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Post Rock District 4-H Events

For State & District 4-H News and additional information concerning these events, see our 4-H Newsletter and Post Rock District 4-H Insider Experience on Facebook.

48 Hours of 4-H - Inspire Kids To Do

4-H members have long been known for their involvement in community service. 48 Hours
of 4-H allows us to focus on one weekend of service across out state on October 8-9. It is a
perfect opportunity to setup a Service Project. For more information, go to: Register 48
Hours of 4-H project website.

 

Animal Science Webinar Series

On the fourth Monday of each month, Kansas 4-H is hosting a webinar focused on all things animal science. This series gives members an opportunity to learn more about the livestock industry, career opportunities and good animal husbandry practices. Register and learn more at the Animal Science project webpage.

 

Conservation District Photo Contest

This is a photography contest for youth 18 and younger. Each county Conservation District can submit one photo each year. Entrants may compete in the contest conducted by the conservation district in which they reside, or in the conservation district where they physically attend school. Entrants may participate in only one district photo contest. Here is a link to the rules and entry form.

 

District Officer Training

Save the date for Post Rock District's Officer Training on Saturday morning, November 5 in
Lincoln! Youth and adults are welcome to learn about their important 4-H Club role and
develop leadership skills! Complete details will be released in the October 4-H Newsletter.

 

4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl

The 2022 Kansas 4-H Dog Conference and Quiz Bowl will be October 22-23 at Rock Springs 4-H Center. This annual event is a great opportunity to start the new 4-H year off with a wonderful learning opportunity all about the 4-H Dog Project. This is a fun weekend with your dog and includes opportunities to learn and do things with them. There will be class presenters, prepared presentations given by 4-H’ers, Quiz Bowl competitions, and activities for the 4-H members. Don’t forget your dog costumes. Registration is open. Deadline to register is October 1.

 

Dog Project Meetings

Post Rock District 4-H fall dog project meetings will be on 4 Sundays (September 18, October 2, 16, and 30) at 3:00 p.m. The meetings will be held at the Osborne County Fairgrounds and the leader is Kelli Burrus.

 

Equine Webinar Series

On the third Monday of each month, Kansas 4-H is hosting a webinar series giving 4-H members, volunteers and parents equine-related knowledge and skills as well as insight into the horse industry in Kansas. Topics will include basic 4-H Horse project knowledge, horse health, and college and career readiness. Register and learn more at the Equine event's webpage.

 

Kansas Youth Leadership Council

The Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council Application and National 4-H Conference
Application will be combined again this year, with applicants indicating if they are applying
for one or both opportunities. Any Kansas 4-H member between the ages of 14 and 18
before January 1, 2023 may apply as a Council Rep and those 15-18 before January 1, 2023
may apply for National Conference. The deadline to apply will be October 1, 2022.
This year's KYLF delegation will elect representatives from the four extension program
areas (NE, NW, SE, SW) for one year terms on Council. Up to 6 National Conference
Delegates will be selected through an interview process and they serve a two year term on
Council.

 

Kansas Youth Leadership Forum

Kick off the new 4-H year at Leadership Weekend! November 19-20 at Rock Springs 4-H
Ranch, the Kansas Youth Leadership Forum and the Kansas Volunteer Leader Forum will be
held for youth ages 14-18 before January 1, 2023. Registration deadline is November 1.
Registration will open mid-October. For more information, go to: Kansas Youth Leadership
Forum website.

 

Outbound Exchanges for 2023

By mid-September, there will be a link to the States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs
Outbound Application posted to the Kansas State 4-H webpage. Outbound destinations are
expected to be in Costa Rica, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional countries may be
added.

 

National 4-H Week October 2-8

National 4-H Week is October 2-8! The fall is a great time for your club to share the many
opportunities 4-H offers. Give announcements during school. Decorate windows downtown.
Display projects in a business or library. Wear your favorite 4-H shirt. Invite a friend to a club
activity. Ride a float in a parade. There are many great ways to share your club's exciting
and impactful work while encouraging new members to join!

 

Regional Leadership Events

Kansas 4-H has a number of 4-H educational opportunities planned for this fall focused on
leadership. Youth 12-18 years of age before January 1, 2023 can attend any regional
leadership event! Registration is due September 23. Details are at the Regional Leadership
Events webpage.

Saturday, October 8 - Eastern Regional Leadership Forum - Rock Springs Ranch
Saturday, October 22 - Central Leadership Forum - K-State Campus - Salina
Saturday, November 5 - Western Leadership Forum - Scott City

 

Virtual District Educational Events

Life Skills Challenge when life is tough: interactive learning for a better life.The Life Skills Challenge is interactive learning for youth that lasts a lifetime. The first challenge, When Life is Tough, shares key tools to cope with stress. Future challenges will teach lessons on savings accounts, reading, leadership, and more. Each life skill features a cartoon story, quiz, educational video, and downloadable interactive worksheet. Tackle one or all of the challenges with a single, no cost registration. Learn more and register at postrock.ksu.edu/youth-development/life-skills. If you're looking for good tools to help your kids of all ages learn and grow, the Life Skills Challenge is a simple and fun resource created to build basic skills for a better life. An added bonus, is participation counts as a regional-level educational event for 4-H achievement pins and record books.