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4-H Workshops

June 24, 2019

Hamilton County Workshops - below 
(keep checking back as more are scheduled)

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*List of Project Supplies available at the Extension Office at the bottom of this page.

Achievement Resume

April 24, 6:00 p.m., Conference Room

This workshop will provide detailed guidance to prepare your Achievement Resume exhibit. Achievement Resume is an outstanding project for anyone in 4-H, as it provides experience for members to capably and confidently prepare resumes and applications for scholarships, jobs, and competitive volunteer/internship opportunities. Workshop topics will include methods for identifying skills acquired through your 4-H projects, how to highlight those skills with effective writing tools, and how to put it all together for a great project entry! Latecomers are welcome if you can’t be there by 6:00 pm.


May 2, 7-8:30 p.m., Annex

*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 or Darryl's cell at 317-606-0012.

Ag Tractor, Lawn & Garden and Small Engine

2019 Meeting Schedule
Contact: Jason Reynolds

All Meetings through April will start at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted)

All meetings dates are secure but meeting locations are subject to change. Please contact Jason Reynolds for questions.

     February 12, 2019@ White River Fire Station, Station 31 - East 256th St. & State Road 213

     February 20, 2019 @Bane Welker Equipment, 5729 IN-38, Pendleton, IN 46064

     February 27, 2019 @Reynolds Farm Equipment, 1451 E. 276th. St. Atlanta, In. 46031

     March 6, 2019 @ McGavic Outdoor Power, 2280 Westfield Rd, Noblesville, IN 46062

     March 13, 2019 @ Reynolds Farm Equipment Atlanta, 1451 E. 276th. St. Atlanta, In.46031

     March 20, 2019 @ Roudebush Equipment, 2911 IN-32, Westfield In. 46074

     March 27, 2019@ TBA                                               

     April 3, 2019 @ 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds (tentative)

Arts & Crafts

Beef Barbecue

May 11 at 10:30 a.m. in the Exhibition Center Dining Room & Kitchen

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.


All workshops will be held at 6 p.m. at Cool Creek Park Nature Center, 2000 East 151st Street, Carmel, IN 46033.
March 11
April 8
May 13
June 10

For more information or questions about the 4-H Beekeeping Project, please contact project leaders Tracy Pielemeier, 317-847-4872, netherfield101@gmail.com or Colleen Adcock, 317-727-0730, nursecolleen428@gmail.com.


All workshops 7:30-8:30 p.m.

May 22 Dining Room (no bikes)

rest of workshops are east of swine barn and in case of rain, will use swine barn
May 29
June 5, 12, 19, 26

4-H'ers are asked to bring their bikes to all workshops except the introductory one on May 22. Meet on east side of swine barn at the fairgrounds in Noblesville. 4-H'ers will learn bicycle safety and riding techniques. Come and join in the fun of games and a bicycle rodeo.

Bucket Calf & Dairy                                                                     

Cake Decorating

All workshops are in the Annex unless noted.

Feb. 9 (1-3 p.m.)
Feb. 25 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
March 13 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
April 13 (1-3 p.m.)

CHANGED TO MAY 9 (6:00 -8:00 p.m.)
                  May 11 (1-3 p.m.) - CANCELLED

May 20 (6:30 - 8:00 p.m.)
June 10, (6:00 - 8:00 p.m.)
July 6, (1-3 p.m. - Hall C)
July 10, (6:00-8:00 p.m.) 

*All workshops are hands on workshops. 4-H’er must bring all their own decorating materials and frosting. Click here for details. 
For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leader, Tonya Cassell at 317-385-6019 or tonyarcassell@yahoo.com


We have been busy planning workshops for you this year! Please plan to attend all three, we will cover a variety of different topics at each workshop. We will have workbooks, vet forms and cat knowledge study guides at each workshop.

All workshops are from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

April 30, Hall B; We will be having vet tech Sandy come in and talking about cat care basic’s, vaccines, lots of other helpful information for the project. (No cats)

May 23, Annex;  We will be discussing posters, workbooks, judging etiquette and more. (No cats)

June 17 6:30-8 pm, Annex; The last workshop will be all about the cat show. How to hold your cat, groom your cat, more show etiquette. If your Vet form is filled out and signed you may bring your cat to this workshop!

Come to the workshops, new to the project or returning members. We will be going over SO MUCH useful information to help you through this project and cat show.

