4-H Activity Update

Fair week is almost here!

Hope everyone has had a great summer so far and is staying cool in these hotter days!

Please take time to read all the way through this newsletter, check your food booth shifts, and call us with any questions!

Keep an eye out for any mail from the Extension Office, as we will be mailing your exhibitor packets in the near future.

JBC Fair Set-Up, Take Down, and Food Booth Schedules

Please be sure to check the schedules included in this newsletter for set-up, take down, and food booth. If you need to switch shifts, you are responsible for finding a replacement.

Friday Night Movie Event

Hot dog and chip plate dinner at 5:00 PM

Movie starts at 8:00 PM

We are watching “Little Rascals”

Popcorn, pop, and water will be available during the movie!

Dates to Remember

Geyser Lucky Clovers

  • Monday, August 8th, 2022
  • After set-up, stall decorating and meeting

Utica Sapphires

  • Protect Tour
  • August 5th, 2022

Stanford Scramblers

  • No August meeting!

Fair Set-Up

  • Monday, August 8th @ 6:00 PM

Fair Take Down

  • Saturday, August 13th after sale

Market Take Down

  • Sunday, August 14th, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Fair Livestock Sale

  • Saturday, August 13th @2:30 PM

Fair Set-Up Night BBQ

**Each needs to bring 15 pounds of thawed hamburger!**

Stanford Scramblers  brings Desserts

Utica Sapphires brings Chips

Geyser Lucky Clovers brings Salads

Council is in charge of meat

Auction Items

Clubs needs to start coordinating what item(s) they are planning to donate for the sale.

Central Montana Fair

Tuesday, July 26th – Saturday, July 30th

Lewistown, MT

Montana State Fair

Sunday, July 29th – Saturday, August 6th, 2022

Great Falls, MT

Montana Expo Park

Project and Record Books

Please make sure your Record Books are up to date BEFORE Interview Day!!

Project books, if complete for the year, are eligible for a ribbon at interview day!

September 16th is record book grading day!

Interview Day

Like last year, all the member packets will be mailed out prior to Interview Day.

Please attach all entry cards PRIOR to arriving for Interviews.

Round Robin Judges Needed

We are looking for some volunteers to help us with the Round Robin this year!

The Round Robin is at 1:00 PM on Saturday of the fair and doesn’t take very long.

For more information or to sign up to be a judge, send Hannah a text or email! (406)788-5741 [email protected]

Achievement Night

Utica Sapphires will host

October 2nd, 2022

Not a set in stone date. May change if needed.

Winter Livestock Judging

Utica Sapphires will host

Location and Day will be announced at a closer date.

Will be in November or December

Demonstration Day

November 20th, 2022

Location TBD

Livestock Interview Questions you may be asked!

  • Feed records
  • Break even price
  • Animal health care, medications, etc
  • Animal knowledge about breeds, anatomy, etc
  • Feed knowledge (what do you feed your animals)
  • Meat products
  • Marketing

** This isn’t exact questions that you may be asked but it gives you an idea of areas/topics that you should be ready to discuss.

Interview Questions you may be asked!

  • Why did you choose this project?
  • What did you enjoy most about your project this year?
  • What was the most difficult part of your project?
  • What did you learn from the problems you encountered? What will you do differently in the future?
  • Who helped you with your project this year?
  • What new things did you learn this year?
  • How will you apply what you learned in the future?
  • Do you plan to continue your project again next year?

Tips for Interview Day!

  • Arrive at your interview early
  • Dress nicely for the interview… jeans and a nice shirt is perfect!
  • Greet your judge warmly with a handshake
  • Be ready to discuss positive outcomes of your project, as well as areas that didn’t turn out as well as you expected
  • Prepare for your interview by considering what you learned, and what you would do differently
  • Relax and chat with your interviewer. They are happy to be there interviewing you! 😊

