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AUGUST 2020 EDITION

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Static Exhibit Interview Judging

Static Exhibit Interview Judging was held on July 20th at the Extension Office. A total of 14 youth from 7 families came to show off their projects. Thank you to our judges Keri, Ashley, and Katrin. Congratulations to all the participants!

Emilia from Big Sky Explorers brought in a baking project and received a Blue.

Hannah from Big Sky Explorers interviewed with her Creative Writing and Gardening projects. Both received Blues.

Nate from Big Sky Explorers showed off his Film Making skills and received a Blue.

Elizabeth from Ulm Pishkun brought Quilting and Archery projects. Both received Blues.

Emma from Ulm Pishkun talked about her Sheep and Archery projects. She received Blues on both.

Seth from Ulm Pishkun wowed the judge with his Small Engines, Woodworking, Hobbies and Wildlife projects. He received 3 Blues and 1 Red.

Victoria from Trouble Shooters brought the highest number of projects. She showed off her skills in Food Preservation, Baking, Quilting, Knitting, Crochet, Cooking, and Sewing. She received Blues on all her projects.

Zack from Great Divide talked about his Self-Determined project in Meat Production. He received a Blue.

Kaleb from Trouble Shooters impressed the judge with his Aerospace project and received a Blue.

Kelsi from Trouble Shooters showed off her crochet skills and earned a Blue.

Hannah from Ulm Pishkun is her club’s Historian and brought the club’s portfolio. She received a Blue. 

Aidan from Big Sky Explorers was very excited to show the judge his Aerospace and Pocket Pet projects. He received Blues on both.

Kaylyn from Big Sky Explorers showed off her skills in Cake Decorating, Dutch Oven Cooking, and Pocket Pet. She received 2 Blues and 1 Red.

Ryan from Big Sky Explorers shared his knowledge about the Dog, Pocket Pet, Sport Fishing, and Baking projects. He received 3 Blues and 1 Red.

Livestock Show Results

The Livestock Show was held July 10-11. The in person show and online sale were a huge success! Congratulations to everyone who exhibited at the show or conducted a breeding book interview! Below are the Grand and Reserve Champions in each class.

