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For other upcoming events also check out our MSU Extension Flathead County Calendar on the Calendar page. The MSU Extension Flathead County Calendar includes 4-H and AG events.

  1. Project Interviews
  2. Citizenship Seminar & Legislative Breakfast
  3. 4-H Foods Fair
  4. Montana Rec Lab
  5. County Congress
  6. Interstate Exchange
  7. State Congress
  8. Hand to Heart Award
  9. Little Chief Award

Project Interviews

At the end of each 4-H year 4-H members have the opportunity to participate in the interview process with the 4-H projects they enrolled in. Below is the application to complete and turn into the Extension office TBA. Project Interviews will be held TBA. At this time Volunteers to do the interviews are greatly needed.

Printable version of Project interview Application (PDF)

Citizenship Seminar and Legislative Breakfast

The Citizenship Seminar is held January 15-17, 2023. The Legislative Breakfast was held January 17, 2023 (check calendar on the calendar page for dates). Thank you to all who participated in this event! For information on this event and any state event go to http://montana4h.org/programs/events/Cit-Seminar.html for the Citizenship Seminar information, and go to https://www.montana.edu/extension/4h/programs/events/legislative-breakfast.html for the Legistative Breakfast information.

4-H Foods Fair

The 4-H Foods Fair is held in January 21, 2023 (check calendar on the calendar page for date) at the Location is the Expo building on the Fairgrounds, details in the January 2023 Newsletter.  Many brought their favorite recipes. Club participation is encouraged. 2023 theme is "Flannels and Favorites". There are classes for Cloverbuds, Juniors, Seniors, and Adults. Your recipes may turn up in a cookbook someday! Thank you to all who participated! All of the dishes looked delicious! Thank you to the volunteers who helped make the event run smoothly! We look forward to next year's event! 

Printable version of Foods Fair Entry Form (PFD)


“Flannels and Favorites”

Participants can compete in one or two categories, but no more than two.

Bring 1 completed copy for each recipe for the judge to review.

1. Main Dishes

2. Cookies

3. Soups/Stews/Chowders

4. Cloverbuds

5. Pies

6. Side Dishes

7. Other Dessert

8. Salads

9. Cakes from Scratch

10. Appetizers

11. Decorated Cake/Cupcakes

12. Gluten Free

13. Beverages

14. Yeast Breads

15. Candies

16. Snacks

17. Quick Breads

18. Adult

19. Theme (call back)

20. Best of the Best (call back)


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Montana Rec Lab

This state event will take place this year Early bird registration TBA and regulary registration TBA made out to the Flathead 4-H Council. Registration includes lodging, snacks, meals, t-shirs, workshops, and exciting speakers (check calendar on the calendar page for dates). Make sure to submit a Medical Release form with your registration. 2023 theme is "4-H Rendevous!" More information go to https://www.montana.edu/extension/4h/programs/events/rec_lab/index.html for more information. 

 Participants must be 13 years old by Oct. 1.

County Congress

Printable version of County Congress Registration Form (PDF)

County Congress is an annual county 4-H public speaking, demonstrations, communications compitition.

Oral competition categories include:  public speaking, career communications, demonstrations and illustrated talks and livestock juding.

Fine arts categories include:  quilting, arts, crafts and fashion review.  Fine art categories also include a speaking element. Check calendar on the calender page for date. Day and time to be determined.

Interstate Exchange

Interstate Exchange is a program for 4-H members to interact with other 4-H members in other states in the United States through visiting other states. This is done by fundraising. Interstate Exchange

The Interstate Exchange Spaghetti Supper to be determined (check calendar on calendar page for date). 

State Congress

Check calendar on the calendar page for date.

For 4-H ages 13-19 (as of October 1st) to do Demonstrations and Illustrated Talks. Go to https://www.montana.edu/extension/4h/programs/events/mt_4h_congress/index.html for more information. 

Hand to Heart Award

Printable version of Hand to Heart Award Application (PDF)

Hand to HeartCheck the calendar on the calendar page for date.

This award is a community service award with the age division of 4-H ages 8-13 (member's age as of Oct. 1). Feel free to add as much community service information and other helpful items that you would like to share, such as pictures or trinkets. Applicants are required to interview for this award. You will be notified of your interview time and place previous to the event. Remember to dress as if you were going to a job interview. A Grand and Reserve Champion will be selected and the award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony. Interveiw days and time are to be determined.

Little Chief Award

Printable version of Little Chief Award (PDF)

Check calendar on the calendar page for date.Image of Little Chief Logo

The purpose of this award is to recognize an outstanding senior 4-H members (4-H ages 14-18) who demonstrate exceptional Citizenship and Community Service. Winners must show evidence that they have acquired positive life skills through their activity record and stories (list your community service  and citizenship activities along with pictures). Winners receive a specialty belt buckle. Applications are due to the MSU Extension Flathead County Office. Check the due date on the calendar on the calendar page. Award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony. Interview days and times are to be determined.