Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council/Recognition - Tues. Sept. 6th!
(East) Adams Co 4-H Leaders' Council
(East) Adams Co 4-H Achievement Program 
4-H Kick-Off Events
Livestock Quality Assurance
4-H Volunteer Leader Training
My Farm, Your Table - This Friday
   See Greg Peterson of Peterson Farm Bros.!
West Nile Virus Update
4-H Events Calendar
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Hope those of you who have participated at fairs in the last month had great experiences! And some of you will be attending fairs this month!
Want to share? Complete the following statement and send to me.
Include a photo if you want!
My favorite memory from the __________ Fair is _________ .

Please read the rest of the E-News for some important dates coming up!

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

Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council
Recognition Night & Meeting! 

THIS TUESDAY! September 6, 2017
6:00 PM at The Art Room - Harrington Opera House, Willis St. Entrance

4-H Leader & Member of the Year Awards
Best 4-H Story Awards
Pig Money
Storage Unit Update
Camp Update
Extension Updates:
New State 4-H Membership Fees
Enrollment Dates

Questions? More Agenda Items? Contact Joy Wilken 509-257-2319 or Randy Williams at 509-869-1818.

(East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Meeting! 

September 27, 2017
WSU Extension Office, 205 W. Main Ave., Ritzville, WA

Potential Agenda Items include:

  • Management details for the new WA State 4-H Enrollment Fee
  • Leaders’ Council Executive Board Nominations
  • Fundraising & Budget Planning
  • ?

Feel free to bring brown bag dinner or coordinate food order from local restaurant or organization. :-}
Microwave and table top oven available.

Questions? More Agenda Items? Contact Camille Nelson 659-0832 or Randy Williams at 509-869-1818.

More information on 4-H Leaders’ Council:

(East) Adams 4-H Achievement Program
Sunday, October 22, 2017
1:00 PM - Ritzville Grade School Cafeteria

Watch for details from the Achievement Program Committee:
Erika Hennings & Camille Nelson
─  September 28, 2017 – Moses Lake – Location TBA
     RSVP* to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011
─  October 11, 2017 – Ritzville WSU Extension Office
     RSVP* to Karen Robertson 509-659-3209
─  October 12, 2017 – Lincoln Co. Public Works Bldg., Davenport, WA
      RSVP* to Karen Robertson 509-659-3209
─  October 18, 2017 – Moses Lake - Location TBA
      RSVP* to Jeannie Kiehn 509-754-2011

*RSVP helpful for handouts and food estimates
Start Time: 5:30 p.m. Meet & Greet
Program Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
–   General (head) Leaders of 4-H Clubs and Family 4-H Groups
–   Any 4-H Leaders with Club or Program Financial Responsibilities
–   Potential New General Leaders of 4-H Clubs or Family 4-H Groups
–   Project, Activity, and Resource Leaders
–   Parents Interested in Knowing More About 4-H Clubs and Leadership
4-H 101 Volunteer Leader Training
Are you thinking about starting a new 4-H club or family 4-H group? Are willing to assist as a volunteer with 4-H for the first time or after a break in service?  If so, please contact Karen Robertson, ; 509-659-3209

4-H 101 Part 1 Volunteer Leader Training (Prerequisite for 4-H 101 Part 2):
─ Completed WSU 4-H Volunteer Application on file at the Extension office.
─ Complete Online:  Volunteer E-Learning Modules.
─ Complete Online:  "Put the Child First" WSU Child Protection Volunteer Training Video.
4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training
There are TWO 2017 Fall/Winter 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training Options for Grant, Adams, and Lincoln Counties.
Option ONE:
     Adams County, WSU Extension Office, 205 W Main Ave., Ritzville
     November 13, 2017
     5:40 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
     RSVP required to Karen Robertson at 509-659-3209 or
Option TWO:                     
      Grant County, WSU Extension Office, Moses Lake
      November 29, 2017
      5:40 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      RSVP required to Jeannie Kiehn at 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or

More info and Word version of Volunteer Application on:
Note:  Minimum of five RSVPs required to hold a training.

What is West Nile virus?

West Nile virus can be a serious, even fatal, illness. It can affect people, horses, birds, and other animals. In 1999, West Nile virus first appeared in the United States in New York City. Since that time, it has spread rapidly throughout the country. In Washington, the first cases of people becoming ill from West Nile virus were reported in 2006.

This week, DOH received additional reports of WNV cases.

2017 West Nile Virus Activity in Washington

Humans: 1 out-of-state acquired

Horses: 7 (Some of these were LOCAL!)

Birds: 1

Mosquito Samples: 29
More information about WNV and its activity in our state, visit the DOH WNV website

Links to information on WNV for Horse Owners is available on:

For specific information about the disease in horses and prevention: A Free owners presentation can be viewed at:

4-H Events Calendar

(Not all fairs/shows are posted below)

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
6 – Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council Meeting – Harrington, WA
8 – From Our Farm to Your Table Event – Ritzville 
13-16 Adams County Fair – Othello, WA
16 – WA State Fair 4-H Livestock Judging Contest – Puyallup
22 - (East) Adams Co. 4-H Achievement Program - 1 pm - Ritzville
23 – Cougar & Clover – Football – Pullman – Watch for details
27 – (East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council – Ritzville
28 – 4-H New Year Kick-Off -Grant-Adams-Lincoln –  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 – Adams-Grant-Lincoln – Ritzville
12 – Pathways to Prosperity (P2P) Conference- Workforce Prep – Watch for details
11 - 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Lincoln-Adams-Grant – Ritzville
12  – 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Lincoln-Adams-Grant – Davenport
18 – 4-H New Year Kick-Off – Grant-Adams-Lincoln – Moses Lake
20-22 State 4-H Forum, Grand Mound, WA
22 – East Adams Co. 4-H Achievement Program – 1 PM – Ritzville Grade School
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

January 2018

Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
Lauren Hrncirik Scanga, M.S.
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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