What is 4-H?

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Montana 4-H is the youth development program of Montana State University Extension. 4-H is the largest, out-of-school youth development program in the state, reaching nearly 20,000 youth in all 56 counties each year. In 4-H, if you can dream it, you can do it! 4-H offers more than 200 different projects and learning experiences that actively engage youth while having fun. 4-H projects rely on trained adult volunteers who work with youth as partners and a resource for hands-on learning. From learning how to cook or sew, to raising an animal, conservation and robotics, 4-H offers youth a wide range of choices and opportunities to learn and grow and serve.

 Wheatland County Clubs

In Wheatland County, we have five clubs that youth can be involved in depending on age and interest.  Below is a list of our clubs and a short explanation about each one. 


Cloverbuds is for children 5 through 8 years old. Cloverbuds don't compete in 4-H events, but can learn and grow through hands-on learning during monthly meetings. Kristi Williams is the current Cloverbud leader.

Lucky Leprechauns

Lucky Leprechauns 4-H Club is for youth 9  years old through 6th grade.  Lucky Leprechauns meet monthly throughout the school year. Mandie Reed is the current Lucky Leprechaun leader.

Silver Sage

Silver Sage 4-H Club is for youth in junior high and high school. Silver Sage members can be involved not only in local events, but state and national events as well. Carla Glennie is the current Silver Sage leader.


Riflemen 4-H Club is for members enrolled in air rifle shooting sports and are at least 9 years old as of Oct. 1 of the current 4-H year. 


The 4-H Archery club is for 4-H members at least 9 years old by Oct. 1 of the current 4-H year.  They meet weekly from October - March on Tuesdays at the Harlowton City Library.  Mike Peterson and Tyrel Briscoe are the current Archery club leaders.

New to 4-H?

We encourage you to look through all of the resources and forms just to the right.  If you have questions, please feel free to contact either Mandie or Kristi at the Extension office (info on the left).  We take registrations throughout the year and are excited that you are interested in 4-H! 

The 4-H Motto & Slogan

"To make the best better." was proposed in 1927 by Miss Carrie Harrison,
botanist in the Bureau of Plant Industry, and was adopted by the leaders.
The slogan is: "Learn by doing."

The 4-H Colors

Green, nature's most common color, represents spring, life, youth & growth.The official colors of 4-H are green and white.
White symbolizes purity and high ideals.

The 4-H Pledge

I pledge my head to clearer thinking,
My heart to greater loyalty,
My hands to larger service,
and my health to better living,
for my club, my community, my country, and my world.

The Montana 4-H Mission Statement

To educate youth and adults for living in a a global ever-changing
world by using the resources of the Land Grant Universities and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.