Beef Showmanship

Senior

Ruby Jennings, Grand

Carynn Fredrickson, Reserve

Intermediate

Junior

Goat Showmanship

Senior

Intermediate

Bridger Lewis, Grand

Asher Nelson, Reserve

Junior

Emma Edmundson, Grand

Sheep Showmanship

Senior

Keely Drummond, Grand

Ruby Jennings, Reserve

Intermediate

Keira Roth, Grand

Maren Keaster, Reserve

Junior

Blaire Keaster, Grand

Swine Showmanship

Senior

Baylee Herman, Grand

Aubrey Smith, Reserve

Intermediate

Leann Murphy, Grand

Tyler Smith, Reserve

Junior

Emma Edmundson, Grand

Thatcher Marquis, Reserve

Poultry

Senior Showmanship

Alayna Roth, Grand

Intermediate Showmanship

Kenzie Allen, Grand

Nora McKelvey, Reserve

Junior Showmanship

Nolan McKelvey, Grand

Kamryn Boberg, Reserve

Best of Show

Alayna Roth

Market Goat

Baylee Herman, Grand

Asher Nelson, Reserve

Market Sheep

Ruby Jennings, Grand

Keely Drummond, Reserve

Market Swine

Macy Herman, Grand

Baylee Wright, Reserve

Market Beef

Clayton Jassen, Grand

Hudson Rohrer, Reserve

Rabbit

Senior Showmanship

Lacee Kuki-Isakson, Grand

Intermediate Showmanship

Makayla Baker, Grand

Shaelyn Berner, Reserve

Junior Showmanship

Vivian Byrnes, Grand

Leah Mackey, Reserve

Meat Pen

Jenna Sasek, Grand

Confirmation

Shealyn Berner, Grand x2

Vivian Byrnes, Grand

Leah Mackey, Grand

Best of Show

Shealyn Berner

Beef Carcass

Brady Drummond, 1st

Clayton Jassen, 2nd

Ruby Jennings, 3rd

Reagan Jassen, 4th

Ian McKamey, 5th

Goat Carcass

Bridger Lewis, 1st

Asher Nelson, 2nd

Trent Leardini, 3rd

James Lewis, 4th

Baylee Herman, 5th

Swine Carcass

Thatcher Marquis, 1st

Rial McGregor, 2nd

Clairice McKamey, 3rd

Hal McGregor, 4th

Toren Annis, 5th

Sheep Carcass

Keely Drummond, 1st

Alayna Roth, 2nd

Ruby Jennings, 3rd

Maren Keaster, 4th

Marshall Byrnes, 5th

Breeding Books

Senior Beef Breeding

Marshall Byrnes, Grand

Intermediate Beef Breeding

Sterling Byrnes, Grand

Leann Murphy, Reserve

Intermediate Goat Breeding

Asher Nelson, Grand

Junior Poultry Breeding

Adison Powell, Grand

Senior Rabbit Breeding

Jenna Sasek, Grand

Senior Sheep Breeding

Hannah Rhodes

Overall Breeding Book Champion

Jenna Sasek

7 Bar Heart Scholarship

Sterling Byrnes

 

Virtual MT 4-H Congress

The 2020 Virtual MT 4-H Congress was a success! Cascade County had one of the largest delegations in the state with 13 youth participating in Congress. We also had 9 youth participate in Congress Contests. The results are below.

Quilt Contest:

Emilia Doyon, 1st Place

Victoria Kirby, 4th Place

Fashion Revue:

Elizabeth Doyon

Victoria Kirby

Horse Judging:

Haley Tompers

Brady Drummond

Illustrated Talk:

Marshall Byrnes, Finalist

Video Contest:

Nate Doyon, 1st Place

Hippology:

Brady Drummond, 1st Place Individual

Clayton Jassen, 2nd Place Individual

Haley Tompers, 3rd Place Individual

Asa Jassen, 5th Place Individual

Cascade County Team, 1st Place Overall

 

Enrollment System Update

The Montana 4-H Center has made the decision to switch our enrollment system from 4HOnline to ZSuite starting this October. The new system will provide a streamlined enrollment process, online Record Books, event registration, and soon, online classes. Please confirm that your family email is up to date in 4HOnline. This will ensure your family profile is transferred to ZSuite. More information about the new program will be available soon.

Record Book Due Date

Record books are due to your club’s organizational leader(s) by August 20. Record books are an important part of 4-H and are required in order to receive any county awards. Record book completion resources can be found at http://montana4h.org/projects/support/record_books/index.html. If you have any questions about record book requirements, please reach out to your club’s Organizational Leader(s).

Group of the 2019-2020 4-H Exchange youth members gathered around a Montana sign in the airport lobby.Interstate Exchange

Calling all Cascade County 4-H youth 13 and over! Are you interested in traveling across the U.S.? Interstate Exchange may be for you! Interstate Exchange is a 2-year program in which Cascade County hosts 4-Hers from another state one year, and we travel to their state the next. This is a great opportunity to see the country and meet new 4-H friends. If you are interested in joining the 2021-2022 Interstate Exchange group or you have questions about the program, please email Allyssa at allyssa.zoern@montana.edu.

Cascade County 4-H Shooting Sports, Learn by doingShooting Sports Leaders Committee

The next Shooting Sports Leaders Committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 10 at 6:00 pm. No meetings will be held in July and August. Agenda items for the September meeting include grant updates, discipline schedules, Rule Book finalization, by-law changes, and more.

