Lincoln Co.  4-H Horse Program Meeting TONIGHT
Fair Reminders
Market Goat Showmanship Article - Part III
New Link for Market Goat Showmanship II Article
4-H Food Preservation
Lincoln Co. 4-H Silent Auction Items Needed
Important Information on " Chartered 4-H Club requirements"
Lincoln-Adams WSU Website New Look
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, August 8, 2016

Several of today's articles are repeated from previous E-News as REMINDERS! 
There is also a new Market Goat Showmanship article from Randy Williams and another preview of information coming out this fall in the revised WA State 4-H Policy and Procedure Handbook.

Quote from 1946

"The 4-H Clubs believe in and practice the full development of our talents. They believe in physical and mental health. Beyond this there is an underlying creed of honesty of purpose. These objectives and practical projects make the 4-H Clubs a tremendous influence for the betterment of our country." - Fred M. Vinson, Secretary of the Treasury, 1946.

Still true today!! As we participate at 4-H fairs, whether as a member, a leader, or a parent, it's good to keep in mind and showcase, not only our exhibits, but our pride and achievement in our personal and civic goals.

Karen Robertson, WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams or 509-659-3209

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 - 7 PM
Strate Funeral Home, 505 10th St., Davenport, WA
ALL Lincoln Co. 4-H clubs and Family 4-H Groups with 4-H Horse Projects are encouraged to send as many teen and adult representatives as possible to the 4-H Horse Program Meetings!!
Details: Robin Nachtigal email 509-725-0013
Fair Reminders
Check out our 4-H Fair Pages for updates:

Lincoln County Fair
August 25 - 26, 2016 - "Country Roots & Cowboy Boots"
Website           2016 Premium Book
Due Date was Friday, August 5 for ALL Livestock entries, horse entries, educational posters, and 4-H Record Books. 

Wheat Land Communities Fair
September 1 - 4, 2016 - "All American Fair"
Due date is August 15, 2016 for Livestock Entries, Public Presentations (Demonstrations), and 4-H Record Books.
Website         2016 Exhibitors Guide

Adams County Fair (Othello)
September 14 - 17, 2016 - "Boots, Chaps 'N Cowboy Hats"
Online Livestock Registration opened July 1, 2016

WA State Fair
September 2 - 25, 2016 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Links to information will be available on:
Market Goat Showmanship
Part III

By Randy Williams
Preparing for a show involves attention to many important details that may vary depending on the show. Always consider the basics of animal food, water, and shelter. Calculate the amount of feed required while traveling and at the show. Use a container that is easily transported and will keep the feed clean, dry, and fresh. Carry a little extra feed in case of a spill. Collect measuring devices, buckets, and feed troughs that will be needed at the show. Complete Article:
New Link for complete Market Goat Showmanship - Part II Article.
Due to the transition to the new Lincoln-Adams WSU Website format - the for Part II of the Market Goat Showmanship Article in the July 8th Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News will no longer work. This is the NEW LInk:
If you can't see the image below:
Hey YOU! Donations needed for the Silent Auction @ fair Aug. 25-27.
Drop off items at the Li. Co. Fairgrounds Office or Hub International in Davenport - or call Joy Wilken at 509-257-2319

4-H Food Preservation

Since October 1, 2015, all 4-H Project Leaders leading Food Preservation projects and activities must have completed the Preserve Summer Food Preservation training in order to lead the 4-H Food Preservation Project and activities.

Youth 4-H members MUST be  in 3rd grade (For FY 2017 - 8 yrs of age or older as of Oct. 1) and have a certified 4-H Food Preservation Project Leader in order to be enrolled in the project and to enter 4-H food preservation exhibits (canned or dehydrated).

The training series emphasizes best practices for food preservation and safety.The lessons provide the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations. Topics include food safety, the basics of canning and information on specific food preservation methods, including pressure canning, boiling water bath canning, freezing and drying, as well as making fruit spreads and pickled foods. A certificate of completion is provided at the end of the course. Those who take the course should download and provide a copy of their certificate of completion to the Extension Office in order to be enrolled as a 4-H Food Preservation Project Leader.

To take the online course, visit to register for the series. To participate, you will need a computer manufactured in the last five years and have a stable internet connection. The cost of the series is $25.00.

If you do not have on-line access at home, through your library, or from some other source to take this course, contact Lauren Hrncirik email 509-754-2011 ext. 4314 or Karen Robertson at  email 509-659-3209 to discuss options.

Preview of Revised 4-H Policy and Procedure Handbook

This fall the revised 4-H Policy will be provided during 4-H Enrollment Kick-Off Events and will be available on-line to ALL 4-H leaders, members and parents. This policy has been expanded into a larger "hand-book" document with many clarifications and some changes.

The section defining chartered 4-H Clubs has some important information, especially for smaller clubs or clubs that tend not to meet consistently. 

6.1 4-H Club Definition

The WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program and the 4-H National Headquarters define a 4-H Club as an organized group of at least five youth from three different families who meet regularly with adult volunteers or staff for a long-term, progressive series of educational experiences.

6.2 The Club Purpose

The purpose of a 4-H club is to provide positive youth development opportunities to meet the needs of young people to experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity—the Essential Elements— and to foster educational opportunities tied to the Land Grant University knowledge base.

6.3 Structure of a 4-H Club

 Enrolls at least 5 youth members from at least 3 families (households)

 Conducts a minimum of 6 regular club meetings per year, with many holding 9-12 regular meetings throughout most or all of the year, and often supplemented by project meetings, camps, fairs, and other 4-H learning activities

These rules and more changes that will be available in the complete revised document will be enforced for the new 4-H year. Watch for the announcement of this fall's 4-H Enrollment Kick-Off dates that will be required for all chartered club head leaders and Family 4-H leaders. These will be the best opportunities for questions to be asked and answered! 

New Look for the Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website!

The new address is:

If you can't find what you're looking for, please contact Karen at 509-659-3209 or  Others may be looking for the same thing!! Also - if you find typos or "broken links", please let me know.

I will continue to work on updates and more navigation and  content revisions over the next two months as time permits. Fairs, FY 2016 enrollment reporting to the state, and prep for the new 4-H year are current priorities.
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Lauren Hrncirik,
4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
509-754-2011 ext 4314
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
1525 E Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98837

Randy Williams,
Lincoln & (East) Adams
4-H Program Coordinator
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4104
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Karen Robertson,
WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams Area
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA  99169

Bridget Rohner,
WSU Extension Lincoln County Director
Youth, Family & Community Education
509-725-4171  FAX 509-725-4101
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Judy Boutain,
Office Assistant,
WSU Lincoln County Extension
Aaron Esser,
County Director, Adams County
Agronomist, Lincoln/Adams Area
(509) 659-3210

Kuber, Paul, Ph.D., 
NE WA Regional Livestock Specialist
(509) 725-4171 – Davenport
(509) 477-2185 – Spokane

Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
Facilitator: Camille Nelson
Treasurer:  Alice Weber
Record Books:  Alice Weber

Lincoln County 4-H Leaders’ Council
All 4-H volunteers, family, & teen leaders are welcome and encouraged to participate!
President: Joy Wilken
Treasurer: Terry Connolly
Record Books: Jenny Kane

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Leaders
All volunteers, family, & teen leaders involved in horse projects
Facilitator: Robin Nachtigal

Camp Na-Bor-Lee
Director: Marci Dayton
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