Fair Set-Up Schedule

Livestock Set-Up

  • Eli Bodner
  • Ashton Deegan
  • Lauren Deegan
  • Heidi Fiedler
  • James Fiedler
  • Jadyn Frank
  • Ava Grove
  • Leah Grove
  • Clayton Harwood
  • Ross Harwood
  • Rebecca Kassube
  • Norah Stromberg
  • Mason Thom
  • Carllee VandenBos
  • KayDe VandenBos
  • Dakota Keller
  • Kase Keller
  • Logan Kellom
  • Kora McCray
  • Tycee McVicker
  • Afton Mignery
  • Katelyn Mikkelson
  • Riston Mikkelson
  • Kara Reed
  • Ryder Ridgeway
  • Ella Smith
  • Emma Smith
  • Tyce Smith
  • Kain Vincent
  • TJ Hickey

Exhibit Hall Set-UP

  • Pyper Sanofsky
  • Sophia Clark
  • Coy Hedrick
  • Kate Hedstrom
  • Mac Hedstrom
  • Tara Hedstrom
  • Grant Holzer
  • Royce Holzer
  • Luke Kassube
  • Samantha Kassube
  • Taylor Kellom
  • Libby Mauws
  • Ian McCray
  • Brody Ridgeway
  • Mesa Scalese
  • Sicily Scalese
  • Brody Shields
  • Armani Stevenson
  • Teller Stevenson
  • Kaitaia Vincent
  • Matauri Vincent

Fair Take Down Schedule

Livestock Take-Down

  • Tanner Allen
  • Ace Becker
  • Axel Becker
  • Blaze Becker
  • BriElla Becker
  • Ali Erickson
  • Taten Erickson
  • Tike Erickson
  • Olivia French
  • Peyton French
  • Kaleb Morris
  • Ashton Nachtigal
  • Brianne Nachtigal
  • Josh Nachtigal
  • Marci Neill
  • Macy Smith
  • Mia Smith

Exhibit Hall Take Down

  • Toby Blank
  • Avalee Coalter
  • Nola Lawen
  • Rabecca Lynn
  • McKenzi Milburn
  • Miranda Milburn
  • Chance Obert
  • Riley Obert
  • Aubrea Polzin
  • Trytan Polzin

Judith Basin County Fair Schedule

Monday, August 8th, 2022

  • Exhibit Building/Livestock Set-Up
    • 6:00 PM

Tuesday, August 9th, 2022

  • Horse Show – JBC Fairgrounds
    • 8:00 AM
  • Grade School Exhibits placed and Judge Exhibit Building
    • 9:00 AM

Wednesday, August 10th, 2022

  • 4-H Interview Judging – Stanford School Gym
    • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    • First come, first serve!
  • Cloverbud Entries Accepted – Exhibit Building
    • 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
  • FFA/FCCLA, Open Class, Fine Art Entries Accepted at Exhibit Building
    • 1:00 PM – 2:45 PM
  • Ranch Horse Competition @ Erickson’s Arena
    • Hobson, MT
    • 2:00 PM
  • Open Class Judging
    • 3:00 PM

Thursday, August 11th, 2022

  • Livestock Arrival and Market Weigh-In
    • 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    • Beef, Sheep, Goat, Swine
    • Please be present by 6:30 PM

Friday, August 12th, 2022

  • Swine Show
    • Showmanship, Market
    • 7:30 AM
  • Exhibit Building Opens
    • 8:30 AM
  • Small Animal Show
    • Dogs, Poultry, Cats, Rabbits
    • Round Robin to follow
    • 10:00 AM
  • Sheep, Goat, & Alpaca Show
    • Breeding, Market, Showmanship
    • 1:00 PM
  • 4-H Livestock Judging Contest
    • 3:00 PM
  • Friday Night Dinner
    • 5:00 PM
  • Friday Night Movie
    • Dusk (8:00 PM)

Saturday, August 13th, 2022

  • 4-H Council Breakfast
    • 7:00 AM
  • Exhibit Building Opens
    • 8:00 AM
  • Beef Show
    • Breeding, Market, Showmanship
    • 8:00 AM
  • Style Show – following Beef show)
  • Open Pet Show Parade
    • 12:30 PM
  • Round Robin Contest
    • 1:00 PM
  • 4-H FFA Livestock Sale
    • 2:30 PM

Sunday, August 14th, 2022

  • Market Take Down
  • 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM