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Montana 4-H Clover
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Edited by: Karen Johnson, Marla Goodman, Suzi Taylor
Contributors: Rae Lynn Benson, Wendy Gerky, Chery Ann Weatherell, Jennifer Wells, The Livingston Enterprise, The Great Falls Tribune
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|2003-2004 Montana 4-H Clover
Welcome to the 2003-2004 Clover Magazine
What will this year hold?
4-H is launching into a new century to continue its mission of teaching youth life skills. In Montana, nearly 30,000 youth are taking advantage of this opportunity. They may be in 4-H clubs, they may be involved in a school enrichment program, or they may be in an after school program. Whatever their involvement, they are learning how to do new things and sharpening their skills.
For those who belong to 4-H clubs, selecting a project or projects is very important, as it sets the course for learning for the next year. When the 4-H Clover Project Selection Guide comes out, 4-H'ers look through the pages to see what fun and exciting things they can do for the year. Will they choose some new things or stay on the same path and advance in the materials? Will they take a lot of projects, or not so many? Are they curious enough about something to design their own learning activities? Whatever their case may be, we encourage all to do some planning so the year can be successful. It is important to select carefully to meet the goals each person wants to accomplish.
Project offerings are different now than what they were 101 years ago Ñ but then so is our life style. The Club is part of history, but the project offerings have changed tremendously and will continue to do so over the next 99 years. Even so, the project approach has proven successful over time and as you can see in this year's Clover, there are a great many choices to make.
Have fun in 4-H this year -- but challenge yourself to do your best.
Make the best better!
The Montana 4-H Foundation and its Board of Directors are once again pleased to make this issue of the Montana 4-H Clover available to all 4-H members, leaders, families and Extension staff. This will be the 11th year that the Foundation has been able to fund this publication. It is just one way that the Foundation is able to provide a benefit to every member and leader involved in the 4-H program. As you read this and past issues of the Montana 4-H Clover, you will learn about other programs that the Foundation has been able to help fund.
Since 1969, when the Foundation was started, its goal has been to raise funds that can be used to supplement 4-H programs and activities statewide. These funds come from many individuals, county 4-H councils, 4-H clubs, businesses and other foundations. Such things as the People Partner grants, Montana 4-H Congress, National 4-H Congress are supported from the funds that the Foundation raises.
With the current economic and political environment, the budgets for Extension and 4-H are limited. This is where the Foundation tries to help. Our fund-raising efforts help us provide additional funds to Montana 4-H programs. We thank all of our friends that support the Foundation for making this possible through their generosity.
As we move forward into the second century of 4-H in our great country I want to challenge all of you to "Make the Best Better" and to continue to support our efforts as your Montana 4-H Foundation.
As representative of our volunteer Board of Directors I want to extend our best wishes, to you, for a successful 4-H year. We hope that you will find many exciting projects in this Clover to work on during the coming year.
The programs of the MSU Extension Service are available to all people regardless of race, creed, color, sex, disability or national origin. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, LeRoy Luft, Interim Vice Provost and Director, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.
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