Photos from 2/13/17 Parli-Pro & Officers Roles Presentation
Sensational Saturday - March 4
Super Saturday - March 18
Ask DR. UNIVERSE - How do I program a computer?
4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Training - 2 opportunities!
Safely Scoop the Poop!
North Central WA Junior Livestock Show
Two Web Calendar Formats
4-H Shooting Sports Leader Trainings
4-H Scholarships
Teen Leadership Summit `17
Livestock Field Days
4-H Horse Program Notes
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Many clubs are working hard to schedule demonstrations and other activities around everyone's busy schedules. And catching up after all the winter weather cancellations have added to the challenge!

Few Lincoln and Adams area clubs are as large as the Reardan Livestock 4-H Club, but sometimes it's even hard to schedule a time when even a smaller group can all make the same date and time. Jenny Kane, General (head) Leader for Reardan Livestock is trying a new system this year to schedule club demonstrations so that all have an opportunity for their public presentations to be evaluated. Using a spread sheet in an online Club Google Drive folder - members/families can sign up for time slots. There are multiple volunteer judges available so that several members can present simultaneously. Members can also view the on-line sign-up sheet to choose which presentations to watch as their personal schedule allows. This strategy provides a little more flexibility as families try to juggle multiple activities and obligations. Jenny and other leaders and members are utilizing other Google Drive tools to post scheduling surveys, minutes, and various club management documents.

Click HERE for a description of Google Drive - but for specifics of how to utilize for 4-H club management, feel free to contact Jenny Kane at or 509-991-7717

Be sure and check out the variety of upcoming events listed in this newsletter and on the website calendars!

Have a great week!

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

Top Photo: Dakota Chapman presenting Parli-Pro and Officers Roles at the Adams Co. 4-H Leaders' Council Meeting on Feb. 13th at the Ritzville WSU Extension Office. (Due to lack of quorum, business meeting was not held.)

Bottom Photo: Sprague-Lamont 4-H Member, Steven Lutes,(2nd from left) plays the role of "Club President" in the Meeting Activity.  Dakota Chapman looks on from the left and Loi Lutes and Janette Hollenback are pictured on the right.
March 4, 2017
Community College, 985 S. Elm, Colville, WA

LOTS of COOL Workshop Topics!
No registration is required. Space for classes will be given on a first-come first-serve basis. It’s FREE to attend, but some workshops have a supply fee that the instructor will collect during class. Youth in grades K-12 are invited to attend classes throughout the day. 4-H members are encouraged to bring a friend. One adult chaperone is required for every five youth attending.
Free Pizza Lunch compliments of Stevens County 4-H Leaders' Council

Too many workshops to list here!
Subject areas include: Dog & Cat Trivia, Goats, Horses, Judging, Demonstrations, Photography, Crafts, Poultry, Garden, Cooking, Beekeeping,Livestock, and MORE!

See Flyer-Schedule: for details!

Information: Shannon Rowley - 509-684-2588 

March 18, 2017
Park Orchard Elementary School
417 N. Paxson Dr., Moses Lake, WA 98837
Weather forced the cancellation of the January Super Saturday.
But  KIMSeattle is returning for the RESCHEDULED Event on March 18th!

Put on a surgical gown, pull on some gloves, and pick up dissection tools to complete a full pig heart dissection!  
This KIMSeattle workshop module is suitable for Ages 8 and up. Students will learn about the cardiovascular system and also have hands on experience of dissecting a pig heart. Two sessions but they are filling up fast!

Please RSVP for the KIMSeatle workshop to Jeannie Kiehn  email or phone 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 ASAP for one of the two KIMSeattle workshop sessions.
No RSVP's required for the other workshops scheduled so far:
  • KIMSeattle – STEM Hands-On Activity – Dissecting a Pig Heart (RSVP to - necessary to participate) – Two 2 hour classes
  • Record Books – Best practices for 4-H record keeping – 10:00-11:00
  • Public Speaking – How to feel confident and be informative – Time TBA
  • Club Officer Responsibilities and Leading a Productive Club Meeting –Time TBA
  • Blue Ribbon Posters – What do they look like? – Time TBA
  • Pork Quality Assurance – 1:00-3:00
  • How Do You Mount Photos for Fair? – Time TBA
  • Final Drive Swine Showmanship Clinic – 3:00-4:00
  • Especially for Cloverbuds, ages 5-8 (although anyone can participate) – Cardboard livestock showmanship – decorate and show a cardboard pig, steer or lamb – Time TBA
  • Silent Auction with proceeds donated to the Burundi, Africa 4-H School Gardens – please bring something for the silent auction if possible – 9:30-3:00
  •  A pizza lunch will be available for $5 each


How do
I program a computer?
Everything our computers do, they do because we program them to do it. Maybe you want to design a game or an app that’s brand new. To create that game or app, you have to help your computer understand what to do.

