4-H in Rosebud & Treasure Counties
Dating back to 1912, the beginnings of the 4-H organization
took form as a way to educate rural families on the current
and new technologies in both agricultural practices as well
as homemaker skills. The novel concept was based on the
premise of teaching youth who would then in turn assimilate
these practices into the home and family farms and ranches.
What started as a basic method of educating youth on the
important agricultural and home improvements of the time has
now, over 100 years later, evolved into one of the premier youth
development programs all over the world. Of course the
program still offers the traditional livestock projects, but
through 4-H youth can learn more about such topics like
robotics, theatre arts, and shooting sports.
4-H has strong roots in Rosebud and Treasure Counties. The
current program includes over 150 youth members and adult
volunteers who participate in one of the seven active
community clubs found within the two counties. Livestock
projects remain the most active, along with shooting sports.
The Rosebud-Treasure County Fair
continues to be one of the most important events of the 4-H
year as it provides the members with the opportunity to
showcase their projects, compete, and probably most
importantly, get together and have fun.