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Lincoln-Adams 4-H Youth Development

News & Announcements 4-H Clover

January 2012 

Check the Calendar and
December Announcements for

To Submit News - e-mail Karen


Please share (print or forward) pertinint info for others. Encourage members/parents to subscribe to the 4-H listserv (email notice/bulletin board) and/or visit the 4-H website! Contact Karen.



Teen Leadership Summit! March 17-18
Livestock New Educational Seminars!
                videos, and more

4-H Scholarships

Leaders' Councils  

Visit the WA State 4-H Website!
Go to:

Can't find what you're looking for?
Click on the 4-H Site Map (located top, right-hand side of screen under the Banner.) Still can't find what you need?
Contact Karen or cal 509- 659-3209.

4-H Join the Revolution of Responsibility

WSU Grant/Adams Extension 4-H Super Saturday - Open to ALL!

The annual Grant and Adams County Extension 4-H Super Saturday and Equine Science day will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2012 at Frontier Junior High in Moses Lake. The day is broken up into 50 minute workshops that cover topics such as healthy snacks, arts & crafts, livestock, equine, leather craft, public speaking, and 4-H Leader training to name a few..
Those not enrolled in 4-H are welcome to attend. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and workshops run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration for the day’s event is $3 per person and lunch is included.


For more information, please call the WSU Grant/Adams Extension Office at 509-754-2011, ext. 413

***Note:  This will be the first Livestock Quality Assurance training of the season.  All youth showing swine at the Grant County Fair and Adams County Fair must be certified in the Quality Assurance Program.  The training will take place from 1:00 pm until completion at about 3:00 pm.  Youth over 11 years old are eligible to take a pass-out test that will certify them until they are 15 years old.  Anyone 15 years old can take a pass-out test that will certify them until they are 19 years old. 




Want to see who is enrolled in the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program so far for 2012? Visit:

Attention Lincoln or Adams Co. 4-H leaders !
Please send in member enrollment forms as soon as possible, especially if you have livestock project members who plan to enter spring Livestock Shows!

If you need more MEMBER ENROLLMENT Forms - They are available HERE - Some people have been sending in very old versions of the form!

Need other forms?. Most Enrollment Packet enclosures are also available on:

Questions about Enrollment? Do you want to know if specific members or leaders are currently enrolled, how to add new projects, change head leaders, start a new club, order project materials, or other enrollment questions? Contact:
Karen Robertson at robertkat
or call 659-3209.

4-H Volunteer Hours Reporting

PLEASE enter your volunteer hours as soon as possible!
Please catch up your hours for the past year (Oct. 1, 2010 - Sept. 30,2011) and start entering this year's time on a regular basis.

Some counties around the state are facing possible loss of their Extension and 4-H programs as the budget ax continues to cut! The value of the total volunteer hours by county as well as for the entire state is being provided to our legislators to help indicate the value of Extension Programs, including 4-H. The figures come from the on-line hours reporting system!

If you have computer access with adequate speed, PLEASE ENTER YOUR OWN HOURS ON-LINE !! It's not hard! OR ask someone in your club to enter your hours for you!

If you are unable to access the on-line hours reporting system, due to no or slow internet service, Extension will enter Lincoln-Adams 4-H Volunteer hours as time permits. However, please use this service only if you are not able to access the on-line system.

Make a pledge to yourself to record your 4-H hours monthly in the coming year - just like we encourage members to keep up their 4-H project record keeping!

Reminder - 4-H Volunteer Hours reporting is REQUIRED by the Attorneys' General for WA State University! Non-reporting could potentially delay or prevent your re-enrollment as a 4-H volunteer!

Lost your user name and password? Have questions?

Click HERE for more information. Need help or Lost your user name or password? contact
Karen at robertk at or cal 659-3209 ASAP!


Local 4-H Club & Program News

Your 4-H News on the Web
Reports of past or upcoming activites can go here!
Send to Karen Robertson, robertkat
Appropriate news can be posted here!


4-H Volunteer Leaders Training

Congratulations to the twenty-three people who completed Lincoln-Adams 4-H Volunteer Leader Training (VLT) in October! Two others attended a portion of VLT. Certification is still pending for several till completed forms have been returned and/or reference persons have responded. (Reference forms are sent to references listed on applications as soon as applications are received.) Click HERE to see enrollment status.

