The Legislative Breakfast provides an opportunity to educate Montana legislators about the work and success of 4-H in the state. It brings together youth and adult constituents from across Montana to share stories of achievement drawn from their 4-H experiences.  The breakfast also reinforces the vital role of the MSU Cooperative Extension Service budget, which supports 4-H in Montana communities.   

The advocacy group, Montanans for 4-H, organizes and hosts the Legislative Breakfast with help from private donations and other support. The breakfast is held during the years when the legislature is in session.

Time and Location

Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the Delta Hotels Helena Colonial in Helena, MT

Practice Meeting is Monday evening January 16, 2023 at the Delta Hotels Helena Colonial

Legislative Breakfast will be held the morning of January 17th with a preparatory dinner on the evening of January 16th. 

Please contact your county office for individual information. 

The prep dinner provides opportunities for youth and adults to practice speaking and prepare for visits with legislators. Additional information is available from your County Extension office.

We need your help to share with Montana legislators just how important Montana 4-H is to you! 


The registration deadline is  January 4, 2023.

To register, log in to your family's account. You can get to the event either at the bottom of your dashboard or by clicking on events in the sidebar.  

The cost for the breakfast is $30 per person.

The cost for the dinner is $25 per person. 

If you are an MSU extension agent or staff, please use the external link provided to you via email. 

County Contact

Montanans for 4-H requests that each county selects a County Contact for the 2021 Legislative session.

This individual will be the primary contact at the county level for all Montanans for 4-H correspondence, in relation to the 4-H Legislative Breakfast and legislative information.P

lease submit a county contact by December 1, 2022.

Information for Counties

Please visit the Montanans for 4-H website for county participation information. 

Call for Youth Speaker

The Montanans for 4-H Committee is looking for a youth speaker to speak at the 2021 Legislative Breakfast. 

The 2023 Legislative Breakfast will be held Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the Delta Hotels Helena Colonial in Helena. 

The selected youth speaker must attend both the Leader/Member meeting Monday, January 16, 2021 at 6:00 pm for rehearsal, and the Legislative Breakfast meeting at 6:30 am on Tuesday.


The Youth Speaker must be:

  • A 4-H member enrolled and actively involved in 4-H
  • Able to speak clearly and comfortably in front of 400 people
  • Able to deliver a five-minute talk on how 4-H has provided them the opportunity to grow their character, responsibility, and leadership skills

Youth Speaker Application must be submitted by December 1, 2022. 

The application includes a two-minute video on how 4-H has provided the opportunity to grow character, responsibility and leadership skills. Videos are submitted by including an unpublished You Tube video link in the application. 

Please contact Aaron Pruitt with quesitons at [email protected] 

Future Dates 

January 21, 2025