Market Lamb Showmanship - Part I
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
4-H Leaders' Council Meetings
2016 Rockin' Rooster Poultry Palooza
4-H Green Horse Clinic
4-H Working Ranch Horse - Horsemanship Clinic
Misc. Horse Events from Grant-Adams 4-H
4-H Teen Conference - Scholarship App due May 1st!
Grant Co. and Adams Co. Fair Superintendents Needed
4-H International Exchange Programs
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Monday, April 25, 2016

I was out of the office last Friday, attending a Tri-State 4-H Faculty & Staff Conference in Spokane so I'm  trying to "catch up" this week! Hope you enjoyed the awesome weather we had! It's a little more "seasonable" this week, even a touch of frost in my garden this morning - but still, for April we can't complain! And the daylight hours are increasing by the day! I wish the usual comment "the days are getting longer" was  really true! Couldn't we all use a few more hours in our days?!

Many of you are getting ready for the Spokane Jr. Livestock Show. Good luck and have fun!

Remember - send me a short blurb and/or photo of what you and/or your 4-H group are doing! Would love to share in this newsletter!

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

Market Lamb Showmanship (Part I)
by Randy Williams,
Lincoln/East Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
Showmanship may be the single most important quality necessary for success in the animal show ring. A lamb showman is responsible for presenting his/her lamb in a manner that promotes the animal’s strengths and de-emphasizes its weaknesses. Concentrating on the development of proper showmanship skills will improve your chance of success. The combination of a high quality showman and a high-quality lamb makes a very competitive team. Market Lamb Showmanship -Part I
Na-Bor-Lee 4-H Youth Camp
Counselor applications and Camper Registration flyers are available! 
Counselor Application deadline: May 2nd
Camper Registration deadline: June 10th

For ALL youth - not just 4-H club members!
Four fun-filled days of tent camping, swimming, crafts, classes, campfires, games and much, much more on the banks of Lake Roosevelt. Camp is geared for campers 2nd – 6th grade. 
Forms & Information:
4-H Leaders Council Meetings

(East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders' Council
? Wednesday, April 27th ?  - NOT CONFIRMED
5:30 pm at the Ritzville WSU Extension Office
Information: Camille Nelson

Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council
Tuesday, May 10th - 6 PM
The Art Room at the Harrington Opera House
Information: Joy Wilken

More Information on:
2016 Rockin’ Rooster Poultry Palooza
May 7
We’d like to welcome all of the Pacific Northwest’s poultry people to our 4th annual youth-only show. This will be a great opportunity to practice, gain knowledge and make new friends. This show is being put on by the kids of the Rockin’ Roosters’ 4-H Club (Clark/Skamania Counties), with adults to help us through the process.

Our show is geared to both younger exhibitors who are new to poultry and the older kids who are veterans of the county fairs. To those of you who have never shown before, we are always ready to answer your questions! We are here to make this show the best experience possible for everyone involved.

We hope to see all of you at our show. Thank you for your generous support.  Information and entry forms can be found here:

4-H Green Horse Clinic
Saturday, May 13th  3 – 6 pm
Spokane County Fair Grounds

Registration due by May 6th
Registration Flyer
Only $15 per youth

Activities that will happen that day:  Groundwork, In-hand trail obstacles, Preparation for saddling and riding, Colt starting methods, and much more!!

How to make your experience a success:
1. All participants must be on time.
2. All horses 4-H certified and safe.
3. Required equipment
    a. Rope halter and long lead rope.
    b. Helmet, long pants/riding boots with heel. Dress in  layers
    c. Training stick/flag
    d. Saddle and pad

Contact: Kate McCloskey – 509-477-2165 or email.

4-H Working Ranch Horse:
Horsemanship Clinic

Spokane County Fair Grounds
Sunday, May 14, 2016 10 am – 6 pm 
Registration due by  May 6th

Registration Flyer

Activities that will happen that day:  Horsemanship, Ranch Roping,  Animal Science,  Low Stress Sorting, and much more!

How to make your experience a success:
1. All participants must be on time.
2. All horses 4-H certified and safe.
3. All tack must be ranch horse appropriate:
    a. Rope halter and long lead rope.
    b. Helmet, long pants/riding boots with heel. Dress in layers
    c. Rope/lariat: Suggestions North 40 Poly 9.0. Not required.
    d. Breast collar & Back cinch (strongly recommended) .

Contact: Kate McCloskey – 509-477-2165 or email.

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, with Jackie Gudmanson is the instructor. 
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.
4-H Teen Conference
at the WSU campus in Pullman, WA  -
July 10 - 12, 2016
Registration opens May 9th
But Conference SCHOLARSHIP App due May 1st!
Recipients will receive notification by May 6th.
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:
4-H Fair Building Superintendents Needed
 Grant County Fair (Moses Lake) and Adams County Fair (Othello)
4-H Fair Superintendents are an important part of the Grant County Fair and the Adams County Fair and the WSU Extension Youth Development Program.  Both Grant County and Adams County 4-H Buildings are in desperate need of volunteer superintendents.  Without the help of volunteers, we cannot function smoothly.  If we can get one superintendent per project, it would lessen the load on everyone.  Our youth take great pride in their projects and you, our parents, volunteers and community members are their stability.  
The remaining project areas that require superintendents for Grant County are: 
·        Creative Arts                   ·  Food & Nutrition
·        Clothing & Textiles           ·  Gardening 
·        Educational Posters        · Record Books
·        Secretary Books              ·  4-H Building Ambassadors
For Adams County, two general 4-H superintendents would suffice.  Names need to be in to the fair offices ASAP in order to be added to the exhibitors guide.  If you are interested, please contact Jeannie Kiehn at the Grant-Adams Extension office. 509-754-2011 ext. 4309
2016 Marks the 44th anniversary of Washington State participating in the one month International Exchange with Japan.  We are 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
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