2015 4-H Workshops

Achievement Resume
Dec 3, 6 pm, Conference Room
 
This workshop is designed to help 4-Hers prepare for the 4-H scholarship process; especially the Achievement Resume Scholarship. They will learn how to develop an eye-catching resume and create a cover letter that will showcase their "4-H Story." Examples from past projects will be shared. There will also be a discussion of different scholarship opportunities. This workshop will also include a discussion on what will be needed to exhibit at the fair for the open judging. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Aerospace

4-H’ers will learn to properly build a rocket from a kit and ideas for making a show rocket. Sample rocket building materials and rockets will be available for viewing. Workshop will be most beneficial for first and second year members. Any questions about the workshop or project, contact project leader, Elvina and Darryl Beals at 317-773-8260.

Arts&Crafts

Fine Arts
June 10, 7:00-8:00 pm, Hall A

Workshop will cover preparing your artwork for exhibit. 4-H’ers will learn proper framing for fine arts and do-it-yourself framing techniques that are economical and still look professional. Examples of different fine art categories will be provided.

Leathercraft
March 7, 9 am-3 pm, Llama Barn - location change from earlier

Friends Forever 4-H club is hosting a leather craft workshop for all 4-H’ers. The Leather Guild of Indianapolis will assist students in learning more about this craft.  Bring your own kit or purchase one at the workshop. Text or Email questions and RSVP by 3/4/15 with your students name & age to hold your spot.
Michelle Witek, 317-523-6558 or witekhaven@aol.com

Beef BBQ
May 9 ** Note Date Change***
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Dining Room

Beekeeping

All workshops at 6:30 pm in the Fair Office 

The Beekeeping project kicks off 2015 with a meeting Feb. 25, at 6:30 in the fair office.  We are planning to have a monthly meeting through June.  This month, we will be discussing what beekeepers should be doing at this time of year: Setting goals and building equipment. Parents: Don't fret about the source book mentioned in the manual.  Looking forward to meeting everyone!

Bicycle
All workshops are 7:30 - 8:30 p.m on the 4-H Fairgrounds. In case of bad weather, workshops will be in the swine barn.4-H'ers should bring their bikes to all workshops except the introductory one. 4-H'ers will learn bicycle safety and riding techniques. Come and join in the fun, games and a bicycle rodeo.

Bucket Calf & Dairy
This workshop will cover grooming, showmanship, preparing your animals for show, fair preparation and project manual activities.

Cake Decorating
*All workshops are hands on workshops. 4-H’er must bring all their own decorating materials. See attached letter. For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leader, Sandy Miller at 317-509-9443 or smiller4440@yahoo.com.

Items You bring to workshops: (Found at Wal-Mart, Meijer, Michaels, etc.)

  1. A star decorating tube #16, #18, OR #20 (ONE IS FINE)
  2. A leaf decorating tube #349 OR #352 (looks like a duck beak)
  3. A writing tube #3 OR #4 would be good...if you can only find #2 that’s fine      as well
  4. A box of wax paper
  5. A batch of Buttercream icing (recipe found on below) reduce Crisco to 1/2 of      what is called for and mix to right consistency
  6. A pair of scissors
  7. Tape
  8. Butter knife
  9. Something to decorate (cookie sheet, cake pan, real cake….but NOT necessary)
  10. Your Cake decorating book (found in the Extension office)
  11. And Wal-mart sack to put all of your messy stuff back in to take home to wash!

Recipe:
Buttercream Frosting
2 cups Crisco
2 Tablespoons clear vanilla
½ cup milk
2 lbs. sifted powdered sugar
½ teaspoon butter flavoring

Beat until like whipping cream.

Cats
All workshops are in the Annex from 7-8 p.m.

April 22     Vet and Vaccines- DO NOT BRING ANIMALS
May 20      Grooming; BRING ANIMALS AND VET PAPERS
June 17      Project points. DO NOT BRING ANIMALS
July   8      Fun Show; BRING ANIMALS AND VET PAPERS

4-H’ers should bring their project manual to all workshops.

Chicken BBQ

4-H’ers should bring their project manual to the workshop.
For questions about the workshop or project, contact leader Jackie Hiatt at 317-502-1286.

Clogging
Workshops are 6:30-8:30 p.m. and are held in the OV Winks Building unless noted.