.22 Rifle, .22 Pistol, and Shotgun Record Books

Youth enrolled in .22 Rifle, .22 Pistol, and Shotgun will not be required to complete project book activities or Non-Animal Project Journals for those projects this year. All youth are still required to fill out a My 4-H Year. If you have any questions regarding what is required of you this year, please email Allyssa at allyssa.zoern@montana.edu or call the Extension Office at 406-454-6980.

 

MSU Extension surronded by black and white clipart of a rabbit, turkey, chicken, goat, pig, steer, duck, and sheep.

Livestock Leaders Meeting

The next Cascade County 4-H Livestock Leaders meeting will be on September 1 at 7:00 p.m. at the Extension Office. Agenda items will include the past year, past events, and rule/policy change forms.

 

 

4-H green clover with a green profile of a horse's head.Horse Leaders Meeting

The next Cascade County 4-H Horse Leaders meeting will be on September 1 at 5:30 p.m. Agenda items will include the past year, past events, and rule/policy change forms.

 

Cascade County 4-H Leaders Council with 4-H clover in front of a wooden wall.Leaders Council

Cascade County 4-H Leaders Council will meet September 8 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting location will be announced later. Please send all agenda item requests to Jill at jgagnon80@hotmail.com. As a reminder, each club and committee should be sending representatives to the Leaders Council meetings to ensure everyone has a voice in program and project decision making.

#FarmON Concert to Benefit 4-H

Farm Journal announced a #FarmON virtual benefit concert in partnership with the National 4-H Council. Country artist Lee Brice will headline with other artists performing during the event. Proceeds will go to Farm Journal Events as well as the FOURWARD Fund established by the National 4-H Council to ensure young people across the country will have access to the internet. This FREE virtual concert will be broadcast on August 27 at 6 p.m. More information about the concert can be found on www.farmjournalfielddays.com.

 

Cascade and Teton County Working Ranch Horse Competition

The Cascade and Teton County Working Ranch Horse Competition was held on July 23 at 406 Arena in Vaughn. There was a total of 26 participants this year. Todd and Kate Banner supplied the cattle, and Shawn Tater Erickson and Scott Clutter were judges. Cascade County Horse Leaders organized the event and Teton County Horse Leaders supplied the prizes. Congratulations to all who participated! Check out how the Cascade County youth did below.

Level 1

Overall Placings

Shea Berner, 1st

Ruby Jennings, 3rd

Leann Murphy, 4th

Heading

Shea Berner, 2nd

Knowledge

Leann Murphy, 1st

Ruby Jennings, 2nd

Sorting

Shea Berner, 1st

Pattern

Allissa Otto, 1st

Ruby Jennings, 2nd

Level 2

Overall Placings

Drew Newman, 1st

Reagan Jassen, 3rd

Kandie Chartier, 5th

Heading

Drew Newman, 2nd

Heeling

Drew Newman, 1st

Knowledge

Reagan Jassen, 1st

Sorting

Drew Newman, 1st

Pattern

Drew Newman, 1st

Level 3

Overall Placings

Coleman Otto, 4th

Knowledge

Coleman Otto, 1st

Level 4

Overall Placings

Asa Jassen, 2nd

Clayton Jassen, 3rd

Heading

Clayton Jassen, 2nd

Heeling

Asa Jassen, 2nd

Pattern

Asa Jassen, 2nd

Horse Show Results

The Cascade County 4-H Horse Show was held on July 24th in Cascade, MT. There was a total of 31 riders and 43 horses competing. Congratulations to everyone who participated! Below are the Grand and Reserve Champions in each class.