4-H Shooting Sports Training - A few new volunteers indicated an interest in being Shooting Sports Project Leaders. Information on 4-H Shooting Sports Trainings in WA and Idaho will be sent to those leaders as trainings are scheduled. State 4-H policy requires 4-H Shooting Sports Training in the specific discipline (Archery, Shotgun, Riflery, or Pisto, etc.) in order for a volunteer to be a Shooting Sports Project Leader. 4-H members may not participate in 4-H shooting sports activities without a trained shooting sports project leader.


Leaders' Councils

Active participation and representation in Leaders' Council is necessary for a vibrant local 4-H program!!

Adams Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Meeting

The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25th , 5:30 pm at Casuela's Grill, Ritzville.

Minutes on Leaders' Council Page

Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council

The January 10th Lincoln County 4-H Council meeting was well attended! The next meeting will be held Tuesday, March 13, 2012, 6:30 pm at the WSU Extension Office.

Latest Li. Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Newsletter

MORE Information on Leaders' Councils


Lincoln County 4-H Horse Program Meetings

 4-H Horse Program meetings are usually held on the 1st Monday of the month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 6th.  MORE

New Form Procedure this year!
Reminder - Horse ID and Commitment/Waiver forms should be completed and turned in ASAP! (Mail to the WSU Extension Office in Ritzville. Once "recorded" forms will be forwarded on to Janet O'Neil, Li. Co. 4-H Horse Records Chair)

If enrolled horse project members change their project horse(s), they can re-submit forms ASAP up to the final deadline of April 2, 2012. If a club accepts new 4-H horse project members, forms should be submitted ASAP but no later than postmarked by April 2nd in order to participate in county level or beyond 4-H horse events. Forms are posted HERE

Click HERE for Horse Program Information





How to Successfully Raise Market Animals

Workshop on Sat., January 28th at the Spokane Extension Office is designed for any youth that is interested in learning more about how to manage a market animal project. Topics covered will include how to properly feed a market animal, proper housing and care, and how to show and market an animal. REGISTRATION


WSU Beef 200

A 2-day hands-on short course designed for progressive individuals involved in the cattle industry will be held Feb. 10 & 11, 2012 at the Okanogan Co. Fairgrounds. Class limited to 35 participants on a first pay first serve basis.
Registration closes January 27th. More


WSU 100 Farm to Plate Short Courses
Beef, Lamb, Pork, & Poultry

The WSU BEEF, LAMB, PORK and POULTRY 100 short courses are designed for beginning farmers, but are also an excellent energizer for experienced food animal producers to expand opportunities and sustainability of their current livestock
operation. The one-day species specific program will help livestock producers increase their knowledge on how to produce safe, high quality food animals profitably; while producing the animals in an environmental and animal care conscious manner.

March 9 - Beef & Pork - Spokane Co. WSU Extension
March10 - Lamb & Poultry - Spokane Co. Consrvation Dist.

Information/Registration Flyer


Junior Livestock Show of Spokane

Click HERE for important dates.


Market Livestock Health Forms

Remember to take a Market Livestock Health Form with you when you PURCHASE your animal! That way you won't have to track down the person who sold you your animal right before Fair!

Health Records         More explanation

4-H & FFA Youth Beef &
Swine Field Days

A Youth Beef Field Day will be held Saturday, March 3rd, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. at Lewiston Livestock Market in Lewiston, ID. 

A Youth Swine Field Day will be held Saturday, March 24th from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. at the Clarkston FFA School Farm in Clarkston.

The cost for each field day is $6, which includes lunch and handouts.  Topics covered each day will include:  Health Care, Quality Assurance, Feeding and Nutrition, Selection of project animals, Fitting and Showing, and other topics.
Pre-registration is required.

Beef Field Day Flyer         Swine Field Day Flyer

Please pass this information onto your 4-H youth and adults.  The events are co-sponsored by the WSU Asotin and Whitman County Extension Offices, and the UI Nez Perce County Extension Office.

Please contact Mark Heitstuman at (509) 243-2009 if you have any questions.

