4-H Information
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4-H Information

New to 4-H? Download a copy of our 2015 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 Volunteer Information

  • Club Information Sheets - download the instructions and the fillable form
  • 4-H Manual Order Form - PDFExcel
  • Information for Approved Volunteers - if you are an approved volunteer (not your first year) and need to enroll in the 4hOnline system, here are some documents you will need:
  • Building Supervision - new form available October 1
  • Financial Activity Report - download the form
  • Award Nomination Forms
    • Round-Up Nominations 2015 - has concluded
    • Junior/Senior Award Nomination 2015 - has concluded
    • Millie Christofeno Award Nomination 2015 - has concluded
  • Fair Contest Information
    • Container Garden Contest - has concluded
    • Scarecrow Contest - has concluded
  • Hacienda Information
  • *NEW* 2015 4-H Cup Award - due September 1 - download the form
  • 10-year 4-H Member Information for Leaders - has concluded


4-H Events and Forms

10-year 4-H members

  • Letters are mailed to 12th graders regarding 10-year status.

8-year & 9-year members

  • Letters are mailed to 12th graders regarding 8-year and 9-year status.


  • Performing Arts - has concluded. View the news release and photo.
  • Public Speaking Contest - has concluded
  • Fashion Revue and Consumer Clothing - has concluded

Fundraising Events

  • Hacienda Day Coupons - Goshen location (May), Elkhart location (October)


  • Cake Decoratinghas concluded
  • Foods Workshops - has concluded
  • Sewing Workshops - has concluded
  • Poster Workshop - has concluded

Scholarships and Awards

  • Friends of 4-H Scholarship - has concluded
  • Goshen Health & Wellness Foundation of Elkhart County - has concluded
  • 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 - has concluded


  • 4-H Band - has concluded
  • 4-H Camp - has concluded
  • 4-H Chorus Application - has concluded
  • 4-H Round Up - has concluded
  • Citizenship Washington Focus - has concluded
  • Indiana 4-H Youth & Adult Congress
  • Indiana/Poland Exchange - has concluded
  • National 4-H Dairy Conference - has concluded
  • State 4-H Junior Leader Conference - has concluded
  • Youth Science Workshop - has concluded


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

FairEntry: Registering Livestock Exhibits

4hOnline: Animal ID

  • 4hOnline will open October 1.
  • 2016 information for Animal ID requirements will be available in the fall.
  • 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. More information is available "here."

PQA for 4-H Youth

  • All 4-H youth who plan to show swine at the Elkhart County 4-H fair will once again need to complete a PQA training course.

4-H Dairy Youth Academy application period has concluded


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

Information you may find helpful to prepare for the fair.


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