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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

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4-H Volunteer Information

Youth Safety and Reporting Child Abuse Training Instructions 
**This is a mandatory training for all volunteers. Must be completed by March 1.**

Leader Meeting Information

  • January 28, 2016 - meeting minutes
  • February 23, 2016 - 7:00 p.m., Fair Board Room
    • Meaningful Meet-Ups: Run Better Meetings & Using Club Officers, Insurance
    • Homemade Cooking Contest: Cookies!
  • March 31, 2016 - 7:00 p.m., Fair Board Room
    • I Signed Up….Now What? Orientation for ANY Volunteer
    • Pizza Night!
  • April 21, 2016 - 7:00 p.m., Fair Board Room
    • #IndianaRules: Social Media Awareness and Indiana Bicentennial Info
    • Homemade Cooking Contest: Snacks/Cheese Dip!
  • June 9, 2016 - 7:00 p.m., Fair Board Room
    • Pathway to Project Check-In: Fair Entry, Elections & Fair Packets
    • Snack Trays donated by Cosentino & Christofeno

 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 Nominations 2015 - has concluded
  • Junior/Senior Award Nomination 2015 - has concluded
  • Millie Christofeno Award Nomination 2015 - has concluded
  • 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:
    • Mary Brookins
    • Regina Goodman
    • Pat McKinley
    • Jennifer Prough
    • Harold Schmucker
    • Holly Leeper
    • Dwight Moudy

Fair Information

  • Container Garden Contest - has concluded
  • Scarecrow Contest - has concluded
  • 10-year Member Recognition Ceremony Information - has concluded

Fundraising Events

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4-H Events and Forms

Contests

Fundraising Events

Project Workshops

  • Cake Decorating - date TBA
  • Foods Workshopsdate TBA
  • Poster Workshop - Thursday, March 24, 2016 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Extension Office
  • Sewing Workshops *Featured Project*date TBA
  • Soil and Water Workshop *Featured Project* - Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Extension Office

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
  • Junior/Senior Award - 2015 Jr/Sr Award Recipients
  • Key Club Award Application - has concluded
  • Millie Christofeno Award application - has concluded
  • Purdue Club of Elkhart County application - PDF or .doc

Trips

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

  • 4-H Camp – June 5-7, 2016 at Camp Alexander Mack
  • March 15 – Registration deadline for Citizenship Washington Focus, June 25-July 2, 2016
  • April 1 – Registration deadline for 4-H Band, June 18-20, 2016
  • April 1 – Registration deadline for 4-H Chorus, June 18-21, 2016
  • 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, November 25-29, 2016
  • May 15 – Registration deadline for 4-H Round-Up, June 20-22, 2016
  • May 15 – Registration deadline for State 4-H Junior Leader Conference, June 14-17, 2016.
  • July 1 – Registration deadline for Indiana State Fair Youth Leadership Conference, August 2-6, 2016
  • September 15 – Registration deadline for Indiana 4-H Youth & Adult Congress, October 1, 2016
  • 4-H Academy at Purdue (Science Workshops) – June 8-10, 2016
  • National 4-H Dairy Conference – September 25-29, 2016
  • National 4-H Conference – April 9-14, 2016. Applications have concluded.

Member Tenure

  • 10-year members 
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 10-year status.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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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. 
  • Instructions for 2016 Animal Identification can be found here.

PQA - Pork Quality Assurance

  • All 4-H Youth who plan to show a pig at the 2016 Elkhart County 4-H Fair need to be PQA certified. If your certificate expires before July 20, 2016, you will need to take a course this year.

FairEntry: Registering Livestock Exhibits

4-H Livestock Events for You

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

Information you may find helpful to prepare for the fair.