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Hello 4-H Families!
I am going to hold a series of Kansas Award Portfolio (KAP), or as some know them Record Books, training’s. This will be a 3 step training with each training building off of the first.
The first session will be geared all regular aged 4-H members. Session 2 and 3 will be geared more towards those who’s 4-H age is 9 and over as of January 1. The goal of this training is for youth to have the necessary tools and information to submit a completed KAP for County judging. Session will be held from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at the 4-H Building on the following dates: May 12, June 16 and August 18th.
All KAP’s and Pin Applications can be found online at: http://www.butler.k-state.edu/4-h/recordsawardsetc.html.
Please RSVP at the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/nekZDWmYUT
If you have questions, contact Charlene at (316) 321-9660 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where’s has the time gone? In just 3 short months, Fair will be upon us and then we will quickly roll into recruiting for the new 4-H year and October will be here. WOW!
_____4-H Forecaster for important dates
_____Review information with your club
_____Kansas 4-H Club link (on 4-H website) to get tips and suggestions to enhance your club meetings
_____Plan to have project meetings!
_____Consider holding a club tour
_____Review the updated pin apps and encourage members to start filling in what they can
_____Make sure enrollment and project add/drop is completed—Due May 1
_____Check club mail-box at Extension Office
_____Work on Club Seal!
_____Encourage members to work on Fair projects
_____Be thinking of ideas for a club banner at Fair
_____Quarterly Club Report
_____4-H Camp May June 4-7, registrations due May 2
_____ Did you know there is a time for Demonstrations at the Fair? Encourage youth to get involved and give a demonstration.
_____Project enrollment add/drops ENDS May 1
_____Horse ID Papers Due May 2
_____Swine Project leaders need to tag pigs by May 1
_____Sheep and Meat Goat tagging will be held on Friday, April 29th from 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm and Saturday, April 30th from 8:30 am—9:30 am.
_____Dairy Lease/Grade papers due June 15
It’s almost time for sheep and meat goat tagging! All market lambs and market meat goats are required to be at one of the following two tagging times. If you are going to be out of town, make sure to recruit a fellow 4-H’er, neighbor or family member to get your animals there!
Friday, April 29th from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 30th from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Tagging will take place at the Butler County Fair Grounds. Tags will cost $3. If you haven’t turned in your Animal Care & Housing or Household Nomination forms (available at www.butler.ksu.edu), bring them with you. You are welcome to bring your breeding does and ewes to be tagged at this time as well.
May flowers….or so the saying goes. However, as I write this newsletter, we have had nothing but mere sprinkles and a whole lot of WIND. I’m sure we will all be grateful for a gentle breeze on the hot summer days, however, I’m ready for those wind to take a leave of absence!
Just like flowers need rain to blossom, our 4-H’ers need nurturing to grow. As we continue through this year and start looking at the year ahead, we should pay attention to what can our youth teach others and what can they do to help the community in which they live.
Speaking of giving back, 48 Hours of 4-H is schedule for Oct. 8th and 9th, 2016. While this does fall into the next 4-H Year, planning for this should start soon! As a club, start taking a look at and identifying community service activities youth can do. How can they volunteer in their community?
April also brings nearer the May 1 enrollment deadline to be eligible to participate in the County Fair! May 1 is also the add/drop deadline. If you have not finished up your enrollment you will want to do that ASAP! Don’t wait until the last minute! All enrollments, project additions and drops is completed online at https://ks.4honline.com
If you have any questions, give our office a call at (316) 321-9660. May 1 also brings many other deadlines. Make sure and read the newsletter carefully for those important deadlines!
I also want to give a huge shout out to those that participated in and helped with Regional 4-H Day. You all represented Butler County well! Good Job and Thank you!
There are lots of changes to the 2016 Butler County Fair. Highlights include:
OPEN CLASS DIVISION
Remember, if you have questions regarding the fair, you can email email@example.com
April 19th – Food Judges Workshop, 4-H Building at 5:30 p.m.
April 21 – Youth PQA Training (last opportunity), 7:00 p.m. at 4-H Building
April 29—Meat Goat and Market Sheep Tagging 4:30 pm-6:00 pm
April 30—Meat Goat and Market Sheep Tagging 8:30 am—9:30 am
May 2—Market Beef nominations due to be able to participate in State shows
May 2—Horse ID papers Due
May 24 – Mini-Fair
May 31-June 3—Discovery Days
June 1- Pre-Entry due for Spring Horse Show
June 3 – 4-H Camp Counselors go to 4-H Camp
June 4-7—4-H Camp
June 8-11 – K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy Session 1
June 11—Spring Horse Show
June 15—Dairy ID papers Due into Extension Office
June 15 – Commercial Heifer, Swine, Sheep, & Meat Goat Nominations Due to be eligible to participate in State Shows
June 29 – July 2 – K-State Animal Science Leadership Academy Session 2
June 29 – Registration deadline for poultry testing
July 6 – Pullorum Typhoid Testing for Poultry – REQUIRED to be able to participate in the Butler County Fair. (4:30 pm-6:00 pm at Butler Co. Fair Grounds). Registration required by 5:00 p.m., June 29
July 16—Fair Horse Show
July 23—Fair Fashion Review
July 29-August 4—County Fair
Discovery Days 2016
Let’s Get Healthy With Herbs! You can learn how to grow and use them! You won’t want to miss out on this fun and educational opportunity!
On Tuesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. at the Butler County Community Building, 200 N. Griffith, El Dorado, KS, Kay Neff, owner of Neff Family Farms, will share her vast knowledge of all things herbal. Kay will not only be giving tips on what herbs grow here and how to grow them, she will also be sharing recipes and have a good selection of herbs for sale for those in attendance.
Youth PQA training has been scheduled and is required for all swine exhibitors. The second and final class will be held on April 21st at 7:00 pm. Class will be at the 4-H Building. Call into the Extension Office to RSVP.
If your 4-H age is 8 or older and you cannot attend one of these two classes, you can complete the training online. Information can be found here: http://www.butler.k-state.edu/4-h/pqa.html