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Greetings from Randy Williams
Beef Cattle Showmanship (Part 1)
4-H 101 RSVP Reminder
4-H Name & Emblem
4-H Shooting Sports
4hOnline Tips
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
4-H Record Books
Scholarship Reminder
Lincoln-Adams 4-H Contacts
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Friday, March 4, 2016

Welcome to the 3rd edition of the new weekly E-Newsletter format!
Greetings from Randy Williams,
Lincoln - (East) Adams 4-H Program Coordinator

I have been involved in the youth animal industry as a 4-H and FFA member, a father of three boys who showed steers, lambs, and hogs, an Agriculture Teacher and a Beef Cattle Judge in the Pacific Northwest for many years. And, as most of you know, I started in this position with WSU as the Lincoln-(East) Adams 4-H Program Coordinator last December. 

Over the next several weeks, with the spring livestock show season starting up, I will share information  that I have acquired through observation of professionals and junior showman from all over the country, from the Fort Worth Stock Show, to the American Royal in Kansas City to the National Western in Denver and many other breed and market shows across the United States.

So watch for my articles on the WSU Lincoln-Adams Extension website and linked from this E-Newsletter and the Grant-Adams-Lincoln 4-H Facebook page.
Randy Williams
Lincoln/Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
Washington State University Extension
Office: (509)725-4171 Ext. 19 fax: (509)725-4104
randy.williams@wsu.edu 
http://ext100.wsu.edu/lincoln-adams/
 


Beef Cattle Showmanship  (Part 1) by Randy Williams
This is the first of several articles to follow that will address many of the current issues and events relative to your involvement as a 4-H Program Volunteer or 4-H Member.
 
A good showman is a person that has a sense or knack for an effective presentation of an animal. Showmanship is the one area of exhibiting beef cattle over which you have the most control. In showmanship, you are judged on your abilities to control and present your steer or heifer to bring out its best characteristics. Advanced planning and hard work are the keys to becoming a good show-person. Showing beef cattle not only generates enthusiasm and competition in the show ring, but also teaches valuable lessons that can be used in day to day life. These lessons include responsibility, learning about work and determination to reach a goal, winning graciously and losing with dignity.
 
Success in beef cattle showmanship starts at home. The first step is . . .
  Complete Beef Cattle Showmanship Part 1 article
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me!
Randy Williams
Lincoln/East Adams 4-H Program Coordinator

randy.williams@wsu.edu  509-725-4171

4-H 101 Leader Education Sessions

For Lincoln, Adams, and Grant County 4-H Volunteers
4-H 101 Leader Education session dates are set for the rest of the year! See last week's issue for complete schedule.
Must have at least 5 firm RSVP's to schedule!
RSVP by March 16 for:
- March 23 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Ritzville -  So far, NO RSVPs!!
   (following Adams Co. 4-H Leaders' Council)
RSVP by March 23 for: 
- March 30 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Ritzville -  So far, NO RSVPs!!
More information on:
http://ext100.wsu.edu/lincoln-adams/4h/volunteer-education/

RSVP to Karen Robertson 509-659-3209 
Please leave your name, contact information and short message if you get the machine :-} 


4-H Emblem
If you've ever wondered how to use the 4-H emblem appropriately...
http://nifa.usda.gov/…/4-H%20Name%20and%20Emblem%20Policy%2…
4-H Shooting Sports
Attention 4-H volunteers interested in training required for 4-H shooting sports project leaders. Upcoming Training:
April 16th - 17th - in CDA ID
  Click HERE for More Information
Another Training for archery, rifle, pistol and shotgun disciplines is planned for April 9-10 in Wenatchee. Registraion coming soon.

4hOnline Tips

Your Email
When you login to the 4hOnline system you use the "primary email" for your "Family (household) Profile" that is on file at the Extension Office. To avoid accidentally creating a duplicate record in the system, it's VERY IMPORTANT that you contact your Extension Office to make any changes to the "Family Profile E-mail."

However - each member (youth and adult) can and should include their own email (if they have one) in the email field at the top of their INDIVIDUAL Profile Information Page.

Text Messages
If you are willing to receive some 4-H messages or reminders via text message, please check "Yes" and select your cell phone provider from the drop-down menu in the section about halfway down the Individual Information Page.

More information
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
Mark your calendar for July 13 - 16, 2016 for 4 fun-filled days on the banks of Lake Roosevelt. Open to ALL youth 2nd - 6th grade and to 7th -12th grade for Counselors and C.I.T.s (Counselors in Training). Counselor applications will be available soon! For information or to request an application contact:
Marci Dayton, Camp Director -  Marci_schwartz(at)wsu.edu
or Karen Robertson robertk(at)wsu.edu  or 509-659-3209
Are you stared on your 4-H Record Book?
Put ALL (not just 4-H) upcoming activities you know about in your Calendar. Use it to help plan!  Figure out YOUR project goals and enter them in the first page of your Project Record(s). Check out the "Tip Sheet" at the end of the Li-Adams 4-H Record Books Web page.
4-H Scholarships Reminder for H.S. Seniors

March 31st is the deadline for
Avista and NWFCS 4-H Scholarships
(There will be at least 1 winner for each scholarship for the Lincoln Co. Fair AND for the Wheat Land Communities Fair)

Garber Family Scholarship (Lincoln or Adams only)
 (This is a $1,000 scholarship!)

 WSU CAHNRS 4-H Scholarship

Click HERE for formation on these 4-H Scholarships


Lincoln-Adams 4-H Contacts

Need to know something about 4-H and who to ask?
Visit our Lincoln-Adams Extension 4-H Contacts Page   http://ext100.wsu.edu/lincoln-adams/4h/contacts/

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