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Purdue Extension Elkhart County Calendar


4-H Information

New to 4-H? Download a copy of our 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Handbook. It's full of information you want to know!

Mini 4-H (grades K-2)

Traditional 4-H (grades 3-12)

4-H Ensemble Newsletters

4-H Exhibit Check-in Calendar


4-H Events and Forms


Fundraising Events

  • Geranium Sales
    • has concluded for 2016
  • Hacienda Day Coupons
    • Goshen location (May)
    • Elkhart location - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Project Workshops

  • Cake Decorating has concluded
  • Fashion Revue Workshop has concluded
  • Foods Workshops - has concluded
  • Poster Workshop has concluded
  • Recycle/Upcycle Open House - has concluded
  • Rocket Workshop has concluded
  • Soil and Water Workshop *Featured Project* has concluded

Scholarships and Awards

  • Scholarship Packet (Contains multiple scholarship opportunities) - PDF or .doc
  • Scholarship Help Book - PDF
  • Scholarship Workshop - has concluded
  • FarmHouse Fraternity Achievement Scholarship - information, application: PDF or .doc
  • Friend of 4-H Scholarship - PDF or .doc
  • Junior/Senior Award Application and Recommendation - PDF or .doc
  • Key Club Award Application - has concluded
  • Millie Christofeno Award application - PDF or .docx
  • Purdue Club of Elkhart County application - PDF or .doc
  • WFRN Scholarship - 2016 winners announced


Learn about the State and National 4-H trips and opportunities available to you. Download the PDF.

  • 4-H Camp at Camp Alexander Mack for grades 3-6 - has concluded
  • March 15 – Registration deadline for Citizenship Washington Focus - end of June, beginning of July
  • April 1 – Registration deadline for 4-H Band
  • April 1 – Registration deadline for 4-H Chorus
  • April 15 – Applications due for Indiana State Fair Exhibit Hall Worker, from late July to completion of IN State Fair
  • May 1 – Application deadline for National 4-H Congress
  • May 1 – Application deadline for 4-H Academy at Purdue (formerly Science Workshops)
  • May 15 – Registration deadline for 4-H Round-Up
  • May 15 – Registration deadline for State 4-H Junior Leader Conference
  • July 1 – Registration deadline for Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference in August
  • September 15 – Registration deadline for Indiana 4-H Youth & Adult Congress in October
  • National 4-H Dairy Conference – September
  • National 4-H Conference – April

Member Tenure

  • 10-year members 
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 10-year status. Download the letter and registration.
    • Check to see if your name is on the list.
    • If your name is not listed and you feel it should be, contact the office at 574-533-0554.
  • 8-year and 9-year members
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 8-year and 9-year status. Download the letter.
    • Check to see if your name is on the list.
    • If your name is not listed and you feel it should be, contact the office at 574-533-0554.


4-H Volunteer Information

Youth Safety and Reporting Child Abuse Training Instructions 
**This is a mandatory training for all volunteers.**

Leader Meeting Information

Club Forms

  • Club Information Sheets - download the instructions and the fillable form
  • Financial Activity Report - PDF or .doc
  • 4-H Manual Order Form - PDF or Excel
  • Building Supervision
    • Shift Report - PDF or .docx
    • Instructions for Clubs - form
    • Duties & Responsibilities - form

Information for Returning Volunteers - you need to enroll in the 4HOnline system, here are some documents you will need:

Award and Nomination Forms

  • Round-Up 2016 - has concluded
  • Junior/Senior 2016 Award Nomination Form - has concluded
  • Millie Christofeno Award Nomination Form - PDF or .docx
  • 4-H Cup Award 2016 - PDF or .docx
  • Families of the Year for 2016 are:
    • Darin & Audrey Smith Family
    • Thomas & Deann Sneddon Family
  • Leaders of the Day for 2016 are:
    • (Sa) July 23: Holly Leeper
    • (M) July 25: Jennifer Prough
    • (Tu) July 26: Pat McKinley
    • (W) July 27: Mary Brookins
    • (Th) July 28: Regina Goodman
    • (F) July 29: Harold Schmucker
    • (Sa) July 30: Bert Egging

Fair Information

Fundraising Events

  • Geranium Sales
    • has concluded for 2016
  • Hacienda Information


4-H Livestock Information

Premise ID

  • All 4-H livestock youth are required to obtain a premise ID from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH).
  • Visit BOAH's FAQ page for more details.
  • Obtain a Premise ID from BOAH by visiting their website at http://www.in.gov/boah/2642.htm

Animal ID: 4HOnline

  • In order for your animal to be eligible to show at the Elkhart County 4-H fair and/or the Indiana State Fair, your animal needs to be identified on the 4HOnline database. 

PQA - Pork Quality Assurance

  • All 4-H Youth who plan to show a pig at the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair need to be PQA certified.

FairEntry: Registering Livestock Exhibits

4-H Livestock Events for You

  • Northern Indiana 4-H Dairy Workshop - has concluded
  • Indiana Dairy Youth Conference - has concluded
  • 4-H Dairy Youth Academy - has concluded
  • 4-H Dairy Foods Team - schedule 


Elkhart County 4-H Fair    533-FAIR (3247)

Information you may find helpful to prepare for the fair.

  • 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is July 21-29
  • Fair information - visit the fair website at http://www.4hfair.org