National 4-H Week
OCTOBER 2021 NEWSLETTER

4-H Awards Night for Volunteers and Youth!

 

What a successful and wonderful evening we had!  THANK YOU to all the volunteers over the past year that gave their time and energy to pull off another successful 4-H year.  Many volunteers were recognized and awarded for their efforts and we want volunteers to know that families see your hard word and details you put into project meetings and families!

 

Many Youth Members were awarded project awards for keeping well kept project records.  Hopefully you will see many 4-H hats around your community from these outstanding youth!  We had 6 youth members be selected for "The Oustanding 4-H Member of the Year!" These youth are not only very active in giving back to 4-H but being involved in their community! Picture to below are the winners! They recieved a trophy and a monetary gift!  

 

All Youth in 4-H are eligable to submit their Achievement Journal to be considered for the "4-H Member of the Year".  

EVENTS                                                                back to top 
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LOOKING AHEAD
 
October 1: 4-H Re-inrollment and new member enrollment opens!
 
October 3-9: National 4-H Week! "Find Your Spark"
 
October 11:  Office Closed
 
October 12: ULC Meeting
 
October 22-24: Fall Leadership Training
 
October 23: Newsletter Blurbs Due
 
October 28:  Foundation Meeting
 
 
Fall Leadership Traning
Friday October 22- Sunday October 24, 2021
Billings Hotel and Convention Center, Billings MT

Registration cost is $175, including lodging (2 to a room) meals Saturday and Sunday Breakfast and program costs.  Adult chaperones will have lodging options during registration. 
Those participants interested in attending need to register using Zsuites. Make sure to enroll before Oct 12th.
 
Schedule
Registration and check-in 3:30-5:30pm Friday evening
Opening Program 6:00 PM Friday evening
Wrap up program after breakfast approx. 10:30 AM Sunday morning.
Youth participants must be 14 on or before October 1, 2021 and volunteer chaperones must be at least 21 and a certified volunteer.
National 4-H Week! Oct 3-9, 2021
Take advantage of this important week to highlight the remarkable 4‑H youth in your communities and showcase the incredible experiences that 4‑H offers young people. 
COMMITTEES                                                      back to top
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ULC

The Unlimited Leaders Council is looking for 2 new members for the upcoming 4-H year!  We plan events such as Awards Night, Leader Trainings, Member Trainings, Fair Concessions and more!  We fund events such as Awards Nights, Communications Day, Stir-Ups, and more!  We'd love your help!  Please contact any member or JaNaie if you have questions or are interested:  Shelly McPhee, Kelly Pavlik, Kerri Marx, Anabelle Morgan, Jessie Sheperd, Lori Marx

 

FOUNDATION
The next Gallatin 4-H Foundation meeting will be held Thursday, October 28th at the Extension Office @ 6pm. This committee fundraises for higher education scholarships and new clus and projects.  We are looking for youth (ages 14+) to serve spots on this committee. 

Youth complete this application:
 http://gallatin.msuextension.org/documents/4hdocuments/forms/YouthApplicationfor4-HCommitteesFillable.pdf
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LIVESTOCK/MARKET SALE 

Looking for 1 youth to serve on this committee!  Next meeting is tba by committee members.

 

Fair week was a success! Thank you to all the members, parents and volunteers that made those events possible!

 

Click on the link below for the digital version of the Fair Thank You Tab.

 

http://gallatin.msuextension.org/documents/4hdocuments/fair/4Htab2021.pdf

CLUBS                                                                  back to top
Belgrade Pioneers Club

The Belgrade Pioneers met on Thursday September 2nd at the Lottman’s house. We had our 4-H pool party! It was so much fun but a little chilly. We discussed what we want to do next year as a club. We brainstormed ways to volunteer in our community and ideas on how to raise more money. We decided to form a committee to do the window display this year for 4-H week. We are wrapping up our 4-H year. What fun we had! Our next meeting will be at the WB Ranch Arena on Thursday, October 7th at 6 pm. Do you want to join our awesome club? Please contact Shelly McPhee at 406-595-4774.

Submitted by Ezra Miller, News Reporter

 

DLE

 

DLE - Both club and project:

Do you want to be part of a project to improve leadership skills, plan events, participate in retreats and state events, and much more?  Then join Development of Leadership Excellence - DLE! Ages 13 and up are eligible to be in this project! JOIN US! MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD - KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE NEWSLETTER FOR BEGINNING OF THE YEAR INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT DATES!

