The New 4-H Family Handbook is in a pdf downloadable form.

4-H Pledge

Graduating HS Senior 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.

Scholarship

Application Deadline

Description / website

Barbara Edens Memorial 4-H Scholarship 2/14/23 4-H member active in leadersip and a horse project.  MT 4-H Foundation
Bob and Margaret King Memorial 4-H Scholarship 2/14/23 Participating in 4-H livestock project (other than horse), attending an in-state institution of high leaning.  MT 4-H Foundation
Hubbard Feeds 4-H Scholarship 2/14/23 Two years of 4-H, plan to attend MSU-Bozeman as undergrad, major in livestock or agricultural business/economics field.  MT 4-H Foundation
MABA/MGEA Agri-Business 4-H Scholarship 2/14/23 Show proficience in MT 4-H work over last 3 years, pursuing a degree in agriculture field at a MT college, preference to students pursuing a degree in plant science, agronomy or agri-business as well as applicants involved in MABA/MGEA.  MT 4-H Foundation
Montana 4-H Shooting Sports Scholarship 2/14/23 At least 1 year in 4-H Shooting Sports project, shown willingness to take on leadership roles, worked with younger 4-H members in any shooting sports discipline, participated in community service through 4-H shooting sports, promoted 4-H shooting sports in a competitive setting.  MT 4-H Foundation
Montana Farm Bureau Foundation Scholarship 2/14/23 Three years of Montana 4-H experience and pursuing an agriculture related degree.  MT 4-H Foundation
Murdoch's Ranch and Home Supply Scholarship 2/14/23 Resident of MT, 3 years of 4-H experience.  MT 4-H Foundation
Nutrien Ag 4-H Scholarship (Northern Seed) 2/14/23 Resident of MT, 2 years 4-H experience, plan to attend MSU-Bozeman as undergrad, priority given to applicants majoring in plant science or agricultural business/economics field.  MT 4-H Foundation
Steer In Trailer Sales 4-H Scholarship 2/14/23 Resident of MT, 2 years 4-H experience, enrolled in livestock or horse project.  MT 4-H Foundation
Trailwest Leadership Scholarship 2/14/23 Resident of MT, plan to attend a MT 4 year college, preference given to those seeking a degree in agriculture business or finance.  MT 4-H Foundation
W. Doyle Stocks Scholarship 2/14/23 Resident of MT, 3 years of 4-H membership, MT 4-H background, planning to attend MSU-Bozeman, preference given to 4-H members pursuing a degree in a field of agriculture or family consumer science. MT 4-H Foundation
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
Central Montana Foundation Scholarship Portal Application deadline 3/15/23 Central Montana Foundation Scholarship Portal
Northern Seed Trade Association Local Impact Scholarship April 1, 2023 is application deadline. Northern Seed Trade Association Local Impact Scholarship
Montana Farmers Union Scholarship Application deadline is March 15, 2023 Montana Farmers Union Scholarship
Montana Cattlemens Association Scholarship July 1, 2023 Montana Cattlemens Association Scholarship
Montana Nursery and Landscape Association Scholarship March 31, 2023 Montana Nursery and Landscape Association Scholarship
Montana Wool Growers Association Scholarsip Check website for 2023 application deadline Montana Wool Growers Association Scholarship
NILE Foundation Scholarship Application deadline is March 1, 2023.  NILE Foundation 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, 2020 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.