The 4-H Year

4-H Open House

The 4-H year starts on October 1st and ends on September 30th. At the beginning of each year, members and leaders must re-enroll. This includes completing and turning in forms, paying an enrollment fee, and selecting your project areas. It's important to enroll early so you receive information about your projects and are covered by 4-H insurance when participating in 4-H activities. 



  • Project materials are ordered and distributed at Club meetings by Club leaders.


  • Club holiday activities
  • 4-H gift wrapping at Murdoch's
  • Enrollment deadline -- December 31st. Late fee after this date.


  • IFYE (International 4-H Youth Exchange) applications are due for delegates
  • Market beef deadline for possession and tagging
  • Lewis and Clark County 4-H Shooting Sports Invitational
  • 4-H Legislative Breakfast (odd-numbered years)



  • Communications Day
  • Rec Lab
  • 4-H Citizenship Seminar, Helena (odd-numbered years)


  • County and state college scholarship applications - due April 1st
  • Volunteer Appreciation nominations - due April 1st
  • Market swine possession and tagging
  • Sewing Review



  • Montana 4-H Congress - registration due June 15th
  • Lewis & Clark County 4-H Camp
  • Fair entries - due June 15
  • Helena Jackpot Show


  • Last Chance Stampede and Fair
  • Montana 4-H Congress


  • Carcass evaluation
  • Record books due August 31st to Club Leaders


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, and Director of Extension, Extension Service, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717