Current Events

 

CELEBRATING FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS

Ainsley Barrett

Cadence Kallenberger

Abby Petersen

Jacob Petersen

Koby Preputin

Wesson Scovel

Luke Stevenson

Genevieve Waltner

Jocely Waltner

 

ONE MORE REMINDER...
WHERE TO FIND 4-H ANNOUNCEMENTS/EVENTS

In Zsuite:

  • “Announcements” on the main page after you login
  • “Shared Files” on the main page
  • “Events” on the left-hand side of the screen.

On the website at montana.edu/extension/hill.

On the Facebook page at Hill County MSU Extension.

The monthly 4-H Newsletter will continue to contain as much information that is available at the time of its writing.  The information contained therein and any other information gathered after its distribution can be found on the above noted places.

   Today under Announcements you will find:

  • Market Livestock Fee Survey
  • 4-H Camp Counselor Application
  • Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships - info and new deadline
  • Shooting Sports Invitationals
  • Hill County Committee Sign-Up

   And under Shared Files you will find:

  • Small Pork Producers Conference
  • Shotgun Qualifier
  • Shooting Sports Invitationals - Lewis and Clark; Beaverhead; Pondera; Bitterroot; Carter; Cascade; Flathead and Chouteau

  And under Events you will find activities that need registration to attend:

  • 2023 Montana 4-H Volunteer Institute
  • 2023 4-H Rec Lab
  • 2023 4-H Camp Counselor Application
  • Hill County 4-H Project Day Registration.

   If you have questions about a county opportunity or a state event, please contact the Extension office.

 

4-H SHOOTING SPORTS PRACTICES

 Mondays at the 4-H Chuckwagon

The 4-H Shooting Sports group has begun practicing.  They are meeting at the 4-H Chuckwagon on Mondays with Air Rifle scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. and Archery follows at 6:00 p.m.

4-H CLOVERBUD MEETING

The 4-H Cloverbuds will meet for their regular monthly workshop during 4-H Project Day scheduled for Sunday, February 26, 2023.

 

4-H VOLUNTEER INSTITUTE

The new version of the 4-H Leaders Forum is the 4-H Volunteer Institute scheduled for February 17th – 19th, 2023 in Billings.  This is a great event to network with other 4-H leaders and agents from across our state and learn what is working for them in other counties.

Registration is now open in Zsuite under “Events” and includes descriptions of the workshops being offered.     

The deadline to register is February 3, 2023.

 

4-H LIVESTOCK COMMITTEE MEETING

 Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Courthouse Timmons Room at 6:15 p.m.

The Hill County 4-H Livestock Committee will meet Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 6:15 p.m. in the Timmons Room at the Hll County Courthouse.

The information for calling in or joining via video or Skype is as follows:

Meeting Link: 

https://montana.webex.com/montana/j.php?MTID=md0f8fd49cc0ddf5e2ac9579d36353475

Meeting Number: 2622 651 9973

Password: zhJU5k2qNi5

 

Join by video system

Dial [email protected]

Or dial 173.243.2.68 and enter meeting number.

 

Join by phone

+1-855-797-9485 US Toll free
Access code: 2622 651 9973

A TASTE OF 4-H ... 4-H PROJECT DAY

 Sunday, February 26, 2023 at the Havre Middle School

     Mark your calendars as plans are moving forward for the 2023 4-H Project Day. This event is a great chance for 4-H members to learn more about the projects they selected earlier this year, or to explore other projects that may be of interest to them.  The Sunrise 4-H Club has been working hard to come up with a wide range of workshop opportunities for you to choose from.  Some of the areas that are being looked at for classes this year are woodworking, Stop the Bleed, cat, outdoor adventures, sport fishing, animal breeding, gardening, leathercraft, dog, sewing, butterflies, changing oil in a car, cake decorating, horse, and freezer jam.

     Registration will take place through Zsuite under “Events” and should go live on February 1st.  Registrations are to be completed by February 10th

4-H HORSE WORKSHOP

 Sunday, February 12, 2023 at 2:30 p.m. at the Chuckwagon

We are excited to announce that Andie Kuhr and Richelle Barrett will be Hill County’s 4-H Horse Leaders for the 2022-2023 4-H Year. 

The 4-H Horse members will meet on Sunday, February 12, 2023 at the 4-H Chuckwagon at 2:30 p.m. for a workshop that will include Horse Helmet Training.

Participants in the 4-H Horse project are required to attend a helmet education workshop once as a junior and once as a senior 4-H member. Parents are required to sign the form – please plan on attending with your     4-Her to complete this requirement on the 12th.

In looking ahead there will also be a mounted horse workshop at the Bigger Better Barn on March 19th beginning at 1:00 p.m. 

