Montana Fergus/Petroleum County 4-H Center for Youth Development

4-H is a positive youth development organization that empowers young people to reach their full potential. A vast community of more than 6 million youth and adults working together for positive change, 4-H enables America’s youth to emerge as leaders through hands-on learning, research-based 4-H youth programs and adult mentorship, in order to give back to their local communities.

Montana Fergus/Petroleum County 4-H Programs and Services

Montana 4-H Application for Youth Leadership Opportunities

The Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development is recruiting energetic, involved 4-H members to serve on three different governing bodies: (1) the Montana 4-H Council, (2) the Montana 4-H Foundation, and (3) the Montana 4-H Youth Cabinet. This single application can be used for any of these positions, and you should indicate which boards you wish to be considered by checking the appropriate boxes. Below is a short description of each governing body and the leadership opportunities available.

Applicant Requirements for serving on the Foundation:

  • Must be at least 15 years of age and not older than 18 years of age.
  • Not currently serving as a Montana 4-H State ambassador officer nor on the Montana 4-H Council.
  • Must be a 4-H member in their home County for at least three consecutive years.
  • Must be a current member of a Montana 4-H program (club or County).
  • Each teen director shall serve a two-year term.
  • You must have the approval of your county agent.

Montana 4-H Youth Cabinet

The Montana 4-H Center for Youth Development is recruiting energetic, involved 4-H members to serve on the Montana 4-H Youth Cabinet. The purpose of the Youth Cabinet is to serve as an avenue for young people to provide advice and guidance to the Montana 4-H program. We are interested in recruiting a broadly representative group of teens who can help move Montana 4-H into the future as a leader in youth development organizations. Each 4-H district may have 2 youth representatives. The Cabinet will meet 4 times each year.

If you are interested in serving on the Montana 4-H Youth Cabinet, please complete the following application form. Be sure to have it sent electronically by your county agent who works with the 4-H program. This will signify his/her approval of your involvement. Your agent should submit your application electronically to: m...@montana.edu.

For more information regarding Montana 4-H Youth Cabinet Program please contact - Jill Martz, Email: jma...@montana.edu , Visit: http://montana4h.org/program.php?id=2&detail=getProgramDetail&detailId=43

Montana 4-H Council

The Montana 4-H Council provides guidance to the Montana 4-H program and is advisory to the 4-H Center for Youth Development. The Council consists of two adult volunteer leaders from each of the eight 4-H districts in the state as well as four additional youth, two of whom are selected as “at large” members of the council.

The Montana 4-H Council provides guidance to the Montana 4-H program and is advisory to the 4-H Center for Youth Development. The Council consists of two adult volunteer leaders from each of the eight 4-H districts in the state as well as four additional youth, two of whom are selected as “at large” members of the council. The Council is looking for applicants who are full of ideas for helping to promote and support 4-H programs, willing to provide a youth voice to the 4-H Council, and ready to help promote leadership training for both youth and adult leaders.

The Council meets four times a year. If you are interested in serving on the Montana 4-H Council, please complete the following application form. Be sure to have it sent electronically by your county agent who works with the 4-H program. This will signify his/her approval of your involvement. Your agent should submit your application electronically to: m...@montana.edu

Montana 4-H Foundation

The Montana 4-H Foundation Board of Trustees serves to raise private funds to support the Montana 4-H program. More specifically, the 4-H Foundation assists with the financial support of the Montana 4-H program for members, volunteer leaders and Extension staff. Trustees provide oversight to the Foundation’s financial resources. More details: Montana 4-H Foundation

Montana 4-H Volunteers

Young people who are a part of 4-H have the opportunity to explore all types of science, health, and citizenship programming delivered through 4-H clubs and camps, as well as after school and in-school. Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. Now, 4-H volunteers can connect with each other and find 4-H resources to help youth in their community.

