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OCTOBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
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Meet your Gallatin County 4-H Office Staff!
(pictured left to right: Colyn Wiening, Kari Ballenger, Molly Yurdana)
 
Molly Yurdana: 4-H Extension Agent (molly.yurdana@montana.edu
  • Molly joined Gallatin Extension in 2020, but has just recently become the new 4-H Agent! She functions as the bridge between MSU Extension, the State 4-H office and our county 4-H program. She oversees and facilitates trainings and coordinates events such as Animal Quality Assurance, the Big Sky Country State Fair and Awards Night. Come say hi to Molly the next time you're in the office!
Colyn Wiening: 4-H Program Assistant (gallatin4h@montana.edu)
  • Colyn joined Gallatin Extension in 2021. She provides support to the 4-H programs and families and handles all 4-H finances. Colyn can answer questions on enrollment, club/projects, upcoming trainings and fundraisers. Come say hi to Colyn when paying your enrollment fees this year!
Kari Ballenger: Administrative Assistant (gallatin@montana.edu)
  • Kari joined Gallatin Extension in 2020. She is at the front desk in our office and provides assistance to all Gallatin County MSU Extension events and programs. Come say hi to Kari when you pick up your new 4-H curriculum books!
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Thank YOU!
The 2021-2022 Awards Night was a success! We had approximately 345 people attend to join us in celebrating the year, our youth and our volunteers. HUGE thank you to our Teen Leaders for helping run the event.
 
We are so grateful for each and every one of you that helps make this program a success!
 
Congratulations to our ALL our project award winners! 
 
Outstanding 4-H Members of the Year:
 
Juniors: Madison Oostema (1st), Nicole Berger (2nd), Brynn Wiening (3rd)
Seniors: Mariah McPhee (1st), Lori Marx (2nd), Kaitlyn Scott (3rd)
 
Outstanding Leaders of the Year:
  • Ginny Francis (New Project Leader)
  • Kim Flikkema (New Project Leader)
  • Shawna Oostema (Project Leader)
  • Annabel Morgan (Project Leader)
  • Sheila Smart (Co-Leader)
  • Jen Scott (Club Leader)
  • Shelly McPhee (ULC Committee Member)
  • Kelly Pavlik (Market Livestock Committee Member)
  • Merle Farrier (Gallatin County 4-H Volunteer of the Year)
  • Lee Nuss (State 4-H District 6 Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer)
Friends of 4-H:
  • Dr. Nick Johnson of Intermountain Veterinary Hospital
  • Gallatin Cattlewomen
  • Williams Plumbing & Heating
  • Swan Land Company
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Join us for another great 4-H Year!
Enrollment opens October 1st, 2022
 
Enrollment will be completed online through https://4h.zsuite.org/
Returning Youth Members and Volunteers will re-enroll through their existing ZSuite account and re-select projects and clubs for the new 4-H Year. 
 
Gallatin County 4-H Membership Policy: Annual membership enrollment begins Oct. 1 and ends March 1st. Re-enrolling members should be enrolled by Oct. 31st. Starting November 1, a per month late fee will be added to the enrollment fee. Some Clubs and Projects have enrollment caps and may close prior to March 1st. Enrollment fees are to be paid annually, plus non-refundable per project materials fees.
 

Gallatin County 4-H Yearly Enrollment Fees

Youth (ages 5-18)

$20

Volunteer

$10

 

Youth Project Fees

Project Fee(s) (helps pay for curriculum books)

$3

Shooting Sports Fee (per discipline)

$40

Cooking Project Fee @ MSU

$25

Baking Project Fee @ MSU

$25

Cake Decorating Project Fee

$25

 

Other Fees

4-H Green Record Book Cover (optional)

$3

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Join our BAND app group: Gallatin County 4-H
 
 
Emails sometimes get lost in an inbox, so get our notifications/reminders all in one easy-to-find location on your cell phone via the BAND app instead. Never miss important updates from the Gallatin County 4-H Office! 
 