 

MONTANA
4-H FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

New Due Date – February 14, 2023

     The Montana 4-H Foundation supports 4-H initiatives that focus on healthy living, citizenship, leadership, science, engineering and technology, to name a few.  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.”
     Scholarships and grants provide opportunities for youth and adults to strengthen their skills and maximize their positive impacts on the communities in which they live.

Announcing Scholarships 
     The Montana 4-H Scholarships winners will be recognized at Montana 4-H Congress on the MSU campus in July.   As a condition of receiving the scholarship, each recipient or their appointee must agree to attend Montana 4-H Congress closing banquet to be recognized.

How to Apply
     Each person need only compete one Montana 4-H scholarship application to apply for multiple Montana 4-H  scholarships.  Interested persons should complete the scholarship application via the Application platform on or before February 14, 2023.  All applicants will need to submit two letters of recommendation, with one of the letters from your County 4-H Agent.

Awarding of Montana 4-H scholarships is based on the availability of funds.

 

4-H HERDSMANSHIP COMMITTEE MEETING

 Wednesday, February 15, 2023
in the Courthouse Timmons Room at 6:00 p.m.

The 4-H Herdsmanship Group will meet at 6:00 p.m. at the Timmons Room at the Hill County Courthouse on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

Any 4-Her who is 13 years old or older and has an animal project is welcome to be part of this group.

 

MULTI-COUNTY 4-H CAMP COUNSELOR APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE

The 2023 Multi-County 4-H Camp with Blaine, Glacier, Phillips, Hill, Toole, Pondera, Chouteau and Liberty counties will be June 12-14, 2023 at Camp Kiwanis in Beaver Creek Park south of Havre.

4-H Camp plans are moving forward and it is time to ask for Applications for 4-H Camp Counselors. 

Qualifications:

  • 9th thru 12th grade (15-18 years old).
  • Enjoy working with children.
  • Willing to participate in all counselor-training sessions schedule for plus fun-filled days at camp.
  • Must be enrolled as a 4-H member and in good standing in your county.

Training Sessions:               

If you are selected to be a 4-H Camp Counselor, you must attend all camp planning sessions. The first one is a virtual training on March 12 and the second will be in-person in Chester on April 16. Additional sessions may be held at the county level.

As a camp counselor, you will serve as a role model, friend and teacher for those youth in your care and under your influence. To be successful, it is important that you understand your responsibilities prior to the camp experience and are willing to perform them to the best of your ability.  We want to make sure the camp experience is a memorable one for the campers and counselors.

     If you are interested in applying to be a camp counselor, please complete the Application in Zsuite under “Events”.  The Applications are due by February 15, 2023.

 

SELF-DETERMINED AND
INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT PLANS

There are several members that are enrolled in independent study and self-determined projects this year.  According to the guidelines for the self-determined and independent study projects, you must develop a plan and have it approved by the Extension Office. 

If you are enrolled in a self-determined or independent study project, work with your leader to develop goals, method, procedure, etc., and bring them to the extension office by February 15th for approval.  If not submitted, you will not be able to exhibit those projects at the fair.  The form(s) are available at the Extension Office.

 

4-H FOUNDATION MEETING

 Monday, February 27, 2023
in the Courthouse Timmons Room at 6:15 p.m.

The Hill County 4-H Council will meet Monday, February 27, 2023 at 6:15 p.m. in the Timmons Room at the Hill County Courthouse.

The information for calling in or joining via video or Skype is as follows:

Meeting Link: 

https://montana.webex.com/montana/j.php?MTID=mec4fb4df741b210c39ee2d211e77402d

Meeting Number: 2622 870 9471

Password: wZNiS69DyQ5

 

Join by video system

Dial [email protected]

Or dial 173.243.2.68 and enter meeting number.

 

Join by phone

+1-855-797-9485 US Toll free
Access code: 2622 870 9471

 

COUNTY COMMITTEE SIGN-UP

It is not too late to sign up for County 4-H Committees or Project Areas that you would like to be involved with for the 2022-2023 4-H year. 

To sign up go to Zsuite and look under Announcements… “County Committee Sign-Up”.  Click on the link and complete the questionnaire … Committee and Project Help Sign Up.

 

4-H LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
"Online Series"

     The 4-H Leadership Academy continues on February 5, 2023 and March 5, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. each day.  The Academy is virtual and is designed for our younger leaders – 11-12-13 age groups – determined as of October 1, 2022.  

     If you are interested in being a part of the 4-H Leadership Academy, it is not too ldate to sign up.  Click the link below to sign up and receive the topic information for the next session ...
  https://www.montana4h.org/programs/youth_leadership/academy.html.

MONTANA 4-H REC LAB
“Rendezvous 4-H!!”

