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Intro from Randy Williams
Counselors and Medical staff still needed for Camp
National Youth Science Day Kit Sale
4-H Forum - Promo Video
Quality Assurance
Teen Conference - Registration still open
Website Construction scheduled soon!
Lincoln-Adams WSU Contacts
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Friday, May 20, 2016

SCHOOL IS OUT!
Summer Time Is Finally Here!
 
Yes, summer is finally here! Now you can completely relax and enjoy the long warm days…or can, you?

NOW would be a prime opportunity to reconnect and get a jumpstart on that animal that you plan on exhibiting at the fair! It amazes me on occasion, that I overhear conversations with folks that comment on how it only takes a couple of days to get their hog, goat, or lamb ready for the fair and just a few more days for a steer! I would encourage you to take advantage of your extra time to sit down and develop a plan that outlines the day to day care, management and preparation of your animal. By doing this you will better position yourself to realize the best possible outcome at the fair. Include items like; Weighing your animal weekly, daily rinsing of your steer, slick-shearing your lamb several times instead of just once prior to the fair, clipping your hog or goat so that if you make mistakes you have time to recover.

Remember: It is the journey you experience before the fair in preparing your animal project, not just the ribbon or sales check you receive at the fair!


Randy Williams, 4H Program Coordinator
Randy.williams@wsu.edu
509-869-1818

Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
COUNSELORS STILL NEEDED !

Especially teens at least 14, preferably 16 years old or older. Teens do NOT have to be currently enrolled in a 4-H Club.
Also looking for adult Medical Staff   (EMT, Nurse or P.A.) Contact Marci Dayton and apply ASAP! 

Counselor/Staff Training:
From 7 PM, July 8 through 12 Noon, July 10 in Reardan, WA

Information: Camp Director – Marci Dayton, 509-994-7607 or visit: http://ext100.wsu.edu/lincoln-adams/4h/youthcamp/ 
2016 4-H National Youth Science Day (4-H NYSD) Kit Pre-Sale

The 9th annual 4-H NYSD Challenge will be held on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and will bring together youth from across the nation to complete this single, innovative activity.
 
Developed by Cornell University Cooperative Extension, the 2016 National Youth Science Day engineering challenge, Drone Discovery, engages youth with fun and educational activities related to aerospace, flight, and unmanned vehicles. Pre-order 4-H NYSD Kits at the discounted price of $21.95 through mid-July.
Benton-Franklin Counties’ 4-H Program invites you to the
2016 4-H Leaders Forum!

October 21-23, 2016
“Bridging the Gap Between Communities”

HOSTED BY THE SOUTHEAST DISTRICT

http://extension.wsu.edu/4h/for-volunteers/washington-state-4-h-forum/
“Produce healthy and safe animal products by being a
knowledgeable and responsible youth producer”
Many of you 4-H members have already purchased (or soon will be) your Market Steer, hog, lamb or goat for the upcoming Lincoln County or Wheatland Community Fair. One very important aspect of your livestock venture that is commonly overlooked is Quality Assurance.
The following information should help you understand and define YOUR role as you care and manage your MEAT animal project.
Animal Used for Food Production:
Almost every livestock animal exhibited at the fair/show will be used to produce food products for human consumption. For this reason it is critical that all youth raising livestock and parents of youth exhibiting animals at the fair/show recognize their role in food animal production and quality assurance.
What is Quality Assurance?
What does quality assurance mean? Quality is defined as distinguished characteristics, standards, or a level of excellence. Assurance is defined as a pledge or promise, confidence, or making something certain. Quality assurance in the production of food animals (dairy and beef cattle, sheep, hogs, goats, etc) refers to the measures or actions producers, both adult and youth, take to ensure the production of safe, wholesome, and high quality animal food products that meet or exceed consumers expectations.
Why Should I Participate in Quality Assurance?
Today’s consumers are concerned about food safety and quality. For these reasons packing plants are requiring verification from producers assuring the animals they raise and market are free of chemical and physical hazards; and safe for human consumption. There are many things you can do as a youth producer to help promote food safety when selecting, raising, and marketing a fair animal that is a food animal and will end up on someone’s dinner table.
Remember, we are also consumers and demand high quality, safe food products.

Credit: “Fair Animals are Food Animals” by Sarah M. Smith, WSU Cooperative Extension

Watch for more soon on “Quality Assurance”….
Randy Williams, 4H Program Coordinator
Randy.williams@wsu.edu
509-869-1818
4-H Teen Conference
 at the WSU campus in Pullman, WA
July 10 - 12, 2016

Registration closes June 24th!
The conference includes interactive and hands-on education sessions, displays, and programs. It features nationally known speakers, university faculty, staff and students, 
community members, and 4-H member presenters.
Click HERE for Workshop Descriptions

Registration and more information on:
extension.wsu.edu/4h/youth/state-4-h-teen-conference/

Note: Registration is a two-step process. Register on-line from the Teen Conference Web site, AND complete Health/Risk/Permission forms and send as directed from the Teen Conference Website. Questions? Contact Jan Klein at 509-358-7937 or Klein, jlklein@wsu.edu 
Coming Soon! 
New Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website!

The website will transition to the new WSU College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences Extension web profile. During the transition, scheduled before the end of July, there will be a period where there will be no updates. Once the transition is made, you may get an error message when trying to locate specific pages/information from our Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension site if you use old bookmarks or a browser search engine. If you can't find what you're looking for, contact Karen at 509-659-3209 or robertk@wsu.edu
Check out archived E-News Editions HERE 

Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Lauren Hrncirik,
Grant-Adams-Lincoln
4-H Youth Development Regional Specialist
509-754-2011 ext 4314
Lauren.hrncirik@wsu.edu
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
Randy.williams@wsu.edu
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Karen Robertson,
WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams Area
509-659-3209   robertk@wsu.edu
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  brohner@wsu.edu
Mailing Address: WSU Extension
PO Box 399, Davenport, WA 99122

Judy Boutain,
Office Assistant,
WSU Lincoln County Extension
509-725-4171  jboutain@co.lincoln.wa.us
Aaron Esser,
County Director, Adams County
Agronomist, Lincoln/Adams Area
(509) 659-3210 aarons@wsu.edu

Kuber, Paul, Ph.D., 
NE WA Regional Livestock Specialist
pskuber@wsu.edu
(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
http://ext100.wsu.edu/lincoln-adams/

Grant/Adams/Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page
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