Download the BAND app today and search "Gallatin County 4-H" subscribe to join our group. Meetings, fundraisers and deadlines can all be found here! 
 
You must opt-in, we will not add you and can choose to opt-out at a later date if needed. 
Montana 4-H Greytek Calendars
 
In need of a calendar for 2023? Purchase a 4-H Don Greytek calendar from the 4-H office! These calendars include wonderful hand-drawn agricultural and 4-H images and facts each month. We will receive the calendars in mid-October, so place your order today!
 
Calendars will be $15 each and sold at the Extension Office.
If interested, email gallatin4h@montana.edu or stop by the office.
 
Proceeds go to support Gallatin County 4-H club/project activities throughout the year!
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National 4-H Week is October 2-8, 2022
Theme: "Opporunity for All"
 
 
Gallatin County 4-H Window Display Contest
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. Clubs, projects or individuals can participate.
 
Send an email to gallatin4h@montana.edu with a photo and location of your public 4-H display to be considered for the contest! Prize money will be allocated to the club/project of your choice.
 
1st place: $100 prize
2nd place: $50 prize
3rd place: $25 prize
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Fall Leadership Training: October 21- October 23, 2022
Great Falls Holiday Inn

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. Registration closes October 11th! 

Youth participants must be 14 on or before October 1 and volunteer chaperones must be at least 21 and a certified volunteer.
 
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~ SAVE THE DATE : November 5th (9am-12pm) ~
 
We encourage ALL volunteers (new and experienced) to attend our Volunteer Training & Social on Saturday, November 5th, 2022 from 9am-12pm. Agenda and location will be announced soon.
 
We haven't offered a training in almost 3 years, so please take this opportunity to get together, review expectations, discuss new ideas, refresh skills and navigate a post-Covid program year!
 
4-H members are also welcome to attend and participate in some youth workshops that will be offered simultaneously! Topics will be announced soon.
EVENTS                                                                back to top 
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LOOKING AHEAD:

 

OCTOBER 1 Enrollment for 2022-2023 4-H Year OPENS!

 

OCTOBER 2-8 National 4-H Week - Theme: "Opportunity for ALL"

 

OCTOBER 4 ULC Meeting

 

OCTOBER 10 Office Closed

 

OCTOBER 13 New 4-H Family Info Night 

 

OCTOBER 21-23 State 4-H Fall Leadership Training (in Great Falls)

 

OCTOBER 23 Newsletter Blurbs DUE

 

 

NOVEMBER 1 Camp Counselor & County Ambassador Applications DUE

 

NOVEMBER 5 Volunteer/Youth Training (9am-12pm)

 

COMMITTEES                                                      back to top
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ULC (Unlimited Leaders Council)

 

ULC meets the first Tuesday of every month, with our next meeting on October 4th at 6pm at the Extension Office.

 

The Unlimited Leaders Council is looking for 2 new adult voting members and 2-4 youth members to serve on this committee! We plan events such as Awards Night, Leader Trainings, Member Trainings, Fair Concessions, 4-H Camp and more! We fund events such as Communications Day, Stir-Ups, and youth leadership trainings! We'd love your help! 

 

Please contact any member or Molly if you have questions or are interested!

 

Current Committee: Shelly McPhee, Aaron Pruitt, Kelly Pavlik, Patrick Marble, Toni Berger, Tamara Knappenberger, Stephanie Lively and Jessie Sheperd. 

 

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FOUNDATION
 
The next Gallatin 4-H Foundation meeting  will be held on Thursday, October 27th at the Extension Office @ 6pm. This committee fundraises for higher education scholarships and new clubs and projects. 
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LIVESTOCK COMMITTEE

The Market Livestock Auciton was a HUGE success again this year. The 2022 Market Livestock TAB publication was in the Bozeman Chronicle and Bozeman News on August 21st and August & 25th. View/Download a digital copy HERE.
This committee is in need of 1-2 Youth Committee members this year! Applications will be sent via email.
 
The next meeting is November 15th at 6pm at the Extension Office.
CLUBS                                                            back to top
Bozeman Area Clubs
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Dag Nabids Club

 

Contact leaders for meeting dates, times and locations.

