WSU Extension

4-H Tuesday News

October 6, 2009
WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program

In this issue. . .

  • Supporting 4-H through the Combined Fund Drive
  • Name Change for National 4-H Headquarters
  • Results Gadget Available


Supporting 4-H through the Combined Fund Drive
--Pat BoyEs

Several staff members have indicated that they would like to contribute to 4-H through the Combined Fund Drive but could not find 4-H as an option. Well let me say YEA!!! What a terrific idea and thank you!

If you want to give to 4-H through the WSU Foundation 4H/Extension account use:

If you want to give directly to the 4-H Foundation use:

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call upon me. I’m always happy to help people spend money on 4-H. A copy of the email that was sent to all faculty and staff is below.

Dear Colleagues:

Generosity is what the Combined Fund Drive at Washington State University is all about. Last year 749 Washington State University faculty and staff contributed a total of $175,389 through this program!

Each September marks the beginning of the annual CFD, which provides a convenient and efficient way for state employees and retirees to give to more than 2,600 local, regional, and national nonprofit organizations. For 2010, we would like to encourage you to "give where you LIVE." By doing so, you can assist local nonprofit organizations hit hard by the recent economic downturn.

We invite you to participate in the 25th Annual Combined Fund Drive. You can research nonprofit organizations and contribution options online at If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at

Thank you for all you do to support our communities.

Laura Lahne and John Cory
Campaign Coordinators

Name Change for National 4-H Headquarters
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

As of October 1, 2009, CSREES became the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA). I also wanted to let you know that we have changed our name from “National 4-H Headquarters” to “4-H National Headquarters.” Our new name places an emphasis on the 4-H organization and underscores the leadership that USDA provides to the 4-H organization.

Results Gadget Available
--Submitted by Pat BoyEs

The Biofuel Blast Experiment Results Survey & Quiz are  available for youth to enter their experiment results and showcase their knowledge. Thanks to generous support from John Deere, a $400 award will be presented to one county from each state (and one U.S. territory) with the highest number of individual Biofuel Blast results survey submissions before October 30th, 2009. The awards can be used toward the implementation and promotion of science, engineering and technology programs in your county. After youth complete the experiment, make sure they fill in in their results at so your county can compete for the award!

In addition, of those who submit their results through the Biofuel Blast experiment survey, five youth names will be randomly selected to receive a 32GB third generation iPod touch. The five youth will also be able to designate a 4-H club, school classroom, or youth organization to receive a Fuel Cell Car Experiment kit. Click here for official drawing rules.


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: Please send submissions by Friday of each week to Tiffany Boswell, State 4-H Office, Detailed event information and registrations forms can be found on the 4-H web site.

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