IN THIS ISSUE
Shooting Sports Training Registration Deadline: October 14
4-H Fall Leadership Training: October 21-23
Youth Representative Opportunity Deadline: October 28
4-H Foundation Innovative Programming Grant Application Due: November 1
Shooting Sports Training Registration Deadline for Kalispell: November 23
National 4-H Congress: November 25-29
Shooting Sports Training Registration Deadline for Havre: November 30
Shooting Sports Training Registration Deadline for Belgrade: December 7
People Partner Grants Due: February 1
Montana 4-H Volunteer Institute: February 17-19
4-H Shooting Sports Trainings
- Kalispell: December 2-3, 2022
- Havre: December 9-10, 2022
- Belgrade: December 16-17, 2022
- Circle: December 16-17, 2022
- Billings: April 2023
- Manhattan Wildlife Association: Location TBD/May 2023
More information can be found at: Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Page,
Fall Leadership Training
- Fall Leadership Training in Great Falls October 21 - 23. https://montana4h.org/programs/events/fall_training/index.html
- Please have all participants registered in 4h.Zsuite by October 11, 2022. Because roll over to the new 4-H year has happened, members and volunteers need to complete their enrollment before they can register. Those that registered for the event prior to rollover need to be enrolled and update their waiver information prior to the start of the event on October 21. If you have any questions please let me know.
- If you are an MSU Extension agent or staff member please use this link to register https://4h.zsuite.org/external-event-registration/14932. Please log out of your ZSuite county admin account before clicking the link. All volunteers must be certified 4-H volunteers to chaperone.
- Youth members attending must have a designated chaperone.
- Please direct questions to Brett Schomer
Members 12+, 4-H Age
Join the Montana 4-H Leadership Academy workshop on Sunday afternoons in 2022/2023.
The leadership academy is a network of Montana 4-H members interested in exploring
and developing their own leadership skills while serving their county 4-H program
in new ways.
These workshops provide local county leadership groups an opportunity to join (virtually) with groups from around the state as well as the Montana 4-H Ambassador Officer team, to work on skill building, planning and mentorship.
Each month the officer team will be present a different workshop topic that they have found to be important as they have grown their own leadership abilities. This workshop should be paired with a local county leadership meeting to work on county projects that serve the local 4-H program and community.
County Leadership groups should plan to meet face to face whenever possible and engage in the virtual state wide workshop together.
This time can be viewed as a leadership club meeting. County ambassadors can aid in planning and facilitating these local workshop meetings. The following agenda is currently being planned. All workshops are Sunday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00. Zoom links for each workshop session will be emailed to county extension offices and can be shared locally.
- November 20, 2022
- December 11, 2022
- January 8, 2023
- February 5, 2023
- March 5, 2023
Youth Representative Opportunity
The Montana Curriculum Advisory Team (MCAT) is a statewide committee consisting of agents, 4-H volunteers, 4-H members, and the 4-H center curriculum specialist who review, revise, and create 4-H curriculum.
MCAT is seeking dedicated, passionate young applicants to serve on the team and ensure strong youth voice in Montana 4-H curriculum.
The Curriculum Specialist and MCAT Work Group Leads who head specific project reviews will coordinate directly with Youth Representatives on an individual basis to meet, seek youth perspectives, and organize youth pilots of project materials. The schedule and time commitment of these meetings and tasks will depend on the project and individual schedules, to ensure both task completion and scheduling flexibility.
Youth can apply for this position by October 28th.
Monana 4-H Volunteer Institute
Billings, MT February 17-19, 2023
The Montana 4-H Volunteer Institute is open to all 4-H volunteers in Montana. Registration cost is $75 and we will be at the Double Tree Hotel downtown. The institute will be a great opportunity to learn from other volunteers and Extension Agents, network, and celebrate the accomplishment of volunteers across Montana.
The Montana 4-H Foundation supports 4-H initiatives that focus on healthy living, citizenship, leadership, science, engineering, and technology. The mission of the Montana 4-H Foundation is to "help 4-H youth by raising private funds, managing financial resources and partnering with the MSU Extension Service to fund educational opportunities for Montana 4-H youth, volunteer leaders, and staff."
Montana 4-H grants provide opportunities for youth and adults to strengthen their skills and maximize their positive impacts on the communities in which they live. Visit
https://www.mt4hfoundation.org/grants.html to learn.
Purchase Your Calendar!
The Montana 4-H Foundation is ready to start selling the 2023 Don Greytak 4-H Calendars! Extension Offices and 4-H Clubs are able to order calendars at $10 and sell them for $15. Many county councils/clubs use calendar sales as a fundraiser. The orders will be available for pick up at Annual Conference in Bozeman or you can select shipping to your office or club leader.
Individuals can order calendars directly from Montana 4-H Foundation.