 

For any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee at ksmcphee@charter.net or 406-595-4774

Dry Creek

 

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Pavlik 406-600-1016.

Gallatin Gallopers

We will not meet in October, but will resume monthly meetings in November. If you didn’t receive an update from Amy for the newsletter, you can use this:

 

The Gallatin Gallopers club met September 17 at Cedar Ridge Equine. We had a fun presentation by two club members about riding styles and techniques. We will not meet in October, but are excited to resume monthly meetings in November. The place and time has not been determined yet, but you will receive an email with that information. You can also call Cynthia Brewer with any questions at 406-539-3806.

Gateway Challengers

The Gateway Challengers met on Sep 13, 2021 at the Gallatin Gateway Community Center. The meeting was called to order and we went through our regular procedures such as roll call and the pledges. Then the club went over correspondence and new business. There was no old business. We shared fun memories of our last 4-H year as well. After everything was covered, we adjourned the meeting. We also had some delicious snacks and played some games. Our next meeting will be Monday, October 11, at the community center, 6:30 p.m. Please be prepared for officer elections if you plan on running for president, vice-president, secretary, or reporter. We’re looking forward to our new 4-H year and welcoming new members.

 

If you have any questions contact Jessica Black (406) 539-0940 or theblacksmail@gmail.com.

Manhattan Clever Clovers

 

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Pavlik 406-600-1016.

Saddle Stars

Contact our club
leader, Tamara Knappenberger, for more information.
Email: Saddlestars4h@gmail.com
Facebook: @SaddleStars4H
Website: https://saddlestars4hclub.webs.com
Tamara: tkknappenberger@yahoo.com  (307)214-8336

Shining Mountaineers

For any questions, please contact Patrick Marble at 406-570-5897

Willow Creek Wranglers

 

The Willow Creek Wranglers met on Tuesday, September 14. We discussed the upcoming 4-H year and are looking forward to a great start.  Our kick off meeting for the 2021-2022   4-H year will be held on Tuesday, October 12.  We will elect new officers and discuss upcoming plans. 

 

October is the month to sign up for the new 4-H year.  If you have any questions about 4-H, please contact the Willow Creek Wranglers or the Gallatin County 4-H office.  See you in October!  Submitted by Josiah Kessler

 

For any questions, please contact Katy Hansen at 570-9996 or Sam Cavin at 599-8288.

PROJECTS                                                          back to top
National 4-H Week
2020-2021 Projects



Ambassadors 

 

Are you 13 years old or older?  Do you want to help younger members in the County?  Do you like to plan and put on events and attend retreats?   Do you want to be a Gallatin County Ambassador for the 2021 - 2022 4-H year?  If you are 13 or older and are interested in becoming a Gallatin County Ambassador, please complete the application and submit it by October 31. http://gallatin.msuextension.org/4hforms.html  click under the leadership opportunities column.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee at ksmcphee@charter.net or 406.595.4774.

Arts & Crafts

We have a possible new leader for this project!  We will connect with anyone signed up for this project and update with the next newsletter.  

Baking at MSU

Welcome to the new 4-H year!  We are so excited to plan our meetings for this year!  We will meet at the MSU food lab, room #120 in Herrick Hall, located on S. 7th Avenue.  You will receive a SignupGenius email before each meeting to RSVP.  It is important to sign up so that we can plan each meeting accordingly.  There is a 20 member cap for the project, so make sure to sign up before all spots are filled.   

 

The following dates have been set, but may change if necessary... 11/2/2021, 12/7/2021, 1/4/2022, 2/1/2022, 3/1/2022, 4/5/2022, 5/3/2022.  Come prepared to get a little messy, have a lot of fun, and enjoy some great food prepared by you!

 

Contact Stephanie Grace with any questions 406-600-7935 stephaniegrace.mt@gmail.com

Beef

Thank you to those that attended our Introductory Workshop. We had a great turnout! Kay Klompien did a fantastic job and everyone learned a lot. 

For those of you still looking for calves, please reach out to a leader right away. We have several local producers with calves available at this time, but shipping season is quickly approaching and it will be difficult to find one locally after Mid October. Also PLEASE line out grass hay for your steer.  Hay is hard to come by this year and you need to have a plan. If you can’t find any please call a leader.  Your steer needs hay for the entire project.  

