Governor's Summit on Career Connected Learning
4-H Horse News
  West Nile Virus
  Summer Sizzler
  Li. Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
  Spokane Co. 4-H Horse Events
Rabbit & Poultry Fun Show
Show Pig Camp - Chehalis, WA
Pork Quality Assurance Training
Youth Quality Care of Animals
Columbia Basin Fitting and Showing Clinic
Grant County Fair Information
Livestock Judging Day (horses, beef, dairy, swine, sheep, & goats)
Fair News Link
4-H Events Calendar
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, June 9, 2017

Welcome to the Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News.  This electronic newsletter is meant to provide up-to-date information about current and emerging issues for our 4-H program.  If you would like to have a 4-H event/meeting/announcement, club activity, pictures, etc., included, please email details to Karen Robertson

This week's articles are mostly related to livestock. I know from enrollment records that many of you are also enrolled in other projects such as photography, clothing & textiles, foods & nutrition, gardening . . . even geocaching! Send me a photo, note,  or news related to your activities!

Non-4-H sponsored events and activities may be included if they provide educational content or opportunities of interest to our area 4-H members, parents, and volunteers.

Have a great week!

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

Governor's Summit
on Career Connected Learning

Community members came together on May 31 to exchange ideas on helping local youth find paths to employment, further education, and future success.
Participants were part of the first ever Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning which included representatives from local business and industry, educators, parents, and other interested citizens. Gov. Inslee delivered remarks to more than 840 people at the Summit’s central location at the Microsoft Campus in Redmond including a live stream to 26 regional sites throughout the state. 
The local event in Ritzville, facilitated by WSU Extension and Adams County Development Council, was one of the sites that exchanged ideas on how to better prepare youth for work and careers. Each site hosted their own locally focused discussions on career connected learning, while also connecting through a live feed to hear from top experts.

Building on the Summit, there will be a Pathways to Prosperity statewide conference held in the same format as the Governor’s Summit on Career Connected Learning on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Regional sites will view live stream keynote presentation and then discuss local interests and activities focused on workforce development and the work done through the summit.
4-H Horse News

Protect Your Horses
from West Nile Virus

Please encourage 4-H horse project youth, leaders, and parents to visit with their veterinarian about vaccination protocols for THEIR 4-H project horses (ALL horses, actually) for West Nile Virus.
Previously vaccinated horses need an annual booster in early spring to optimize protection for the coming mosquito season. Naïve horses need a series of two vaccines and will not achieve adequate protection until a week after the second injection, so time is of the essence.
 WSU West Nile Virus Publication

More Information
Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show
RSVP's still being accepted for the Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show on Saturday, June 17th at the Lincoln Co. Fairgrounds in Davenport WA.

The show is for 4-H Horse Project Members, beginner through advanced, who were enrolled by April 1st of this year. It is also THE Performance and Western Games State 4-H Fair qualifying show for for Lincoln and East Adams Intermediate and Senior 4-H'rs. More info at:

Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting

Monday, June 12, 2017
6 PM
WSU Davenport Extension Office
303 6th St., Davenport WA

Contact Robin Nachtigal for more information! 

ALL WELCOME! (Including East Adams Co. ! )  Ideally, there should be at least one representative from each club and Family 4-H Group that enrolls 4-H horse project members attend our meetings to ensure that every club/family group has input into what we can do to help this program thrive.  A huge THANK YOU to those who participate on a regular basis.

The June Agenda will include preparation for the Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show on June 17th and possibly Fair updates. Help needed during the Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show!!

For more information, please contact Robin

Thank you,
Robin Nachtigal   Email 
Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator

Spokane County 4-H South Camp
at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center

July 13 - 16, 2017
Registration Form

4-H Working Ranch Horse
Overnight Camp August 3-6 th 2017
3-H Cattle Company Davenport, WA

The 4-H Working Ranch Horse Camp is a fun and unique experience for youth and their horses. Are you ready to spend 4 days on a real working cattle ranch?--- Here are some things you will do…Horsemanship with Josh Allen and Ranch Roping with Dusty Roller, Animal Science, Herd and Pasture Management, Trial Work, Moving Cattle, Leadership, Skits & Games, Barn Dance, 5 star meals: included.
Registration Form
Stevens County 4-H Club Hosting Rabbit and Poultry Fun Show
All are invited!  Summit Spirits 4-H is hosting a state-qualifying Rabbit Show and Poultry Fun Show at the NE WA Fairgrounds on June 24. The day begins at 9 am and is open to all 4-H, FFA, and Open youth ages 5-18. Cost is $1 per animal entered. Registrations are due by June 16.
Register for the 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Show
Where:        NE Washington Fairgrounds in Colville
When:         June 24th
Who:           Open to 4-H/FFA/Open youth, ages 5-18
Cost:    $1 per animal entered
Attention 4-H Show Pig Members
Check this out! This would be a great opportunity for you to really focus and gain hands on experience in developing your pig showing skills. This camp is a power packed two-day camp that is focused on intensive showmanship training, feeding, and care unlike any camp available to youth livestock exhibitors today. You will be coached by some of the industries best swine experts and the opportunity to make new friends!
Detailed description of Next Level Show Pig Camp, June 17th and 18th, 2017 located at the Southwest Washington County Fairgrounds, 2555 N. National Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532
Follow the link below on how to register.... 
phone 602.790.3733

Apply today -  limited spots and camps always fill fast!! 
Each camp is two intensive power-packed days and tons of fun!!!
Both Youth & Parent/4-H Leader/FFA Advisor classes.