Returning Dancers
Jan 6, 13, 20, 27
Feb 3, 10, 17 - Hall C, 24

Beginning Dancers & Mini’s Start
Mar 3, 10, 17-Hall B, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21, 28
May 12, 19, 26-Hall A
June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 28
Aug 4, 11, 18

Computer
March 3, 7 p.m. in the Annex

Join us for a fun night of computer game development.  An IUPUI Professor will be giving a demonstration of Scratch, a powerful software program that allows people with no programming experience to create fun computer games.  Recommended for all levels regardless of division or experience.  Hands on opportunities to create your own game will be provided!!!

Construction Sets

Consumer Clothing/Fashion Revue
May 13, 6:30 pm, Hall C

Topics include how to put together an outfit, what constitutes an outfit, how to model your outfit and notebook information for Consumer Clothing.

Creative Writing
February 28, 10 am-11 am, Annex
May 2, 10am-11am, Annex

These workshop will cover the exhibit requirements, judging criteria, and how to display your project.  We will brainstorm story ideas, talk about the different genres of stories, and create a character. If you have questions about the workshop or the project, feel free to contact project leader, Tyson McFall at tjmcfall@purdue.edu or 317-373-1541.

Dairy Cattle

This is a hands-on workshop that will cover showmanship, grooming and care of animals. 4-H’ers should bring their project manual and questions.

Dairy/Meat/Pygmy Goat
March 7, 9am-1pm, Llama Barn

This workshop is sponsored by the Purdue Goat Club and open to all 4-H families in the state. Workshop will cover showmanship, fitting and grooming tips and an animal husbandry section geared toward older members and parents.

Dog Obedience Winter Workshops

All workshops are from 7 – 9 p.m. in various locations on the 4-H Fairgrounds. 

March 10 (No dogs-organizational meeting)       Llama Barn
March 24                                                       Sm An, Llama Barn, S.Arena, Hall C
April 14, 21, 28                                              Sm An, Llama Barn, S.Arena, Hall C                          
May 12 (Book meeting-no dogs)                      Hall B, C, Dining Room
May 19, 26, June 2, 9, 16                                Sm An, Llama, Hog Barns, S.Arena, Hall C
June 23 (local show)                                       Sm An, Llama, Hog Barns, S Arena, Hall C
June 30                                                         Sm An, Llama, Hog Barn, S.Arena, Hall C
July 6, move equipment and spread mulch       Llama and Hog Barn
July 7                                                           Sm An, Llama, Hog Barn, S. Arena

Electric
April 18, Annex                                                                                

Division I-9am-11am
Division II and above-11am-1pm

RSVP required by April 15 if you plan to attend the workshop. You can e-mail your RSVP to glmarsha@purdue.edu or call the Extension Office at 317-776-0854. Click here for details.

Advanced kids will learn HOW to make their electric project more complete by doing an illustrated notebook that shows: reasons why they selected the project, the detailed steps they took, safety issues considered, etc. along with pictures.  Doing an illustrated write-up gives the final polish to their project to show the parts of their project that they were not able to bring for exhibit.

If you are an advanced electric member and would like to help younger 4-H members at the soldering table at the workshop, please contact Project Leader Carol Schmidt at 317-773-6850.

Entomology

Floriculture

Foods

Forestry

Garden
March 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, Dining Room
June 27, 10am-11am, Annex

Garden members will discuss strategies for producing fair quality produce. All members should bring their workbooks and handbooks. Please contact project leader, Dawn Stelts, at 317-418-6583 or dawn@stelts.com with your questions.

Geneology
March 11, 7 pm, Annex
Workshop will cover project guidelines and forms.

May 13, 7 pm, Annex
Question and answer session and preparing project for the fair.

Geology
March 11, 6:30-8:00 pm, Winks                                                                                                 

Workshop will cover project overview and how to put together your poster/display box. 4-H’ers may bring collected samples to discuss. Handouts available. Workshop will be presented by Boone County 4-H Geology Leader, Wesley Beck.

Gift Wrap 
April 29
7:00-8:00 pm, Hall C                                                        
Workshop will cover bow making and wrapping.

