The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service 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, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717

Age Requirements

4-H age is always calculated using October 1 of the current 4-H year. For example, if a 4-H member turns 14 on December 15, their 4-H age is still 13 years old until the next 4-H year.

  • Cloverbud: 4-H members 5-8 years old (as of October 1). This is the only option for members under 8 years old. It is a non-competitive educational project and is the only project they can enroll.
  • Traditional 4-H Member: Youth who are 8-18 years old (as of October 1). Members may participate fully in the program and competitive activities. This category is broken down further into the following categories often used for competitions and events:
    • Junior 4-H Member: Members who are 8-13 years old (as of October 1)
    • Senior 4-H Member: Members who are 14-18 years old (as of October 1)

Project Requirements
Due to safety concerns, some projects have age limitations. The following project areas follow different age guidelines:

  • Green Horse and Colt-to-Maturity (Horse): Must be at least 12 years old (and completed levels 1-3 of Horsemanship)
  • Leadership: Must be at least 13 years old (as of October 1)
  • Shooting Sports: Must be at least 9 years old (as of October 1)

 

4-H membership is open to all eligible youth. Montana State University Extension does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status.


Project Enrollment Forms

Self Determined/Independent Study Project

    •  

Horse Project Forms

Dog Project Form

Shooting Sports Form

 

Livestock Project Forms

Beef Project Forms

  • Beef Tagging

Swine Project Forms

  • Swine Tagging

Goat Project Forms

  • Goat Tagging

Sheep Project Forms

  • Sheep Tagging

Enrollment Forms

Enrollment is completely online through ZSuites

 

  • The 4-H year runs from October 1st-September 30th each year.
  • Re-Enrollment forms and a $10.00 enrollment fee are due to the Extension Office by December 31st (for both youth and adult members).
    • Re-enrollments forms received after December 31st will require $50.00 membership dues (for both youth and adult members).
    • The deadline to enroll and participate in Fair is May 1st.


Enrollment and Project Forms


Enrollment and Project Forms

  • The 4-H year runs from October 1st-September 30th each year.
  • Re-Enrollment forms and a $10.00 enrollment fee are due to the Extension Office by December 31st (for both youth and adult members).
    • Re-enrollments forms received after December 31st will require $50.00 membership dues (for both youth and adult members).
    • The deadline to enroll and participate in Fair is May 1st.

Enrollment Forms

Enrollment is completely online through ZSuites

 

Project Enrollment Forms

Self Determined/Independent Study Project

    •  

Horse Project Forms

Dog Project Form

Shooting Sports Form

 

Livestock Project Forms

Beef Project Forms

  • Beef Tagging

Swine Project Forms

  • Swine Tagging

Goat Project Forms

  • Goat Tagging

Sheep Project Forms

  • Sheep Tagging

Age Requirements

4-H age is always calculated using October 1 of the current 4-H year. For example, if a 4-H member turns 14 on December 15, their 4-H age is still 13 years old until the next 4-H year.

  • Cloverbud: 4-H members 5-8 years old (as of October 1). This is the only option for members under 8 years old. It is a non-competitive educational project and is the only project they can enroll.
  • Traditional 4-H Member: Youth who are 8-18 years old (as of October 1). Members may participate fully in the program and competitive activities. This category is broken down further into the following categories often used for competitions and events:
    • Junior 4-H Member: Members who are 8-13 years old (as of October 1)
    • Senior 4-H Member: Members who are 14-18 years old (as of October 1)

Project Requirements
Due to safety concerns, some projects have age limitations. The following project areas follow different age guidelines:

  • Green Horse and Colt-to-Maturity (Horse): Must be at least 12 years old (and completed levels 1-3 of Horsemanship)
  • Leadership: Must be at least 13 years old (as of October 1)
  • Shooting Sports: Must be at least 9 years old (as of October 1)

 

4-H membership is open to all eligible youth. Montana State University Extension does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Montana State University and the Montana State University Extension Service 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, Jeff Bader, Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717

 

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4-H Contact Information:

Lexi Foust
4-H Information 
lewisclark@montana.edu
(406) 447-8346

Kara Tangedal
4-H/Youth Development Agent
kara.tangedal@montana.edu
(
406) 447-8349

Catherine McNeil
4-H Military Program Coordinator
mcneilcb@gmail.com
(
406) 439-8570

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Lewis & Clark County Fairgrounds
Helena, MT 59602