** Our meetings start promptly at the time listed. We allow a 10 minute window after start time, if you arrive past that window you will be unable to count the workshop for the year. This will be the case for every workshop.

 

DO NOT FORGET:

January 9th is our MANDATORY tagging date. This will not count as a workshop, but is mandatory.  Your time slot will be sent to you closer to the event. If you cannot make this event for some reason you must reach out to a leader PRIOR to the date or you will not be eligible to continue with the project.  

 

October 24, 2021- 4:00pm

FEEDING WORKSHOP- save the date on your calendar. Details will be send out closer to the event.  This workshop will teach you about nutrition and how to feed your steers from start to finish.  Please bring notebooks and pen. 

 

IF YOU ARE A FIRST YEAR BEEF KID AND ARE NOT ON OUR EMAIL LIST PLEASE text your email to (406) 580-9003 so you will be kept up to date. 

When you sign up for 4H this year we need you to use a  cell phone number and email of an adult in charge so we will be able to reach you. This is how we will communicate so we need current phone numbers and emails.  

 

We look forward to a new and exciting year! Please always check the newsletters for our many exciting workshops offered almost monthly. If you have any questions please call a leader any time! Happy steer shopping this fall!! There will be no online options this year and we will only be offering in person workshops. 

 

Seth Halverson- (406) 209-1178 

Annabel Morgan (406) 580-9003       

Melanie Duffin    (406) 209-1978  

Lee Nuss            (406) 599-0601

Cat

Any questions please all Shawna Oostema at 406-580-7819. 

Cloverbuds (Ages 5-7)

The Cloverbuds project is a great way for youth ages 5-7 to get involved and introduced into the world of 4-H. Meetings include activites across all project areas to spark interest to inspire involvement in those projects when members are 8 years old. The project will begin meeting in November.

DLE - Ages 13 and older

I hope that you all have had a good fair and a great summer!  Remember that we are having our planning meeting for the promotion event coming soon.  Please watch for more options on Band. 

If you have any questions,  please contact Shelly McPhee at ksmcphee@charter.net (email) or 406.595.4774 (text/call).

Dairy Cow

Any questions please all Shawna Oostema at 406-580-7819.

Dog Projects

Dog project meetings typically take place in Feb-July each year.  

Cooking at MSU

Welcome to the new 4-H year!  We are so excited to plan our meetings for this year!  We will meet at the MSU food lab, room #120 in Herrick Hall, located on S. 7th Avenue.  You will receive a SignupGenius email before each meeting to RSVP.  It is important to sign up so that we can plan each meeting accordingly.  There is a 20 member cap for the project, so make sure to sign up before all spots are filled.

 

The following dates have been set, but may change if necessary... 11/16/2021, 12/16/2021, 1/18/2022, 2/15/2022, 3/22/2022, 4/19/2022, 5/17/2022.  Come prepared to get a little messy, have a lot of fun, and enjoy some great food prepared by you!

 

Contact Stephanie Grace with any questions 406-600-7935 stephaniegrace.mt@gmail.com

Horse Project

Congratulations to all the Horse Project Members who competed at the Working Ranch Horse Finals and the State Horse Show!  These kids had a ton of fun and their  hard work really paid off!  👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

 

In the Ranch Horse Finals, Lane Smart took 3rd Place and Will Baeth took 5th for Level 3 in the overall placings!  In the Youth Versatility Ranch Horse Competition, Mackenzie Woodring placed 3rd and Will Baeth placed 5th overall for the Intermediate Age division, while Lane Smart took 3rd and Dakota Woodring took 4th place in the Senior Age division.  Dakota also won 5th place in the Colt Division! In the Top Hand Competition, Will Baeth won third place for Intermediate and Lane Smart won 4th place for the Senior Age Division.   Congratulations, that is quite an accomplishment!  

