Sensational Saturday - Tomorrow - March 4
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting - March 6
  and other 4-H Horse events
Super Saturday - March 18
Social Media
    4-H State Fair Patch Design Contest
    Lincoln Co. Fair Guide Cover Art Contest
Attention 4-H Alumni!
Kid's Science & Engineering Day - Pullman
     4-H 101 Volunteer Training
     4-H Scholarships
     Teen Leadership Summit
     Livestock Field Days
     Calendars on Li-Adams Extension Website
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, March 3, 2017

I usually don't get the opportunity to see most leaders, parents or members till fair time at the end of the 4-H year. I frequently hear comments like "Our club didn't cover . . . " or "I didn't know about . . ."  or " We didn't know how to . . ."

Well guess what?!  General (head club leaders) face huge challenges to schedule learning experiences when most can attend and to cover the large amount of information for a wide range of topics and age groups. Frankly, it is not possible to accomplish just through face-to-face club meeting time. Leaders, parents, & members need to assume responsibility to seek out opportunities and resources to learn, have fun and broaden their 4-H experience!

Use newsletters, the internet, social networking, websites, etc. to find events that fit your interests, needs, and schedule. It might take some "travel" but a "road-trip" can be an adventure! And when you can't travel to a "live" event, there are on-line resources and hard-copy curricula available for purchase or loan!

Feel free to ask the Extension Office faculty & staff and other leaders, parents, and members where to find out more about what you would like to do, know or learn!

Start by reading this newsletter and following the links to more information for the topics of interest to you!

Have a great week!

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


Tomorrow ! March 4, 2017
9:15 am - 2 pm
Community College, 985 S. Elm, Colville, WA
LOTS of COOL Workshop Topics!
No registration is required. Space for classes will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. It’s FREE to attend, but some workshops have a supply fee that the instructor will collect during class. Youth in grades K-12 are invited to attend classes throughout the day.

See Flyer-Schedule: for details!
Information: Shannon Rowley - 509-684-2588 
Lincoln County 4-H
Horse Program Meeting

Monday, March 6, 2017
6:00 PM

Lincoln Co. WSU Extension Office
303 6th St., Davenport, WA  99122
We have our 2 4-H shows to discuss and Dakota Chapman has asked if she can practice her parliamentary procedure presentation.  I would love her to have as many people as possible for feedback. Great refresher for all of us leaders as well.
Robin N. 
Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator


Such as: TOMORROW - March 4th in Moses Lake

Experience what hippology is all about at a fun and interactive day from 10:00 – 3:00 at the Grant County Fairgrounds.  Information

Spokane County 4-H Tack Swap March 11

March 18, 2017
9 am to 4 pm
Park Orchard Elementary School
417 N. Paxson Dr., Moses Lake, WA 98837
  • KIMSeattle – STEM Hands-On Activity –  For ages 8 and up. Dissecting a Pig Heart (RSVP to - necessary for this class - limited space – Two 2 hour classes
  • Record Books – Best practices for 4-H record keeping – 10:00-11:00
  • Public Speaking – How to feel confident and be informative – Time TBA
  • Club Officer Responsibilities and Leading a Productive Club Meeting –Time TBA
  • Blue Ribbon Posters – What do they look like? – Time TBA
  • Pork Quality Assurance – 1:00-3:00
  • How Do You Mount Photos for Fair? – Time TBA
  • Final Drive Swine Showmanship Clinic – 3:00-4:00
  • Especially for Cloverbuds, ages 5-8 (although anyone can participate) – Cardboard livestock showmanship – decorate and show a cardboard pig, steer or lamb – Time TBA
  • Silent Auction with proceeds donated to the Burundi, Africa 4-H School Gardens – please bring something for the silent auction if possible – 9:30-3:00

 A pizza lunch will be available for $5 each

Social Media provides great opportunities for 4-H promotion and 4-H Club Management!

But whether you are using PUBLIC pages or forums for sharing and promotion or PRIVATE Groups/Chats which are recommended for Club/Group management - be careful about accidentally sharing contact information.
It's best to refer to your club members, especially youth, by using only their first name. Try to "un-link" names if a program tries to automatically link to their personal information or profiles. Unless you are in a PRIVATE/RESTRICTED Group, do not include phone numbers, addresses, or emails.
For PUBLIC sites - used for promotional purposes - careful sharing of the Social Media Profile Name for a club/event adult contact is OK. But it's wise to make sure you have permission first!
Also - please use "legal" 4-H Clover logos on 4-H Social Media, and any promotional material including posters and clothing. Unfortunately, it's easy to find NON-trademarked 4-H Clovers when searching for graphics! 4-H Emblem Guidelines

Two Opportunities!

