April 2022 4-H Newsletter


Camping Time is Coming!!

Mark your calendars for these dates. Junior Camp and Cloverbud Camp Registration will be in the May Newsletter. Senior Camp registration is in this Newsletter.


4-H Senior Camp

Skills for Success

4:00 PM June 1 through 10 AM June 3.

At Pheasant Tails Bed and Bistro- just outside of Lewistown

Registration due May 16- form is attached

$60.00 Registration Fee

For all 4-H Member 13 and older (as of June 1).

Join the Extension Staff and 4-Hers from Fergus, Petroleum and Judith Basin County for a few relaxing days at this beautiful location. Workshops will be fun and interactive and provide you with priceless skills as you navigate the world of employment and entrepreneurship.


Cloverbud Day Camp

Under the Sea

Thursday, June 16

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

At the first Christian Church

This is a fun filled day for all 4-H Cloverbuds. Watch for registration in the May newsletter.


4-H Junior Camp

Incredible American Adventure

Tuesday, June 21 through Thursday, June 24

At Camp Maiden

Junior 4-H Members, 8 to 11 (as of July 21), buckle up and get ready for an exciting trip across America! Watch for registration in the May newsletter.


Project Drop Add Deadline

April 15

Please check you projects in zsuites. Changes cannot be made after April 15 and you may only enter the fair in projects and project levels that you are enrolled in.


Montana 4-H Leadership Academy

Sunday, April 10

2:15 PM

Sheriffs Complex Basement

Topic; Lead with a Purpose

All members 12 and older are invited to participate

All sessions begin at 2:30 PM and finish by 4 PM

All sessions are led by the Montana 4-H Ambassador Team

Virtual Option- a zoom link will be emailed to the Extension Office each month and we will forward it to all members in this age group.

In Person- We will meet at the Sheriffs Complex (Basement) and enjoy snacks during the presentation. Please arrive by 2:20 so we can everyone settled when the session begins.

Mark your calendars for these dates.



Meeting ID: 814 6526 3368 / Passcode: 173580

BY PHONE: 312-626-6799 or 669-900-6833

Meeting ID: 814 6526 3368 / Passcode: 173580


4-H Ambassador Traveling Farm

Monday, April 18

Join the 4-H Ambassadors and brighten the day of seniors in our community. Bring an animal (Dog, Cat, Rabbit, Chicken, Goat, Lamb, Calf, Horse, Pig) and visit the Lewistown Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities. Contact Hailey Gallagher, 406-366-2549 if you would like to participate.


4-H Ambassador Farm Safety Day

Farm Safety Day will be Tuesday, April 19 at the Fergus County Fairgrounds. Group Leaders are needed to take 1st and 2nd graders around to each safety station. If you would like to help, please contact Emma Farley, 406-366-5725.


Leaders Council Meeting

Thursday, April 28

5:30 PM

Extension Office

On the agenda; Committee Updates, Summer Activity Updates, Fair, Chokecherry Jam.


Small Animal Showmanship Clinic

Monday, June 6

5:30 PM

Small Animal Barn at the Fairgrounds

This is a great opportunity for you to learn or practice showmanship with you dog, cat, poultry, rabbit, or Guinee pig. You will learn how to fit and show, how to prepare for the fair and what supplies to bring. You will also get to practice the Round Robin and show all of the other animals.


Montana 4-H Congress

July 13-16

MSU Campus, Bozeman

All members 13 and older (4-H Age,  Oct 1, 2021)

If you are interested in attending this awesome event, Please be in touch with the Extension Office. There are many contest options to choose from; Livestock Judging, Horse Judging, Horse Skill-a-thon, Public Speaking, Stirrups (cooking), Fashion Revue, Quilting. Gavel Games. There are also incredible speakers, dances, banquets, and workshops. Registration is due July 15, but we need to hear from you by June 1 to get everyone organized and into teams if need be.




There will be a Horse Committee Meeting April 4th at 5:30 PM at the Extension Office. We will be discussing the upcoming clinics that we will be hosting this spring. More information about those will be sent out following this meeting.

Dates are Solid but times and order pending approval.


Performance Horse Clinic  May 7th and 8th , 8am to warm up and start at 9 am Please be warmed up and ready. We will  finish at 4pm. Level 4-7 will be on Sat the 7th and Level 1-3 will be on Sunday the 8th.

We will work on Horsemanship, Showmanship, Trail  and general horse skills. English if the kids want it. 


Ranch Horse Clinic will be May 14th  and 15th 8am to warm up, and the clinic will start at 9am and finish at 4pm. Level 3/4 Ranch Horse will be on Sat the 14th and level 1/2 will be on Sunday the 15th. 

We will work on the fundamentals of the ranch horse program Sorting Roping and working cattle. There will be cattle available to work. 


There will be a Static Committee (formerly the indoor projects committee) Meeting April 18th at 5:30 PM at the Extension Office. We will be setting a date for Outdoor Day and discussing some donations made to the committee.



Livestock Committee Meeting Monday 4/11/22 at 6pm at the Sheriff’s Complex



Attention all 4-H Clubs! The Christina Busy Bees are organizing a county-wide 4-H community project to benefit our county rural fire departments and would love to have your club take part! With support from the Fergus County DES and Fire Council, we are putting “truck kits” together that will include everything from eye drops to hand sanitizer, throat lozenges to Advil and are hoping to have enough kits for each department truck, around 125. A Signup Genius with more specifics will be sent out in hopes that each club can sign up to supply one of the elements for these kits. Information regarding kit assembly and presentation will be coming soon so stay tuned! Questions? Call Corry Arntzen at (406)366-0511 or Mariah Shammel at (406)855-0297.





April                 4          Horse Committee, 5:30, Extension Office

                        10        Jr. Camp Counselors, 1:00, Sheriffs Complex

                                    Leadership Academy, 2:15, Sheriffs Complex

                        11        Livestock Committee, 6:00, Sheriffs Complex

                        15        Project Drop/Add Deadline

                                    4-H Enrollment Closes

                        17        Easter

                        18        Ambassadors Traveling Farm

                                    Static (Non-Animal Projects) Committee Meeting, 5:30, Extension Office

                        19        Ambassadors Farm Safety Day

                        28        Leaders Council, 5:30 PM, Sheriffs Complex

May                  1          Fair Entry Opens

                        16        Senior Camp Registration Due

June                 1          Fair Entry Deadline

                        1-3       Senior Camp

                        16        Cloverbud Day Camp

                        6          Small Animal Showmanship Clinic, 5:30, Small Animal Barn

21-23    4-H Jr. Camp

July                  13-16    State 4-H Congress

                        19        Pre-Fair Interview Day

                        21        4-H Ranch Horse Show and Speed Events

                                    Cat and Pocket Pet Show

                        22        4-H Performance Horse Show

                        25        4-H Dog Show

                                    Foods and Gardening Interviews

                                    Rabbit Confirmation Show

                        26        Rabbit Agility and Poultry Show

                                    Livestock Check In

                        27-30    Fair Week

September        1          Record Books due to Club Leaders

                        30        Last Day of the 4-H Year