Ravalli County 4-H
June 2021 Newsletter
June 8 Horse Committee meeting, Extension Office Meeting Room 6:30 PM
June 8 Small Bore season starts
June 22 Livestock Committee meeting 7:00 PM Victor Weed District building
June 23 Camp registrations due 
June 29 Horse Showmanship Clinic 6:30 PM North Arena RC Fairgrounds 
July 12-16 Montana 4-H Congress 
July 13-16 Ravalli County 4-H Junior Camp
July 19 Meritorious Award nominations due to Extension Office 
July 19 Ravalli County 4-H Advisory Council meeting, Extension Office Meeting Room
July 27 Fair Entry & Marketing Workshop
August 6 4-H Fair entries due
September 1-4 Ravalli County Fair
September 4 4-H/ FFA Livestock Sale 8 AM 
Bitterroot Gives
Thank you to our Bitterroot Gives donors! We raised a total of $1,210 including a $500 match from Northwestern Energy! This money goes into the Ravalli County 4-H Advisory Council general fund for use towards county programming.
4-H Camp Registration
Camp dates: July 12-16 
Camp location: Darrell Fenner 4-H Camp Loon Lake Bigfork, MT 
Registrations due: June 23
Price: $115 4-H members
$145 non-4-H members 
Camp is for youth ages 8-12 both 4-Hers and non-4-Hers so spread the word! This year’s camp will be full of fun learning experiences, making new friendships and memories. 
We are looking for chaperones. Contact the Extension office for more information. 
Horse Project 
Showmanship Clinic with Laura Bakker

When: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Where: North Arena at the Fairgrounds
Registration: RSVP with Ashley Lee 406-381-3541 or ashleymlee2019@gmail.com
Limited to 10 participants but all are encouraged to audit. 
Fair Patterns
Three patterns per discipline/level are posted. The fair judges will then choose one of the pre-posted patterns for each of the fair classes.

Ranch Horse Nights
Darby: 1st Monday monthly May-August
Waddell Creek Ranch 6:30-8:30 PM

Stevensville: June 3, July 1 & July 29
Jones Leather & Livestock 6:30-8:30 PM
Weekly Riding & Instructions Project Meetings

When: Every Tuesday evenings 6:30 starting in June
Where: Ravalli County Fairgrounds pm in the North Arena. 
Horse committee will work at scheduling mini clinics and take requests for needed assistance.
Contact - Coral Maxwell
Horse Committee Chair - rcmaxwell77@gmail.com
Hippology Study Nights
Do you love learning about horses? Join the Hippology study nights to challenge your knowledge in a fun way!
Dates: June 1 at 6:30 pm, July TBD
Where: Never Sweat Ranch 1025 US Hwy 93 S. Hamilton, MT 59840.
Registration: Please RSVP one week in advance if possible via phone (406) 381-3541 or email ashleymlee2019@gmail.com.
If members are unable to attend, handouts can be emailed.
Rabbit Project Meeting
Rabbit Quality Assurance
Date: Friday, June 11
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Ravalli County Weed District
If you need to take Small Animal QA for your Rabbit Project, this is your chance to get it done. 
Fair Information
4-H Entry Deadline:
August 6th 

Fair Entry & Livestock Animal Marketing Workshop:
Tuesday, July 27
Meet with superintendents to help fill out your entries correctly
Learn tips on how to market your sale animal effectively 

Mark a schedule change!
Perishable judging will be held on Sunday, August 29th
(the Sunday before fair rather than the Monday before fair). 
When: July 12-16
Where: MSU Bozeman
Cost: $210 (+ $32 for parking for the 4 days)
Registration: Due June 18
How to Register: Login to your zsuites account. Select the primary account. Enter the PIN. Go to the “events” tab on the left side navigation bar. Select “register now” in the congress event. Select “register” for the youth or volunteer that wishes to attend. Fill out all required fields along with confirming your medical, code of conduct, and media forms. Call the Extension office for payment details. 
This state event is available to youth ages 14+. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet other 4-Hers from across the state and participate in hands-on learning workshops! 
This year’s theme “4-H Camp Congress” will offer lots of time to socialize with friends old and new, hands on outdoor activities for learning new skills and ideas, and time for small group activities you may have seen at 4-H camp. Congress participants will get a taste of college life eating meals in Miller Dining Hall, visiting several campus buildings and classrooms, and staying in the Yellowstone dorm on the south west side of campus.

Learn more here:  
Meritorious Service Award
Nominations due July 19, 2021
Nomination forms available in the Extension office or online: https://ravalli.msuextension.org/meritorious.html

Each year the Ravalli County 4H program recognizes individuals, businesses, or organizations, who have exhibited consistent and strong support of the 4H program. “Giving” relates to time, energy, leadership and/or support provided to enhance the educational mission of 4H.

The nominees may or may not be 4H leaders, teen members or volunteers. Recipients will be awarded during the Livestock Sale at the Ravalli County Fair.

If you have a nomination of someone you think should receive this award, please provide the name of the proposed recipient with explanation of their service to 4H accompanied with your name and contact information. The 4H Advisory Council will consider all nominations.

Nominations are due to MSU/Ravalli County Extension Office by scheduled July 4H Advisory Council Meeting.
4-H Alumni Raffle
Supporting 4-H Camp Scholarships

Tickets will be drawn at the
 4-H Special Award Presentation
Sat., Sept. 4, 2021
6 PM, Hornung Arena, RC Fair

4 Quilts to Win: 1 Queen, 1 Lap, 1 Youth Quilt,
1 Christmas Skirt

Tickets can be purchased at the Extension Office or from a 4-H Alum
$1.00 for 1 Ticket
$5.00 for 6 Tickets
Graduating Seniors
Clay Barcus
Casey Beard
Amanda Boelman
Bridger Cole
Benjamin Holtzen
Carter Humphrey
Tiffany Ioder
Xavier Martinez
Magdalena Ringer
Nyssa Schairer
Ramsey Snider
Madalyn Warren
Luke Wolsky
MSU/Ravalli County Extension Office

215 S. 4th Street, Ste G
Hamilton, MT 59840
Phone: 406.375.6611

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