WA State 4-H Fair Patch Contest

Lincoln Co. Fair Exhibitors Guide Cover Art
Link to the Patch Design Contest is available HERE
More information on the Lincoln Co. Fair will be available HERE
Alumni, Raise your Hands!
There is great power in numbers. 4-H is calling on 4-H alumni around the world to “raise their hands” and help empower the next generation of true leaders. This Spring, millions of 4-H alumni around the world will have the opportunity to raise and join their hands to give more kids opportunities that grow skills to lead.
Beginning March 1st, visit to sign up as a 4-H alumni. Then, spread the word and pay it forward.
Joining is easy:
  1. Raise Your Hand by completing the short form on
  2. Compete for Washington State – Raising your hand is a vote toward a reward for the state with the most alumni hands raised, up to $20,000!
  3. Pay it forward – Tweet, post, and share your experience with the hashtag #4HGrown and tag fellow alumni, asking them to raise their hands as well!

WSU Hosts Kids’
Science and Engineering Day
March 25

PULLMAN, Wash. – Kindergarten through 5th graders are invited to learn about science and engineering during the eighth annual Kids’ Science and Engineering Day Saturday, March 25, at WSU. » More …

Children who are registered online by 5:00 PM on March 10th will receive a free t-shirt, so register TODAY!   Online registration closes March 24th at 5:00PM

4-H 101 Part 2
Volunteer Leader Training

If you plan to attend & haven't RSVP'd yet . . .
Please let us know ASAP!!
Pick One!

March 11, 2017
WSU Extension Office
205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA 99169
Check-in - 8:30-8:55, Training 9:00 am - Noon,
Optional Resource Resource Review - Noon - 12:30 
RSVP to Karen Robertson at or 509-659-3209


March 22, 2017
WSU Extension Office
1525 E Wheeler, Moses Lake, WA 98837
Location change to Grant Co. Fairgrounds if large number of RSVPs.
Check-in - 5:40 -5:55, Training 6:00 - 9:00 PM
RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn at 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email   Application and details on:

Please be sure your 4-H Volunteer Application is on file at the WSU Extension Office at least 10 days prior to attending training. Also, please complete the online Volunteer E-Learning PRIOR to attending 4-H 101 Part 2. 

Application and details on the online Part 1 - 4-H Volunteer E-Learning:
Information on 4-H Shooting Sports and Food Preservation Training required to lead in those project areas is also available on that page.

Scholarship Applications

REMINDER! Deadline March 15, 2017
Information on Lincoln-Adams 4-H Scholarships is available HERE -
WA State 4-H Scholarships and scholarship application packet is available HERE . 

You will also find the link to the Avista-NWFCS, Garber, and WSU CAHNRS scholarship information but the actual APPLICATION for those scholarships is:

Leadership Summit '17

April 1-2
Registration deadline: March 20, 2017
For information:
Livestock Field Days!
March 11
4-H and FFA Beef Field Day,
Registration DUE March 6, 2017  - Registration is capped at 100 participants
Topics of discussion include: Health Care; Selection, Nutrition and Feeding of the Project Animal; Taste Test Panel; Livestock Judging; Quality Animal Care; the Stocker-Feed Project, fitting and showing demonstration and much more.
March 25 
4-H and FFA Goat/Sheep Field Day, Asotin 
Registration DUE March 20, 2017 - Registration is capped at 100 participants
Calendars on the Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website!

Grid Style - Month at a Glance
Includes 4-H AND other Extension related topics
Find the "Calendar" link at the top right of most pages.

List Style - 4-H Events Calendar
List of events, deadlines that may be of interest to Lincoln-Adams 4-H leaders, parents, and members. "4-H Events Calendar" Link is a "sub-category" in the menu under "4-H Youth Development."

Note: Many Fairs & Livestock Shows are NOT included in the list.
Click on Fairs for local fairs and "Other Fairs" from that page for MORE Fairs and Livestock Shows.
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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