Dates to Remember:

  • Geyser Lucky Clovers
    • January 30th, 2022
    • 6:00 PM
    • Raynesford, MT
  • Stanford Scramblers
    • Fun Meeting TBA
  • Utica Sapphires
    • January 11th, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Hobson School MPR Room
  • 4-H Council Meeting
    • January 4th, 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • Extension Office
  • Beef Weigh-In Deadline
    • January 15th, 2022

Winter Livestock Judging Results

Hobson, MT

Awesome job to everyone that competed in the Winter Livestock Judging on December 4th!

Here are the results:

  • Juniors
    1. Armani Stevenson
    2. Olivia French
    3. Teller Stevenson
    4. Brianne Nachtigal
  • Intermediate
    1. Peyton French
    2. Lauren Deegan
    3. Mason Thom
    4. Tanner Allen
    5. Tike Erickson
  • Seniors
    1. Ali Erickson
    2. Jadyn Frank
    3. Josh Nachtigal
    4. Ashton Nachtigal

Beef Weigh-In Deadline

January 15th, 2022

If you are enrolled in a beef market project take note of the date above!

The 15th is the deadline for turning in your info on tagged, weighed, and photographed beef animals.

If you haven't received your tags, check in with your leaders or contact the office.

Montana Winter Fair AG Ambassador Competition

Online Event

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

Registration Deadline is January 19th, 2022

Completely virtual event and is open to ANY junior high or high school student. They do not need to be 4-H or FFA members to participate!

  • Students must participate in all 5 contest components to be eligible for awards.


Agriculture in a Changing World

  • Topics that students can focus on include changes being made on their own/family farm/ranch, changes in the industry, new technology, etc.

Newspaper Article

  • 500-800 words, sent to event organizers by January 22nd, 2022

Radio Spot

  • 50-60 seconds long, pre-recorded and sent to the event organizers by January 22nd

Social Media Posts & Marketing Plan

  • 2 posts on any appropriate platform, including a picture or video (max 30 sec/video), and posts written using 40 words or less; sent to event organizers by January 22nd
  • Marketing Plan: submitted with posts and defines target audience by location, age, gender, interests, etc., sent to event organizers by January 22nd


  • Mock TV interview happening day of competition

Prepared Speech

  • 7-12 minutes, delivered on day of competition

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top 3 competitors

For more information or to pre-register contact Emily Standley ([email protected]) or (406)396-5418

Montana 4-H Foundations Grants and Scholarships

There are several grants and scholarships available through the Montana 4-H Foundation. There are different due dates for these ranging from February 1st, 2022 to April 1st, 2022.

Check out the website to see if you quality. Visit link above to find more information and see applications.

4-H Shooting Stars Invitational

Baker, MT

February 4th and 5th, 2022

Air Pistol, Air Rifle, Archery

Registration is Due by January 24th, 2022 by 5:00 PM

Registration information will be sent out later

Send questions to Kodie Olsen ([email protected]) or (406)778-7110

Montana 4-H Rec Lab

Hobson, MT

March 18th - 20th, 2022

Plan to travel 4-H HIGHWAY 2022, THE ROAD TO SUCCESS!!

Open to all 4-H members 13-19

Enrollment will be through ZSuites - look for enrollment to start sometime in early January!

What is Rec Lab?

Many teens will tell you Rec Lab is their favorite statewide event. It has a really casual, fun, and hands on feel. Often times of all the activities…including sleeping take place in one building like a school. Everyone drags in 100 lbs of air mattresses, sleeping bags, and extension cords for phone chargers into the school gym to stay for the weekend. It is almost impossible in this environment not to make new friends! People spend time between meals and workshops sitting at cafeteria tables playing games and getting to know each other. The workshops are very engaging and often hands on with project and activity based topics. It is a great way to roll into more leadership opportunities at the county and state level. If you have members that have not had the opportunity to attend any state events this is the perfect one for them to start with it is really fun, the schedule is easy to follow and it is less intimidating to interact with peers.

Montana Winter Fair Youth Beef Show

Fergus County Fairgrounds - Lewistown, MT

Saturday, January 30th, 2022

Check in at 7:00 to 9:00 AM

10:00 AM Show

Feeder Steers, Replacement Heifers, and Showmanship Classes

Register Online at

Registration Due January 22nd, 2022

$25 per animal - no late entries allowed

$10 per youth for showmanship

Contact Sarah Bock ([email protected])

Montana Winter Fair Livestock Competition

Fergus County Fairgrounds Livestock Pavilion - Lewistown, MT

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

Check in at 8:00 AM

Judging begins at 8:30 AM and will be finished by noon

7 classes and 3 sets of reasons

Register Online at

Registration due January 21st, 2022

$50 per team, $15 per individual, $5 late fee

Contact Kristie Nelson ([email protected]) or Cody Ream ([email protected]) for more information

Leadership Academy Monthly Workshops

Members 12+, 4-H age

The leadership academy us a network or Montana 4-H Members interested in exploring and developing their own leadership their own leadership skills while serving their country 4-H programs in new ways. Local county leadership groups will have an opportunity to join with groups from around the state as well as the Montana 4-H Ambassador Officer team, virtually and in person when possible, to work on skill building, planning and mentorship.

All workshops are Sunday afternoon from 2:30 to 3:45. Zoom links for each workshop session will be emailed to county extension offices and can be shared locally.

Leadership Academy Skills

  • January 9th
    • How to Make Club Meeting Awesome
  • February 13th
    • Ages and Stages for Mentors
  • March 13th
    • Successful Service Learning
  • April 10th
    • Lead with a Purpose

Citizen Washington Focus (CWF)

Washington D.C.

January 15th, 2022 – Registration Deadline

Send email to Hannah ([email protected]) for application.

CWF will take place in June 2022

Have you thought about a trip to Washington, D.C.? During a week in June you have the chance to experience our nation’s capital, meet your legislators, and meet 4-Hers from around the country. During this week-long trip, delegates have the opportunity to tour the Smithsonian and the National monuments as well as visit with Montana Senators and Representatives.

Montana delegates travel as a group with two adult chaperones. If your current 4-H age is 14-19 you are eligible to attend.

Leadership Washington Focus (LWF)

Washington D.C.

January 15th, 2022 – Registration Deadline

Send email to Hannah ([email protected]) for application

LWF will take place in June 2022

For those 4-Hers that aren’t old enough for the CWF trip there is the Leadership Washington Focus trip to consider. For those 4-Hers in 7-9th grades you may apply for LWF. This is designed to build confidence in their abilities to motivate and direct others in meaningful action, practice effective communication with others though group discussion and public speaking. Work with others to create and accomplish goals, develop an understanding of their own personal leadership style.

Susan K Dunfer Memorial Scholarship

CWF – Washington D.C.

January 15th, 2022  - Scholarship Deadline

This scholarship is awarded to one current 4-H member, age 17 or older (by the time of travel), that is attending Citizenship Washington Focus. Recipients may not have received a 4-H award for any other out-of-state trips. The award will be applied to the total fees for this event.

Attach to this application a letter of recommendation from each of the following:

  • County Agent
  • Your 4-H Leader
  • One other person

Send email to Hannah ([email protected]) for application.