To join 4-H after January 15 - please contact the Extension Office for a paper enrollment form.
Youth GRADES 3-12
How to Enroll in 4-H
Enter online November 1 - January 15. Enrollment is encouraged by December 1 so that materials will be ready for for the club meetings that will begin in January. There is a $15 state fee to join 4-H.
Enrollment is accepted at any time. Our traditional program year begins in November with recruitment of new members. We encourage sign up by December 1 so you do not miss out on any of the fun!
Our clubs beginning meeting in January and usually run until our 4-H Fair. The 4-H Fair is a celebration of our year where youth have the opportunity to show their talents and what they have learned over the year.
We have a wide selection of clubs available. Some are project specific-for example our 4-H Dog Club. They work with their dogs. Our 4-H Beef Club helps youth to learn more about Beef Cattle. We also have our "general" clubs which help youth on a variety of topics related to 4-H. A complete list of clubs can be found at the bottom of this page.
We offer a wide range of projects in Blackford County. The complete list can be found by clicking on the youth tab at the top right of this page then selecting 4-H Projects Blackford County. You can then click on the project you would like to learn more about for additional information.
4-H Project Labels for the Blackford County 4-H Fair is at the bottom of this page.
The 4-H newsletter is published each month and can be found on the 4-H Calendar web page.
Youth Grades K - 2
Mini 4-H is available for youth in Grades K - 2. It is FREE. Please go to the Mini 4-H page for additional information.
How to Volunteer
Hundreds of volunteers are needed to have a successful 4-H program. Responsibilities can range from one time events to weekly activities. Our 4-H Youth Educator would be happy to discuss the possibilities with you. You can contact the Extension Office at 765-348-3213 to talk with our 4-H Youth Educator.