 

Questions, please call or text:

Belinda Nash 406-570-5585 or

Monika Johnson 406-579-3211

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DLE Club

 

Developing Leadership Excellence is one of the Teen Leadership projects and clubs for Gallatin County. We are gearing up for a retreat in early November to kick off the 2022 - 2023 4-H year.
 

This project and club is open to members 13 and up. Keep a watch for coming details!

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee - ksmcphee0315@gmail.com (email), 

gallatindle@gmail.com (email), or 406-595-4774 (text).

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Gallatin Gallopers Club

 

Contact leader for meeting dates, times and locations.

 

Contact for club information: Cynthia Brewer 406-539-3806, cynthiab610@gmail.com

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Hyalite Hawks Club

 

Contact leader for meeting dates, times and locations.

 

For any questions, please contact

Jen Wold: jenmariewold@hotmail.com

406-209-7408

 

Four Corners/Gallatin Gateway Area Clubs
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Gateway Challengers Club

 

Our new 4-H year begins on October 1, and don’t forget that we all have to re-enroll for the new 4-H year starting on that date. I hope you’ll all join us again for another year of learning and growing in 4-H.

 

Meetings take place the second Monday of each month at the Gallatin Gateway Community Center from 6:30- 8:00 p.m.

 

For any questions, please contact

Jessica Black

theblacksmail@gmail.com

406-539-0940

Belgrade Area Clubs
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Belgrade Pioneers Club
 
Meetings take place on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00pm at WB Ranch in Belgrade.
 
Our next meeting will be at the WB Ranch Arena on Thursday, October 6th at 6 pm.
 

The Belgrade Pioneers met on Thursday, September 1st at the Lottman’s house. We had our 4-H pool party! It was so much fun, and the weather was great! 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 National 4-H Week. We are wrapping up our 4-H year. What fun we had! Do you want to join our awesome club?

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee: belgradepioneers@gmail.com (email), 
ksmcphee0315@gmail.com (email), or 406-595-4774 (text).
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Pass Creek Club

 

Meetings take place on the first Sunday of each month at 4:00pm at Springhill Church.

 

For any questions, please contact Cassie Smieja: smiejahay@latmt.com

406-539-3833

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Saddle Mountain Club

**New club this year!!

 

Contact leader for meeting dates, times and locations.

 

For any questions, please contact

Jess Woodring:

reininginmt05@gmail.com

406-580-6707

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Saddle Stars Club

 

Club meetings take place the second Monday of each month, contact leader for times & location.

 

Contact our club leader, Tamara Knappenberger for more information.

Email: Saddlestars4h@gmail.com 

Facebook: @SaddleStars4H

Website: https://saddlestars4hclub.webs.com

Tamara: tkknappenberger@yahoo.com   I   (307)214-8336 

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Shining Mountaineers Club

 

Meetings take place on the first Monday of each month from 6:00-8:00pm at the River Rock Nazarene Church.

 

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

Manhattan Area Clubs
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Dry Creek Teens Club

This club is designed for members ages 12 & older as of Oct. 1st. 

 

Meetings take place on the first Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the Bridge Church in Belgrade.

 

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Pavlik 406-600-1016 or via email kelly.pavlik@barnard-inc.com

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Gallatin Valley Livestock Club

 

Contact leader for meeting dates, times and locations.

 

For any questions, please contact Jen Scott: gr8jenscott@gmail.com 

503-830-5211

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Manhattan Clever Clovers Club

This club is for members ages 8-11 as of Oct. 1st. We do not specialize in any projects but introduce the members to record keeping, demonstrations/ public speaking, parliamentary procedure and pick fun topics to learn about each month.

 

Meetings take place on the second Monday of each month at 6:30pm at the Bridge Church in Belgrade.

 

If you have questions, please contact Kelly Pavlik 406-600-1016 or via email kelly.pavlik@barnard-inc.com

 

If your member is 7th grade and older and they’ve been in 4-H previously, we encourage them to join the Dry Creek 4-H Club but please inquire if you are unsure what would be best for your member.