 

At the State 4H Horse Show, held in Joliet, Montana September 24-26, the Gallatin County kids made a great showing despite some tough competition. Results were as follows:

 

Nicole Berger: 8th place English Equitation ages 11-13, 4th place English Horsemanship Level 4, 7th Place Western Equitation ages 11-13, 5th Place Western Horsemanship Level 4, 2nd Place Bareback ages 11-13

 

Jake Fambro:7th Place Short Stirrup Reining, 4th Place Western Horsemanship Level 2, 7th Place Ranch Riding, 8th Place Trail ages 11-13

  

Dylanne Free-  4th Place English Horsemanship Level 3, 4th place Intermediate Equitation, 6th place Freestyle Reining, 2nd Place Intermediate Horsemanship, 3rd place Ranch Riding

 

Kaitlyn Fryer- 5th place Western Equitation Level 3, 8th place Senior Trail

 

Aspen Smart:  2nd place English Equitation C2M2/3GH1/2, 1st place English Horsemanship C2M2/GH1, 1st Place English Equitation Ages 11-13, 1st place English Horsemanship Level 4, 8th place Freestyle Reining, 3rd Place Western Equitation C2M2/3GH1/2, 1st Place Western Horsemanship C2M2/GH1, 5th Place Western Equitation Ages 11-13, 8th Place Western Horsemanship Level 4

 

Lane Smart:   1st place English Equitation C2M2/3GH1/2, 1st place English Horsemanship C2M2/GH2, 4th Place English Equitation Ages 14-17, 2nd Place English Horsemanship Level 6, 2nd Place Western Equitation C2M2/3GH1/2, 1st Place Western Horsemanship C2M2/GH2

 

Dakota Woodring:  1st Place FreeStyle Reining, 1st place C2M L4 Equitation, 1st Place C2M L4 Horsemanship, 6th Place Western Horsemanship Level 5, 2nd Place Ranch Riding Level 3

 

Makenze Woodring: 2nd Place FreeStyle Reining,  4th Place Western Horsemanship Level 4, 6th Place Ranch Riding Level 2, 5th Place Bareback Ages 11-13

 

Holly Vranish:  3rd Place Ranch Riding Level 2

 

Rylan Silverness:  5th Place English Equitation Walk/Trot, 7th Place English Horsemanship Level 1, 7th Place Western Equitation Walk/Trot,  5th Place Showmanship Intermediate Ages 11-13, 4th Place Trail Level 1.

 

Congratulations on a great year kids!

 

Other News:

  • The Horse Committee is looking for adult volunteers who would like to get involved!  The Committee meets on a monthly basis and helps plan the clinics and the Fair horse show. Call Sheila Smart or email gc4hhorse@gmail.com for more info!
  • The Gallatin Twisters, our horse drill team, is looking for a new organizational sponsor.  Many thanks to Heidi Donelly, who founded the team and has led them so wonderfully for several years!  Contact Heidi at 406-223-4103 if you would like to learn more!
  • A new 4H year is about to begin!  If you have a horse (fancy horses not required!) and want to get involved with a great group of families and kids who like to ride and learn, we would love to have you join us for the horse project! 
  • For more information about the Horse Committee or the Horse Project, contact Sheila Smart 406-539-1806 
 
Leadership (Teens)
 

DLE - Both club and project:

Do you want to be part of a project to improve leadership skills, plan events, participate in retreats and state events, and much more?  Then join Development of Leadership Excellence - DLE! Ages 13 and up are eligible to be in this project! JOIN US! MONTHLY MEETINGS ARE HELD - KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE NEWSLETTER FOR BEGINNING OF THE YEAR INFORMATION AND IMPORTANT DATES!

 

For any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee at ksmcphee@charter.net or 406-595-4774

Photography
 
Call Kris with Questions: 406-539-3760.  Make sure to add kmbrewcrew@gmail.com to your safelist to recieve the email updates.
Rabbit
 

Hard to believe another 4-H year is upon us. The rabbit project is looking forward it! Our first meeting will be the 21st of October at 630pm in exhibit building 3. Bring rabbits if you wish. This is an informative meeting and we will have a plan for the entire year. I can't wait to see you all again for another great time!

 

Cody Brownell 209-4183
Poultry

If you have any questions, please reach out to

Shawna Oostema: 406-580-7819, fcclashawna@hotmail.com;   

Barbie Huber: 406-559-5950; barbiehuber@hotmail.com;   

Judy Neiman: 406-599-0639; lneiminen@gmail.com   

Shooting Sports

The shooting sports season is fast approaching for 2021 – 2022.  To be eligible to enroll in 4-H Shooting the 4-H member must be 9 by October 1st of 2021.  To enroll in 4-H, please go to this site, http://www.msuextension.org/gallatin/4henrollment.html.  There are a few items that must completed prior to the season starting.  The following items must be completed and submitted to the discipline leaders before the participant may shoot.  We are also asking that you make additional copies of the paperwork to be given to each of the discipline coaches.