4-H’er must bring: 1 box-correct size for your grade
                           1 roll of wrapping paper (enough to cover your box)
                           Double stick or regular scotch tape and project book
                           At least 1 roll of ribbon ¾ “wide
                           Scissors

If you have questions about the project or the workshop, please contact Project Leaders, Betty Estridge at 317-846-2281 or Chelsea Hanni at 317-489-1824 or hannic@uindy.edu.

Horse & Pony
All workshops begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Horse Arena

May 18
June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
July 8-open arena workshop

Llama
All workshops in the Llama Barn

Feb 22               (3:00-6:00 pm)
Mar 1, 8, 15, 22 (4:00-6:00 pm)
Mar 29              (3:00-6:00 pm)
June 26             (6:30-7:30 pm)

Microwave
May 19, 7pm, Dining Room, Kitchen

Mini 4-H
All workshops are 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Exhibition Center on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
February 12
March 19
May 7,
June 3

Mini Horse & Pony
All workshops are 5:00-6:00 pm  
March 23 in the Dining Room
April 27th at the Hutcherson Barn
May 18th
June 15th

Leader: Jeanne Hutcherson’s farm at 26099 Schulley Road, Arcadia. For questions about the Mini Horse and Pony Program or the workshops feel free to contact her at 317-997-0722 or bridlecreekstables@hughes.net.

Model Tractor
Do you like tractors and building things but you are not ready to hit the Pro Pulling Circuit yet? You can put an electric motor on a 1/16th scale toy tractor and pull a sled weighing over 80 pounds your first year. Older 4-Her’s can upgrade to a Nitro Fuel engine and pull even more! This project is a great mix of engineering and hands on building FUN! At this workshop we will discuss project requirements, take orders for kits/motors and plan the schedule for future meetings. If you have questions, please e-mail rodney@rulonenterprises.com.

Photography
Feb 26, winks, 7 p.m.
June 4, Winks, 7pm

At both workshops, 4-Her's will learn about the different types of cameras, exposure, composition, and project rules/guidelines. There will also be a time for questions. Please bring your camera and project manual.

For questions, contact project leader, Kelly Michaels 317-773-8187 or kmcraftycarrot@gmail.com

Plant Science
March 24, 6:30-7:30 pm, Dining Room
June 27, 10am-11am, Annex

Do you enjoy science and experimentation? You'll love doing experiments with plants and reporting your results with a
4-H poster. 

YEAR 2 PLANT SCIENCE:

Look through your workbooks now so you can plan. If this is your year for "How can I start a Tree from seed," you need to plan how much to collect; you will apply various treatments. You should be harvesting now. Look for Oak, some Maples like Boxelder, Dogwood, Viburnums, Walnut, Paw -paw, and Pines. Make sure seed is good, take something to cut a few open, you wouldn't want acorns full of weevils! Call Mrs. Stelts with questions: 317-418-6583. Happy hunting.

Plant Science member will review their project books and determine the best poster for their interests and resources. Members with posters from last year are encouraged to bring them in to share their experience. All members should bring their workbooks and handbooks. Please contact project leader, Dawn Stelts, at 317-418-6583 or dawn@stelts.com with your questions.

Pocket Pets
June 8, 7 pm, Hall A                                        

4-H’ers are encouraged to bring their pet. (This is optional.) 4-H’ers should bring their project manual for assistance with activities and questions. If you have any questions about the pocket pet project feel free to contact Project Leader, Patti Vollmer at 317-571-1155.

Poultry 
Feb 23, Hall C, 7-8 pm
April 27, Hall C, 7-8 pm
May 18, Swine Barn, 6-8 pm (Blood Testing)

Both workshops will cover bird care, bathing, bio-security, preparing for the show and what is expected at the 4-H Fair in regards to showing your bird. 4-H’ers may bring their project manual to each workshop for assistance with activities. Workshop will conclude with a question and answer session.

Pygmy Goats
All workshops are 6:30-7:30 pm in the Show Arena.
April 29                 Worming & Vaccination
May 20                 Worming & Vaccination
June 24                 Showmanship

4-H Members are encouraged to bring their own goat to the workshop if possible. For more information, please contact Pygmy Goat Project Leader, Tammy Swackhamer at 317-502-2173.