 

We are also seeking an Adult Volunteer to serve as a co-leader to help organize/carry out for this upcoming 4-H year.

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Manhattan Livestock Club

 

Contact leader for meeting dates, times and locations.

 

For any questions, please contact Melanie Duffin: rmduffin3@gmail.com

406-209-1978

Three Forks Area Clubs
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Clarkston Mustangs Club

 

Contact leader for meeting dates, times and locations. 

 

For any questions, please contact Cassandra Mitchell:

cassyjh@hotmail.com

406-223-0146

 

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Willow Creek Wranglers Club

 

Meetings take place on the second Monday or Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at Three Forks School.

 

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

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Member At Large
 

New to 4-H? Not sure what club fits your style? Register for your projects under

“Member at Large” when completing your 4-H Enrollment Clubs page on ZSuite.

 

Participating in a specific 4-H club is not a requirement to participate in 4-H projects, but clubs provide members a great opportunity to get more involved with their communities, leaders, and group activities.

 

We encourage members to join one of our clubs listed above!

PROJECTS                                                    back to top
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2022-2023 4-H Projects
(listed alphabetically)
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 2022 - 2023 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 November 1.

 

Application Link: Ambassador Program Application.docx (msuextension.org)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee at ksmcphee0315@gmail.com or 406.595.4774.

 

BAKING AT MSU
 

Welcome to the new 4-H year!  We are excited to announce that Baking will have a new project leader this year - Shelly McPhee!  We will meet at the MSU food lab, room #120 in Herrick Hall, located on S. 7th Avenue.  We are still working on dates, but we are looking forward to a scrumdiddlyumptious year of baking!

 

Please contact Shelly McPhee with any questions:  ksmcphee@charter.net or 406.595.4774!

 

BEEF

 

NEW and OLD BEEF KIDS!!! Welcome to our new and exciting year! Because of our growing project you will see some changes this year so please stay tuned to the newsletter every month so you can see what we are up to. Once enrollment is complete, you can get on our text alerts for updates as well. 

 

OUR FIRST WORKSHOP: 

October 9th @2:00pm at the Feddes ranch. Hosted by Craig Deboer 

Orientation/ Selection workshop.  

This is where you will learn how to select a steer for the project. We will also discuss halter breaking tips. You will be able to have your project questions answered and get a summary of what the year may look like.  We will be handing out materials for the year so don’t miss this one!  Directions will be sent out closer to the event.  

 

November Workshop- Feeding your steers and heifers. November 3rd @ Gallatin County Fairgrounds building 4- Evening- we will text and email an exact time closer to the day! 

 

You will be required to attend at least 3 workshops, but encouraged to attend as many as possible.  We try to host an educational workshop once a month until fair. We vary the days and times to try to accommodate everyone’s busy schedule. There are TWO MANDATORY events with no exceptions. PLEASE put these on your calendar! 

 

January 8th, 2023, Mandatory tagging and weigh-in. Veltkamp feedlot- schedule to be sent out closer to the event.  This is a requirement. You must tag and weigh your steer at this date. We also have the brand inspector to do brand inspections available.  This will be the final time to join the beef project.  You cannot tag animals past this date to be eligible for the project.  

 

April 16th, 2023- Mandatory weigh-in and demonstration of control. This is where you have to demonstrate full control of your steer in order to attend fair.  

 

 

Beef Committee Member NEEDED:

The beef committee has decided to add a new member to our team-  our project grows each year and our needs are increasing! We follow a set of bylaws -below are the requirements that is required to be a member of the Beef Committee.

Our criteria is as follows:
You must be a certificate 4H volunteer (or agree to become one)
Your child(ren) must have been in the beef project for 3 consecutive years. They must be currently enrolled in the project.

We are asking you send in an application to
Zbara.morgan@gmail.com
We will review the applications and vote before October 1st- so please send them in ASAP.