  1. Shooting Sports Fee: $30 per shooting sports project
  2. The following forms must be completed and signed by the shooter and the parent or guardian of the shooter.
    1. Medical Form – Please make copies for all the disciplines the shooter is participating in, as they need to be at the venues.

To access the necessary paperwork, click on the link provided and then click on the bullet for Shooting Sports Paperwork.

http://www.msuextension.org/gallatin/4hforms.html.

 

There will be mandatory parent meetings for each shooting sports discipline. Please see the schedule for location and time.  The parent meeting will be held on Webex or Zoom

 

Archery - Big Sky Archery - Sundays
Date Program Time
12/5/2021 Shooting 1:00-5:00
12/12/2021 Shooting 1:00-5:00
12/19/2021 Shooting 1:00-5:00
1/2/2022 Shooting 1:00-5:00
1/9/2022 Shooting 1:00-5:00
1/16/2022 Shooting 1:00-5:00
1/23/2022 Shooting 1:00-5:00
1/30/2022 Shooting 1:00-5:00
2/6/2022 Shooting 1:00-5:00
2/13/2022 Fair Shoot 1:00-5:00
2/20/2022 Fair Shoot 1:00-5:00
2/27/2022 Fair Shoot 1:00-5:00
3/4 -3/6/2022 State Shoot TDB
3/13/2022 Awards and Fun Shoot 1:00-3:00
 
Air Rifle/Air Pistol - TBD - Wednesdays
Date Program Time
12/1/2021 Shooting 6:00-8:00
12/8/2021 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
12/15/2021 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
1/5/2022 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
1/12/2022 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
1/19/2022 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
1/26/2022 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
2/2/2022 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
2/9/2022 Shooting 6:00 -8:00
2/16/2022 Fair Shoot 6:00 -8:00
2/23/2022 Fair Shoot 6:00-8:00
2/2/2022 Shooting 6:00-8:00
3/4-3/6/2022 State Match TBD
 
 
 
Smallbore - Greenway Range - Mondays
Date Program Time
12/20/2021 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/3/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/10/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/17/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/24/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/31/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/7/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/14/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/21/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/28/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
3/5/2022 State Match 8:00 - 4:00
 
Smallbore - Greenway Range - Fridays
Date Program Time
12/10/2021 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
12/17/2021 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/7/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/14/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/21/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
1/28/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/4/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/11/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/18/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
2/25/2022 Shooting 5:00 - 6:30
3/5/2022 State Match 8:00 - 4:00
 
Shotgun - Manhattan Wildlife Association - Logan - Sundays
Date Program Time
1/9/2022 Safety Meeting &  Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
1/16/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
1/23/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
1/30/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
2/6/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
2/13/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
2/20/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
2/27/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
3/6/2022 Trap Shooting - State Shoot 1:00-3:00
3/13/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
3/20/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
3/27/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
4/3/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
4/10/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
4/17/2022 No Shooting - Easter 1:00-3:00
4/24/2022 Trap Shooting 1:00-3:00
  Skeet & Sporting Clays TBD  
  Competitions TBD  
 
Vet Science
 
Plan for the first meeting to be Tuesday, November 2nd at 6pm at the Extension Office for a quick meeting on what the project is planning!  Meetings will typically take place on the first Tuesday of each month. Monika (mijmontana@gmail.com or 406-579-3211)
JaNaie' Godin, 4-H Agent  janaie.godin@montana.edu
Colyn Wiening, 4-H Assistant gallatin4h@montana.edu
Kari Ballenger, Extension Administrative Assistant gallatin@montana.edu

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension prohibit discrimination in all of their programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. Issued in furtherance of cooperative extension work in agriculture and home economics, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cody Stone, Director of Extension, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717. 
To request disability accommodation or to inform us of special needs, please contact the Extension Office at 406-582-3280  five (5) working days before the event.

JaNaie’ Godin

Gallatin County 4-H Agent

Gallatin County MSU Extension | 903 North Black Ave | Bozeman, MT 59715

(406) 582-3280 | fax (406) 582-3289 | janaie.godin@montana.edu  | www.gallatinextension.com

 

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