Regarding the Cage Decorating Contest

Chicken BBQ

April 29 at 7 p.m. in the Exhibition Center Dining Room

Workshop will include Giveaways, "The Science of Brining," and "Top Ten Tips to prepare for the 4-H Fair;" For more information about the project contact project leader, Beth Murphy, at 317-564-4692 or greaterjoy47@yahoo.com.

Child Development


All workshops are 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Winks Building unless noted.

April 9, 16, 23, 30
May 14, 21, 28 - Hall A (no workshop May 7-closed for election day)
June 4, 11, 18, 25
July 2, 9


June 13, 7 p.m., Hall A

Workshop will cover computer hardware.
For questions about the project or workshop, contact project leader, Andrew Schmidt at adschmidt@bsugmail.net or 317-774-4286.

Consumer Clothing/Fashion Revue

May 30, 2019
Exhibition Center, Hall C
6:00-7:00 pm

Topics include how to put together an outfit, what constitutes an outfit, how to model your outfit and notebook information for consumer clothing project.
For questions, contact Natalie Mathiebe at nmathiebe@gmail.com

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Goats

Click here for more information about the 2019 State 4-H Goat Workshop on April 13, 2019.



2019 Dog Schedule

4-H Dog Obedience Workshops  7 - 9 p.m.

March 12 -No class-Ag Day
Mar 19, 26 - SAB, SA, LB, Hall C
April 2 - No class-spring break
April 9, 16- SAB, SA, LB, Hall C
April 23 - SAB, SA, LB (no Halls)
April 30 - SAB, SA, LB, Hall C

May 7 - no class-election day

May 14, 21, 28 - SAB, SA, LB, SB, Hall C
June 4, 11, 18 - SAB, SA, LB, SB, Hall B
June 25 - SAB, SA, LB, SB (NO HALLS)
July 8 -7 pm, set up Llama Barn, Swine Barn
July 9 -Barns only
July 13 -9:30 am, LB-Agility Show
July 15 -4 pm, LB, SA-Obedience Show
July 30, Aug. 6, 13, 7 pm, Llama Barn, St. Fair practices


April 27, 9 am - 1 pm, Annex
Electric Workshop Information 


Entomology Collecting workshop

June 26, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Strawtown Koteewi Park
We will meet in the parking lot by nature/resource center.  Bring your insect nets and killing jars. 

Entomology Pinning & ID workshop

July 1, 4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
Purdue Extension Education Center at the 4-H Fairgrounds.

This workshop will cover insect ID and how to pin the insects. 4-H’ers are welcome to bring their insects to the workshop for help in identifying them.For more information at the workshops or the 4-H Entomology project, please contact Project Leader Nicole Hendrickson at 765-810-4768 or nikkihendrick12@yahoo.com                                       



Food Preservation

May 8, 6:30 pm, Dining Room

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.


June 26 at 7:00 p.m. in the Winks Building

Get information on how to prepare your gardening exhibits for the fair. Project leader is Jennifer Hensley JHensley@smithfisher.com


June 6, 7-8 p.m., Annex

Workshop will be a discussion on research options such as different websites. For more information about the project or workshop contact project leader, Lisa Burris at lburris1970@yahoo.com or 317-258-9171.

Gift Wrap

May 23, Hall C, 7 p.m.

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

If you have questions about the project or the workshop, please contact Project Leaders, Chelsea Hanni at 317-489-1824 or hannic44@gmail.com or Betty Estridge at 317-846-2281.

Horse & Pony

Workshops - 6:30 p.m. in Horse Arena

May 20
June 3, 10, 17, 24
July 1
July 12, Fun Show


All workshops 4-6 p.m. in the Llama Barn unless noted.

March 3 (3-4 p.m. Senior Meeting prior to workshop)
March 10
March 17 (Hall A)
March 24 (Annex)
March 31
April 7  Canceled due to Spring Break.

Meat Goats

Click here for more information about the 2019 State 4-H Goat Workshop on April 13, 2019.


June 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Hall C

Join us on Monday, June 24, at 7:00-8:30 p.m. in Hall C. 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 workshops 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Hall C

Feb. 7
March 14
May 2
June 13

Mini Horse & Pony

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

April 9
May 14
June 11
July 9


All workshops are at 7 p.m.

