Clover Call Podcast​

The Indiana 4-H Clover Call podcast is designed to share information about the people and programs that make the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program such an important part of our communities! We welcome youth and adult 4-H Volunteers, 4-H youth and their families, Extension Professionals, and any others who are interested in providing positive opportunities for youth. Thank you for your interest in learning more about Indiana 4-H!

You can listen to Clover Call on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, on several other podcatchers, or via the YouTube recordings below.

Episode 7: 

Casual Conversation with Clinton County 4-H Volunteers

The April 2021 Indiana 4-H Clover Call includes a casual conversation with two 4-H Volunteers from Clinton County – Leah Harden and Melissa Miller. Leah and Melissa reminisce with 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Caren Crum and Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension Educator Adam Shanks about their personal 4-H experiences, reflect on how the 4-H program positively impacts young people, and share opportunities for how they see 4-H growing to meet the needs of today’s population. Please join us for this conversation!

Episode 6: 

Innovative 4-H Clubs

In the March 2021 Indiana 4-H Clover Call, we learn about 3 innovative 4-H Clubs in Indiana:

  • CHEF University, Abby Morgan, Montgomery County 4-H Educator 
  • Wayne County 4-H MotorSports, Alicia Criswell, Wayne County 4-H Educator
  • 4-H Science Club, Angie Riffle, Franklin County 4-H Educator

The Educators will share the excitement that has been generated among the 4-H members, families, and communities through the efforts of these 4-H Clubs! 

Episode 5: 

4-H Science Youth and Adult Volunteers

In this episode of the Indiana 4-H Clover Call, we hear from the 2020 Indiana 4-H Volunteer Awards of Excellence recipients in the Science Category: Josiah George and Joe Riffle of Franklin County, and Patty Breslin and Rahul Sarkar of Hendricks County. You’ll hear how they became involved in 4-H, and some of the science-based aspects of the 4-H program in which youth can participate.

To learn more about Science resources available through Indiana 4-H, please visit: https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/volunteerResources.aspx and https://extension.purdue.edu/4h/Pages/projects.aspx

Josiah, Joe, Patty, and Rahul each were recipients of the 2020 Indiana 4-H Volunteer Awards of Excellence. We welcome you to nominate yourselves or a volunteer (youth and/or adult) who has had a positive impact on 4-H. Please visit the Volunteer section the 4-H Website to learn about the nomination process. Nominations are due August 15, 2021.

Josiah and Joe referenced the Teens as Teachers program. To learn more about this program and how you can participate, visit the Teens as Teachers web page. Contact your 4-H Educator if you are interested in forming a team. 

Episode 4: 

Indiana 4-H Foundation

In the January Indiana 4-H Clover Call, we talk with representatives of the Indiana 4-H Foundation, the non-profit organization that raises funds in support of the Indiana 4-H Youth Development program. You'll hear from Dr. Sean Sharma, President of the Indiana 4-H Foundation, and Shelly Bingle, Executive Director of the Indiana 4-H Foundation. Learn more about the 4-H Foundation and how you can help support Indiana 4-H programming.

Episode 3: 

State 4-H Extension Specialists…part 2

The third Indiana 4-H Clover Call includes a conversation with the following five State 4-H Extension Specialists:

  • Tony Carrell
  • Cara Harbison
  • Rachel Haselby
  • Danielle Sands
  • Courtney Stierwalt

 Learn about programs and resources that each Specialist helps to provide for the 4-H youth and adults in Indiana, their vision for the future of Indiana 4-H, and who they would most like to have dinner with…you won't want to miss their answers! 

Episode 2: 

State 4-H Extension Specialists…part 1

In this episode of the Indiana 4-H Clover Call, four State 4-H Extension Specialists are interviewed:

  • Jenny Clark, 4-H Communications & Marketing
  • Xiomara Diaz-Vargas, New Audience Initiatives
  • Angie Frost, Healthy Living
  • Steve McKinley, Leadership/Volunteerism

Each Specialist shares information about their role with the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program, audiences they work with, and their vision for the future of Indiana 4-H.

Episode 1: 

Dr. Casey Mull, Assistant Director of Purdue Extension, 4-H Youth Development Program Leader

In this inaugural episode of the Indiana 4-H Clover Call, Dr. Mull shares his personal and professional background; the impact of 4-H to him and Indiana; the importance of 4-H Volunteers to the Indiana 4-H Program; and his vision for Indiana 4-H in the future. Questions for Dr. Mull? Contact him at state4hleader@purdue.edu.