WSU Pig Sales

Click HERE for information on WSU pig sales:
January 14, April 7, and April 28, 2012


Youth Swine Producers

See page 6 of the Washington Pork Producers Newsletter - Winter 2011 issue for good articles on:
- Transporting Pigs, - Transporting Pigs in Cold Weather, &
- Purchasing your Project Feeder Pig
WPP Newsletter links


Washington Swine Information Day

February 3, 2012 - Moses Lake, WA

The educational seminar is designed for progressive pork producers and stakeholders; addressing critical and emerging swine production issues in the Pacific Northwest.  Swine producers of all sizes; 4-H/FFA youth producers; agency representatives; agriculture educators; and fair/show representatives are invited to participate. The day will include an array of presentations that have been organized to meet the diverse and unique needs of the Pacific Northwest swine producer. Topics include balancing profitable swine rations for the Pacific Northwest, managing risk through livestock price protection insurance programs, animal disease traceability, and pork checkoff requirements for commercial, niche and youth producers selling pigs. PDF Flyer


Prairie Hatchers 4-H Club Invitational Youth Poultry Show

February 25th is the date for the 14th Annual All Youth Poultry Show hosted by the Prairie Hatchers, from 7am-5pm, at the Clark County Fairgrounds in Ridgefield. The judges have been invited, the facilities reserved, and the Prairie Hatchers are working hard to get everything ready. The premium book is being put together and will be out the first of February. This is a poultry show just like the shows put on by the poultry breeder clubs and fairs. There will be conformation judging of birds, as well as a fit and show competition, a raffle, a sale area, a chick and adult bird auction, and lots more. Please contact Kindra Post at jlpost35at, to request a premium book via email. For more information contact Louise Owen at
lowen22at or phone 360-254-5223.


Poultry Nugget Knowledge Saturday

March 24, 2012 (9am to 4pm) - Chehalis, Wa

Open to Anyone Interested in Poultry! Classes include:

Also: vendors, educational displays, and poultry related products - held at the Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, Chehalis, WA.

Go over a day early and also attend the Poultry Judging School!
Information: Toni Gwin - 360-875-9331

Poultry Judging School

March 23, 2012 (8am to 5pm)
Southwest Washington Fairgrounds, Chehalis, WA

Instructor: Jim Adkins, Intenational Poultry Judge
Every poultry show needs a judge. Learn the necessity of judging by the Standard of Perfection. The emphhasis is on the local level and targeting those who may never pursue becoming a licensed poultry judge but want to judge a small show or just want to learn and understand show standards. Learn how to work with people and 4-H age groups. Showmanship contest question advice for success will be coevered. held at the
Information: Toni Gwin - 360-875-9331


Country Living Expo
& Cattleman's Winter School

Stanwood, WA - January 28, 2012

At the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool, you can choose from over 160 classes on a multitude of topics, network with other small farmers, enjoy a smoked prime rib lunch or vegetarian delight, and visit 70 Vendors registered in the trade show. More info on this incredible day of inspiration and education! at:



Short Video on WSU Animal Sci. Program

E-Coli Update


General 4-H Livestock Information




Know Your Government

The 4-H Know Your Government Conference empowers youth and adults to engage in leadership, citizenship and
life skill development and application. Interested 9th - 12th grade Lincoln County youth should contact Marci Schwartz ASAP! The first REQUIRED meeting was January 13th. MORE

4-H Scholarships

High School Juniors and Seniors should check out 4-H scholarship opportunities. WSU CAHNRS 4-H Scholarship application deadline (on-line only) is January 31, 2012.

Other 4-H scholarships (Lincoln-Adams and WA State 4-H) are due March 1, 2012.

Click HERE for more information.


Teen Leadership Summit
March 17 - 18, 2012, Cle Elum, WA

Take a step beyond your club project and participate in a leadership training adventure for middle school youth (grades 7 - 10.) Learn how to organize your personal life, plan events, lead workshops, facilitate activities and promote 4-H to other teens. Strengthen your personal leadership skills while seeing a ‘bigger’ picture of 4-H and having FUN all along the way! For all middle school youth and those who serve them. There will be a County Ambassador orientation provided too. MORE

More 4-H Teen Opportunities
Click HERE for MORE opportunities for 4-H teens!


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