Randy Williams
Lincoln/Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
Washington State University Extension
Last Pork Quality Assurance Training
for 2017 — June 27th

A Youth PQA+ training has been scheduled for July 11th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Fuller Building on the Grant County Fairgrounds.  This will be the last PQA training offered by the Grant/Adams Extension Office for 2017.  All youth exhibiting market swine projects at the Grant County Fair and Adams County Fair must be certified in the National Pork Quality Assurance Program by July 15, 2017.

Youth PQA Plus ensures that pigs raised by youth producers, including pigs raised as 4-H and FFA projects, are raised following the good production practices in PQA+.  The Youth PQA+ Program is for youth between the age of 8 and 18 and youth must re-certify annually by attending an approved Youth PQA+ Education Program or youth between the age of 12 and 18 may re-certify by testing at the appropriate skill level for their age bracket.  To certify by test, a minimum of 70% of questions must be correctly answered.  Once certified by test, the youth is not required to re-certify in Youth PQA+ until the next age bracket and skill level is reached. 

PQA certification is required for ALL market animal species going through the livestock sale at the Wheat Land Communities Fair.

PQA training and testing is also available online:
Parents can register to manage their children’s training (parental registration is required for youth age 8 - 12). Or children 13 – 19 can self-register.

See the Minimum Standards document at for an explanation of how expiration dates are calculated based on age/test out.

The link for the on-line PQA training is
New National Online Quality Assurance Program
Available for Market Sale Species

The National Pork Board is excited to announce the transition of the Youth Pork Quality Assurance Plus (YPQA) to the new Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA).  Within the past few years, educators and livestock industry professionals have noticed NPB’s success with the YPQA program and determined the need for a multi-specie (beef, dairy, goat, poultry, rabbit, sheep and swine), science-based educational program, offering access to every youth exhibitor ages 8 to 21, nationally.  Annually, youth food animal producers raise thousands of food animals that contribute to the U.S. food supply.  This contribution measures in the millions of pounds of consumable food animal products. Understanding how to produce a safe wholesome food animal product can only come from a comprehensive educational program focused on proper care and welfare of food animals.  So a group of educators and livestock industry professionals have been working on developing this program to meet the needs for a multi-species program.
YQCA will provide a common framework for youth food animal quality assurance programs that will enhance the educational experience of youth, improve the care of food animals and provide a higher level of food safety to consumers. This program will embrace the founding principles of food safety that all quality assurance programs cover, with added information addressing animal welfare, such as daily health observations, proper use of medications, and establishing a valid Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR), to mention a few. Those principal topic areas are similar across the species covered in the YQCA curriculum.
The YQCA program is set up for any youth in the U.S. to have access to the online program and gain their certification. The national YQCA program launched March 2017.
The Goals of YQCA:
  1. Ensure safety and well-being of animals produced by youth for showing and for 4-H and FFA projects.
  2. Ensure safe food supply to consumers.
  3. Enhance the future of livestock industry by educating youth on these very important issues so they can become more informed producers, consumers and/or employees in the agriculture and food industry.
  4. Maximize the limited development time and budgets of state and national youth program leaders to provide an effective quality assurance program.
  5. Offer livestock shows a valid, national quality assurance certification for youth livestock exhibitors.
At the current time, the Grant and Adams County Fairs require only swine exhibitors to have completed a Quality Assurance program to participate. The Wheat Land Communities Fair requires ALL exhibitors sending any market livestock species through the livestock sale to have completed Pork Quality Assurance certification. For kids raising lambs, goats, beef cattle, dairy heifers, poultry, and rabbits, being proactive and participating in this new program before it is required will show your commitment to raising high-quality food animals.  To participate in the YQCA online program got to
There will be a $12 fee for participating in the online training. Producers, clubs/chapters, businesses, industry sponsors, or others that would like to support youth participate in this program can go online ( and purchase $12 coupons and distribute to youth to take the YQCA program.
If you have additional questions, contact Sarah Smith,; 509-754-2011.

Columbia Basin
Fitting and Showing 

Mark your calendars for the Annual Columbia Basin Fitting and Showing Challenge to be held at the Grandview Fairgrounds July 14-15th!  Entries are due July 3, 2017.  No entry fee required ─ this is a fully sponsored event!

