Congratulations to our five graduating 4-H members.

BaiLee Baxter - Milk River Beavers
Trevor Klind - Tampico Boys
Trace Laumeyer - Lucky Clover
Shanice Lagerquist - Four Leaf Clover
Kaitlyn McColly - Western Valley

Welcome to our newest Valley County 4-H Club.  The Milk River Muskrats

Poultry Meetings begin May 14 at 2:00 p.m.

All youth ages 8-18 are invited to learn: Embryology, Hatching Chicks, Raising and Showing Chickens.  Weekly meetings on Fridays at 2 p.m. beginning May 14.  Call the Extension Office to register for this program.  406-228-6241

Market Swine Weigh in and tagging May 16  

All market swine must be registered in the weigh-in/tag-in process every spring in order to be eligible to show. Members can tag up to 2 (two) hogs, but only 1(one) can be entered as a 4-H Market Swine.

4-H District Summer Camp - June 28-30  Registration due May 17

4-H summer camp will be held for those members  4-H age 12 and under.  Note: This year age 13 will be allowed to attend as there was no camp last year.  Camp is held at Beacon Bible Camp just north of Frazer.  Registration form available with this newsletter and also on ZSuite or by contacting the office. 

Registration cost is $80 per camper.  Valley County 4-H Council will pay 1/2 of this fee. 
Cost for counselor is $40 with 4-H Council paying 1/2 of the fee. 
Checks are payable to Richland County 4-H Council.

Horse Assessment Dates  May 22  1:00 – 4:00 p.m.    or    May 26  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The horse superintendents Randi Klind and Jenn Young have set the assessment dates.
Please bring your horse to the fairgrounds on either of these two dates.  (weather permitting)

4-H Congress for ages 13+    July 13 - 16  Registration due June 15

Montana 4-H Congress provides youth from across the state an opportunity to come together on the Montana State University campus in Bozeman for four days and participate in an event like no other. Congress offers both youth and adults a venue in which to learn, be challenged, and most of all, have a great time with their peers. 

Its purpose is to provide a safe and fun environment for youth to experience all that 4-H Congress has to offer including: contests, workshops, entertainment, social events, and much more.

Contests include:  Demonstrations, Illustrated Talk, Stir-up (foods), Horse Judging, Horse Hippology, Livestock Judging, and more.

Horse Identification Card - due by June 1st

For each horse being entered/exhibited at the fair, and identification card must be on file at the Valley County Extension Office by June 1st to participate in the Fair and/or State Horse Show.

Market Lambs

Market lambs shall be tagged and weighed at the Valley County 4-H spring scheduled weigh-in/tag-in day of current year. Lambs shall also be shorn by the weigh-in/tag-in day.  Superintendents will make arrangements for shearing, fees to be paid by the member.  Members can tag up to 2 (two) lambs, but one 1 (one) can be entered as a 4-H Market Lamb.