by August 25th: Visit: http://www.kansas4-h.org/events-activities/conferences-events/dog/index.html.

Educational sessions will include: Showmanship Dog Issues and Obedience Dog Issues, Keeping Your Dogs Safe All Year Long, Parachute Cord Lead-Making, Dog Sled Race Information, and Puppy Raisers Program. Keynote speaker will be “What Kansas State Fair 4-H Dog Show Judges Look for,” by Rachel Wedel and Andy Conser. The conference will have a costume and dog talent contest, a dog job, dog skill-a-thon, quiz bowl, plus s'mores and much more. All youth must be chaperoned by parent or 4-H leader. County groups will be housed in the same cottage and all dogs must be on leash or kenneled in your room. Owners must pick up and bag after dogs.

For more information, contact Deryl Waldren, Northwest Area Extension Office, P. O. Box 786, Colby, KS 67701; 785-462-6281; dwaldren@ksu.edu.