Ravalli County 4-H
July 2020
Meritorious Service Award
Mer-i-to-ri-ous: deserving of honor or esteem
Each year the Ravalli County 4-H program recognizes individuals, businesses, or organizations, who have exhibited consistent and strong support of the 4-H program. “Giving” relates to time, energy, leadership and/or support provided to enhance the educational mission of 4-H.
The nominees may or may not be 4-H 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 4-H accompanied with your name and contact information. The 4-H Advisory Council will consider all nominations. Deadline is Friday, July 17.
Livestock Superintendents will be available at the Marketing Workshop
to help you complete fair entry forms correctly.
Livestock Quality Assurance Training
If you need youth Livestock Quality Assurance training for 2020, there is an inline pathway for you to complete that this year. We do not know when we will be able to have face to face meetings this spring or summer, but we do have this option for you to complete.
1)      Go to this link on the internet.  https://www.healthyagriculture.org/training/youth-4-h/
On this website you will find four interactive modules for Quality Assurance and biosecurity in your livestock projects. Follow along with each of the four modules, and complete the activities on each one.
2)      When you are done, go to this link:  https://forms.gle/SeJzmRCUCjnmBfCcA
When you get done with the QA modules, this link is a registration form documenting completion. After you complete the modules, go to the website and fill this out, and have an adult also sign that they agree, you did the four modules. That will certify you for QA this year.
Ranch Horse Practice
Ranch Horse is meeting every 1st Monday & Thursday of the month until Fair.
1st Mondays are in Darby at Waddell Creek Ranch
1st Thursdays are in Stevensville @ Jones Leather & Livestock.
All practices start at 6:30 pm - about 8:30 pm.
If you need more information, please contact Kimberly Jones at 530-701-9497, kstrain@ymail.com
4-H State Horse Show
T-Shirt Design Contest
Attention Horse project and Visual Art project members: You can help design the T-Shirt for the 2020 State 4-H Horse Show. Please send your design or photo by July 27th to
Ben Hauptman -ben.hauptman@montana.edu or
Karen Palmer – kpalmer@co.granite.mt.us
Resolution preferred is 300 PPI in a JPEG format.
Winning design may be altered to fit T-shirt.
Interview Judging
Calling all 4-H Indoor Exhibitors – Dept. 50-59!
Now is time to call and set up your appointments for interview judging for this year’s Ravalli County Fair!

Please call Jocelyn at 375-6611 to set up your appointments as soon as you know what you will be entering in the fair this year!

  • Non-Perishable Interviews: Monday, August 24
  • Perishable Interviews: Monday, August 31
  • The last day to make appointments is Friday, August 14.
Photo Mats For Sale
Photography Mats Available
 While supplies last, black mats are available through the Extension office for Photography Project Fair entries: 
8x10 mats are $1.00
5x7 mats are 50 cents
4-H Corner Cafe
Job Posting:
1st Position Assistant Manager receives $ 300
2nd Position Assistant Manager receives $ 200
Assistant Managers will work together with Kristine James, Corner Cafe Manager. The Assistant Managers are to have a good personality and work well under pressure as they handle shift changes of 4-H clubs, troubleshoot problems within the Cafe and/or customers, help supply and stock Cafe, help manage money or registers and card transactions, meet all guidelines as lined out with the Environmental Health Dept., run errands for supplies and close out cafe at the end of the day. These positions have shifts hours but said job is not limited to these hours and could exceed said hours. Flexibility of time will be extremely important for said positions. 

To apply for these job openings, please contact Jocelyn at the Extension Office.
MSU Ravalli County Extension 
Administrative Center 
215 S. 4th St., Suite G 
Hamilton, MT 59840
 (406) 375-6611 
The Montana State University Extension is an ADA/EO/AA/Veteran’s Preference Employer and Provider of Educational Outreach.