4-H Reference Information
4-H Forms and Resources
Many 4-H resources are available at our MSU Ravalli County website including:
- Member and Volunteer Enrollment
- Upcoming Events
- Livestock help books
- Project books
- Record books
- Financial forms for 4-H Clubs
Animal Learning Lab Kits
The 4-H Advisory Council has available the Beef, Sheep, Swine, Dairy, Poultry, Goat, Dog and Rabbit Learning Lab Kits from Ohio Extension 4-H. These kits are your answer for species-specific, hands-on, durable learning materials. Use them in project meetings for teaching and evaluating knowledge of livestock and companion animals.
Kits are available on loan through the Extension Office to registered leaders for one week rentals.
Ravalli County Teen Council
If you are 13 years old on or before October 1 and you are interested in developing your leadership skills please come to our meetings to see if Teen Council is for you. If you know you want to be involved in Teen Leadership this year, consider signing up on the 4-H registration form for the Teen Leadership Project.
4-H For Sale Book
A 4-H For Sale Book is in the Extension Office for anyone to browse or place flyers of animals for sale, free animals, or other opportunities for sale. Items which are for sale require a price and cannot be a general advertisement for a business, organization or individual.
Fundraiser Equipment available for rent through the 4-H Advisory Council: cotton candy machine, snow cone machine, popcorn machine. There is a banner for clubs to use for fundraisers or community service projects, which reads: “Ravalli County 4-H; Supporting your local youth.” There are also electric coffee pots, which can also be used for hot water or coffee. Each piece of equipment available for rental for $10 (4-H rental fee) or $25 (non-4-H rental fee). Contact Jennifer at 363-8320.
Livestock Project Guidelines & Requirements
Members and leaders developed Livestock “help books” or Rules and Requirements to help members be successful in their specific Livestock project. These are available for download on the website: http://ravalli.msuextension.org/4hlivestock.html These are also available at the Ravalli County 4-H Extension office.
Help your child become involved in 4-H
4-H offers many things to do. Here are few other exciting 4-H activities. Look for details in your county 4-H newsletter or ask your club leaders:
Club Officer Training: Resources available to teach youth about leadership roles within their clubs.
4-H Fun Day (Winter): This one day event is full of workshops, ranging from dance to robotics to crafts for youth age 9-12.
Competition Day (Spring): Youth can compete in this event either in all competitions or just one. Top senior members can compete at State Congress.
- Speech and Demo: Participants prepare speeches, illustrated talks and demonstrations and compete at three age levels.
- Stir-Ups Cooking Competition: Members plan and prepare a nutritionally balanced meal. Fashion Revue: Members interview and model articles of clothing that they have sewn.
Horse Camp, Summer Junior Camp, Cloverbud Camp or Teen
- Winter Camp: All camps are overnight experiences of fun, friends and learning in the great outdoors. Winter Teen Camp is held in February; all others are held in the summer.
Quality Assurance: (Winter and Spring)
For any animal project, large or small. Guidelines for a 4-H or FFA member will be required to take QA two times: once for youth 13 and under and once for youth 14 and over.
Livestock members who plan to sell at the Ravalli County Fair must weigh-in at the species-specific weigh-in. Beef and Dairy occurs in January; swine, sheep, and goat occurs in May.
Showmanship Clinic (Summer):
A Livestock and Small Animal clinics are held in the summer to help members prepare for the upcoming fair season.
County Fair (Labor Day Weekend):
This is an annual event the last week in August to provide an opportunity for 4-H members to exhibit their completed 4-H projects each year.
If you anticipate needing any type of Special accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact the Extension Office at 375‐6611 in advance of your participation.
4-H License Plates
Remember when renewing or purchasing a license plate to consider the 4-H license plate. It is available at the Motor Vehicle Department.