This is an opportunity for young dairy enthusiasts in 4-H or FFA to sharpen their fitting and showmanship skills at an over-night event packed with information and opportunities to grow and improve as a dairy show person.  Participants can learn and practice fitting skills, ask many questions and compete in the showmanship challenge, win great prizes and have a ton of fun!  
More details and to register:   
Registration Forms  ─  Visit us on Facebook

Grant County Fair
Exhibitor Registration
Now Open

Exhibitor Registration
Important Entry Deadlines:
Livestock - July 10, 2017
Small Livestock and Horse - August 1st, 2017
Still Life and all other - August 6th, 2017
For assistance please contact the fair office at 509-765-3581 or email your questions to
Pig Tags are Available for Pick-Up
Grant County Fair ─ Pre-Tagging For Pigs is Required. 
Again this year, the Grant County Fair 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale Committee is requiring all 4-H clubs and FFA chapters to tag their pigs for the Grant County Fair prior to arriving at the fair.  Swine leaders or FFA advisors may pick-up fair tags for individuals in their club/chapter between now-August 4th at the WSU Extension Office in Moses Lake or by other arrangements with Sarah Smith.  Club leaders and advisors should tag pigs with the designated tags at the farm so the pigs arrive at the fair with tags in the pigs’ ears.  Do not bring the pigs to the Extension office or the Fairgrounds.
If you would like to schedule to pick-up tags for your club please email Sarah Smith at or 509-754-2011, Ext 4363.
Lamb and Goat
Weigh and Tag Day

Grant County 4-H/FFA lamb and goat weigh
and tag day:
Date:   June 16, 2017
Time:  1:00 – 6:00 pm
Place:  Grant County Fairgrounds
If you cannot make the June 16th date, you will need to call Gene Champion, 509-855-8420 or Sarah Smith, 754-2011, ext. 4363 to schedule another time.
Judging Day
June 22nd at Freeman’s Dairy

All 4-H & FFA members are invited to come and practice their livestock judging skills at Freeman’s Dairy on Thursday, June 22, 2017. 
Judging classes will include horses, beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats.  This is great practice for fair and a good place to meet up with friends from around the county.  The day starts at 10:00 AM, a potluck lunch will follow judging, so please bring your favorite dish to share.  The event will be located at 14598 Rd E SE in Othello, if you have further questions or need direction please call Tom Freeman at 509-346-2516 or Tony Freeman at 989-1942.
Dates, themes, and links to area Fairs are posted on:

4-H Events Calendar

Camps        Fairs

June 2017

10 – 4-H Fishing Derby at Camp Princess Pine
12 – Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
16 – 18 Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp Counselor & Staff Training
17 –  Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show – Davenport, WA
17 –  Entries Due for Stevens Co 4-H Open Schooling Horse Show
24 – 4-H Rabbit and Poultry Show Show at the NE WA Fairgrounds, Colville, WA
24 –  Small Animal Fun Show at the NE WA Fairgrounds, Colville, WA

July 2017

4 – 4th of July Holiday – WSU Extension Offices Closed
4 – Horse Judging Clinic and Contest with Groom Squad Contest, Melody Riders Arena
10 – 4-H Fishing Derby at Camp Princess Pine
12-15 Camp Na-Bor-Lee
15 – 4-H and Open Horse Schooling ShowColville
15 Last Day to Enroll in 4-H or Add/Change Projects for This Year (Lincoln-East Adams)
15 Last day to submit Complete Livestock Judging Contest results to count towards State Fair Qualification
29 – Entries due for Aug. 5-6 Horse Show in Chewelah
30 – Stevens Co. Dog and Cat State Qualifying Show

August 2017

4 – Livestock, Horse, Record Book, & Ed. Poster Entries due for Lincoln Co. Fair
5-6 – 4-H and Open Horse Show – Chewelah
13 – 20 Grant County Fair, Moses Lake, WA
13 – (East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council Mtg. – Time t.b.d.
15 – Livestock, Horse, & Record Book Entries due for Wheat Land Communities Fair
24-26  Lincoln County Fair, Davenport, WA
24 – 27 NCW Fair, Waterville, WA
25-27 Clayton Community Fair
31 – Sept. 3 – Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville, WA – Facebook

September 2017

Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 – Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville, Wa Facebook
1-24 State 4-H Fair, Puyallup
1 WA 4-H Council Recommendations Due
1 WA State 4-H Advisory Board and Fair Board Applications Due
13-16 Adams County Fair – Othello, WA
28 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Moses Lake

October 2017

1 New 4-H Year Begins
1-7 National 4-H Week
National 4-H Youth Science Day
11 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Ritzville
12 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Harrington or Davenport
18 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Moses Lake
20-22 State 4-H Forum, Grand Mound, WA
31  4-H Club/Group Annual End of the Year Financial Reporting and Secretaries’ Books Due

November 2017

20 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training – Ritzville
29 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training – Moses Lake

December 2017

4-H Enrollments Due for returning clubs and members
1 4-H Chartered Club and Family Group Annual Plan for 2018 Due

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
Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website
Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page
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