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.

January 22, 2019 Delta Hotels Helena Colonial, Helena MT

Legislative Breakfast will be held the morning of January 22nd with a preparatory dinner on the evening of January 21st. Travel and lodging expenses are the responsibility of the participants and may be supported by the county. 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.

County Contact

Montanans for 4-H is requesting that each county select a County Contact for the 2019 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 Friday October 26, 2018

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 2019 Legislative Breakfast.  The 2019 Legislative Breakfast will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Delta Hotels Helena Colonial in Helena.  The selected youth speaker will need to attend the Leader/Member dinner Monday, January 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm for rehearsal and the Legislative Breakfast at 6:30 am on Tuesday morning. The youth speaker is responsible for their own expenses (hotel, meals, etc.).


  • 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, 

Future Dates 

January 21, 2021