November 2023 Newsletter
Hello 4-H Families
Registration is now open on the Z-Suite website!
The last day to sign up on Z-Suite is November 15th. The council
will pay for books if we order them before Nov. 15th. We will be
asking families to purchase their own books after that date.
Thank you to those who attended the Achievement Day Awards
Banquet. Thank you for making it a success. We had so much
fun celebrating our youth members. Please let us know if you
have any suggestions at all for next year.
It is that time of year for weigh ins for the steers! Kim will chose
a date when she gets back. We will send out several reminders.
There are various committees that parents can join, such as, the
livestock committee, small animal committee, horse committee,
exhibit building committee and the food booth committee.
Please let us know if you would like to be on one of these
As always, please let us know if you have any questions. You can
stop by the office anytime!
Have a great November!
Kim & Jackie
Toole County 4-H Due Date is November 15th, 2023.
4-H dues are charged to cover insurance and materials cost. In the past, the club has collected dues from the
members and then the club paid the 4-H Council. This has been somewhat a cumbersome process. One of
the features of our new online registration program is that we can now collect dues online with a credit or
debit card. Families may still pay with check or cash, but must bring it to the office in a timely manner.
Members will not be considered registered unless their dues are paid. Club members are required to pay
dues by November 15 to participate in 4-H activities and be covered by insurance. Project materials will not
be ordered for members until their dues are paid.
DUES MUST BE PAID BY NOVEMBER 15, EITHER ONLINE OR AT THE OFFICE, FOR MEMBERS TO
PARTICIPATE IN 4-H FOR THE 2022-23 YEAR.
4-H Volunteer Orientation Instructions
1. Log into your Z-Suite Account
2. Select the profile of the volunteer that is taking the course.
3. Click on Clover Academy from the menu on the left.
4. Click on the blue box “Launch Clover Academy”.
5. You will be taken to the Clover Academy website.
6. Scroll down to find the Montana 4-H Orientation course. Click on “Enroll Now”.
7. On the course page you will see an overview of the course. Scroll down to see the four modules that
make up the orientation. Click the blue box “See More” under module one.
8. Follow the instructions to navigate the course.
9. When you get to the end of the module, (Slide will say you completed module). Scroll down and click on
the blue box “Mark as Complete”. Box will turn blue once you have completed the module.
10. Select the next lesson to load the next module. Your progress will be saved and you can return later
to complete the remaining modules.
HOW TO USE LIVESTOCK FEED SHEETS
Glacier County Agent, Kari Lewis has shared a couple of options to help livestock members keep a better
record of the feed that they are providing for their livestock project. Whichever method is used, at the
endof the month, the totals from the sheet should be transferred to the Animal Journal of the record
book.Keeping good records will help you to make decisions for next year. You may want to change your
startweight, your type of feed and ration, the breed of animal etc.
Livestock Daily Feed Record
This PDF can be printed and is meant to be kept in the barn (on a clipboard, in a folder) and the
feedamounts recorded each day as feed is fed and weighed.
Livestock Daily Feed Record (Excel)
This is the Excel spreadsheet of the Livestock Daily Feed Record.
This can be downloaded and saved toyour computer and daily weights added to the spreadsheet.
There is a tab for each month which will thencalculate the monthly total automatically
Leadership Academy Link
Youth Leadership Resources
Air Rifle and Pistol Sign ups
Air Rifle and Pistol sign ups will be held on November 5th at the shooting range from 12pm-3pm. It
costs $50 per child. If you have more than two kids signing up you pay for the first two then the others
are free. If you have any questions please contact Joe Hofer at (406) 450-2041.
Project Age Requirements
You must meet the minimum 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 & 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
Attention Swine Members/Jr. Leadership Members
The livestock committee would like to purchase a swamp cooler/large fan for the swine barn. This would
be a great Montana 4-H Foundation People Partner grant (due February 1). We are looking for a 4-H
member (or few) to take the lead on the project and submitting the grant (livestock committee will serve
as a partner). If you are interested, please let Kari Lewis or Jesse Fulbright know.
Beef Weigh Ins
The minimum weight for 2024 Marias Fair is 1,100 pounds; max pay weight is 1,500 pounds. All steers
must have been born after January 1, 2023. 4-Her must be 10 as of Oct. 1 to show a market beef animal.
Information to bring to weigh-in:
Steer’s birth date
Breed of steer (including percentages of each breed)
Breeder’s name and address.
Beef members, as you are purchasing steers, please be sure to get a Bill of Sale as this will be needed at
the fair. Unless the steer is from the 4-Her’s immediate family (father/mother), they need to have a Bill
of Sale indicating a Change of Ownership. A Bill of Sale IS needed if purchasing from cousins, uncles,
aunts, grandparents, neighbors, etc. They are also encouraged to have a Show Cattle Permit as well for
transportation purposes. If you have any questions on what is needed, please call Jeff Jergens, district
brand inspector, at 406-450-0001.
