WSU Extension

4-H Tuesday News

March 3, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • 4-H PowerPoint Templates Available
  • ATV Grant Announcement
  • Livestock Field Days
  • Goat Seminar in Olympia
  • Save the Date: Lamboree, Porkapalooza and Beef-O-Rama
  • CYFAR 2009
  • Baby Chick and Duck Season is Upon Us

 

4-H PowerPoint Templates Available
--Submitted by Joy Faerber

Through the efforts of VDAT, we now have WSU Extension 4-H PowerPoint templates available on the 4-H web site that are consistent with the WSU Extension brand identity.  4-H staff, faculty and volunteers are welcome to download and use these templates in meetings, presentations, or other activities related to the 4-H Youth Development Program.  A link to the templates can be found under Marketing on the Staff Resources web page at:  http://4h.wsu.edu/staff/staff_resources.htm.   For further guidelines and tips on using the templates, please visit the Extension Identity web site at: http://ext.wsu.edu/identity/ppt/.


ATV Grant Announcement
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

On behalf of National 4-H Headquarters and the collaboration between National 4-H Council and the ATV Safety Institute (ASI), we are pleased to announce the RFP for the 2009 ATV Safety grants. The application deadline is Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 5PM, EST . Recommended conference call participation: Wednesday, March 4, 2009, 2pm, EST, toll free at 1-866-910-4857, pass code 354274.

The 2009 4-H ATV Safety Program offers:

The RFP and the grant application can be found at: http://www.atv-youth.org.

If you have any questions, contact Sheila Chaconas at: schaconas@fourhcouncil.edu or call 301-961-2858.


Livestock Field Days
--Nicole Wright

On March 14 there will be a Youth Beef Field day from 9:30am - 2:30pm at the Lewiston Livestock Market in Lewiston, ID, cost is $6.00/per person w/scholarships available, if need.

On March 28 there will be a Youth Sheep/Goat Field Day from 9:30am - 2:30pm at the Asotin County Fairgrounds in Asotin, WA, cost is $6.00/per person w/scholarships available, if needed.

Pre-registration is required for both days. To download the brochures and registration forms visit: http://asotin.wsu.edu/4h/asotin4h.htm


Goat Seminar in Olympia
--Submitted by Susan Kerr

On Saturday, March 28, Donna Semasko is putting on a goat care/nutrition and packgoat seminar at her farm, Edelweiss Acres, in Olympia, WA. The cost is $20 for the whole day to the public with 4-H discounts ($5 per person) and other discounts for groups. There will be a lot of great information and handouts available. Most of the day will be about health care and nutrition of all goats and the last part will be about packgoats specifically. To register or for more information email Donna at: Donna.RuelasSemasko@providence.org.


Save the Date: Lamboree, Porkapalooza and Beef-O-Rama
--Susan Kerr

Help us advertise our upcoming Lamboree, Porkapalooza and Beef-O-Rama! Details are below. More information to follow in up coming Tuesday News and on our county website at: http://www.klickitat.wsu.edu/4h.html.

What: Northwest Lamboree
For whom: 4-H/FFA sheep project youth; adult leaders; commercial producers; fiber artists; anyone interested in any aspect of the sheep industry
Where: Klickitat County Fairgrounds, Goldendale, WA
When: May 16-17
Registration: Probably about $25; includes 4 meals and educational packet

What: Klickitat County Beef-O-Rama
For whom: Primarily 4-H/FFA beef project youth, leaders and adults, but anyone interested in the beef industry is welcome
Where: Klickitat County Fairgrounds, Goldendale, WA
When: May 16
Registration: $5 for youth and $ for adults; includes lunch and educational packet

What: Klickitat County Porkapalooza
For whom: Primarily 4-H/FFA swine project youth, leaders and adults, but anyone interested in the swine industry is welcome
Where: Klickitat County Fairgrounds, Goldendale, WA
When: May 16
Registration: $5 for youth and $ for adults; includes lunch and educational packet


CYFAR 2009
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

Please take advantage of the Early Reduce Registration Fee ($250 until April 10) and register for the annual CYFAR 2009 Conference , May 19-21.  Pre-register for the Pre-conference, May 18 and/or the 4-H Military Partnerships Post-conference, May 21.

CYFAR 2009 will offer a wide range of high quality workshops, computer labs, program showcases, keynote addresses, research presentations, research posters and interacts.   Gather your CYFAR colleagues and collaborators, and plan to experience this professional development opportunity on Baltimore's beautiful Inner Harbor.

Early Reduced Registration Fee:  $250.00 and includes all conference materials and events, three breakfasts, two luncheons, all breaks and hors d'oeuvres during the Program Showcase.

Starting April 11, regular registration fee: $300.00

When you register for CYFAR 2009, you can pre-register for one or more of the Pre-conference sessions on Monday, May 18, with everything from the CYFAR/KaBOOM! Playground Build to computer labs on using online collaboration tools to enhance your programming.

You can also register for one of the 4-H Military Partnerships tours on Tuesday, May 19 or the 4-H Military Partnerships Post-conference, Thursday, May 21.

To register for the conference and make hotel reservations visit:

http://www.cyfernet.org/cyfar09/index1.html. CYFAR 2009 will be held at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront.  Cost of rooms: $209.00 for single or double; additional $20 for extra roommates.


Baby Chick and Duck Season is Upon Us
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

With Easter a mere six weeks away, now is the time when we see baby chicks and ducks appearing in local feed stores. While raising poultry can be a great experience, the Washington State Department of Health asks that we remind our audiences that chicks and ducklings can spread salmonella and cause serious illness especially in young children.

To help educate the public about the risk of salmonella the State Department of Health has prepared free educational materials for you.

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Just a Reminder!

When you have new Extension staff that will be working in some capacity with 4-H, please let Nancy in the State 4-H Office know. They will be added to mailing lists, added to the 4-H Talk list serve, sent a 4-H Welcome Packet, and be assigned a state 4-H staff person as a point of contact, as appropriate. 4-H News is sent via the 4-H Talk list serve each week. Archived copies of previous weeks “Tuesday 4-H News” are available on the 4-H web site: http://4h.wsu.edu/. Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, tiffany_boswell@wsu.edu. Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.

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