Fair Reminders
Notes for WLCF Animal Exhibitors
WA State 4-H Fair
Lincoln Co. 4-H Leader & Member of the Year
4-H 101 Leader Education
Enrollment for the New 4-H Year
WA State 4-H Forum
Lincoln-Adams WSU & 4-H Contacts
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fair season continues! Congratulations and thank you to all who entered in or assisted with last week's Lincoln County Fair. Good luck and have fun to all who plan to enter and/or assist/attend this week's Wheat Land Communities Fair!

Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it.
The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character.
T. Allan Armstrong
Karen Robertson, WSU Extension Program Assistant
Lincoln-Adams or 509-659-3209
Fair Reminders
Check out our 4-H Fair Pages for updates:

Wheat Land Communities Fair
September 1 - 4, 2016 - "All American Fair"
Website         2016 Exhibitors Guide   Schedule

Move-in day: Wednesday, August 31. 
See article "Notes for WLCF Animal Exhibitors"  below and the WLCF Exhibitors Guide for more details.

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 available on:
See State Fair Article in this newsletter.

Notes for Animal Exhibitors
Arriving at the
Wheat Land Communities Fair
on August 31st.
Arrival Times:
4-8 PM           Enter livestock & non-livestock exhibits
Fair veterinarian will inspect all classes of livestock and poultry (including horses, pet animals, rabbits, fur-bearing animals, pigeons, ducks, geese and turkeys) before they are unloaded. All livestock should be washed prior to entry in fair and transported in trailers or trucks that have been cleaned.
Weigh-In Schedule:
4-8 PM    - Wednesday        Sheep & Goats
4-8 PM    - Wednesday        Swine
8    PM    - Wednesday        All Animal  Exhibits in Place
8:15 PM  - Wednesday        ALL Livestock Exhibitors Meeting

7-8 AM    - Thursday            Beef
Appropriate Attire:
            Be sure to wear proper attire when handling your animals—this especially applies to shoes.  At all times individuals need to have on appropriate shoes when working around large livestock (goats, sheep, swine, cattle, and horses)—preferably closed-toe shoes/boots. 
NO FLIP FLOPS at the scales!
Market Animal Health Record/Quality Assurance Form:
All exhibitors must provide 3 copies of a signed Market Animal Health Record at the vet check for each animal that will be be sold through the WLCF Market Livestock Sale. Individuals may obtain copies . . .  .Complete Article: Notes for Livestock Exhibitors Arriving at the WLCF – 2016
WA State 4-H Fair - September 2 - 25, 2016
The Washington State 4-H Fair in Puyallup, WA is an opportunity for 4-H youth to showcase their achievements and talents as they work toward building successful futures.  There are a variety of ways to be involved; some require "pre-qualification" but some items/activities can be entered for State Fair without prior exhibition.   Below are just a few of the State Fair opportunities. Details are in the State 4-H Fair Exhibitors Guide 

4-H Presentations - Junior, Intermediate, and Senior 4-H members who earn a blue ribbon in the Demonstration contest at the Wheat Land Communities Fair can enter the State Fair 4-H Presentation Contest. Several blue ribbon winners from the Lincoln Co. Fair are planning to give their presentations in Puyallup!
4-H'ers participating at the WLCF should let Carla Jerue know  if you would like to go if you qualify. Packets with contest information and passes will be provided to qualifiers who confirm that they will participate in the State 4-H Fair!

Commodity Presentations have extra cash prizes and are open to intermediates and seniors who receive a blue ribbon placing at the county level.  This year the demonstration can be about any commodity grown in WA State. These demonstrations include preparing a food dish (using supplies and equipment that you provide) and have special guidelines and judging criteria.

4-H Still-Life Project Exhibits (Arts, Crafts, Photography, Clothing & Textiles, Foods, etc.) 4-H Junior, Intermediate, or Senior 4-H member must have been ENROLLED in the specific project by the Lincoln-Adams project enrollment deadline of July 15th for Lincoln Co. or WLC Fair blue ribbon winners to be eligible for State 4-H Fair entry. Several Lincoln Co. Fair blue ribbon winners sent their still life exhibits on to State Fair! (East) Adams Co. 4-H'ers who wish to send any WLCF blue ribbon entries on to State Fair should visit with Carla Jerue during the WLCF or at 509-235-8334 for instructions and details. Be prepared to fill out WA State 4-H entry forms and entry/claim tags. 

Small Animal Exhibits 
Jr., Intermediate, and Senior 4-H'ers enrolled in small animals, i.e. rabbits or poultry, who receive blue ribbons at the WLCF MAY be able to exhibit at Puyallup, providing there is still room. Contact Carla Jerue AND Karen Robertson 509-659-3209 ASAP, at the latest by noon on Friday, September 2nd if interested.

Lincoln County 4-H
Leader and Member of the Year


8/30/16 - By Joy Wilken
As the President of the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders' Council I am proud to announce our 2016 Lincoln County 4-H Leader and Member of the Year.  This announcement was given to the fair rodeo announcer to make Saturday night but it was overlooked and for this we apologize.  We are proud of all our of 4-H Leaders and Members - many of whom received nominations during the last month.