April 11 - Hall A
May 16 - Annex
June 6 - Winks

At each of these workshops 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 kmcraftycarrot@gmail.com or  317.508.9993.

Pocket Pets     

June 1, 9:30 -11 am, Dining Room

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.  Workshop will be from 9:30am to 11am.  If you have questions about the pocket pet project, feel free to contact the Project Leader, Kay Dugger at (317) 696-4473 or kdugger@comcast.net  


May 14
7 - 8 pm, Show Arena

This will be our bird ID workshop. 4-H'ers may bring their birds or just questions about where or how to enter the birds. It is the responsibility of the 4-H'er to have their birds entered correctly. Birds not entered under correct breed or class may be disqualified by the judges.

May 30
6:30 pm

We have been invited to visit Dr. Angela Lennox at her practice for a workshop on veterinary medicine as it relates to poultry.  Dr. Lennox is a fantastic resource for Avian medicine. We will meet at her office at the address below on May 30th at 6:30pm.  Please bring your questions.  This is an amazing opportunity to get them answered!

Poultry Veterinary Workshop
May 30th 6:30 pm
Avian and Exotic Animal Clinic of Indianapolis
9330 Waldemar Road
Indianapolis, IN 46268

If you have questions, email the superintendent, Julie Hoffmeister at jahoffmeister@aol.com.

Blood Testing Dates

June 18, 7-8 pm, Show Arena
June 22, 9-11 am, Small Animal Barn
June 25, 7-8 pm, Show Arena

All chickens and turkeys over one year of age must be blood tested on one of these dates even if they originated from a NPIP approved flock.  If they are under one year of age, they do not need to be tested but the NPIP certification must be turned in. For those of you that purchased from Tractor Supply we were able to get the certificate so those birds under one year of age will not need to be blood tested. 

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

Pygmy Goats

June 12, 7-8 p.m., Show Arena

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

Rabbit Workshops and Meetings

All regular meetings are 7-8:30 p.m. in the Annex Building

2019 Schedule


June 5, 6:30-7:30 pm, Annex

Workshop will focus on preparing your project for the 4-H fair and how to complete the notebook. Please bring your notebook to the workshop. For questions about the project or the workshop, contact project leader, Vivian Summeier at 317-773-4176.


All workshops are 6:30-8:30 pm in Hall C 


Jan. 16
Feb. 6 
Feb. 26
Mar 20
April 3
May 1
May 22

Please note that workshops are cumulative. In order to keep up with the group, participants are asked to attend the January meetings to build robots and learn about programming. During the April meetings we will ask for a commitment to proceed with the fair demonstration team. Details will be announced at those meetings. Questions should be directed to leader, Shawn Canaday 317-319-8949 or shawn_canaday@email.com


May 6, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Education Center
Question and Answer Session
Purpose: To answer any questions you have if new to the project or are changing your album type and need guidance.
What to bring: Your questions and your album if needing assistance with any layout specifics.

The project superintendent will also be available by email or text during this session if you are unable to come. Contact Rosanna Kreider at kevros90@prodigy.net or 317-629-6546.


May 11, 9 a.m.-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! 


Shooting Sports

Round Robin - June 15, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Fun Day - Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. - noon

Held at Fox Prairie Gun Club, 8945 E. 206th St, Noblesville

2019 Shooting Sports Schedule

Hunter Education

Workshops are finished for Hunter Education


All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds
April 2,9,16,23  
Range dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21(make-up)

Muzzle Loading

All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds
April 4 (Hall B)
April 11 (Dining Room)
April 18 (Dining Room)
April 25 (Conf Room)
Range dates: April 30, May 7, 14, 21 (make-up)


All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 4, 11, 18, 25
Range dates: April 29, May 6, 13, 20(make-up)


All meetings will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Annex on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 1, 8, 15, 22 
Range dates: April 29, May 6, 13, 20(make-up)


All meetings will be from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on the 4-H Fairgrounds.
April 4 (Hall C)
April 11 (Winks)
April 18 ((Hall C)
April 25 (Winks)
Range dates: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (make-up)

Indiana Gun Club, 14926 E. 113th St., Fortville, IN  46040


Vet Science

June 15, 2019
9:30 a.m.

Workshop will cover project requirements and tips on how to get into vet school. We will complete one project manual activity for Level 1, 2 and 3 during the workshop. For questions about the project or workshop, contact project leader Kyle Schmidt at schmid91@purdue.edu.




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