Adult volunteers play an important role in 4-H youth education programs. They coordinate local community clubs and help to plan and conduct local, regional, state, and national 4-H events. 4-H volunteers help 4-Hers to: Learn by doing, Develop leadership and life skills, Make new friends, Give back to the community, Build connections with others, Prepare, do, and share...

The Council meets four times a year and actively supports various initiatives and programs deemed important to furthering the work of Montana 4-H. For more information regarding Montana 4-H positive youth development programs please contact…
Cody Stone, cst...@montana.edu . Montana 4-H Volunteers programs will be found:
http://www.montana4h.org/programs.php?cat=6 or http://www.4-h.org/get-involved/volunteer/

Montana 4-H Communities - Montana 4-H Centennial

The traditions and legacy of Montana 4-H comes to life everyday through real 4-Hers who are making a real impact in their communities and have been for nearly 100 years. Whether you’re a 4-H educator, volunteer or member, we want to hear from you. Please tell us your 4-H story. Visit the Montana 4-H Centennial Website for pictures... stories ... events ... and more! Tel: 1912-2012.
Centennial Website: http://mt4hcentennial.squarespace.com/

State 4-H Rec Lab - “100 Years of Green”

If you are 13 or older, mark your calendar for these dates, you won’t want to miss out! The conference will be housed at the Yogo in Lewistown on March 16-18. The workshops have been selected and there is a huge variety of games, team building, dance, project support and crafts- something to interest everyone with eight different workshops in four sessions- thirty-two in all! Fun activities are being planned for both Friday and Saturday nights. Join teen 4-H members from across the state to learn about recreation leadership!

Montana Fergus/Petroleum County 4-H Extension Office

The Extension Office is located in Lewistown, Montana. Jennifer Saunders is the 4-H Program Assistant. There are seventeen clubs with approximately 288 members, and 120 leaders enrolled.

Volunteers are the heart of 4-H. Now, 4-H volunteers can connect with each other and find 4-H resources to help youth in their community. Keep on eye Fergus/Petroleum County 4-H Newsletters for upcoming events and Club meeting.

MSU Extension, Fergus County
712 West Main Street
Lewistown, MT 59457
PH: (406) 535-3919
FAX: (406) 535-5144
Email: ferg...@montana.edu [4-H Program Assistant]
Fergus/Petroleum County Extension Office, Visit: http://www.midrivers.com/~fergusco1/4H/4hindex/index.html

Office Staff For 4-H Center for Youth Development

Jill Martz (4-H Center for Youth Development)
Tel: (406) 994-3099
Email: jma...@montana.edu

Cody Stone (4-H Center for Youth Development)
Volunteer and Leadership Development Specialist
Tel: (406) 994-3503
Email: cst...@montana.edu

Todd Kesner (4-H Center for Youth Development)
4-H Program Coordinator for Ag & Natural Resources
Tel: (406) 994-6816
Email: tkes...@montana.edu

Brett Schomer (4-H Center for Youth Development)
4-H Program and Events Coordinator
Tel: (406) 994-1721
Email: bsch...@montana.edu

Caroline Dettle (4-H Center for Youth Development)
Coordinator-Operation Military Kids
Tel: (406) 994-6241
Email: ddet...@montana.edu

Greggory Switzer (4-H Center for Youth Development)
CYFAR Technology Coordinator
Tel: (406) 994-3501
Email: gswi...@montana.edu

Stephanie Davison (4-H Center for Youth Development)
Program Coordinator
Tel: (406) 994-3502
Email: sdav...@montana.edu

Patricia Brown (4-H Center for Youth Development)
Program Coordinator
Tel: (406) 994-3501
Email: patb...@montana.edu

Location

Montana 4-H
4-H Center for Youth Development P.O. Box 173580, Taylor Hall,
Bozeman, MT 59717-3580
United States
Contact
Phone: 
o - (406) 994-3501, p - (406) 994-3099
Email: 

jma...@montana.edu