The Legislative Breakfast provides an opportunity to educate Montana legislators about the work and success of 4-H in the state. It brings together youth and adult constituents from across Montana to share stories of achievement drawn from their 4-H experiences.  The breakfast also reinforces the vital role of the MSU Cooperative Extension Service budget, which supports 4-H in Montana communities.   

The advocacy group, Montanans for 4-H, organizes and hosts the Legislative Breakfast with help from private donations and other support. The breakfast is held during the years when the legislature is in session.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Held Virtually via ZOOM Platform

Practice Meeting is Monday evening January 18, via ZOOM.

Legislative Breakfast will be held the morning of January 19th with a preparatory dinner on the evening of January 18th. Both of these events will be held virtually via ZOOM. Please contact your county office for individual information. The prep dinner provides opportunities for youth and adults to practice speaking and prepare for visits with legislators. Additional information is available from your County Extension office.

There is still time to register for Legislative Breakfast. We need your help to share with Montana legislators just how important Montana 4-H is to you. 

To Registration

Registration deadline is extended to January 14th. Go over to the new https://4h.zsuite.org/ and sign into your account. You need to bring your parent or guardian with you to sign up through their “primary account”. You can get to the event either at the bottom of your dashboard or by clicking on the calendar and clicking on the “Legislative Breakfast” event on January 19th. Either way you will see a box that looks like this,click on “Register Now” and follow the easy steps. If you need help registering give your MSU Extension office a call and they have some more detailed instructions, they can share with you.

County Contact

Montanans for 4-H is requesting that each county select a County Contact for the 2021 Legislative session. This individual will be the primary contact at the county level for all Montanans for 4-H correspondence related to the 4-H Legislative Breakfast and legislative information.Please submit a county contact by December 15, 2020.

Information for Counties

Please visit the Montanans for 4-H website for county participation information. 

Call for Youth Speaker

The Montanans for 4-H Committee is looking for a youth speaker to speak at the 2021 Legislative Breakfast.  The 2021 Legislative Breakfast will be held Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at the Delta Hotels Helena Colonial in Helena.  The selected youth speaker will need to attend the Leader/Member meeting Monday, January 18, 2021 at 6:00 pm for rehearsal and the Legislative Breakfast meeting at 6:30 am on Tuesday morning.

CRITERIA:

  • A 4-H member enrolled and actively involved in 4-H
  • Able to speak clearly and comfortably in front of 400 people
  • Can deliver a five-minute talk on how 4-H has provided them the opportunity to grow their character, responsibility and leadership skills

Youth Speaker Application must be submitted by November 16, 2018. 

Application includes a two-minute video on how 4-H has provided the opportunity to grow character, responsibility and leadership skills. Videos are submitted by including an unpublished You Tube video link in the application.  Questions please contact Aaron Pruitt, aaron@montanapbs.org 

Future Dates 

January 23, 2023