March 2013 4-H Newsletter
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY STEVENS COUNTY EXTENSION 4-H PROGRAM
March 2, 2013, 9 am to 2 pm at the Community College in Colville Area Public
This is a free event open to all school age youth whether or not they are in Presentation Contests
4-H. It is a day of fun classes to learn more about your 4-H project or March 27: Gess
explore new projects. Elementary in Chewelah
at 4 pm
shooting sports ATV safety April 8: WSU Stevens
small and large animal skil-a-thons pigeons County Extension in
horse games make and take crafts Colville at 3:30 pm
using PowerPoint in public presentations how to judge
K-2 track of workshops and much more!! County Finals
April 16: Gess
Complete schedule at Elementary in Chewelah
http://county.wsu.edu/stevens/calendars/Lists/Events/Attachments/208/sens at 4 pm
The top scoring public
4-H Leaders’ Council will provide a complimentary lunch to all participants. presentation in each age
Registration is not required, but classes will be filled on a first-come first- division at county finals
serve basis. Some classes may have a small supply fee. Contact the will win a hooded
Extension office at 684.2588 or email Shannon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you sweatshirt!
have any questions.
If you have questions or
State-qualifying judging contests for clothing, foods, and gardening will be need more information
held. contact Public
The 2013 Stevens County 4-H Calendar of Events is available at Leader Linda McCanna
http://county.wsu.edu/stevens/youth/youth/Documents/EventFlyers/ at 935.8942.
4-H2013Calendar.pdf or hard copies can be picked up at the
WSU Stevens County Extension, 986 S. Main Ste. D, Colville, WA 99114
509.684.2588 stevens.wsu.edu 509.684.9790 fax
Cooperating Agencies: Washington State University, USDA, and Stevens County. Extension programs and policies are
available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.
Upcoming Events and Other 4-H News
4-H Public Presentations
A 4-H Public Presentation can be a demonstration or an illustrated talk. It should teach a skill,
concept, or principle. At area and county contests your public presentation must be related to a
project you are enrolled in.
Public presentations should be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes.
Recommended time for Juniors is 3-8 minutes, Intermediates is 5-15 minutes and Seniors is 8-
20 minutes. Maximum length includes set-up and clean-up. You may request permission to use
live animals at the county level. However, live animals are not allowed at State and your
presentation will need to be adapted. You are encouraged to use models, miniatures, and/or
illustrative materials to visualize your presentation. Visuals should enhance the understanding of
your presentation, be legible, and easily seen.
Blue ribbon winners at area contests may advance to the county finals contest. Junior,
Intermediate, and Senior blue ribbon winners at the county contest will advance to the State 4-H
References to use as you prepare:
Blueprint for Success
How to Make a 4-H Public Presentation
Public Presentations, Demonstrations, and Illustrated Talks
Stevens County 4-H Public Presentation Policy
Public Presentation Scoresheet
Changes to Public Presentation Policy
Leaders’ Council recently made some changes to the 4-H Public Presentation Policy. Changes
are listed below. The entire policy can be accessed at:
1. Only blue ribbon juniors, intermediates, and seniors from area contests can attend the
county finals. Primaries are not eligible.
2. Public Presentations should be a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes.
Recommended time for Juniors is 3-8 minutes, Intermediates is 5-15 minutes and
Seniors is 8-20 minutes. Maximum length includes set-up and clean-up.
The remainder of the changes have to do with using PowerPoint in your presentation:
3. PowerPoint presentations are permitted after a member has given at least one
presentation at an area contest. Primaries and juniors are not eligible to do PowerPoint
4. Members using PowerPoint must either provide own equipment—including computer,
projector, screens, extension cords, etc.—or make prearrangements with the 4-H office
in order to use/borrow county equipment
5. PowerPoint presentations will be scored using the same standards as posters and
illustrative materials in traditional presentations.
Are you planning to use PowerPoint in your Public Presentation? If yes, read this.
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Spokane County 4-H Tack Swap WSU 4-H/FFA Show Pig Sales for 2013
Spokane County 4-H is hosting its annual The WSU Swine Center
Tack Swap on March 16 at the Spokane is sponsoring two feeder
Interstate Fairgrounds from 8 am – 2 pm. pig sales for 4-H and
Additional information on the swap and how FFA members.
to consign items can be found at Moses Lake Sale The sale will be held at
http://www.spokane- the Grant Co. Fairgrounds in Moses Lake
county.wsu.edu/4h/Horse%20Projects/Tack on April 6 at 11 am. Order and payment
%20Swap/4H_Tack_Swap_2013.pdf. forms need to be mailed by March 29.
Pullman Sale The Pullman sale will be at
4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training
the WSU Cattle Feeding Laboratory on May
Washington 4-H volunteer 4 at 10 am. Order and payment forms need
leaders are invited to to be mailed by April 26.
participate in 4-H Shooting Both events will begin with an educational
Sports leader training on program about health, management,
April 27-28 in Coeur selection, and feeding project pigs. All youth
d’Alene, ID. Archery, Hunting, Pistol, Rifle and adults are encouraged to attend even if
and Shotgun disciplines will be offered. they are not purchasing animals.
Individuals can secure certification for a Order forms, terms of sale and more
single discipline by just participating one information can be found at
day ($60) or obtain certification for 2 http://www.ansci.wsu.edu/facilities/swine/sal
disciplines by participating both days ($95). e.aspx or contact the WSU Swine Center at
Registration materials can be found at (509) 335-2287 and ask for Hannah or send
http://www.extension.uidaho.edu/4hpan/. an e-mail to Hannah.email@example.com
While the registration deadline is April 19
some classes tend to fill quickly; sign-ups
are taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. WA State Shooting Sports Contest
For additional information contact Jim The Washington State Shooting Sports
Wilson, 208-446-1685 or Contest will be held April 19-21 at the Upper
firstname.lastname@example.org. Nisqually Sportsman’s Club in Eatonville, WA.
The registration, schedule, and synopsis for
the state qualifier are posted at
Cougar Youth Weekend
The Washington State University Dairy Club is hosting the 16th Annual Cougar Youth Weekend,
April 5-7. The weekend-long event promises to be action-packed, exciting, and rewarding for
youth (ages 8-18) who have an interest in dairy cattle. Youth have the option to choose from two
different tracks. Track 1 focuses on dairy cow fitting and showing with hands-on opportunities
available. Track 2 focuses on dairy cow judging with emphasis on score card and oral reasons.
All participants will attend a series of workshops on dairy topics such as reproduction, mastitis,
nutrition, and dairy product sampling as well. This is an excellent opportunity for students to
learn about multiple aspects of the dairy industry from world-class professors.
For registration information, email email@example.com or visit the Cougar Youth
Weekend website https://sites.google.com/site/cougaryouthweekend.
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Persons with a disability requiring special accommodations while participating in this program may call WSU Stevens
County Extension 509.684.2588. If accommodation is not requested in advance, we cannot guarantee the availability
of accommodation on site. Extension programs and policies are consistent with federal and state laws and
regulations on nondiscrimination regarding race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, and sexual
orientation. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office.
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March 2013 Clover Quest
1. Name a Sensational Saturday workshop:
2. Name four shooting sports disciplines:
3. Can juniors use PowerPoint in their Public Presentation?
4. Where can you get a bridle for you horse?
5. Where will one WSU Show Pig Sales be held?
Your club president, secretary, and three other members must sign this page to be an eligible entry!
If you have less than five members—everyone must sign!
Return to WSU Stevens County Extension
986 S. Main Ste. D, Colville, WA 99114 by March 31, 2013
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