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What is 4-H?

4-H is a program that gives young people an advantage.  It gives them the chance to learn new skills and build self confidence.  Students as young as three years of age through high school participate in a variety of projects, which are subject areas that they are most interested in.  They are encouraged to belong to a group or club.  The program is delivered in a variety of levels and methods.  Most projects lead to exhibition at the Brown County Fair in July.  Activities and other events challenge students to become more aware of their community and become active leaders.

4-H is a Federal program that is offered through the land-grant university system and the Cooperative Extension Service.

Brown County 4-H programs that students may participate in:

Mini program – for students in Kindergarten – Second grade.  They choose from several different subjects and can exhibit up to two projects at the 4-H County Fair.  Membership fee is $5.00 per year plus material supply expenses.

Traditional program – for students in 3rd – 12th grades.  They select at least one subject or project from over 60 different options.  They can exhibit items made or cared for at the County Fair.  Many of the project winners can advance to the Indiana State Fair.  Membership fee is $20.00 per year plus $2 per project fee and material supply expenses.


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Have questions?

Call 812-988-5495

Lisa Wilson- Extension Educator (General projects)

Amanda Dickson-Extension Educator (Livestock projects)



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