The application is just a paragraph of why you would like to be a member of the beef committee and what you feel you can add to the team. Because of our specific needs it’s important that you are able to commit for all of fair week and your duties can be focused on the beef project. It would best serve the kids if you have a good deal of experience in raising cattle. We especially need help on sale night and during shows and during weigh in/check in.

The commitment will include:
- Being available via text message to answer questions/ make decisions throughout the year.
- The ability to sit on the livestock committee and the ability to vote. Those meetings are every month in the evenings during the week.
- The ability to attend and help with our workshops throughout the year- and help kids at their home when needed (once you have become a certified volunteer for 4H)

We can’t wait to see all of you.  We are looking forward to a new year!!! Please feel free to call any of the leaders any time with questions!! 

CAKE DECORATING

 

Email Ginny Francis ginnyfrancis@yahoo.com or Kelley gklerwick@gmail.com for further details and location details.

CAMP COUNSELORS
 

We will be kicking off the 2022-2023 Camp Counselor project in November! Be watching your email, text, and Band app for additional information. To apply to be a Camp Counselor, please fill out the application and submit to the office by November 1st.

 

Application Link: 4-H CAMP COUNSELOR and COUNSELOR IN TRAINING (msuextension.org)

 

If you have any questions, please contact Shelly McPhee - ksmcphee0315@gmail.com (email), gallatincamp@gmail.com (email), or 406-595-4774 (text).

CLOVERBUDS (AGES 5-7)

The Cloverbud program is designed for youth ages 5-7 (age as of Oct. 1) and strives to develop age-appropriate skills and abilities by giving these young members the opportunity to explore various topics and activities in 4-H before becoming a regular youth member.

 

We will meet once a month from 5:30-7 at the fairgrounds. Day of the week to be determined.

 

An email about the upcoming meeting is sent the Monday before. If you have questions please email Erin Neil at ehagmeier@gmail.com.

COOKING AT MSU

Welcome to the new 4-H year!  Our project will meet once a month, beginning in November, 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.  Our meetings will typically be scheduled on a Tuesday night. It is important to sign up so that we can plan accordingly. We are so excited for the new year!!

 

Please call or email Stephanie Lively with any questions. 

406-600-7935

DAIRY COW

 

Any questions please call project leaders Shawna Oostema (406) 580-7819 or Cassie Smieja (406) 539-3833.

DOG (OBEDIENCE & AGILITY)

 

The Dog Projects usually start meeting in January/February. Enroll in the project now as spots tend to fill up quick!

 

Questions? Contact: 

GOAT - DAIRY
 
Questions? Contact a member of the Dairy Goat Committee:

Leah' Macdonald 406-220-3556 

Gena Johnson 406-599-5920

Char Seger 815-980-0888

 

GOAT - MARKET

Hello everyone,

 

Looking forward to the New 4-H Year! We will be sending out emails later in the month about our upcoming meetings. As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out. 

Gena (406) 599-5920

Aimee (406) 548-1031

Amy (406) 209-2720 

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HORSE PROJECTS

 

The horse project is excited about gearing up for a new year! Please help spread the word by sending 4H enrollment info to others who might be interested in joining us and post flyers up in your community! 

A few reminders: 

  1. All members (including WRH and C2M kids) need to sign up for a horsemanship level (either Western, English, or both). You must be assessed to move up a level, so most members will sign up for the level they were in last year, and then schedule an assessment if needed.   New members should register for Level 1.  Please keep in mind that Horsemanship levels and Working Ranch Horse levels are not the same! If you are confused, please call Donna Baeth (406)581-0107. In addition to signing up through zsuite, all members will be asked to sign a helmet policy acknowledgment and Policy Manual acknowledgment, which are required before members can ride! 
  2. We will be hosting our Informational meeting on Saturday November 12 at the Silver Spur arena in Belgrade from 10am-12pm. We will have a vet, nutritionist and farrier speak so you will not want to miss this meeting! Members should not bring horses, except the Colt to Maturity Project members who will have their first C2M/Green horse clinic from 12-3 after the informational meeting. 
  3. Much like previous years, there will be a $50 sponsorship requirement for each member. However, one fun way to meet this requirement is to work one of the MSU concessions during the month if October! Be sure and put GC horse project next to your name when you sign up! https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/10c084da9a92aabfe3-fall
  4. Got ideas about how to make the Gallatin County horse project even better?  Give the Horse Committee a call to share your ideas or come to a horse committee meeting and get more involved!   The next Horse Committee meeting will be at 6:30 October 24 at Sheila's house.  Sheila Smart 406-539-1806

