Beginning September 21 the Extension Office will have limited hours of operation.  Due to budget cuts we will try to have the office open to the public 3 days a week.  Please keep in mind that as of that date we will NOT have a support staff to man the office.  It is suggested that you CALL and make an appointment to make sure someone is available to help you.


November 2015

26-27    Extension Office Closed for Thanksgiving


December 2015

1        Suggested 4-H enrollment date for January book availability

3        4-H Volunteer Training 7 p.m.  Extension Office  "The heart of LEADERSHIP"  Please RSVP by December 2

7        Protecting Minor Children Training 6:30 p.m.  Extension Office (All volunteers need to attend 1 session or complete

          the online training.)

7        4-H Council Meeting  7 p.m.  Extension Office

9        Blackford County Beekeepers will be discussing local ordinances and being a good beekeeping neighbor, there will  

          also be a display of homebuilt hive components and a demonstration of how to assemble store bought hive frames.  

          The event is scheduled for December 9th at 6:30 pm in the Blackford County 4-H Building. The event is free, for more

          information call the Blackford County Purdue Extension office at 765-348-3213. The Blackford County 4-H Building is

          located at 310 E. Park Ave. in Hartford City.

10      Cyber Bullying  11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.@ the Blackford High School Library.  This program is sponsored by the IYI                 (Indiana Youth Institute), the Blackford Community Foundation and Purdue Extension Blackford County.
          This program is FREE and lunch is included.  RSVP to the Extension Office.  Additional information is located below.               Click on Cyber Bullying

14      Protecting Minor Children Training 7:00 p.m.  Extension Office (All volunteers need to attend 1 session or complete

          the online training.)

14      4-H Fair Board of Directors Meeting 7:30 p.m.  Extension Office

16      4-H Jr. Leaders  7 - 8:30 p.m.  4-H Building

24-25    Extension Office closed for Christmas holiday.


January 2016

1          Extension Office Closed for New Years Day

4          4-H Council  7 p.m.  Extension Office

11        4-H Fair Board of Directors  7:30 p.m.  Extension Office


February 2016

1          4-H Council  7 p.m.  Extension Office

8         4-H Fair Board of Directors  7:30 p.m.  Extension Office


March 2016

7          4-H Council  7 p.m.  Extension Office

14         4-H Fair Board of Directors  7:30 p.m.  Extension Office


April 2016

4          4-H Council  7 p.m.  Extension Office

11         4-H Fair Board of Directors  7:30 p.m.  Extension Office


May 2016

2          4-H Council  7 p.m.  Extension Office

9         4-H Fair Board of Directors  7:30 p.m.  Extension Office

30         Extension Office Closed for Memorial Day Holiday


June 2016

1-3       4-H Camp (grades 3-5) & 4-H Teen Leadership Conference (grades 6-8)

6          4-H Council  7 p.m.  Extension Office  (The date of this meeting is subject to change.)

13         4-H Fair Board of Directors  7:30 p.m.  Extension Office

15         Fair Entry is due.  Sign up online through FairEntry for the classes you plan to exhibit in.  Also you will answer                      questions on how many stalls/pens/cages you will need and if you plan to sell an animal in the 4-H Auction.

18         Barn Clean Up and Fair Set Up  8 a.m.  4-H Fair Grounds

20         All record books, record sheets, etc. are due to the Extension Office by 4 p.m.

25         Blackford County Open Swine Show  4-H Fair Grounds

27-30     4-H Project Judging


July 2016

4          Extension Office Closed for Independence Day Holiday

8-16    Blackford County 4-H & Open Fair

28-29     4-H State Fair "Non- Perishable Building Projects" to the Office for transportation to the ISF

29        Area 7 4-H Tractor Driving Contest (Ag Tractor and Lawn & Garden).  Rush County.  You must qualify at the county               level to participate in this event.






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