Montana 4-H Rec Lab will be hosted by District 4
in Culbertson on March 17-19, 2023

This event provides an opportunity for youth and adults to enhance their leadership, communication and team building skills in an action packed and interactive setting. Rec Lab programming is designed to provide participants with tips and tricks for being a better club, camp and community leader. This is an ideal event for younger senior members to attend a state event for the first time and begin to form relationships with 4-H peers form across the state, broadening their own skills and widening their network.

Youth participants must be 13 as of October 1, 2022 and Adult chaperones must be as least 21 years of age.

Registration is now open through Zsuites under “Events”.  Early Bird registration is $100 through February 22, 2023.  Registrations completed from February 23rd to March 1, 2023 will be $150

 

CLOVER ACADEMY
VOLUNTEER TRAINING

     Volunteer Training is required for all enrolled 4-H Leaders this year.  Once your 4-H Leader enrollment for the 2022-2023 4-H year is complete in Zsuite, you can click on “Clover Academy” on the left-hand side of your screen to access the training.  There are four (4) training modules that you are asked to complete this 4-H year.  A "How to Guide" is available here to help you access the course.    

     During the 2022-2023 4-H year, ALL Certified 4-H Leaders will need to complete the four modules. Each module takes about 15 minutes to complete.  It is important to scroll to the bottom of the screen at the end of each module and click "save" to have the system give you credit for completing that module.  You can complete one module and then go back and work on the next one at another time if you are unable to complete them all at one sitting.

     Please call the Extension office if you have questions.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 2023

3         Deadline to register for 4-H Volunteer Institute

5         Blue Horizon 4-H Club Meeting - 3pm - Timber Creek
           Bear Paw Beavers 4-H Club Meeting - 5pm - Ag Acct Solutions Office

6         Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon

7         4-H Livestock Meeting 6:15pm - Timmons Room

10       4-H to register for 4-H Project Day 

12       Sunrise 4-H Club Meeting - 1pm - 4-H Chuckwagon
           4-H Horse Workshop - 2:30pm - 4-H Chuckwagon
           Happy Havre 4-H Club Meeting - 4pm - 4-H Chuckwagon

13       Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon

14       Happy Valentine's Day
           Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships Due

15       Deadline for submission of Self-Determined and Independent
                 Study Project Plans
           Deadline for Camp Counselor Applications
           4-H Herdsmanship Meeting - 6pm - Timmons Room

17-19   4-H Volunteer Institute in Billings

19       Kremlin Hawks 4-H Club Meeting - 4pm - Gildford Church

20       President's Day - Extension Office Closed
           Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon

26       Hill County 4-H Project Day at Havre MIddle School

27       Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon
            4-H Foundation Meeting - 6:15pm - Timmons Room

March 2023

5         Blue Horizon 4-H Club Meeting - 3pm - 4-H Chuckwagon
           Kremlin Hawks 4-H Club Meeting - 3pm - Gildford Church

6         Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon
           4-H Exchange Meeting - 6pm - Extension Office

9-11   Montana Seed Show in Harlem

12       Sunrise 4-H Club Meeting - 1pm - 4-H Chuckwagon
           Happy Havre 4-H Club Meeting - 4pm - 4-H Chuckwagon

13       Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon

16       4-H Council Meeting - 6:15pm - Timmons Room

17-19 4-H Rec Lab in Culbertson

19       Mounted 4-H Horse Workshop - 1pm - Bigger Better Barn
           4-H Cloverbuds - 2pm - Chuckwagon

20       Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon

27       Shooting Sports Practices - 5:00pm Air Rifle; 6:00pm Archery
                 at the 4-H Chuckwagon
           Deadline to request Buddy Tags for Lambs / Goats / Pigs


FUTURE 4-H DATES!!

  • Montana 4-H Rec Lab in Culbertson - March 17th - 19th, 2023
  • May 1, 2023 - State Award Applications are Due
  • June 15, 2023 - Registration and Applications are due to run for a State Ambassador Officer
  • June 15, 2023 - Application to serve on the Officer Selection Committee for State Ambassador Officers
  • July 9-11, 2023 – Pre-Congress and Officer Selection
  • July 11-14, 2023 – Montana 4-H Congress
  • July 16, 2023 – Fair Set Up Day
  • July 18, 2023 – 4-H Interview Day
  • July 19-23, 2023 – Great Northern Fair

4-H BRAND RESOURCES

     The 4-H brand tells the world who we are and has a great impact when used correctly.  The 4-H brand uses a precise 4-H clover in a certain color.  Specifics on approved logos and colors can be found at www.montana4h.org/resources/4-H_brand.html.  If you are making a flyer and need logos or clip art sent to you, we are happy to do that.  Call the Extension office to make that request.

 


2022-2023 4-H Clubs

Bear Paw Beavers
Blue Horizon
Happy Havre
Kremlin Hawks
Sunrise