 

HORSE - GALLATIN TWISTERS

 
Looking for some new ways to have fun with your horse? Try out for Twisters, Gallatin county’s one and only youth horse drill team! Call Jackie Jones 406-579-9373 or Jessie Shepherd for more information (352)304-1648.
 

Jessie Sheperd- Twister Coach 352-304-1648  jlsheperd@gmail.com

Jackie Jones- Twister Leader 406-579-9373 jackjones59714@gmail.com 

KNITTING/CROCHET
 

Greetings knitters and crocheters!

 

We will be meeting at Cafe M in Belgrade, 9:30 - 11:15 on the first and third Saturday morning (depending on what our 4-Hers want for dates to meet). Our first meeting will be a get-together, the 4-Hers should bring their past projects and ones they are currently doing, their goals -- if they have them already thought up --, this past year's record books so we can all go over the pros and cons of how best to keep them up to date, etc.  

 

Our first get-together will be Saturday, October 15th!

 

- Jeanette and Phyllis

LEADERSHIP (Teens)
 

This project and club is open to members 13 and up. Developing Leadership Excellence is one of the Teen Leadership projects and clubs for Gallatin County. We are gearing up for a retreat in early November to kick off the 2022 - 2023 4-H year.

 

Keep a watch for coming details! If you have 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 safe-list to recieve the email updates.
RABBIT
 

Hello everyone and welcome back to another 4-H year.

 

The rabbit project will meet the 3rd Thursday of October. Thus is October 21st. Meeting location will be determined as the meeting gets closer. An email will be sent the week prior to the meeting letting everyone know where we will meet. 

 

We will not have another meeting, due to Thanksgiving and Christmas, until the 3rd Thursday of January. We will then meet every 3rd Thursday of every month until fair. 

 

If you have any questions, please reach out. We are  looking forward to another great year! We hope to see you all on October 21st! 

 

Your rabbit committee,

Cody and Amy Brownell 406-209-4183, 406-209-2720 

Monica Samson 406-399-1866 

POULTRY

 

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

Barbie Huber: 406-599-5950; barbiehuber@hotmail.com;      

Judy Brownell: onebar4@aol.com 

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

SHEEP

Hello Sheep Families! We hope this finds you well! We won't meet until January, but wanted to touch base and share a few things with you.

  • Please sign up for the project as soon as registration opens- this is so helpful for us and our planning. It also ensures that you get our emails!
  • We are looking for adults to help with the project! If you are interested in becoming a leader please let us know. The commitment is relatively small, with most of the work the few weeks before fair and the week of fair. 
  • Please find our ultrasound results from the fair HERE. Thank you for your patience. Congratulations 🎈  to our first and second place winners Kalyn Yung and Berklie Neal! We will be sending your prizes to you in the next few weeks. 

Please let me know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to another great year! 

Committee Members:

Craig Carr: craig.carr@montana.edu; (406) 539-4338

Ruth Carr: kennellr@gmail.com; (406) 539-4337 

Kim Flikkema: kimflikkema@gmail.com; (406)-599-1486

SHOOTING SPORTS

2022-2023 Shooting Sports Fee - The fee structure for this year participants changed and will be the following:

  • $40/discipline
  • Please direct payment to Gallatin County 4-H (via Stripe through ZSuite, check or cash)

Volunteers needed:

Gallatin County 4-H Shooting Sports is in desperate need of adults to become certified leaders in the different disciplines that are offered in 4-H Shooting.  We are desperately in need of assistance in archery and shotgun.  In order for us to provide a safe and educational experience, we need your help.  Please consider becoming a leader.  More information on leader trainings will made available as it is received. Please plan to attend.  For more information, please contact Scott Francis – 581-6845.

