2016 Teen Conference
Fair Reminders
4-H License Plates
Important Information on "4-H Age"
Lincoln Co. 4-H Silent Auction Items Needed
Lincoln-Adams WSU Website New Look
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Wow! We still have a a little over a month of summer left! Hope you get a chance to be active and outside! Also - many of you are wrapping up your 4-H projects and/or preparing to exhibit your accomplishments at one or more 4-H Fairs. 

Remember when you put your best foot forward and make your best better in a public arena, whether as a youth member, 4-H leader, or 4-H parent - you are also representing your 4-H club/group AND the County, State, and National 4-H program!! Be positive and be proud! You never know who is watching and what you might be teaching by your example!

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

PS I will be out of the office July 22nd - Aug. 1st. If you have a question, please use the contact list at the end of this E-News to reach the appropriate person.

Teen Representatives from Grant, Adams and Lincoln Counties Had a Great Time at State Teen Conference
“On July 10th, Grant Co. volunteer 4-H leader and chaperone, Robin Armacost-Felton accompanied teen representatives from Grant, Adams and Lincoln Counties to the State 4-H Teen Conference on the WSU Campus in Pullman, WA.  They spent their time at workshops highlighting career opportunities and leadership and touring WSU.  They had a fantastic time getting to know other 4-H teens from around the state and learning more about Washington State University.  They had such a wonderful experience that they plan on attending again next year.”
Teen Conference Dinner
Pictured above:  Maya Armacost, Emily Carlson, Isabella Pruneda, and Madaline Schumway. Not pictured: Spencer Talbot
Cheese Making Class at the WSU Creamery
Fair Reminders
Check out our 4-H Fair Pages for updates:
Note: Due to the new website revision - I have not had an opportunity to update & edit the web pages for the past few weeks. I will work on website updates when I return from vacation the first week of August.

Lincoln County Fair
August 25 - 26, 2016 - "Country Roots & Cowboy Boots"
Website           2016 Premium Book
Due Date is Friday, August 5 for ALL Livestock entries, horse entries, educational posters, and 4-H Record Books. 

Wheat Land Communities Fair
September 1 - 4, 2016 - "All American Fair"
Due date is August 15, 2016 for Livestock Entries, Public Presentations (Demonstrations), and 4-H Record Books.
Website         2016 Exhibitors Guide

Adams County Fair (Othello)
September 14 - 17, 2016 - "Boots, Chaps 'N Cowboy Hats"
Online Livestock Registration opened July 1, 2016

WA State Fair
September 2 - 25, 2016 (Closed on Tuesdays)
Links to information will be available on:
Now is a Great Time to "Clover Up" Your Vehicle and Help Raise Funds for Your County Council!
The Washington State 4-H Foundation is offering to donate back to your county the $28 in proceeds it receives from the purchase of any new 4-H license plate from now through December 31, 2016.  What a great way to raise awareness and show your support for the 4-H Program AND give back to your own county!
And it’s so easy!  When you receive your vehicle registration renewal notice, go to your county auditor's office or other vehicle licensing sub-agent and explain that you want the "4-H" special license plate.  If you’re purchasing a new plate, you can even select the 4-H specialty plate online!
Gayle Ashworth, Fiscal Analyst
Washington State 4-H Foundation  
2606 W Pioneer
Puyallup WA  98371-4998
(253) 445-4570  (Office)
 "4-H Age"

Even though it’s summer-time – if you are a YOUTH member, your age group for 4-H activities for THIS current 4-H year (Oct. 2015 – Sept. 30th) is based on your age & grade as of last January 1, 2016. This means that PRIMARY
4-H’ers  ( K – 2nd graders this past year) should NOT be handling large animals as 4-H’ers.
This includes club workshops/clinics/practices, parades, shows, fairs, etc. This is an important liability issue! If an accident happened your leader(s) could be held personally liable! The 4-H Program could also be jeopardized!
Note that starting this fall there will be new rules covering 4-H age divisions. “Primary” members will be called “Cloverbuds” (the name for this age group in most of the country.) And the age groups will be determined on AGE only (not grade) as of Oct. 1 of the current 4-H year (Oct 1 through September 30):
  • Cloverbuds: 5 to 7 years of age
  • Junior: 8 to 10 years of age
  • Intermediate: 11 to 13 years of age
  • Senior: 14 to less than 19 years of age
Cross-age division competitive events are not allowed.

Members must have reached their 8th birthday by October 1st of the current 4-H year to be eligible for:
  • Competitive situations, including livestock shows or sales
  • Enrollment in large animal projects including beef, dairy, goat, equine, sheep llama, and swine
  • Enrollment in shooting sports projects
  • Enrollment in projects using motorized vehicles
  • Enrollment in food preservation projects
Cloverbuds may participate in age-appropriate activities and projects (including Pygmy or Miniature Goat.)
If you can't see the image below:
Hey YOU! Donations needed for the Silent Auction @ fair Aug. 25-27.
Drop off items at the Li. Co. Fairgrounds Office or Hub International in Davenport - or call Joy Wilken at 509-257-2319
New Look for the Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website!

The new address is:

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 AFTER August 1st. 

I will work on updates and more content revisions in August.
 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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