Wanted: Poster for "My Farm, Your Table" event
Preparing Youth for the Sale of Market Livestock
Pet Concerns
Recognition Award Nominations due August 1st
Make it with Wool Contest
Fair Time is Around the Corner
Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting
Camp Na-Bor-Lee Photos
4-H Events Calendar
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Wow! The summer is flying by! Hope you are finding fun things to do!
Camp Na-Bor-lee was an awesome success! Thanks to all who helped make it possible!
Fairs are around the corner! How is your progress with your projects, record books and plans for educational posters and demonstrations?

I will be out of the office beginning this afternoon - returning on August 1st. If you have questions about 4-H, please contact Randy Williams at or 509-869-1818. 
And don't forget to look on our website or the Grant-Adams-Lincoln 4-H Facebook Page for information!

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

Posters/Displays for “My Farm, Your Table” event
in Ritzville on September 8th.

Represent your 4-H Club or Family 4-H Group! Give the public an extra chance to see YOUR fair Educational Poster or join with others to create a new one just for this special event!

Topics could be about animal/poultry products or by-products, parts of the body and cuts of meat for your market animal species - - - Or include images from market animal to cut of meat – to recipe on plate, or similar farm to table theme. Contact Dusti Kissler at or Karen Robertson at or 509-659-3209 for details. Arrangements can be made at the end of the Lincoln County or Wheat Land Communities Fair to collect applicable posters. 4-H clovers added to your poster can help promote 4-H and will look good in the 4-H Promotion Section of your Permanent Record!
Preparing Youth for the Sale of their Market Livestock Project

This fact sheet was developed for 4-H leaders, parents, FFA advisors, or other adults who support youth raising market livestock.

Youth must be educated about and prepared for what will happen to their animals after market readiness has been achieved. Some suggestions that will help youth of various ages prepare for the sale and processing of their market animal are offered. 
Download the FREE Fact Sheet PDF

On hot days
Protect your Pet’s Feet from Heat, Burns
cid:image037.jpg@01D2FCBB.7F6A6A10 Summer time temperatures nearing or surpassing the century mark often occur during Inland Northwest summers. Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine reminds you to be aware of of hot pavement and truck beds for your pets.  Pictures show temperature in shade vs temperature on pavement.
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Remember pets when planning for a disaster

Pet owners should plan to evacuate early and take their pets with them in the event of a fire, flood, tornado or other disaster.
They should have a supply kit ready to grab, says Angela Clendenin, public information officer for the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences' Veterinary Emergency Team. Kits should include copies of relevant records and photographs, food, medications, a leash, identification tags and comfort items such as toys, among other items. More at
§  View AVMA's Saving the Whole Family brochure
Summer is flying by, and planning is well under way for 4-H Forum in October!!  A significant part of Forum is recognition of staff and volunteer during the Recognition Banquet on the Friday evening of Forum. 

PLEASE NOTE nominations for the following awards MUST BE RECEIVED by Tony Dell at the Puyallup address below by Tuesday, August 1!!  Below is a brief description of each award:

Salute to Excellence – Lifetime Volunteer Award
In recognition of a lifetime of volunteerism. Eligibility for this award is extended to those who have served as a 4-H volunteer for 10 years or more at the county or state level. The State Advisory Board will select one nominee for the award. That volunteer will be recognized at the State 4-H Forum Volunteer Recognition banquet. The nomination will be forwarded to the National 4-H Council, which will select a national award recipient from among all the state nominees.
Salute to Excellence – Volunteer of the Year
In recognition of outstanding volunteerism. Eligibility for this award is extended to those who have served as a 4-H volunteer for less than 10 years at the county or state level. The State Advisory Board will select one nominee for the award. That volunteer will be recognized at the State 4-H Forum Volunteer Recognition banquet. The nominee will be asked to complete a personal essay about their 4-H experience. The nomination and essay will be forwarded to the National 4-H Council, which will select a national award recipient from among all the state nominees.
Friend of Washington State 4-H
This award recognizes outstanding persons, businesses, or organizations that have contributed to making Washington State 4-H what it is today. The recipient of the award will be honored at the Volunteer Recognition Banquet at the State 4-H Forum. 
Washington State 4-H Volunteer’s Staff Award
This award recognizes outstanding staff members that have contributed to making Washington State 4-H what it is today. Eligibility includes any staff member at the county or state level who works cooperatively with volunteers and whose work has impacted 4-H at both the county and state levels. Nominations will be accepted from any County Leaders’ Council.
Washington State 4-H Alumni Award
In recognition of outstanding 4-H alumni who have contributed to Washington State 4-H. Eligibility is for any adult who is at least 23 years of age by September 1 of the current year, who was enrolled in 4-H as a youth and has made a significant contribution to 4-H and/or the community. Nominations will be accepted from any person or group in the 4-H family.
Heather Rider Leadership Award for Young Adults
This award recognizes the extraordinary leadership and service to others of a young person, aged 19-22 years as of September 1st of the current year. Heather Rider was a Cowlitz county 4-H member who was elected to serve as a State Ambassador and to the State 4-H Advisory Board. Heather was an exceptional young woman who touched many lies in her 4-H career before her life was cut short in September 2005. 

Note: The Outstanding County Leader Award nomination is not due till September 1st.

