The Teton County 4-H Fair kicked off on June 24. under the roof of the Weatherbeater Arena in Choteau with 69 participants competing in competitions ranging from beef market and showmanship to cat and dog shows.

With pandemic restrictions being loosened compared to past two years, Jane Wolery, who worked as a Montana State University Extension agent for Teton County until June, sees this year as an opportunity to rebuild the strong 4-H culture of Teton County despite a drop in child enrollment.

“Levels of participation were limited for the pandemic and parents had to adjust to that,” Wolery said. “Enrollment numbers dropped by nearly 30 participants compared to pre-pandemic numbers.”

4H Swine show

Kinlie Newman and William Lightner round up their hogs for showing.