MontanaFair is August 13th - 21st, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

4-H Workshops and Demonstrations

There are 20 4-H clubs in Yellowstone County with a total of about 415 members. Their interests vary from livestock to robotics and sewing to astronomy. Each club is required to host a demonstration or workshop, which helps members gain valuable presentation and public speaking skills.

Here are a few must-see 4-H demonstrations and workshops:

Boots n Britches Horsin’ Around Workshop, Friday, Aug. 13, 8:30 p.m. SuperBarn
4-H club members will do presentations on horse care, confirmation and showing.

Heights Trailblazers Pepper Roasting Workshop, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2 p.m. Expo Center front entrance
Sounds simple: open flame, add peppers. But there’s a technique these 4-Hers will demonstrate to make the process easier.

Lockwood Soaring Phoenix Edible Arts Workshop, Saturday, Aug. 14, 4 p.m. Expo Center small bay
4-H members give you permission to play with your food, and will provide some food sculpture ideas.

Hesper Hustler’s How Joe’s Meat got on your Plate Workshop, Monday, Aug. 16, noon, Expo big show ring
From the pasture to the plate, these 4-Hers will describe the process of raising cattle, slaughter, processing and distribution.

Huntley Eagles Wind Energy Workshop, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 5 p.m. Expo small bay
These youth have been studying the benefits of wind energy and will lead fairgoers in building mini wind turbines.

Worden Riverdale Shooting Sports Gallery Workshop, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 5 to 7:30 p.m. SuperBarn
4-H club members involved in air gun and archery projects will demonstrate their skills and give fairgoers an opportunity to take aim and fire.

Ruff Riders Ice Cream in a Bag Workshop, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m. Expo small bay
Find out how easy making ice cream can be: measure ingredients, mix and keep it moving. These 4-Hers will show you how.

Yellowstone Mavericks Unicycle Workshop, Thursday, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. in front of the Heritage Building
Learn how to ride a unicycle and watch 4-H club members make it look easy.

Many more 4-H workshops and demonstrations are listed on the MontanaFair schedule.

For more information, contact Roni Baker at (406) 698-6838 or 256-2828.

About 4-H

4-H is a nationwide youth development program that emphasizes practical, hands-on learning in a broad variety of subjects relating to health, citizenship, science and technology. 4-H was started to create opportunities for rural youth, but it has since expanded to include young people from urban areas as well. 4-H is for young people ages 9-19 and a program called Cloverbuds serves younger children.

There are 4-H clubs in most every county in every state in the nation, and participation in fairs is a hallmark of the organization. About 400 4-H youth from 20 clubs in Yellowstone County participate in the MontanaFair.

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