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Articles with the Tag: Lake County 4-H

New kind of fair: county fair continues under pandemic guidelines New kind of fair: county fair continues under pandemic guidelines

RONAN – The Lake County fairgrounds weren’t the bustling hub they usually are in late July, but that didn’t stop 7-year-old Tuneya Moran from bringing her bunny to the show. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the fair changed rules for livestock showing to reduce the spread of the virus. ...

Lake County Fair underway with COVID-19 changes Lake County Fair underway with COVID-19 changes

RONAN – The Lake County 4-H Fair began this weekend, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s fair looks a bit different from prior fairs.  “For starters, we had to adjust a lot of things,” said Breton Homewood, 4-H extension educator for Montana State University. ...

Lake County Fair wraps up with hairspray, ribbons Lake County Fair wraps up with hairspray, ribbons

RONAN –  Brooke Jackson, 12, still wasn’t ready to show her heifer in the Lake County Fair on Friday evening after months of hard work. For the past year, she took the heifer on nightly walks, fed her high- quality food and gave her a bath – but there was more to do. During the fair...

Market steers take first official trip over the 4-H scales Market steers take first official trip over the 4-H scales

News from Montana State University Lake County Extension Office LAKE COUNTY — Mid-January marks the beginning of the 4-H market beef project for Lake County members who have elected to raise and care for a steer during the next seven months. Calf weights are recorded along with breeder information...

2018 Lake County Fair Results announced 2018 Lake County Fair Results announced

Grand and Reserve Champions at the Lake County Fair: Aerospace, Level II, Grand : Ryan Kendall  Beef, Market Beef, standard breed, Grand: Darcy Coleman  Reserve: Brielle Zempel   Market Beef, small breed, Grand: Bryanne Zempel   Reserve: Braydon Zempel     &nb...

A fair for all A fair for all

RONAN – “I enjoy spending time with the animals,” eighth grader Aspen Taber stated. She also noted chickens are her favorite animal. “I do well with them. They suit me.”  The fair had over 500 4-H exhibits packed with livestock, art and food. Whatever your interest, from...

Craft beer, music flowed at Blues, Brews & Booze fundraiser Craft beer, music flowed at Blues, Brews & Booze fundraiser

RONAN – Blues, Brews & Booze sounds more like a title to a George Thorogood song than a signature event that brought the community together on Saturday at the Ronan Fairgrounds for food, music and fun while raising money for a local charity. Now in its second year, Blues, Brews & Booze enjoy...

Lake County Agent receives national award

News from MSU Extension Office LAKE COUNTY – Nori Pearce, MSU Extension Agent, recently received the Meritorious Service Award from the National Association of Extension 4-H Agents. Individuals receiving this award are nominated by their peers for their level of dedication and commitment to the 4-...

4-H members weigh market animals, continue projects 4-H members weigh market animals, continue projects

News from Montana State University Lake County Extension  RONAN – Eight a.m. on April 21 saw the first 4-H families maneuvering their pickups and trailers into line at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Ronan to weigh their lambs and piglets. From 9 to 11 a.m., 13 lambs baaed and 56 piglets squea...

Scrap metal drive benefits Lake County 4-H Clubs

News from Lake County Extension RONAN – Have some old metal junk cluttering up your barnyard or shed or sacks of aluminum cans you haven’t recycled? Lake County 4-H is collecting scrap metal as part of a clean-up-the-community fundraising effort with Axmen, Missoula.  To help out Lak...


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