It is time to sign up for the 2019-20 Putnam County 4-H program! Overall, the process and fees are the same as last year. If you are new to 4-H or have questions, always feel free to call the office at 653-8411 to have your questions answered or needs addressed. Exploring 4-H (Mini 4-H) is for any 2nd grader as of January 1, 2020.
Find out about all of the Putnam 4-H project options. New in 2020 are three new options 1) Baking for Fun 2) Cupcake Decorating and 3) Llama and Alpaca Craft. One may drop or add projects until May 15. The 4-H Program and Project Handbook is annually updated and 2020 is now available to download as front section, back section, or the entire document and will be available in the office for $3.
Due to COVID-19, all 4-H animal livestock enrollment through in.4honline.com and DNA samples submitted for state fair will be due June 1. With the exception of Poultry and Rabbits, all other livestock enrollment will be conducted online using the same website you used to sign up youth in the 4-H program. All youth must complete YQCA to exhibit. This page has several files at the bottom identified by species to help you enroll your livestock online efficiently.
The follow list outlines the general guidelines for 4-H volunteers and members to know record sheet and manual completion requirements.
In the Putnam County ATV Safety Project members can ride their ATVs on a course and complete a poster sharing their projects with others.
Want to launch your own rocket? Join the aerospace project to build rockets and kites or make a poster to teach others.
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This is a chance to learn to bake cookies, cakes, pies and many other items just for fun.
Learn to use different materials to weave beautiful baskets
4-Hers in the Beef project get to learn about Beef cattle while exhibiting at the Putnam County Fair!
This project helps to inform about the basics of beekeeping.
Interested in learning more about bicycle safety, maintenance and buying the perfect bike. Check out the Bicycle Poster project
Bring your bicycle to the fair and ride in our exciting rodeo. Compete against others in a time and skill contest.
Have you seen big beautiful cakes like they make on Cake Boss? You can learn to decorate cakes of your own and display them at the fair in the Cake Decorating Project.
This project helps one prepare for the workforce through learning about career options early on to developing resumes, cover letters, etc later.
Are you a cat person but don't have a cat? This could be the project for you! Learn about owning, handling, and caring for cats by making a poster!
Are you a cat person? By participating in the cat project, you can show off just how great you think your cat is! Don't have a cat but still want to learn about them? Complete the Cat Poster project!
Learn to work with clay, molds and other techniques!
If you love children, the child development project is for you. In this project you can design posters or displays about children and activities to share at the fair.
Do you have a collection you want to share? Put in on display with the Putnam County 4-H Collections project.
Computers are everywhere-even in 4-H! Learn about hardware, software, graphics and more with the computer project!
We all invest a lot of time and money in clothing. The Consumer Clothing project will help members make all-around wise clothing decisions.
Learn about cooking different meats and creating meals in the consumer meats project.
Show off your writing skills with the creative writing poetry and prose projects. Share your stories, essays, and poems with the fair!
Do you like making cute and fun to eat cupcakes? This project will help you learn to make fun cupcakes for any party or event.
Here you can find information about the Putnam County Dairy project. In the Dairy project you can learn about and show Dairy Cattle at the Putnam County Fair.
Sit! Stay! Heel! Do you like to train your dog? Participate in the dog project to train your dog or show off how great they are!
A dog person, but don't have any canine friends? Maybe this project is for you! Learn about dogs while making a poster to exhibit.
Trouble lights, magnetic shake flashlights and lamps are all exhibits one can make and exhibit at the Putnam County Fair for the Electric Project.
Like insects?? Then the entomology project is for you! Collect and pin your own insects to display or create a poster to share your knowledge with others.
Fashion Revue Activity: See "Related Files" below for letter mailed around July 1.
Fine Arts includes art work that is to be done on canvas, canvas board or paper. Increase your skills by using different mediums as you move to new levels.
Fish, Leaves, Tracks, Fur, Thunder, Soil & Water Science ... spice up your 4-H club and activities with natural resource science STEM activities to assure 4-H kids are not left inside!
In the Floriculture project, participants learn about flowers, plants and more while growing, arranging or completing posters on topics in the Floriculture project book.
In the food preservation project, exhibitors learn to properly preserve by freezing and canning vegetables, jams, jelly, tomato products and more!
Exhibitors who complete the Putnam County Foods project get to make cakes, cookies, muffins pies and more! Eventually they will get to invent their own snack and marketing plan.
Want to learn about and share information through your poster about one of our great natural resources-forests. 4-hers do just that in the Forestry project.
Tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and more-grow them all with the Garden project.
Research your family tree and learn about your family history with the Genealogy project. Getting to know your family and heritage is a great way to learn about where you come from.
Do you have a rock collections or just want to learn about our natural resources? In the Geology project you can share your collections and learn about the rock cycle, limestone, mineralogy and more!
In the Putnam County Goat Project you can show off your goat, show skills and herdsmanship.
In the Health project, you can learn first aid for cuts and scrapes, choking, strains and bruises and more!
Help decorate your home and display a furniture, design or portfolio with the Home Environment project.
Love horses? In the horse and pony project, you can learn about horses and show your horse at the fair!
Snapshot of information to help you find more quickly what you are looking for on our website.
7-12 Grades...ALL ARE WELCOME Please see the Jr. Leader schedule for the 2019 year. If you can't make the first events, plan on joining us when you can. Plenty of opportunities to earn Jr. Leader points.
If you have always liked building things with LEGOs then the LEGO Block Construction Building project is one you will want to try.
Do you want to learn about cattle or horses or another large animal but don't have one at home? Complete the large animal project to get to know these species and share width others.
With latch hook, you can come up with your own design or purchase a fun kit!!
In Leather Craft, develop a new hobby or build upon skills already learned!!
If you are interested in learning more about Llama and Alpaca's, check them out here!!
If you are interested in learning about Llamas and Alpacas and products you can make with their fibers, you make be interested in this project.
Learn to work with different types of metal as well as different techniques that go along with Metal Craft
Have a recipe you want to share? Try out your microwave skills to cook your way through brownies, cakes and candies.
Model Craft is a hobby that can last a lifetime. Learn the skills needed to complete simple models as well as advanced.
If you are interested in needle crafts the possibilities are endless. Counted cross stitch, tatting, knitting and the list goes on!!
If your interests take you outside of the typical non-needlework craft projects, look closely at other basic crafts!!!!
Share your photos and improve you camera skills with the photography project.
Plastic canvas is a popular project that can lead to all sorts of fun designs!
Here are the rules and information for the Putnam County Poultry Project where you can show chickens, turkeys or ducks! You can also exhibit a poultry poster to educate others.
Many Putnam County Clubs and groups correspond through Facebook. Use these links to find and like your clubs or activities!
Here is the information about the Rabbit Project where you can exhibit your rabbit as well as do a rabbit poster to teach others.
Spend time doing an activity you love with your family. Whether you like hobbies, physical fitness, games or family traditions you want to share, you can share with fairgoers and other 4-Hers!
Memories are an important part of life, and by completing the scrapbooking project you can start working to preserve yours!
The Putnam County Sewing projects gives youth the chance to learn about sewing both clothing and non-clothing items. Sewing wearable also gives 4-Hers the chance to model their work in the Fashion Revue if they choose.
Here is information and rules about the Putnam County Sheep project where you can learn about and show sheep.
The Putnam County 4-H Archery project is a great chance to learn about archery with or without shooting. In addition to competing in the archery shoot at the fair, members learn about parts of a bow and equipment safety. As they progress in the program, they will get to make their own arrows and equipment.
The shooting sports-firearms programs allows involved 4-Hers to learn about gun safety as well as learning knowledge about firearms, like the parts of a rifle or shotgun and types of ammunition. They also get the chance to put together their own gun cleaning kit and create other firearm related items.
Learn about how engines work and about tuning them up with the Small Engines Project.
In the Soil and Water Conservation project, 4-Hers learn about soil, grasses, erosion march modeling and the conservation of these resources.
The Putnam 4-H Swine project enables one to gain life skills through caring for a pig and having the opportunity to exhibit at the county fair and perhaps participate in the livestock auction hosted by the Putnam County Fairboard.
The agricultural and lawn tractor project lets participants learn to drive tractors as well as about tractor safety and mechanics.
Have you ever dreamed about being a vet and caring for sick animals? Well here's a place to start-the Putnam County Vet Science project. You can learn about animals, illnesses and injuries and eventually teach others through veterinary teaching aids of your creation.
With the Putnam County weather project, YOU can be a meteorologist. Every year you will get to learn and complete weather experiments and collect your own weather data.
Do you love to learn about animals? In the wildlife project, 4-Hers get to learn about different species and habitats as well as careers concerning wildlife.
Learn what it means when someone says finish, wood burn, chip carve etc, your article of wood.
If 4-Hers take part in the woodworking project, they learn to build and stain their own wooden articles.