Showmanship

Senior Showmanship

Ruby Jennings, Grand

Asa Jassen, Reserve

Intermediate Showmanship

Ali Erickson, Grand

Kenzie Allen, Reserve

Junior Showmanship

Reagan Jassen, Grand

Hadley Gibson, Reserve

Horseless Horse Showmanship

Lia Skinner, Grand

Kinzley Lord, Reserve

Equitation

Senior Bareback

Clayton Jassen, Grand

Ruby Jennings, Reserve

Intermediate Bareback

Ali Erickson, Grand

Kandie Chartier, Reserve

Junior Bareback

Reagan Jassen, Grand

Bareback Level 1

Lia Skinner, Grand

Braedyn Johnson, Reserve

Senior Western

Clayton Jassen, Grand

Asa Jassen, Reserve

Intermediate Western

Ali Erickson, Grand

Keira Roth, Reserve

Junior Western

Reagan Jassen, Grand

Adison Powell, Reserve

Western Level 1

Jocelynn Baker, Grand

Hadley Gibson, Reserve

Horseless Horse Walk/Trot

Bridger Lewis, Grand

Harper Renfro, Reserve

Horseless Horse Walk/Trot/Lope

Lia Skinner, Grand

Braedyn Johnson, Reserve

Senior English

Drew Newman, Grand

Ruby Jennings, Reserve

Intermediate English

Ali Erickson, Grand

Leann Murphy, Reserve

Junior English

Reagan Jassen, Grand

Adison Powell, Reserve

Western Horsemanship

Level 6

Asa Jassen, Grand

Ruby Jennings, Reserve

Level 5

Clayton Jassen, Grand

Level 4

Kandie Chartier, Grand

Level 3

Reagan Jassen, Grand

Kenzie Allen, Reserve

Level 2

Samantha Lee, Grand

Level 1

Hadley Gibson, Grand

Allissa Otto, Reserve

Horseless Horse Level 1

Bridger Lewis, Grand

Colt 4-5/Green 3-4

Asa Jassen, Grand

Colt 2-3/Green 1-2

Ali Erickson, Grand

Kandie Chartier, Reserve

5-Year-Old C2M

Asa Jassen, Grand

3-Year-Old C2M

Clayton Jassen, Grand

Asa Jassen, Reserve

2-Year-Old C2M

Ali Erickson, Grand

English Horsemanship

Level 4

Kandie Chartier, Grand

Level 3

Keira Roth, Grand

Adison Powell, Reserve

Level 2

Kenzie Allen, Grand

Reagan Jassen, Reserve

Colt 4-5/Green 3-4

Asa Jassen, Grand

Colt 2-3/Green 1-2

Ruby Jennings, Grand

5-Year-Old C2M

Asa Jassen, Grand

2-Year-Old C2M

Kandie Chartier, Grand

Ali Erickson, Reserve

Green Horse Level 2

Ruby Jennings, Grand

Trail

Senior Trail

Clayton Jassen, Grand

Ruby Jennings, Reserve

Intermediate Trail

Ali Erickson, Grand

Kaylee Otto, Reserve

Junior Trail

Reagan Jassen, Grand

Samantha Lee, Reserve

Trail Level 1

Allissa Otto, Grand

Lia Skinner, Reserve

Trail Colt 2-3/Green 1-2

Ali Erickson, Grand

Asa Jassen, Reserve

Trail Colt 4-5/Green 3-4

Asa Jassen, Grand

Horseless Trail

Lia Skinner, Reserve

 

 

CALENDAR

August

5: Green Tie Affair Planning Committee Meeting

10: Colt to Maturity and Green Horse Assessments Due

20: Record Books Due to Club Organizational Leaders

29-30: Montana 4-H Working Ranch Horse Finals

September

1: Record Book Report Cards and Award Eligible Record Books Due to Extension Office

1: Horse and Livestock Leaders Meetings

8: Cascade County 4-H Leaders Council Meeting

10: Shooting Sports Leaders Meeting

11-13: Montana State 4-H Horse Show

15: Cascade 4-H Foundation Meeting

18: Montana 4-H Foundation Dinner

October

4-10: National 4-H Week

4: Cascade County 4-H Achievement Night

10: Green Tie Affair

15-17: Ambassador and Teen Leader Fall Training

November

26-Dec. 1: National 4-H Congress in Atlanta Georgia

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