Cloverbud Project

Project Description

Montana 4-H includes a special program for youth five to seven years old called Cloverbuds. Youngsters in the Cloverbud project work with other children on selected 4-H activities from a structured curriculum that is fun, hands-on and discovery-oriented. Youth of this age group enroll ONLY in this project and all activities are non-competitive. Youth can explore horse and other animal projects, but can't enroll in them. Through Cloverbuds, children can develop age-appropriate skills and abilities. Guidelines for this project are different from those of the traditional 4-H program. The agent and volunteer manual provide necessary information and guidelines for conducting a Cloverbud program.

Cloverbud Project

Project Requirements

Project Books Required? No

Project books can be purchased here

*** Please note, if you do not attend at least one workshop in your project area during the 4-H year, you will be required to complete activities in your project book and turn it in with your record book. The number of activities required to complete a 4-H year in each project book can be found here.

Age Limit? 5-7

Cloverbud Record Book pages(PDF, 366KB)

Microsoft Word Version(DOCX, 209KB)


  • November 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bill Hamilton Building
  • December 17th at 1:00 p.m. in the Bill Hamilton Building
  • January 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bill Hamilton Building
  • February 19th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bill Hamilton Building
  • March 18th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bill Hamilton Building
  • April 15th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bill Hamilton Building
  • May 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Bill Hamilton Building
  • June TBD
  • August TBD

What should new members know?

Cloverbuds is a non competitive, fun hands on way to learn what 4-H is about. We will be exploring different 4-H projects throughout the year and hearing from our older 4-H members in each respective project, all while doing fun activities!

Project Superintendent Information

Cloverbuds Superintendent: Michaela Stewart
Contact: or 406-459-2568
How will you be contacted? Text/Emails/Newsletter

Junior Superintendent: 

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