March 2022 Newsletter Read Only
March 2022 4-H Newsletter
4-H Public Speaking Day and Gavel Games
Registration Deadline- Wednesday, March 15
Event- Sunday afternoon, March 27 at the Boys and Girls Club
Cloverbuds pay participate in “Show and Tell”
Juniors (8 to 10 4-H age)- participate in Demonstration/Illustrated Talk, Prepared Speech, Commercial, or Gavel Games.
Intermediates (11 to 13 4-H age)- participate in Demonstration/Illustrated Talk, Prepared Speech, Commercial, or Gavel Games.
Seniors (14 and older 4-H age) participate in Demonstration/Illustrated Talk, Prepared Speech, Career Communications, or Gavel Games.
**Please see the Tips and Times for Public Speaking on your zsuites dashboard under shared documents.
**Gavel Game teams are comprised of 4 to 6 members in the same age group.
**Please complete the attached registration form and return to the Extension Office by March 15.
Cloverbud Day Camp Planning
We will meet at 1:00 PM on March 13th at the Sheriffs Complex to set the date and plan Cloverbud Day Camp. All teen members and leaders are welcome.
Thanks so much for the great help we had this year delivering cakes! Chris England and Grandma, Kaycee Workman, Maggie Barth, Delci, Haddasah and Josiah Plouffe. Special thanks to everyone that baked and donated a cake your efforts raised $550 for the leaders education fund!
This month’s topic will be Successful Service Learning. Join us in person or online, it is a great learning opportunity!
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.
Session 3- March 13- Topic- Successful Service Learning
Session 4- April 10: Topic- Lead with a Purpose
Fair book is Online
Please visit our website https://fergus.msuextension.org/ to see the 4-H Section of the 2022 fair book. There is a separate tab for the 2022 fair schedule. Be sure to jot the dates down that pertain to you and your family and take a look at the entry’s available for you projects. Now is the time to be finishing all of your static project displays and educational displays for animals.
4-H Project Drop/Add Deadline
Up until this date you can change your 4-H projects. Add a project you have discovered interest in or drop a project you are not enjoying. If you want to move up a level in a project, remember you must complete the requirements for the level you are in now, drop that level and add the next level by the 15th. No project changes are allowed after the 15th and you are expected to complete all projects remaining.
April 15- end of Enrollment Grace Period.
No new enrollment is accepted after April 15.
March 7 Horse Committee, 5:30, Extension Office
Livestock Committee, 6:00, Sheriffs Complex
10 District Rec Lab meeting, 4:00 PM
13 Cloverbud Camp Planning, 1:00 PM, Sheriffs Complex
13 Leadership Academy, 2:30
15 Registration due for County Public Speaking Day
And Gavel Games
18-19 State 4-H Rec Lab, Hobson
27 County Public Speaking and Gavel Games
April 10 Leadership Academy
15 Project Drop/Add Deadline
4-H Enrollment Closes
28 Leaders Council, 5:30 PM, Sheriffs Complex
May 1 Fair Entry Opens
June 1 Fair Entry Deadline
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
MSU extension will be conducting a state-wide needs assessment. Each county will have a needs assessment conducted, so we ask that you participate in the county that you most identify as your own. Sarah Bock and Cody Ream will be conducting the needs assessments in Lewistown for Fergus county on March 22nd and in Winnett for Petroleum county April 5th, both will be held at 6pm. Keep an eye out for adds when the dates get closer!
Livestock Judging is back in Fergus and Petroleum Counties! MSU Extension is working to get teams together for practices and contests for the upcoming season. Our first official meeting was February 27, but don’t feel like you missed out if you weren’t able to attend. Moving forward it looks like we will be meeting on Tuesday or Thursday evenings. All 4-H kids are welcome to join! Contact the MSU Extension office for more details.
Bull Selection Workshop
MSU Extension will be putting on a Bull Selection workshop at the end of the month. In this workshop Cody Ream will be going over some different strategies for selecting the right bull for your operation, different technologies available, and a crash course on how to read and understand EPD’s in order to make an educated decision. Keep an eye out this month for fliers detailing this event.
There will be a horse committee meeting on Monday, March 7th at 5:30 PM at the Extension Office.