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4-H Workshops

April 13, 2021
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Hamilton County Workshops - below 

(keep checking back as more are scheduled)

*List of Project Supplies available for sale at the Extension Office 

Achievement Resume


            Learn how you can apply for the 2021 national 4-H trips and receive 4-H scholarship funds for college.

            Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. - Click here to view the recording.

Scholarship information packets are available at the Extension office.  It is helpful to have this package before the workshopfor reference. If you are unable to attend this workshop and you have questions regarding the opportunities listed in the packet, contact Cathi Wahnsiedler, cathiwahn@aol.com or 317-440-8542.


Ag Tractor, Lawn & Garden and Small Engine

All workshops in the llama barn at 7 p.m.

March 17, 24, 31
April 14, 21

Arts & Crafts 

Leather Craft Workshop

Friends Forever 4-H Club will be hosting a leather craft workshop on both Saturday, February 6 and 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Annex. These come-and-go workshops are open to all Hamilton County 4-H’ers and are a great opportunity to complete a Basic Craft Project!  Pack a lunch/drinks and stay the whole time!  Come to both workshops or just one...it's up to you!  There are project ideas and kits available at tandyleather.com.  If you would like a kit, please email the 4-H’ers name, item number and item description by Jan 28 to 4-H Volunteer, Rosalie Alvey at brianandrosalie@yahoo.com.  

Please stay home if you feel sick. We will be social distancing and wearing masks. The Leather Guild is bringing special blue lights that will sterilize any tools used (between student use).

Beef BBQ

April 17, 10:30 a.m., Winks

Workshop will show how to prepare and light the grill and how to safely prepare and handle the foods. Hygiene techniques and safe grilling methods will also be discussed. Question and answer session while families grill and eat lunch. All supplies are provided. For questions about the project or the workshop, contact project leader, Adam Hilton at adamhilton1@gmail.com or 317-410-7397.



Bucket Calf & Dairy

Cake Decorating

May 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Annex
May 22, 1-3 p.m., Annex
June 17, 6-8 p.m., Annex
July 7, 6- 8 p.m., Annex

*All workshops are hands on workshops. 4-H’er must bring all their own decorating materials. Go to website for information letter, frosting recipe and decorating tips.
For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leader, Tonya Cassell at 317-385-6019. (call or text)


All workshops are 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Annex

March 22 - guest speaker, pass out vet papers, workbooks and go over the basics
April 13 - beginners (grade 3-5) -  work through a workbook page, cat care - holds, grooming and more, what to expect during the cat show at the 4-H Fair.
May 4 - intermediate (grades 6-8) & advanced (grades 9-12) 
last meeting - TBD

Join the Facebook group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/528005034801928/?ref=share or contact leader, Jenny Rumple jennyrumple@gmail.com

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn

Chicken BBQ


6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Winks

April 20
May 4, 18
June 1, 15, 29
July 6


Consumer Clothing/Fashion Revue

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Goats



March 23, 7:00 pm Organizational Zoom meeting

4-H dog workshops/meetings

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn


June 5, Annex, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.



Fashion Revue


Food Preservation

May 13, 7 p.m. Annex

Information and tips will be given out for each grade level A-D. Bring your questions and concerns.
For more information about the project or workshop, contact project leader Dee Roper at 317-385-1139 or roper7wg@gmail.com.



Gift Wrap

Horse & Pony


All workshops are 4-6 p.m.

   March 7 - Llama barn
   March 14 - Winks
   March 21 - Llama barn
   March 28 - Winks

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn

Meat Goats


June 21, 7-8:30 pm, Annex

We will be facilitating a mock judging workshop for microwave. Each 4-H’er is encouraged to bring a test project or two that they are considering for their fair exhibit.  The leaders will facilitate the judging of projects by 4-H’ers and provide helpful hints and feedback. The goal is to provide some specific help and guidance for the 4-H’er, help them experience the evaluation process, and identify what may resolve any issues. Some sample exhibits will be on hand for participants to test their skills and use if they are unable to bring their own project. Handouts and resources will be on hand for 4-H’ers to use. Please contact Evelyn Burton at evelyn.s.burton@gmail.com with any questions.  

Mini 4-H

All Mini 4-H Meetings are from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

Feb 25
March 18
May 6
June 3

Mini Horse & Pony

All workshops are at 27745 Webster Pit Road, Atlanta, IN. For questions, contact project leader Heather Lawson at 317-450-9472 or heather@arcadiachristian.com.
6:30-7:30 p.m.

April 27
May 25
June 29
July 6

Mini Llama & Alpaca

All workshops are held 6:30-7:30pm at the Leader’s llama farm at 4923 E 161st, Noblesville.

March 16 (Llama Barn at the Fairgrounds)
April 20
May 18
June 22


May 20, Annex, 7:00 p.m.
June 10, Annex, 7:00 p.m.

At each workshop, 4-Her's will learn about the different types of cameras, exposure, composition, lighting, and project rules/guidelines. There will also be a time for questions. Please bring your camera and project manual. For questions about the project or workshops, contact Project Leader, Kelly Michaels at 4h@kellynicolecreative.com or 317-508-9993.

Pocket Pets 

May 22, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

The workshop will include some practice presentations to prepare 4-H’ers for judging at the fair.  4-H’ers are encouraged to bring their pets. (This is optional.)  Please bring your Pocket Pets project manual for assistance with activities and questions. If you have questions contact the Project Leader, Kay Dugger at (317) 696-4473 or kdugger@comcast.net


April 21, 7:00 p.m., Annex
This will be an informational session for anyone having any questions about the project or exhibiting at the fair. 

May 10, 7:00 p.m., Small Animal Barn
This will be an opportunity to ask questions about the forms due May 15 for exhibiting at the fair. Please bring birds, paperwork, or any questions you need help with. 

Blood Testing 
We will be required to blood test birds before the fair this year. Please watch for dates and plan accordingly to bring your birds to one of the testing dates. 

For more information about the poultry project or the workshops, contact project leader, Julie Hoffmeister at or jahoffmeister@aol.com

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn 

Pygmy Goats

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn

Rabbit Workshops and Meetings

All meetings/workshops 7-8:30 p.m. in the Annex unless noted.
Feb. 23,  Winks
March 23
Apr. 27
May 11 (6-8 pm tattoo night and 4-H rabbit entry support)
May 25
June 22
July 6 (6-8 pm Harey Hopper primary club members only)
Aug. 24
Sep. 28
Oct. 26
Nov. 23

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn


ALL WORKSHOPS...4-H'ers should bring their recycling project manual and recycling notebook to each workshop.

March 10, Annex, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Guest speaker: Leslie Taljard, Director of Ham Co Hazardous Waste.

May 5, Annex, 6:30 - 8: 00 pm
workshop will cover ideas for recycling; past members will bring in what they have done for examples; ideas for family recycling activities; hands-on activity using discards. 4-H'ers should bring a discard to the workshop that can be recycled.

June 16, Annex, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Will review notebook, requirements and preparing your project for the 4-H Fair.



Sewing & Fashion Revue

Annex, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

May 8

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!

Fashion Revue
You are sewing a garment (or a few) that you are proud of...now what?! Stop by the Fashion Revue open house workshop for all levels. Learn how to pull together your garments into a flattering outfit, hear some helpful hints for judging night, and practice your modeling skills that will show off your hard work! 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to receive individual help, so bring any questions you have.


Shooting Sports

   Hunter Education


   Muzzle Loading





Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines

Vet Science



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