Forms & Information
4-H YEAR Oct. 1, 2023 - Sept. 30, 2024
Valley County AGE REQUIREMENTS for Projects and Activities
Montana 4-H Enrollment with ZSuite
New members contact the Extension Office for enrollment information.
Previous members/leaders can re-enroll though ZSuite or obtain the forms at the Extension Office.
This is the second year to use ZSuite tool for enrolling and recordkeeping. Enrollment for the new year can being on October 1st. There is a general re-enrollment instruction available on montana4h.org page. Once you have read through the instructions you may enroll by going to www.4h.zsuite.org
In Valley County we would prefer that new members come to the Extension Office so we can introduce them to our local 4-H programming. Our office also welcomes any current families to stop by the office and enroll. All $10 membership dues are payable to your club and the club then submits one check to Valley County 4-H Council. Therefore, when you have completed your re-enrollment through ZSuite click submit and choose pay later. Check with your club on how they handle the dues.
- CODE OF CONDUCT
- MEDICAL RELEASE
- PHOTO MEDIA RELEASE
Other forms required:
- Animal Project - Permission & Assumption of Risk
- Horse member need to complete the following two forms:
Horse Project Permission & Assumption of Risk
Horse Helmet Policy & Acknowledgement of Education
DROP/ADD PROJECTS - due in office by May 31 - If you plan to add or drop any of your projects, please notify your club organizational leader and make changes through 4h.zsuite.org
RECORD BOOK FORMS
Keeping records is an important part of completing each project. They help you set
goals, keep track of your attendance at meetings, record your demonstrations or talks
and a whole lot more.
Forms are available at:
- The Extension Office or
- FILLABLE FORMS are available on the montana4h website or
- Also available on 4h.zsuite.org is the capability for you to do your recordbook online
These are the forms needed:
- My 4-H Year (green sheet) will need a new form each year
- Project & Financial Journal non-animal (blue sheet) will need one for each non-animal project
- Animal Journal & Animal Record animal projects (orange sheet) will need one for each animal project
OFFICER & CLUB FORMS
Treasurer - submit the two forms to Extension Office by Oct 31st
Annual report form & Yearly summary Yearly Financial Summary Report
Fundraisers - complete and send to Extension Office before event
PROJECT SELECTION & MATERIALS
The "Clover" is the catalog of all the projects available thru MT 4-H.
View the Clover at: http://montana4h.org/projects/index.html#
Project MATERIALS - our office has most of the project books in stock for purchase.
Materials can also be ordered at: https://store.msuextension.org/Departments/4-H-Materials.aspx
DISTRICT CAMP 2023
- Camp dates June 13 - 15
Registration due May 19
LIFE SKILLS DAY will be held February 25 in Opheim
This is a county wide fun learning event where youth show the audience how to make something or tell them something they have learned. Fair premium money and ribbons will be awarded to all participants. Seniors members in each category win an expense paid trip to Montana 4-H Congress held on MSU campus in Bozeman in July.
Click on possible interview questions for Lifeskills Day.
State Exchange policies.
D.C. TRIP - CITIZENSHIP TRIP
The D.C. trip is for youth 15th an older who have met the trip requirements to travel to DC, Philadelphia, New York, & Boston.
HORSE ID FORM
All horse members need to complete a horse ID form for each horse they will be entering in the horse show.
These forms are available at the Extension Office and need to be returned to the office by June 1st
SWINE TAGS & BREEDER INFO FORM
May 15 - tagging deadline
4-H year end is September 30.
Recordbooks are to be completed by end of September and then reviewed by club leader.
Club leaders will submit gold seal list to office by (first Monday in October).
Also application for county awards are due in the office by first Monday in October. Checkout the following:
NELSON SWANSON SCHOLARSHIP - revisions will be out mid-February
This scholarship was established in 1988 and as of 2022 has awarded $61,350 to 166 graduating 4-H members. The scholarship is offered to graduating seniors who are members of a ValIey County 4-H Club who will be attending any accredited college, university or vocational school of their choice. View the eligibility requirements. Contact the office for an application - this is a handwritten application. Due date May 8 with record book due by August 15, 2023. Award will be sent to college or vo-tech school to be applied towards the second semester. 2023 application form will be available end of March.