And to do that, you have to learn its language. That’s what I found out from my friend Gina Sprint, a computer scientist at Washington State University. She’s really curious about how machines learn and how we can use technology to improve health.

Read more

4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Training

If you are planning to assist with the 4-H program this year, and you are not yet certified and enrolled, here are 2 more opportunities for you to complete the REQUIRED 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training session!

Pick One!

March 11, 2017
WSU Extension Office
205 W Main Ave., Ritzville, WA 99169

Check-in - 8:30-8:55, Training 9:00 am - Noon,
Optional Resource Resource Review - Noon - 12:30 

RSVP to Karen Robertson at or 509-659-3209
(Firm RSVPs so far from: Josh & Teresa C., Emily D., Cody F., Amber G., Carey G., Stacy H., Loi  L., & maybe Jo B.)


March 22, 2017
WSU Extension Office
1525 E Wheeler, Moses Lake, WA 98837

Location change to Grant Co. Fairgrounds if large number of RSVPs.
Check-in - 5:40 -5:55, Training 6:00 - 9:00 PM

RSVP to Jeannie Kiehn at 509-754-2011 ext. 4309 or email   Application and details on:

Please be sure your 4-H Volunteer Application is on file at the WSU Extension Office at least 10 days prior to attending training. Also, please complete the online Volunteer E-Learning PRIOR to attending 4-H 101 Part 2. 

Application and details on the online Part 1 - 4-H Volunteer E-Learning:
Your backyard flock can spread germs and illness. Salmonella germs may be on their bodies or in their poop, so wash your hands after touching or cleaning their coop! Tips to protect yourself from germs.
North Central Washington
Junior Livestock Show

Grant County Fairgrounds, Moses Lake, WA
March 30, 31 & April 1, 2017

Entry deadline extended to March 10, 2017

        Flyer & Premium Book      Entry Form
TWO Calendar Styles on the Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Website!
  • Grid Style - Month at a Glance
    Includes 4-H AND other Extension related topics
    Link is "Calendar" at the top right of most pages.
  • List Style - 4-H Events Calendar
    List of events, deadlines that may be of interest to Lincoln-Adams 4-H leaders, parents, and members. "4-H Events Calendar" Link is a "sub-category" in the menu under "4-H Youth Development."

    Note: Many Fairs & Livestock Shows are NOT included in the list.
    Click on Fairs for local fairs and "Other Fairs" from that page for MORE Fairs and Livestock Shows.

Training for
4-H Shooting Sports 
Project Leaders

Several opportunities to complete certification to be a 4-H Shooting Sports Project Leader.
Archery 4-H Shooting Sports Training
March 24 – Newoport Extension (or online via Zoom)
AND March 25 – in Newport

Washington State 4-H Shooting Sports Training
Okanogan County Riverside Shooting Range

April 7, 8, & 9, 2017
Training Disciplines Offered: Archery & Rifle

4-H Shooting Sports Training
April 22 & 23, 2017
Coeur d’Alene, ID
Possible Disciplines: Archery, Hunting, Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun

Details and links to registration forms available on:

Scholarship Applications

Scholarship deadlines are just around the corner!
Check out WSU College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences opportunities HERE
Information on Lincoln-Adams 4-H Scholarships is available HERE - Deadline March 15, 2017

WA State 4-H Scholarships (Deadline March, 15, 2017) and scholarship application packet is available HERE . 

You will also find the link to the Avista-NWFCS, Garber, and WSU CAHNRS scholarship information but the actual APPLICATION for those scholarships is:
Teen Leadership Summit '17
Calling All Middle School Youth
4-H Teen Leadership Summit Is JUST for you!
April 1-2
Registration deadline: March 20, 2017
For information:

This leadership building event is planned and facilitated by the 4-H State Ambassadors. Workshops, activities, speakers, FUN is focused on your needs and wants. 6-10th graders have the opportunity to develop leadership skills including goal setting, meeting facilitation, communication, planning and leading activities, youth/adult partnerships, cultural awareness, time management, and public speaking.
Livestock Field Days!
March 11
4-H and FFA Beef Field Day,

Registration DUE March 6, 2017  - Registration is capped at 100 participants
Topics of discussion include: Health Care; Selection, Nutrition and Feeding of the Project Animal; Taste Test Panel; Livestock Judging; Quality Animal Care; the Stocker-Feed Project, fitting and showing demonstration and much more.
March 25 
4-H and FFA Goat/Sheep Field Day, Asotin 

Registration DUE March 20, 2017 - Registration is capped at 100 participants

4-H Horse Program
Upcoming Dates More information on:
*Non-4-H horse event -provided for your information with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by WSU Extension or 4-H is implied.
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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