New WA 4-H Website
Market Lamb Showmanship - Part II
Misc. Horse Events
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp 
Wheatland Jackpot Show
Jackpot Shows Explained
4-H Grant Opportunities - June 1 deadline
4-H Teen Conference
4-H International Exchange Programs
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, May 13, 2016

WOW! It's hard to believe the school year is almost over! There's still plenty of time left in the 4-H year though! Some clubs are winding down - finished with most of their educational programming. Others are just getting rolling now that there are less date conflicts from school and sports activities. In any case, we hope each club will be able to claim they had at LEAST 6 hours of  4-H activities by the end of the 4-H year!

There are lots of opportunities that can supplement learning connected with 4-H projects and activities. Open shows, clinics, and events can add to 4-H sponsored and organized activities, filling your calendar with options to discover and experience your interests in more depth. And summertime provides different options for service activities; helping communities or those in need.

Additionally, for those who like to "read-up" on things, you might find more time in the summer to read 4-H project curriculum materials or surf the web for 4-H or Extension research based information. Sit in the sun or the shade with a tall glass of ice-T and a 4-H project book or your mobile device.Then put it down and go - practice, try, do, make, or help someone else to do or make :-}

Let us know! Share! Just send a a few words and or a photo.

Karen Robertson, WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams or 509-659-3209
The WA State 4-H Website has a new format! Visit it at:
If you can't find what you're looking for, let the Extension office know. Some of the old information may not have been transferred to the new site. We can contact the web administrator and try to locate for you.
Market Lamb Showmanship (Part II)
by Randy Williams,
Lincoln/East Adams 4-H Program Coordinator

After lambs have learned to lead without a halter and to place their feet correctly each time they are stopped, you are ready to begin training your lamb to brace. In the braced position, the lamb’s muscles are tensed and its body feels firm, not soft. A firm handling lamb is more desirable because softness tends to indicate that an animal is fat. Teaching a lamb to brace . . . Complete Article
Lots of Horse Clinics at the Spokane County Fairgrounds this weekend! (May 14-15)
If you pre-registered - this is a reminder! If you didn't you can go and watch or SOME  may allow late registration. Visit the Lincoln-Adams 4-H Horse Announcements on our website or CLICK HERE
Ghost Gamers 4-H club is hosting an English Equitation Event. Lessons will be led by Lucia Clemetson at her arena at Flying C Farm, 5460 Panorama Dr. Moses Lake, WA on May 17th at 6:00 pm. If you are participating with your horse, but do not have an English saddle and tack, Lucia will have extras available to use. So all interested in exploring English Riding can ride. Any questions, please call Melissa, 787-8760 or Shannon, 771-3878.
Barrel racing Clinic, June 11th and 12th at the Coulee City Rodeo Grounds. The cost is:  $200 for an enrolled 4-H member, $250 for a non-4-H member and $35 for clinic audit.  This is a fundraising event for Grant-Adams County Equine 4-H.  Download the Clinic Flyer

Horsemanship Clinic
June 22 - 24, 2016

at the Ritzville Rodeo Grounds
Adjacent to the Wheat Land Communities Fairgrounds
Not sponsored by 4-H but all 4-Hers welcome!
Watch for details


Grant-Adams County 4-H is planning an in-hand trail clinic, open to 4-H and non-4-H for July 17th. Watch for details.

Bits & Spurs 4-H will be hosting an educational equine event in Othello on July 26th.  More information will be forthcoming.
Still Openings!

Counselor/C.I.T Application deadline extended to May 20, 2016
Camper Registration open to the first 50 registrations received by June 10th.
Open to ALL! Not just for 4-H Members. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!

Application & Registration forms on:
Some adult staff positions still needed.
contact Marci Dayton, Camp Director, at 509-994-7607 or
the Extension Office at 509-659-3209.

Beef Jackpot
Show Opportunity

Wheat Land Communities Fairgrounds
May 21, 2016

There will also be a “Feeds and Nutrition” clinic held for the benefit of 4-H youth participants and parents. Mike Miller will conduct the clinic prior to the show - watch for details of exact time & location on the fairgrounds.

Jackpot Show Registration Flyer


By Randy Williams, Lincoln/East Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
Many of you may not be aware of Jackpot Shows for Youth Livestock Exhibitors. Typically, Jackpot Shows are a one day event open to ALL youth in different age brackets. 4-H and FFA members who are preparing their animals for County or State Fair can utilize these shows as a way to gain more experience in preparing, fitting and showing a steer, hog, lamb or goat. . . . Complete Article

Reference to specific Jackpot events is provided for informational purposes only. No endorsement of the named jackpot/prospect show is intended, nor is criticism implied of similar shows not mentioned. There are many other Jackpot and open events like the Wheatland Jackpot Show that may provide valuable experiences for youth. Please be aware that the WSU 4-H youth development program may not be the sponsor of some of these events and is not responsible for any of the activities or outcomes associated with the non 4-H sponsored shows.
4-H Grant Opportunities
June 1, 2016 is the next deadline!
Easy to apply for!

4-H Community Pride Award Program
Harry Burcalow Endowment for Innovative Grants
4-H Equine Educational Competitive Endowment Grants
Check it out!

4-H Teen Conference
 at the WSU campus in Pullman, WA  -
July 10 - 12, 2016
Registration is open!

The Washington State 4-H Teen Conference brings together teens of all backgrounds across Washington to engage in educational programs applicable to their lives. Students are able to explore education options after high school, career possibilities, and life-skill development necessary for independent living. 
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. Check it out on:
Show your 4-H Pride!
Support the WA State 4-H Program by purchasing a specialty license plate. 
Tor order your license plate, visit: or contact your local Department of Licensing

4-H 101 Leader Education Sessions

There are a few potential 4-H 101 Leader Education session dates set for the rest of the year! Must have at least 5 firm RSVP's to schedule! Those of you assisting with or planning to volunteer in the Grant, Adams, or Lincoln County 4-H Volunteer program, and who have not yet completed your certification training should mark your calendars and RSVP ASAP to attend a 4-H 101 Part 2 and or 4-H 101 Part 3 session. (ALL 3 sessions are required; Part 1 is on-line, and Part 2 & Part 3 can be taken in any order.) 

Note change in potential June sessions:

- June 14 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Moses Lake
- June 21 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 pm - Moses Lake
- November 9 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 10 - Part 2 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake
- November 16 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Davenport or Ritzville
- November 17 - Part 3 - 6:00 - 8:30 - Moses Lake


Reminder: 4-H Volunteer Application must be on file at least 1 preferably 2 weeks PRIOR to attending your first 4-H 101 session. Contact Karen Robertson for details or 509-659-3209 

Month Long Summer Japanese Inbound Program
2016 Marks the 44th anniversary of Washington State participating in the one month International Exchange with Japan.  We are still searching for families with youth (age 9-16) who would be interested opening their home to a young person (age 12-18).  This year's hosting dates are Sunday July 24 through Saturday August 20th.  To begin the online application, visit  For more information contact Carolyn Russo at
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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