4-H News & Announcements

Program Contact: Bridget Rohner, WSU Extension Youth Family & Community Education, Lincoln-Adams
(509) 725-4171 • brohner@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Randy Williams, Lincoln-Adams 4-H Program Coordinator
(509) 725-4171  • randy.williams@wsu.edu

Program Contact: Karen Robertson, Lincoln-Adams WSU Extension Program Assistant
(509) 659-3209  • robertk@wsu.edu

Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News

Are you enrolled in Lincoln or (East) Adams County WA 4-H? If so, are you receiving the weekly Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News via your email? If not, check your “spam folder” and or contact Karen Robertson via email or phone 509-659-3209 and let us know! Please send comments, feedback, news and/or photos of YOUR activities in 4-H to Karen Robertson.
If you did not receive via email, you can find here: Lincoln-Adams 4-H E-News Archives

Check out the 4-H Events Calendar. This is a list version of dates for Lincoln-Adams 4-H folk such as Super Saturdays, Clinics, Meetings, deadlines, etc. The link is found in the menu under “4-H Youth Development.”  And check out the grid-styleCalendar” that includes a variety of WSU Extension events.

4-H 101 Part 2 4-H Leader Training

The Lincoln-Adams 4-H 101 Part 2 Volunteer Leader Training tentatively scheduled for March 12th was canceled due to lack of enough RSVPs. A minimum of 5 RSVPs are needed in order schedule training.

If you are interested in completing the training to certify or re-certify after a break in service to be an enrolled 4-H volunteer, please contact Karen Robertson  at 509-659-3209 or Randy Williams at 509-869-1818 ASAP.  If you do not have a recent 4-H Volunteer Application on file, please  complete and return ASAP. Application and information on the pre-requisite 4-H 101 Part 1 on-line training available on:  http://extension.wsu.edu/lincoln-adams/4h/volunteer-education/ 

Questions about Enrolling
or Re-Enrolling in 4-H?

The 4hOnline enrollment system opened for the new 4-H year on October 1. By now, most leaders and members should be enrolled. ALL 4-H youth members enrolling in clubs should check with your club leader or the Extension Office before enrolling in 4hOnline. Visit the Enrollment Page for important details or contact Karen Robertson  at 509-659-3209 if you have questions. 

New to 4-H?
Visit the About 4-H Page.       Lincoln/E. Adams 4-H Contacts

Washington State
Teen Summit – 2018

Our WA State Ambassadors will be hosting Teen Summit again! The dates for the 2018 summit are June 29th-July 1st and it will be hosted at Lazy F Campground in Ellensburg WA. Check out more information on the Li-Adams 4-H Teen Page

International Travel with 4-H ExchangeStates 4-H International Exchange Program - with 4-H clover circled by flags

Youth, would you like to experience life in another country and culture by staying with a native host family? Sign up for an exchange programJapan, South Korea, and Norway are all destinations for Washington 4-H International Exchange in the summer of 2018.  4-H teens ages 15-18 (not in college) can participate in this OutBound International Exchange. Adult Chaperones are needed too. No prior language study is required (though it can certainly be helpful).

Contact Dianna Ullery (dianna.ullery@wsu.edu) for either a delegate or chaperone application. Completed applications are due no later than December 1, 2017.

4-H Leaders’ Councils

Each county has a 4-H Leaders’ Council. All enrolled adult and teen 4-H leaders are encouraged to actively participate. The purpose of the Council is to help provide direction and support for the local 4-H program. Council’s are also the liaison to the WA State 4-H Leaders’ Council which helps provide support and direction for WA State 4-H Program as a whole.

The next (East) Adams Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council meeting is scheduled Monday, March 19, 2018 – 5:00 pm at the Ritzville WSU Extension Office. Contact Camille Nelson with agenda items and questions.

The next Lincoln Co. 4-H Leaders’ Council meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 26, 2018 in The Art Room at the Harrington Opera House in Harrington, WA.

Thursday, May 3, 2018 is the next scheduled meeting for the Area 6 4-H Leaders’ Council – 7 PM at Timeout Pizza in Othello, WA.

More details on 4-H Leaders’ Council



4-H Horse Program

Reminders and upcoming “Horse” events and resources are on the Li-Adams 4-H Horse Announcements Page.

Livestock Updatessilhouette of steer, lamb, goat, & pig

Livestock information and upcoming events can be found on the Livestock Page.

4-H Policy and Procedure Handbook

The WA State 4-H Policy Publication was revised and expanded in October 2016.

Age Divisions Re-Defined for 4-H
4-H is open to all youth between the ages five (5) and nineteen (19) (4-H Age). As of October 1, 2016 4-H age for youth members is determined by birth date only.

  • 4-H Age is determined by October 1st of the current 4-H year. (10/1/16 for this 4-H year.)
    (NOTE: GRADE is no longer used to determine 4-H age or eligibility)
  • Youth who have reached their 5th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year), through those who have not reached their 19th birthday (before October 1st of the current 4-H year)
  • The following groups are identified for special programs and activity participation, including all competitive events/activities, within the WSU Extension 4-H Youth Development Program:
    o Cloverbuds: 5 to 7 years of age
    o Junior: 8 to 10 years of age
    o Intermediate: 11 to 13 years of age
    o Senior: 14 to less than 19 years of age
  • Cross-age division competitive events are not allowed.
  • Members must have reached their 8th birthday by October 1st of the current 4-H year to be eligible for:
    o Competitive situations, including livestock shows or sales
    o Enrollment in large animal projects including beef, dairy, goat, equine, sheep, llama, and swine
    o Enrollment in shooting sports projects
    o Enrollment in projects using motorized vehicles
    o Enrollment in food preservation projects
  • Cloverbuds may participate in age-appropriate activities and projects. Projects recommended for Cloverbuds youth may include: Dog, Cat, Poultry, Rabbit, Pygmy or Miniature Goat, Horseless Horse, Cavy, Exploring the World of Small Animals, Exploring Farm Animals, Discovery, Creative Arts, Performing Arts, Aerospace, Bicycle, Computer, Photography, Clothing, Just Outside the Door, and Exploring 4-H. Cloverbuds may not participate in competitive activities.
  • Special Education youth, older than 19 and less than 21 years of age, may enroll with the approval of the WSU Extension 4-H Faculty.
  • Youth that are married and / or youth that are parents are allowed to participate in all activities within the 4-H program.

The Complete WA State 4-Policy & Procedure Handbook  contains much more information for 4-H club leaders, parents, and leaders.


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