4-H Pledge

Useful Resources

4-H Family Handbook Youth development is a process of mental, physical and social growth during
which young people prepare to live a productive and satisfying life. Youth devel-
opment experiences of high quality don’t just happen. The best ones are carefully
planned (1) to encourage life skill development while delivering subject matter con-
tent and (2) to achieve specific outcomes.
Record Book and Project Completion The 4-H program has a long history of record keeping. The focus reflects the importance of this life skill in our daily lives. In 4-H, young people have tracked their activities, events, profits and losses, skill development and learning experiences, and much more using the iconic 4-H Record Book. In addition to record keeping, the 4-H Record Book gives members an opportunity to reflect on their year, measure their achievements and growth, and set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.
Fair Entry Help Sheet Step-by-step guide to fair entry through the fairentry.com website.
Step Up Rations - Feeding Your 4-H Steer Guide to help you determine feed rations for your 4-H project steer.
Calculating Average Daily Gain for the Fair This guide will help you calculate your ADG for your fair livestock project.
Extension Horses, Inc. Extension Horses, Inc. is a group of professionals from different Land Grant Universities around the country that collaborate to bring the public research-based information for educational use. We are a group of horse lovers just like you! Our group is dedicated to bringing you resources to help you make more informed decisions about your horse.
Clover by 4-H A fun site with lots of virtual activities and learning opportunities for 4-Her's of all ages. Find Your Spark!
4-H Clover Communication Contest Resources This 4-H cirriculum provides many of the best practices that can be applied to a variety of communication styles.


Graduating HS Senior 2024 College Scholarship Opportunities

Please do your own research on the scholarship opportunities listed below.  Each scholarship may have requirements that are not included here including GPA and application deadlines.

Reach Higher Montana website and your school counselor's office are good resources for locating and completing college scholarships. 


Application Deadline


Montana 4-H Foundation Scholarships Deadline is February 14, 2024. MT 4-H Foundation Scholarships
Reach Higher Montana Varies based on scholarship Reach Higher Montana
Montana State University Northern Varies based on scholarship Montana State University Northern
University of Montana Varies based on scholarship University of Montana Scholarship Portal
Montana State University Varies based on scholarship Montana State University Undergrad Scholarships
Montana Wildlife Federation - Phil Tawney Scholarship check website for application deadline MT Wildlife Federation - Phil Tawney Scholarship
University of Montana Western Priority application deadline 1/15/23. Check website for other deadlines University of Montana Western Scholarship Portal
Montana Wool Growers Association Scholarsip Check website for 2023 application deadline Montana Wool Growers Association Scholarship
Montana STEM and Healthcare Scholarship Scholarship applications will be accepted after 12/1/2023 MT STEM and Healthcare Scholarship
MUS Honor Scholarship Scholarship applications will be accepted after 12/2/2023 MUS Honor Scholarship
Jan French Memorial Scholarship All JB Co. 4-H members who are graduating seniors are eligible to apply for the Jan French Memorial Scholarship.  The application consists of a 1 - 2 page essay detailing how 4-H has impacted your life, how it has prepared you for life after high school and what your plans are after graduating.  Applications are due to the Ext. Office by July 1, 2024.   
Colt Reisig Project Scholarship Details to come for the 2024 Colt Reisig Project Scholarship  
Montana Cattlemen's Association Scholarship Scholarship deadline is July 1.  See their website for details on eligibility and how to apply.  Montana Cattleman's Association Scholarship
Montana Cattlewomen Incorporated Please visit the Montana Cattlewomen Inc website for information on eligibility and how to apply Montana Cattlewomen Incorporated
Montana Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships The Montana Farm Bureau Federation site provides links to several Farm Bureau Scholarships.  Montana Farm Bureau Federation Scholarships
Montana Farmers Union Scholarships Visit the Montana Farmers Union website for information on 2024 scholarships and grants. Montana Farmers Union
Montana Feed Association Scholarships The Montana Feed Association provides information on eligibility and how to apply for the 2024 scholarships.  Montana Feed Association Scholarships
Montana Grains Foundation Scholarships The Montana Grains Foundation Scholarships are for MSU Juniors and Seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture.  Their website provides more information on degree specifics how to apply. Montana Grains Foundation Scholarships
Central Montana Foundation Scholarships   Central Montana Foundation Scholarships
Wyatt Woodhall Sportsmanship Scholarship Eligibility and application details can be found on the scholarship application.  Wyatt Woodhall Sportsmanship Scholarship


  1. Go to https://4h.zsuite.org/
  2. Click on "Sign Up"
  3. Fill in all of the fields to up a FAMILY account.
  4. Adult email should match the Family email loaded from 4Honline.
  5. Adult email an password will be also used for anyone in the family to login to ZSuite in the future.
  6. The Adult/Family email can be changed by the parent once the account is set up the first time.
  7. The pin is used by parents and is needed for the enrollment of family members.
  8. Click "Let's Go!"
  9. Each family member previously enrolled in 4Honline should appear on the main screen in a colored box.
  10. There is also an option to add a new family member.
  11. Click on each family member to go their dashboard and begin enrollment.
  12. If at any point a family has trouble they can click the "CHAT" box at the bottom of their screen and chat with a ZSuite support person.

You must meet the minimum age required age by October 1, 2023 in order to enroll in each project.

  • Cloverbuds - 5 years old
  • Regular 4-H - 8 years old
  • Shooting Sports - 9 years old
  • Market Beef and Beef Breeding - 10 years old
  • Teen Leadership - 13 years old
  • Ambassador - 14 years old
  • Colt to Maturity - 11 years old and have completed Horsemanship Levels 1, 2, and 3

Check your project level

When you re-enroll, be sure to check that you enrolled in the appropriate level!

(Example: Swine Level 1 vs Level 2 vs Level 3)

Each level should take a maximum of three years.

Remember, you nee to be able to complete 7 activites in the project book each year.

If there are less than 7 activities left in the project book, the member should move up to the next level.

If you have any questions, please call the Extension Office or stop by! We are here to help!

When designing and presenting your demonstrations this year, use the following tips to make your best better!

  • Select a topic that you know well and find interesting.
  • Develop one main idea or topic to share.
  • Use an outline to help you organize the idea or topic into three to seven points or steps that can be explained and/or shown.
  • Secure the material and the equipment needed and organize to avoid clutter.
  • Dress appropriately for the activity being demonstrated.
  • Check your materials and equipment before you give the demonstration. Make words on posters large enough for all to read.
  • Use a catchy introduction that will get the attention of the audience.
  • Take your time and speak clearly, looking at your audience.
  • Show how each step is done so everyone can see.
  • Keep your materials orderly, and when you are finished with something, place it out of the way.
  • Practice the demonstration with family or friends who will give suggestions for improvement.
  • Work on avoiding using "ummm" or "like" when giving your speech.
  • Smile and enjoy yourself, but avoid chewing gum, placing your hands in your pockets, or "fiddling" with equipment.
  • Review your points or steps at the end, ask for questions, and thank the audience.