The 2016 4-H Leader of the Year is Jennifer Singer.  Jennifer has been a certified leader with Odessa Jr Livestock Club for 7 years, and stepped up to take the head leader position 5 years ago.  Nominators applauded her willingness to help all kids learn, her fortitude to stick with any job until it is done and making 4-H fun.  One youth said she had taught them 'many life skills' which is what 4-H is all about.  Jennifer will be recognized at the WA State 4-H Leaders Forum in Pasco October 21st.  She will also be recognized at the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Council meeting in October, date to be scheduled.  Her poster displayed at the State Recognition Banquet will return to be displayed locally as well.  Congratulations Jennifer.

2016 4-H Member of the Year is Tayson Gerdes.  Tayson is an Intermediate member of the Reardan 4-H Livestock Club.  He was highly commended for his willingness to step forward and help other competitors to have a great fair experience, 4-H members or not.  He stepped forward to help a young exhibitor to handle heavy lifting, he was positive, polite and took on extra chores to make 4-H at the fair look great.  Tayson will be recognized at the Lincoln County 4-H Leaders Council meeting in October as well.  Congratulations Tayson, and thank you for being a great example of a 4-H Member.

Please join me in reaching out to recognize the exception efforts displayed by both Jennifer as a Leader and Tayson as a member, displaying 4-H Making the Best Better. 
Joy Wilken
Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders' Council President

4-H 101
Leader Education Sessions
Please share this information with ANY adult who plans to lead or assist in a 4-H Club, 4-H Family, or County 4-H Program role and who was not enrolled and certified this past 4-H year.

4-H 101 Leader Education sessions scheduled so far for this fall are as follows:
  • November 9 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 8:30 – Davenport or Ritzville

  • November 10 – Part 2 – 6:00 – 8:30 – Moses Lake

  • November 16 – Part 3 – 6:00 – 8:30 – Davenport or Ritzville

  • November 17 – Part 3 – 6:00 – 8:30 – Moses Lake

    4-H 101 Part 1 is an online training.  Register and Complete Basic Volunteer Training – E-learning Modules for Volunteers  – PRIOR to attending Parts 2 and/or 3.The Password is “volunteer.” Print off the certificate at the end of each module to provide to Extension Office as proof of completion! If you are unable to access or have technical difficulties completing the on-line module, let us know. We will provide an alternative method. Contact Karen Robertson 509-659-3209.

    If you can only attend training if held on a Saturday, please let us know ASAP!  If we get enough “Saturday requests” from people who have submitted a 4-H Volunteer Application, we will set up  4-H 101 Part 2 and Part 3 for a Saturday.

    All 3 Parts and responses from references are required for initial 4-H volunteer certification and enrollment. Parts 2 and 3 can be taken in any order. Returning certified 4-H leaders are welcome but not required to take any part as a refresher.

    More detail and Lincoln-Adams 4-H Volunteer Application available on: 

We must have your Lincoln-Adams 4-H Volunteer Application on file at LEAST 1 week PRIOR to attending your first 4-H 101 session.

Submit your 4-H Volunteer Application if it isn't already on file.
Lincoln-Adams: Contact  Karen Robertson or 509-659-3209 
Grant-Adams contact Jeanie Kiehn 509-754-2011 ext. 4309

RSVP ASAP if interested! Must have at least 5 firm RSVP's to schedule!
Davenport/Ritzville Locations will be determined by the residences of the majority of the first 5 who have submitted their application and RSVP for specific dates.
Enrollment for the New 4-H Year

Details coming soon!
  • General (Head) Leaders for Clubs & Family 4-H Groups will be REQUIRED to attend a WSU Extension 4-H Enrollment Night.
    Project, Activity, Resource, and prospective leaders will be welcome to attend.
  • 4-H Enrollment Night dates & locations will be announced soon.
  • Adult Volunteers will receive information to begin their 4hOnline enrollment process in mid-September.
  • Youth Members will receive information to begin their 4hOnline enrollment process for the 2016-2017 4-H year AFTER the required 4-H Enrollment Nights.
  • QUESTIONS? Contact Lauren Hrncirik, Randy Williams, or Karen Robertson. See "Contact List" at end of this Newsletter.
  • Reminder: 4-H volunteers are REQUIRED to report their (non-Family 4-H) volunteer hours! Info at

WA State 4-H Forum!
In Pasco, WA
October 21 - 23, 2016
Hands-on Workshops to make the best better, amazing speakers, live & silent auctions, 4-H recognition banquet and Washington State 4-H Hall of Fame, district meetings to catch up with your neighboring counties, and State 4-H Council Session and County Caucuses.

Get new ideas for your club, group, or program! Share experiences and discuss challenges with other leaders and 4-H staff from around WA State!

The Forum location moves around the state from year to year. This year it's relatively close! All adult and teen leaders should plan to attend!  You can pick one day or attend the entire event. Check with your 4-H Leader's Council for possible support $ to attend! The schedule, an awesome list of workshops, and registration information 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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