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Friday, April 24

4:00-6:00 pm Check-In
6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm Opening Ceremony and Orientation
7:30 pm Keynote Speaker

Lane Nordlund

Lane Nordland Head shotBorn and raised in Central Montana, Lane has been involved in production agriculture his entire life. TV viewers can watch Lane every morning or catch him on the Montana Ag Network for live broadcasts consisting of the most informative agricultural news in the West. Radio listeners can tune in for the statewide Montana Talks Ag with Lane Nordlund which airs within Montana Talks Hosted by Aaron Flint.

Lane also reports for, Cattlemen to Cattlemen on RFD TV, Market Day Report and Rural Evening News. Lane also produces and Agriculture podcast called the LaneCast which focuses on rural and agriculture issues in the Western United States.

8:00 pm Relays to test your vision
10:00 pm Free Time
11:00 pm  Lights Out

Saturday, April 25

7:30 - 8:30 am Breakfast
9:30 am Session 1 Workshops Begin
10:15 Speaker

Kyle Shobe

Kyle Shobe is a Fergus County 4-H Alumni and shared his musical talent as the 4-H Campfire Song Leader. He has been the Cheyenne Frontier Days Track Announcer since 2007, along with announcing many other rodeos in the western states. His band, Kyle Shobe * the Walk ‘Em Boys, has made appearances in Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Arizona, California and South Carolina. Kyle began to engage in the lightning-fast speech of an auctioneer at age 6 and was named “World Livestock Auctioneer Champion” in 2010.

Kyle Shobe playing the guitar on state   Kyle Shobe announcing at the rodeo

11:00 am Session 2 Workshops Begin
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm Session 3 Workshops Begin
2:15 pm Session 4 Workshops Begin
3:30 pm Session 5 Workshops Begin
4:45 pm Activity and Entertainment

Lewistown Hoppers

They will entertain you and then invite you to join them to learn a few new jump-rope tricks. The Lewistown Hoppers are exciting, inspirational, energetic, fun, athletic, motivated youth of all ages from Central Montana.

child doing a back flip   lewistown hoppers group photo at national championship  teenage girl doing a hand stand

6:00 pm Dinner
7:00 pm 4-H Variety Show and Dance

4-H Talent Show

Bring your talent with you to 2020 Rec Lab. Individual and group talent numbers welcome. Please indicate on your Rec Lab registration if you would like to be considered for the talent show  and provide a short description. Talent presentations must be 5 minutes or less. 

11:30 pm Lights Out


Sunday, April 26

8:00 am Breakfast
9:00 am Closing Speaker

Katie Koterba, IPYA to UK and Germany

Katie was part of the IPYA program- Montana 4-H International Program for Young Adults. She traveled for six months to the United Kingdom and Germany. You will learn more about this exciting program and the countries she visited!

10:00 am On the Road