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Friday, January 12, 2018

Many of you have Monday, January 15th off as a holiday in celebration of and to honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. Here is a lesser known quote from this dynamic leader:

   "The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
Dr. Martin Luther King

May your 4-H experience help build on these goals.

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

2018 Washington State Swine Information Day-February 9, 2018
The Washington Swine Information Day will be held on February 9, 2018 from 9:00 AM until 5:15 PM at the Pillar Rock Grill (Moses Lake Golf & Country Club) in Moses Lake, Washington. 
Swine producers of all sizes; 4-H/FFA youth producers; Black & white pigagency representatives; agriculture educators; and fair/show representatives are invited to participate.   The event has been organized and sponsored by Washington Pork Producers, National Pork Board Checkoff, and Washington State University Extension.
In addition to the WSU PORK 200 activities, the afternoon session will also include other important resource information for both adult and youth swine producers.  Dr. Paul Kuber will discuss the new national quality assurance program, “Youth for the Quality Care of Animals”, and how youth may participate in this new program.  Youth participating in Washington Swine Information Day will receive a free $12 coupon to certify in the online YQCA class.  YQCA will be replacing the Youth Pork Quality Assurance program.  (See more information about the YQCA program in this update below.)
Registration for the day’s event is $25 per person and includes seminar, handouts, lunch and break refreshments. An all-day youth registration, $20, is also available to 4-H and FFA members.  Individuals may also attend just the afternoon session for $10.  There is a $15 per person late charge for registrations postmarked after January 31, 2018.  Please pre-register so we can ensure adequate accommodations and meals.  See the seminar agenda and registration brochure for more details.
New National Online Quality Assurance Program Available for all 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 . . .
Complete article on
Lincoln Co.
4-H Horse Program Meeting

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00 PM

At the Davenport WSU Extension Office
ALL Lincoln Co. (And Adams) 4-H horse project leaders and teens welcome.
If you want to provide input and direction for the 4-H horse program, please attend!
Robin Nachtiagal, Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator
at coloredcanchaser(at)  (replace (at) with @)
Reminder: Lincoln & Adams 4-H Horse Project Members who have not submitted their Horse ID Forms should do so ASAP!
Except for the parent signature, the MEMBER should complete the form (Just like Record Books, it should be the member's work.) Now you have another option besides mail or email. You can upload the completed form to your profile in 4hOnline!
Forms & information:

Remember to visit the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse Program Page for
  • Event announcements
  • Resources & Forms
The event is a one day short-course that provides continuing education for horse owners and the general public.  Topics vary to provide an interesting experience, whether you are just getting into the arena or have been working with horses for many years.  
Horse Course Schedule for the day

4-H 101 Part 2
Volunteer Leader Training

@ Super Saturday in Moses Lake

Saturday, February 24, 2017

From 10:00 am to 2:00 pm with a lunch break. 
RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011

Reminder 4-H 101 Part 1 is a prerequisite for 4-H 101 Part 2:
─ Completed WSU 4-H Volunteer Application on file at the Extension office.
─ Complete Online:  Volunteer E-Learning Modules.
(If possible, print & keep a copy of your certificate at the end of each module)
─ Complete Online:  “Put the Child First” WSU Child Protection Volunteer Training Video.

Be sure to visit and "Like" our page!
Important 4-H Livestock Policy Information

4-Her’s exhibiting animals in 4-H classes at livestock shows and fairs need to be ENROLLED as an active member  in 4-HOnline in a livestock 4-H project prior to or by the care and ownership dates for the event. 

For the Junior Livestock Show of Spokane the deadlines for ownership are:
  •   Market Beef—120 days January 1st
  •   Market Hogs—90 days February 1st
  •   Market Goat—60 days March 1st
  •   Market Lambs—60 days March 1st
If attending other shows, be sure and review exhibitors' guides.
Contact info MAY be on:
More information:
Visit 4-HOnline:
Talk to your club leader or call the 4-H Office 509-659-3209.
Central Washington Junior Livestock Show

Animals must be under the care and management of the exhibitor for the following time prior to the fair:
Beef 120 days
Lambs 60 days
Swine 90 days
The Exhibitor must have the proper paperwork from the County/State that the exhibitor resides in. The animal has to reside in the same county as the exhibitor. Furthermore, final decisions on this topic will be at the discretion of show management.
Please pass the above rule change to your 4-H members, parents and leaders/volunteers.
All show changes or news, required forms and general information can be found on the website

4-H Events Calendar

Event Calendar on the Web      Fairs  

January 2018

12 Livestock Judging Practice – 6 pm – Spokane Co. Extension Office
20 4-H Equine Impromptu and Presentations – Spokane Co –Registration Due
26  Livestock Judging Practice – 6 pm – Spokane Co. Extension Office
27  4-H Equine Impromptu and Presentations – Spokane Co.
31 WSU Scholarship Applications Due

February 2018

24 – Super Saturday, Park Orchard Elementary School, Moses Lake
Including 4-H 101 Part 2 Leader Training

24 4-H Beginning Horsemanship Clinic – Busy Busy Bee Ranch, Spokane Co.
27 – Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting – 6 PM – Davenport

March 2018

3 – Sensational Saturday – Wenatchee, Hosted by Chelan-Douglas 4-H
Including 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training
3 – WSU Horse Course, WSU Vet Med School, Pullman

15 4-H Scholarships Due
19 East Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council Mtg – 5 pm – Ritzville WSU Extension Office
29-31 North Central Washington Jr. Livestock Show, Moses Lake

April 2018

1 Enrollment deadline for Lincoln & Adams Co. 4-H Horse Projects
1 Final deadline for Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse ID Forms

29 – May 2 Central Washington Jr. Livestock Show, Toppenish

May 2018

1 – 5 Junior Livestock Show of Spokane
11-13 4-H Spring Horse Clinic- Spokane Co. Fair Grounds

June 2018

10 – Summer Sizzler 4-H Horse Show – Li. Co. Fairgrounds, Davenport
24-29 Happy Trails Horse Camp – Four Mound Bison Ranch

July 2018

11-14 – TENTATIVE dates for Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
15 Final 4-H Enrollment deadline for Lincoln-Adams
15 Deadline for Livestock Judging Contest results submission for Lincoln & Adams 4-H’ers to qualify for State Fair

August 2018

14-18 Grant Co. Fair, Moses Lake
23-25 Lincoln Co. Fair, Davenport, WA
23-26 North Central WA District Fair, Waterville
30-9/2 Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville
31-9/23 WA State 4-H Fair

September 2018

30-9/2 Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville
Aug. 31 – 9/23 WA State 4-H Fair 
6-8 Columbia Basin Jr. Livestock Show, Connell
7-16 Spokane Interstate Fair
12-15 Adams Co. Fair, Othello

October 2018

7-13 National 4-H Week

Enrollment & Animal Ownership Dates for Jr. Livestock Show of Spokane

January 1   Market Beef – 120 days
February 1  Market Hogs – 90 days
March 1      Market Goat – 60 days
March 1      Market lambs – 60 days

Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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

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

Lauren Hrncirik, Scanga, M.S.
4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
509-754-2011 ext 4314
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
1525 E Wheeler Rd., Moses Lake, WA 98837

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

Please contact the Extension Office to be connected to volunteers.

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:  Position Open!!!

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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