EXCELLENCE IN PROJECT AWARDS
Swine-Dylan Clark , Brinlee Flesch, Kaylee Nickol
Sewing-Moira Hemmer, Grace Hemmer, Avalyn
Smith, Anissa Smith
Beef-Delaney Clark, Jagger Flesch, Preslee Flesch, Ty
Robotics (EV3)- Bridger Ergenbright, Grace
Hemmer, John Jansen, Orion Vetch, Brigham
Poultry- Moira Hemmer, grace Hemmer, Seira
Jansen, Orion Vetch, Benson Weishaar
Cat- Grace Hemmer
Archery- Dylan Clark, Bridger Ergenbright, Grace
Hemmer. Avallyn Smith
Horse- Corin Scarborough, Jadis Scarborough
Dog- Moira Hemmer
Dairy Goat- Orion Vetch
1st Year Calvin Clark, Isla Clark, Lawrence Denno,
Luke Erickson, Bear Erickson, Hayden Habets, Carter
Nickol, Gavin Vetch
2nd Year Hadley Ergenbright, Laura Flesch, Celee
Flesch, Lennon Flesch, Collin Riphenburg, Malcom
Russell, Grayson Salios, Carlie Sisk. Ambree Smith
3rd Year Aubree Clark, Liliana Denno
Community Service Delaney clark, Dylan Clark,
Corin Scarborough, Jadis Scarborough
Leadership Delaney Clark, Dylan Clark, Brinlee
Flesch, Jadis Scarborough
4-H Achievement Delaney Clark, Dylan Clark,
Moira Hemmer, Grace Hemmer, Jadis
Scarborough, Anissa Smith, Alethea Smith
CLOVER ACHIEVEMENT Ella Fix, Wyatt Fix, Karter
EMERALD ACHIEVEMENT Paxton Flesch, Sam
Flesch, Jagger Flesch, Gracelynne Hegyes,
Gwendolynne Hegyes, Moira Hemmer, John
Jansen, Siera Jansen, Ty Parsons, Colter Sandon,
Kaylee Sandon, Orion Vetch, Benson Weishaar,
BRONZE ACHIEVEMENT Preslee Flesch, Kaylee
Nickol, Morgan Riphenburg, Anissa Smith, Alethea
Smith, Avalyn Smith, Regan Torgerson, Kacey Wipf
SILVER ACHIEVEMENT Grace Hemmer, Corin
Scarborough, Jadis Scarborough
GOLD ACHIEVEMENT Delaney Clark, Dylan Clark
BEN SISK MEMORIAL Conlan Kerfoot
“U R AWESOME” Dylan Clark
CLUB OF EXCELLENCE- Blazing Saddles
LEADER OF THE YEAR Chad Scarborough
ALUMNI OF THE YEAR Robyn Kimmet
MERITORIOUS SERVICE Blazing Arrows
Toole County Claybusters
Shelby R&P Club
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Jodi Duncan
MARIAS FAIR CARCASS AWARDS
Steer of Merit Jagger Flesch, Paxton Flesch,
Symbol of Excellence (Swine) Wyatt Fix, Bridger
Ergenbright, Brant Blonde
1st- Cloverbuds @ Shelby Elementary Cafeteria
1st - Livestock Committee Meeting 7 PM @ Shelby Fire Hall
1st - 13th - Kim Vacation (Jackie will be in the office)
2nd- 3rd-5th Grade Robotics after school-5pm @ Ambulance Barn
4th- Ranching Rascals Meeting 4pm @ Ashley’s
5th - Air Rifle and Pistol sign ups 12pm-3pm @ Shooting Range
5th- Blazing Saddles Meeting 2pm @ Ambulance Barn
7th- EV3 Robotics after school- 5pm @ Ambulance Barn
10th - Office Closed- Veteran’s Day
12th- Kountry Kids Meeting 2pm @Exhibit Building
15th- Cloverbuds @ Shelby Elementary Cafeteria
16th- 3rd-5th Grade Robotics after school- 5pm @ Ambulance Barn
21st- EV3 Robotics after school- 5pm @ Ambulance Barn
21st- Kim’s Birthday
23rd - 24th - Office Closed- Thanksgiving
5th- EV3 Robotics after school- 5pm @
6th- Cloverbuds @ Elementary Cafeteria
7th- 3rd-5th Grade Robotics after school- 5pm
@ Ambulance Barn
19th- EV3 Robotics after school- 5pm @
20th- Cloverbuds @ Elementary Cafeteria
21st- 3rd-5th Grade Robotics after school- 5pm
@ Ambulance Barn
25th- Christmas Day- Office Closed