Rabbit & Guinea Pig Show
Lincoln County 4-H Leaders' Council Meeting
4-H Shooting Sports Leaders Training
New Videos on the U.S. Pork Information Gateway
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp - Counselors still needed!
New Crop Scholarship for Lincoln Co. 4-H & FFA
Youth sessions at Spokane Area Sheep Producers Field Day
4-H Horse Project - link to events listing
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, May 6, 2016

Do you like to see and read about what Lincoln County and (East) Adams County 4-H members and leaders are doing? I do! So if you have photos and/or news to share about what you've done or what you're planning to do . . . send to me so we can share it in this E-News!

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

Inland Empire Rabbit Breeders Association
& Davenport 4-H Rabbit and Guinea Pig Show
May 20-21

Davenport, WA at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds.
Friday Night:Youth Rabbit Show & Pet Show for Rabbits and Guinea Pigs. Saturday: 2 Open Rabbit Shows, Guinea Pig Show, Showmanship for Cavies and Rabbits, Costume Contest for Cavies and Rabbits, Carrot Eating Contest for Rabbits and Cavies. Questions? Contact Kathlene Shumway email: or (509)993-8992. Entry forms at

Lincoln County
4-H Leaders' Council Meeting

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 6 PM

The Art Room in the Harrington Opera House
303 W Willis St. Entrance, Harrington, WA

EVERYONE is welcome to attend council meetings & more input would be greatly appreciated.
Agenda items include: meet with Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator; scholarships; 4-H opportunities; and upcoming plans. If you have items you would like added to the agenda, please contact Joy Wilken at 257-2319 or 

IF there is a strong enough internet signal, Karen Robertson will provide 4hOnline assistance following the Council meeting.

See Leaders' Council Page:
Washington State 4-H Shooting Sports Leaders Training
When:    May 14 & 15, 2016
Where:   Wenatchee Rifle and Revolver Club
2800 #2 Canyon Rd, Wenatchee, WA
Cost:      $50 for single discipline, $75 for two disciplines
Training Disciplines Offered: Archery, Rifle, & Shotgun
(minimum of 5 participants needed/discipline)

They would love to fill up classes, and need a minimum of 5 participants for a disiscipline to be held ( Archery, Rifle, Shotgun).  Note: All leaders will  also be  required to do a classroom session via zoom. One will be offered May 9, 6:30 pm-9pm and one will be offered May 17, 6:30pm. Training certificates will not be released until this classroom session has been finished.

Registration forms and fees must be received by Tuesday, May 10, 2016.

  Registration Form/Waiver. (
New Videos Available on the U.S. Pork Information Gateway
The U.S. Pork Information Gateway has recently published a variety of new videos that will be helpful for youth raising and showing pigs.  WSU Extension has published their video “Pig Handling and Training Techniques for 4-H and FFA Youth, Leaders, and Advisors on this website.  This educational video provides views with information on basic pig behavior, safe animal handling guidelines.  The video can be watched at 
Dr. Jodi Sterle, Iowa State University Swine Extension Specialist, has also developed 10 short videos that are posted on the Pork Information Gateway website that would be very beneficial for youth raising show pigs.  Each short-video is 2-3 minutes in length and can be watched for free at  The topics covered are Weighing Pigs, Walking Pigs, Record Keeping, Pig Comfort, Measuring Feed and Feeding Pigs, Loading the Trailer, Daily Care, Biosecurity, Daily Observation, and Basic Pig Handling and Training

Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp

Who:    Open to applicants who have completed
2nd – 6th grade.  4-H membership is NOT required.  Limited to the First 50 applications postmarked by June 10th.
What:   Four fun-filled days of tent camping, swimming, crafts, classes, campfires, games and much, much more!
When:  Wednesday, July 13th to Saturday, July 16th
Where: Camp Na-Bor-Lee is located on Lake Roosevelt about 15 miles northwest of Fort Spokane.

Cost:    The cost for this fun-filled camp is just $100 ($75 each additional child in the immediate family).
Forms & Information:

Leadership Development Opportunity:  Counselors and Counselors in training (Grades 7 and up) are still needed for Camp Na-Bor-Lee! Deadline for application extended to May 20th!  Applications at and if anyone has questions they can contact Marci Dayton at 509-994-7607 or Karen in the Extension Office at 509-659-3209.
We are saddened by the loss of Jodi Piper to her family, to her community, to 4-H, and the world. Please support Mike, Justin, & Emma as they grieve. Memorial Service details HERE
The New Crop 2016 Scholarship Application
The New Crop Scholarship Fund is open to any Lincoln County, WA student in grades K-12 looking to expand their agriculture experience in the 2016/2017 school year. Funding is available for any NEW agriculture project. Projects should be something the student has not done previously. Crop projects are also welcome. Students are required to be under the supervision of a FFA or 4H leader. One letter of reference must be submitted with the application & an interview is also required. Scholarship finalists will be asked to assist in serving at The Davenport Farmers Market annual Farm to Table Dinner on July 30th. This dinner is our primary source of funding for the scholarship program and it is important for the students to be there. Please contact Tammy Merrill (509-280-9896) with questions.
The Spokane Area Sheep Producers (SASP) Field Day 2016
includes two sessions for Youth:
- Quality Assurance and Animal Care
- Sheep & Lamb Selection 
Several other interesting events on 
Saturday, May 21st - 9 am to 4 pm
Clayton Community Fairgrounds.

Information on the 4-H Livestock Page:

4-H Horse Project
News & Announcements
Some new  information has been added since last week. One of the new items is an English Equitation Event on May 17th in Moses Lake. They even have extra English tack available for those who want to try it!  Details and a long list of current horse activities (too long for this space) is available on:

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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