 

Questions: Contact the following leaders

 

Archery – David Miller & more VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

*Members must be 9 years old as of Oct. 1st to participate.

Archery - Big Sky Archery - Sundays

Date

Program

Time

12/4/2022

Shooting

1:00-5:00

12/11/2022

Shooting

1:00-5:00

12/18/2028

Shooting

1:00-5:00

1/8/2023

Shooting

1:00-5:00

1/15/2023

Shooting

1:00-5:00

1/22/2023

Shooting

1:00-5:00

1/29/2023

Shooting

1:00-5:00

2/5/2023

Shooting

1:00-5:00

2/12/2023

Fair Shoot

1:00-5:00

2/19/2023

Fair Shoot

1:00-5:00

2/26/2023

Fair Shoot

1:00-5:00

3/3 -3/5/2023

State Shoot

TDB

3/12/2023

Awards and Fun Shoot

1:00-3:00

 

 

Air Rifle/Pistol – Lee Nelson – 579-0612, Bill Ott – 209-2599

*Members must be 9 years old as of Oct. 1st to participate.

Air Rifle/Air Pistol - TBD - Wednesdays

Date

Program

Time

11/30/2022

Safety and Organizational Meeting

6:00-8:00

12/7/2022

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

12/14/2022

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

1/4/2023

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

1/11/2023

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

1/18/2023

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

1/25/2023

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

2/1/2023

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

2/8/2023

Shooting

6:00 -8:00

2/15/2023

Fair Shoot

6:00 -8:00

2/22/2023

Fair Shoot

6:00-8:00

3/3-3/5/2023

State Match

TBD

 

 

Smallbore – Tom Everett – 570-8878, Scott Francis – 581-6845

*Members must be 10 years old as of Oct. 1st to participate.

Smallbore - Greenway Range - Mondays

Date

Program

Time

12/19/2022

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

1/2/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

1/9/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

1/16/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

1/23/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

1/30/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

2/6/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

2/13/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

2/20/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

2/27/2023

Shooting

5:00 - 6:30

3/4/2023

State Match

8:00 - 4:00

 

 

Shotgun– Scott Francis – 581-6845

*Members must be 10 years old as of Oct. 1st to participate.

Shotgun - Manhattan Wildlife Association - Logan - Sundays

Date

Program

Time

1/8/2023

Safety Meeting &  Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

1/15/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

1/22/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

1/29/20223

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

2/5/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

2/12/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

2/19/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

2/26/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

3/5/2023

Trap Shooting - State Shoot

1:00-3:00

3/12/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

3/19/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

3/26/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

4/2/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

4/9/2023

No Shooting - Easter

1:00-3:00

4/16/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

4/23/2023

Trap Shooting

1:00-3:00

 

Skeet & Sporting Clays TBD

 

 

Competitions TBD

 

 

Muzzle-loading – Bill Ott – 209-2599, Scott Francis – 581-6845

*Members must be 12 years old as of Oct. 1st to participate.

Muzzle-Loading and Hunting Project - TBD

 

Western Heritage – Todd Kesner – 451-1207

*Members must be 9 years old as of Oct. 1st to participate.

Western Heritage Project - TBD

 

SWINE

Hi Swine Families. It was great to see LOTS of you at the Awards Night. Congratulations to all of the award winners on A) your nomination for your book and/or your interview and B) for your hard work and extra-effort to submit your record books after the fair! We hope you enjoyed your meal and hopefully you learned something more about 4-H as a whole and possibly somebody new too! Huge shout out to the office and the teen leaders for hosting such a great event!

 

🥇 For those Award Recipients ( you would have received an email from the office) that couldn't attend, please go by the 4-H Office to pick up your Award and/or Record Book. 