Rabbit Workshops and Meetings
All meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. in the Annex Building

May 12            (6-8pm tattoo workshop)
May 26
Jun    9             (Harey Hopper Club only-project information night)
Jun  23
July   7             (6-8:00 pm-Harey Hopper Club only-turn in records)
Jul   28             Awards night
Aug 25
Sep  22
Oct  27
Nov 24

Recycling

Robotics

All workshops 6:30-8:30pm
Jan 13, Hall C
Feb 10, Hall C
March 24, Hall A
April 15, Hall A

Royal Showmanship
April 18, Llama Barn, 9 am-Noon 

Scrapbook

Sewing
May 9, 9 am-Noon, Annex

This is a come and go sewing workshop for all levels. Activities and information available at the workshop include:

*product demonstrations
*make it and take it mini projects
*help with pattern selection and choosing sizes of patterns
*sewing construction resources
4-H'ers may bring any sewing projects and questions to the workshop for individual help!

Sheep (Jr. Sheep Association)
All workshops will be 7-8pm, Annex unless noted

Jan 15, Feb 12 (Winks), Mar 12 (Winks), Apr 23, May 7, June 11, June 25 (Pavilion)

Parents are welcome at all workshops. For questions about the workshops, contact leader, Terry Boone at 317-432-3102 or Emily Kuhn at 317-691-3708

Shooting Sports
Round Robin - June 20, 8:00 a.m. - noon
Fun Day - Sept. 19, 8:00 a.m. - noon
Schedule for all disciplines

Hunter Education
All 4-H members must attend 5 of the 6 workshop classes and pass their test in order to be certified.
(ONE SERIES ONLY in 2015)
All meetings will be held from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Annex on the 4- H Fairgrounds.
Feb. 5,12,19,26, Mar 5, 12.

Archery
All meetings are scheduled from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Apr. 14-Hall B, 22-Winks, 28-Hall B
Range dates: May 5, 12, 19, 26

Muzzleloading
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Dining Room on the 4-H Fairgrounds unless noted.
Apr. 16, 23(Conference Room), 30
Range dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28

Pistol
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Apr. 16- Annex, 23-Dining Room, 30-Annex, May 7-Dining Room
Range dates: May 14, 20, 28, June 4

Rifle
All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
Apr. 13 (HALL C), 20(Annex), 27(Dining Room)
Range dates: May 4, 11,18

Shotgun
All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the OV Winks Building on the 4-H Fairgrounds unless otherwise noted.
Apr. 16 (Hall C), 23, 30, May 7
Range dates: (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.- Note time change) May 13, 20, 27, June 3, 10

Sportfishing

Supreme Showmanship
June 27, 9am-11am, Show Arena

Swine
Feb. 16 at 1:00 p.m. in the Annex.Workshop will cover health maintenance, nutrition and selection. 4-H'ers should bring their swine project manual to complete an activity.

Tractor- Lawn & Garden/Ag
February 10, 7 p.m., Dining Room
Ag and Lawn Tractor Organizational meeting.

All following workshops are held at the dealerships. 

February 17, 2015 @ Bane Equipment (planters)
February 24, 2015 @ Roudebush 
March 3, 2015 @ Waitt Equipment (spreaders)
March 10, 2015 @ McGavic Outdoor Power
March 17, 2015 @ MacAllister Equipment (track vs wheel)
March 24, 2015 @ Reynolds Atlanta
TBA @ Fairgrounds, parts ID practice
June 27, 2015 @ Fairgrounds, practice day
July 13, 2015 @ Fairgrounds, county tractor contest
July 19, 2015 @ Fairgrounds, county lawn contest

Vet Science
March 21, Annex                                                                                                             
1:30-2:30pm

Workshop will cover manual activities, project requirements, tips on how to get into vet school.

Wildflowers
March 21, 10-11:30 am, Annex  

In this workshop we will get our hands dirty dissecting flowers, learning botanical names and how to propagate and care for wildflower seedlings. You will take home your planted seeds at the end of the workshop. You can have your project questions answered also. Please bring pencil and paper. Hope to see you there. It is a fun workshop.

Wildlife

Woodworking

There will be a woodworking workshop early this spring to review and complete one or more tasks in the woodworking workbooks. The project(s) will be based on participation, so please contact Mike Stelts if you would like to participate. Let him know which workbook you are completing this year. His contact information is mike@stelts.com

 

 

 

 

By Bernie Huber, Program Assistant
The Educational Store