4-H Advisory Board
c/o Tony Dell
2606 W Pioneer
Puyallup, WA 98371-4998


Links to the nomination forms can be found at

FORUM Website:
Make it With Wool Contest

The Make It With Wool Contest has been promoting the versatility, beauty and wearability of wool since 1947! Contestants of all ages, from pre-teens through adults, sew, knit, crochet, weave or felt wool garments, which are judged on quality and presentation. In Washington, contests are held at six district locations throughout the state in October. The winners advance to the Washington state competition, and those winners advance to the national contest!
Through the contests, participants enjoy sharing their creativity and skills with each other and the public. Friendships are formed, precious memories are made, and life experiences are gained.
Won’t you join us, and Make It With Wool?!  For more information go to the website:
Fair Time is Around the Corner!

Moses Lake, WA
August 15 - 19, 2017
Theme: Blue Jeans, Burlap & Bales
Livestock, Poultry & Rabbits - July 10, 2017
Horse & Dog - August 1st, 2017
Still Life and all other - August 6th, 2017
For Assistance you may call the fair office at 509-765-3581 or email your questions to and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Davenport, WA
August 23 - 26 (Exhibits released on Aug. 27th)
Theme: The Fair Celebrating 80 years!
Website      Facebook
Educational Posters, 4-H Record Books, Livestock forms & fees due in Fair Office by August 4, 2017

Ritzville, WA  99169
August 31 - September 3, 2017
Theme: Red, White, & Blue - This Fair is for You
Website        Facebook
Record Books, Livestock & Horse Entries due August 15, 2017.

Othello, WA
September 13-16, 2017
Theme: A Diamond in the Desert
Online livestock registration now open!
Livestock registration closes August 23rd. For more information and entry forms, visit the Adams County Fair website, or contact the fair office at 488-2871

Puyallup, WA
September 1 - 24, 2017
(Fair will be closed Tuesdays and Wed 9/6)
4-H Fair Web Page     Washington State Fair Web Page

Note from Lincoln Co. Volunteer State 4-H Fair Coordinator, Terry Connolly:
Youth still-life entries - if you have potential  craft, sewing, and photograph entries done outside of 4-H (home, school, church, scouts, etc.) – you may enter them in the Lincoln Co. Fair!  Entries Needed!
AND IF you are enrolled in the related project and receive a blue, your item "may" be able to be entered in the State Fair. ('May" - because some items are too fragile, like legos.)  Depending on what is eligible, I will get Lincoln County’s entries to Puyallup by car or mail.  
Terry Connolly 509-988-0053
MORE Fair information on: (Check out the link to Other Fairs.)

Reminder: According to WA State 4-H Policy, 4-H project eligibility and competition divisions are now based on AGE as of Oct. 1st at the beginning of the 4-H Year - NOT Grade.  See page 9 of the WA State 4-H Policy and Procedure Handbook.
Lincoln Co. 
4-H Horse Program Meeting

Monday, August 14, 2017
6 PM - Davenport WSU Extension Office
I hope everyone (representatives from each Li. Co. club and family group with horse project members) can make it! We will go over vital fair, information stalls etc.
Thank you,
Robin Nachtigal   Email 
Lincoln County 4-H Horse Council Facilitator
Camp Na-Bor-Lee 2017
Top: Flag Lowering
Bottom: Just a few of the staff:
             BJ Hankel, Irene Rosenoff, Marcie Dayton, and Inge Gray

4-H Events Calendar

Camps        Fairs  

July 2017

4 – 4th of July Holiday – WSU Extension Offices Closed
4 – Horse Judging Clinic and Contest with Groom Squad Contest, Melody Riders Arena
10 – 4-H Fishing Derby at Camp Princess Pine
12-15 Camp Na-Bor-Lee
15 – 4-H and Open Horse Schooling ShowColville
15 Last Day to Enroll in 4-H or Add/Change Projects for This Year (Lincoln-East Adams)
15 Last day to submit Complete Livestock Judging Contest results to count towards State Fair Qualification
17 –  Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting  CANCELLED
29 – Entries due for Aug. 5-6 Horse Show in Chewelah
30 – Stevens Co. Dog and Cat State Qualifying Show

August 2017

4 – Livestock, Horse, Record Book, & Ed. Poster Entries due for Lincoln Co. Fair
5-6 – 4-H and Open Horse Show – Chewelah
13 – 20 Grant County Fair, Moses Lake, WA
13 – (East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council Mtg. – Time t.b.d.
14 – Lincoln Co. 4-H Horse Program Meeting – 6 PM
15 – Livestock, Horse, & Record Book Entries due for Wheat Land Communities Fair
24-26  Lincoln County Fair, Davenport, WA
24 – 27 NCW Fair, Waterville, WA
25-27 Clayton Community Fair
31 – Sept. 3 – Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville, WA – Facebook

September 2017

Aug. 31 – Sept. 3 – Wheat Land Communities Fair, Ritzville, Wa Facebook
1-24 State 4-H Fair, Puyallup
1 – WA 4-H Council Recommendations Due
1 –  WA State 4-H Advisory Board and Fair Board Applications Due
8 – From Our Farm to Your Table Event – Ritzville 
13-16 Adams County Fair – Othello, WA
23 – Cougar & Clover – Football – Pullman – Watch for details
28 – 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Moses Lake

October 2017

1 – New 4-H Year Begins
1-7 National 4-H Week
4 –  National 4-H Youth Science Day
11 – 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Ritzville
12 – Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) Conference- Workforce Prep – Watch for details
12  – 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Harrington or Davenport
18 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Moses Lake
20-22 State 4-H Forum, Grand Mound, WA
31 –  4-H Club/Group Annual End of the Year Financial Reporting and Secretaries’ Books Due

November 2017

13 –  4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training – Ritzville
29  – 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training – Moses Lake

December 2017

4-H Enrollments Due for returning clubs and members
1 4-H Chartered Club and Family Group Annual Plan for 2018 Due


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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