What awards were given? The Swine Committee Awarded Pins for the Swine Project and we handed out Carcass Contest Awards! These results were from the Ultrasound that was done during the week of the fair. The cash prizes are given by the Swine Project and the Belt Buckles for Grand and Reserve Grand Champion are donated by Timberline Insulation!

 

Grand Champion Buckle & $120 Nolan Samson

Reserve Grand Champion Buckle & $90 Archer Wold

3rd & $80 Genevieve Oram 

4th & $80 Bekah Vidmar

5th & $80 Hadlee Kallestad

6th & $70 Adriana Kamerman

7th & $70 Peyton Wiening

8th & $70 Adriana Kamerman

9th & $70 Kaitlyn Scott

10th & 60 Ellen Dee

11th & 60 Jade Bailey

12th & 50 Seth Randall

13th & 50 Devin Pavlik

14th & 50 Natalie Samson

 

📂 Results from the 2022 Swine Carcass Contest: Congratulations to you all ~ the results prove that you are doing an awesome job of raising quality meat with 101 SOE's! Our county results will be combined with all of the other counties to determine the state-level awards, so keep an eye out for those on their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/montanasoe.

 

What does SOE mean? The data collected for each animal is scored according to the criteria described in the attached table (image file). The Symbol of Excellence program was initiated in 1984 as a joint effort between the MSU Extension Service and Montana Pork Producers Council as a means of recognizing youth and swine breeders who select and raise market hogs that meet carcass merit standards and who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in producing quality pork products. Data collected on over 1,750 head annually demonstrates the dramatic progress that has been made in the quantity and quality of pork obtained from modern hogs. The Gallatin County Swine Project is proud to incorporate the SOE program to recognize animals purchased and raised in accordance to the greater pork market standards vs the breed / show pig industry standards. We feel that both standards are important to the overall pork industry. 


💰 All of the Market Sale Checks have all been mailed to the youth that sold at the Market Livestock Sale. Please reach out if you have not received yours. Most importantly we have heard casual feedback from A LOT of buyers that have not received a Thank You from the 4-H Members. If you did not formally thank your buyers post-fair it's not too late to send a letter, postcard or drop off your photo and say thank you face-to-face. We would not have such a successful program if it wasn't for their support.

 

🐴 A BIG thank you to those Members and their families that donated their time at the Bozeman Stampede (and worked in the rain!). 4-H as a whole received $10,000 from this event and the Swine Project will receive some portion of this money which will help with some of the improvements we have slated for our growing project in the coming year! Please take a moment to send them a thank you message online https://bozemanstampede.com/ for their generosity! Additionally, you've all been receiving the MSU Concessions emails. This is another great opportunity for members to help earn money for their Clubs and Projects. We will have Swine Leaders at the Oct 8th & the Nov 19th Football Games. If you can help at these or any other dates, please sign up here https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084DA9A92AABFE3-fall

 

🍀 Next week is National 4-H Week and we encourage all members / groups to promote 4-H throughout the week (wear your 4-H t-shirt, create a display or shoutout on social media). Enrollment for the new 4-H year also begins next week so please get signed up ASAP and registered for your clubs and projects so you don't miss anything! Also be aware that late fees are applied earlier this year. We will start a new email list based on the enrollment from the 4-H Office.

 

We have set up a Parent & Member Remind text group for project-related correspondence https://www.remind.com/join/834dbc. They're short and sweet but you must opt-in, we will not add you and can choose to opt-out at a later date if needed. 

 

-The Leaders of the Swine Squad

Travis Collins, Lindsay Herron, Kelly Pavlik, Merle Farrier, Lee Nuss, Eric Johnson, Cory Taylor, Sarah Bailey and Libbie Oram

VET SCIENCE

 

Questions? Reach out to Monika Johnson 406-579-3211

janaie.godin@montana.edu
Molly Yurdana, 4-H Extension Agent  molly.yurdana@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.

 

Molly Yurdana
Gallatin County MSU Extension
4-H Youth Development Agent

(406) 582-3284 | molly.yurdana@montana.edu | http://gallatin.msuextension.org/                                                                                                                                                 back to top

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