Allen County 4-H

4-H enrollment is open!

Youth and volunteers can access the 4-HOnline 2.0 site through this link:

 https://v2.4honline.com/#/user/sign-in

Contact Us

Purdue Extension - Allen County
4001 Crescent Ave
Fort Wayne, IN 46815
260.481.6826

4-H Youth Development Educators

Samm Johnson
sammjohnson@purdue.edu 

Kelsey Younce
kyounce@purdue.edu 

Youth and Volunteer Enrollment

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Allen County 4-H Monthly Newsletters

October 2021 September 2021 August 2021

4-H Marketing - This project will help youth practice life skills while having fun and learning.

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4-H Resume Project - This project will help youth practice life skills while having fun and learning.

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The 4−H aerospace program provides youth with educational information about aerospace aerodynamics, flight and rocketry.

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This project helps youth learn about raising aquarium fish. You’ll learn the basics of aquarium setup and maintenance and how to select fish for your aquarium.

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This project is divided into Fine Arts, Models, Needlecraft and Basic Crafts. Participants learn about their particular craft, and develop skills through practice and making an exhibit.

 

Basic Crafts: Allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creatively through many different crafts.

Fine Arts: Allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity through painting and drawing.

Models: Allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity when building a model.

Needlecraft: Allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in needle craft.

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The educational 4−H beef program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both beef subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications).

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This project will help youth learn beekeeping, the types of bees, the honey and wax they produce, the plants that attract bees, and the equipment a beekeeper needs.

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Youth in this project have the opportunity to learn about, care for and grow their own berry plants.  Any berry may be selected—strawberry, raspberry, blueberry etc.  Youth need to care for their plants a minimum of 2 months.

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The 4−H bicycle project teaches safe riding habits.

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The cake decorating project allows youth to utilize their artistic ability and expressions as they learn decorating techniques and skills.

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The 4−H Cat Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general care, nutrition, housing, training and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4−H Cat Project.

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Youth will lean about developmental stages of infants, toddlers, and young children.

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This project provides youth with the opportunity to display their current collection and add to it over time. Participants will develop record keeping skills.

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The 4-H Computer project is designed for youth to engage in an interactive project to learn all levels of familiarity with computers. Learn life skills while gaining hands-on computer specific knowledge. First youth are introduced to how they work, features, and programs. Then they advance to exploring connections and repairs, creating and managing networks, and lastly being capable of teaching others about technology.

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This project is designed to teach clothing selection, wardrobe planning, care of clothing, and personal grooming.

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This project allows youth to use their building skills and imaginations to complete construction set exhibits.  Some popular construction sets include Lego, K’Nex, Lincoln Logs, etc.  Youth also learn record keeping skills.

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This project provides an opportunity to write a short story, poetry, children’s story, comic book or micro fiction.

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The educational 4−H dairy beef program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both dairy beef subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications).

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This project allows for great creativity! Youth may make a display on anything of interest to them that does not fit in any of the other project categories.

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The 4−H Dog Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general care, nutrition, housing, training and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4−H Dog Project.

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The 4−H electricity and electronics program provides youth with educational information about electricity and how it can be used to benefit the human race.

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This project will help you study insects and their relationship with people. You can also learn how to collect, preserve, and identify insects.

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Alfalfa - Youth develop forage crop subject skills and life skills through fun hands-on experiences. You can learn forage crop identification, plant growth, and plant care.

Corn - You will learn about the amazing corn plant. You will learn about how the corn plant works, the pests that attack corn, uses of corn and the safety practices when growing, harvesting and storing corn. Advanced levels learn about hybrid corn, the types and sources of nutrients for corn, soil erosion, producing and comparing hybrids, and planting and growing corn crops.

 

Small Grains – In this project you will learn all about small grains by doing a number of fun activities.  You will learn the different parts of a plant; the growth stages of plants; the characteristics of different varieties; weeds disease and insect identification; proper fertilizer use; edible and non-edible use of the plants and good management techniques and their importance.

 

Soybeans – The Soybean project introduces you to one of Indiana’s major crops, the soybean through fun experiences and hands-on activities. You will learn about selecting soybean varieties, planting soybeans, uses for soybeans and harvesting soybeans.

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Youth will learn basic information and skills needed to grow healthy plants and flowers.  They will have the opportunity to design, and make flower arrangements.

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The foods project teaches basic baking, preservation and nutrition education skills though foods and food preservation projects.

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This project teaches you natural resources and forestry related skills.

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Youth will learn about plant growth, soil nutrition, and management of insects and diseases related to fresh vegetable and herb production.

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This project helps young people know where their ancestors resided, traveled, and developed some family traditions.

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This project provides youth with the opportunity to design and construct gingerbread houses using real gingerbread and edible decorations.

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This project allows for great creativity. Youth will learn how to gift wrap assorted sizes of boxes and other items, using purchased wrapping paper. They progress to designing their own wrapping materials.

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The 4−H goat educational program and related activities (such as workshops, tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults. It is divided into Dairy Goat and Meat Goat.

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The 4-H Health project is designed for youth interested in basic first aid and healthy well-being as well as those interested in pursuing a medical profession career.

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Youth will apply the principles of design to home design and decoration as well as learn about care of home furnishings.

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This project teaches youth how make ice cream either by cranking or plugging in the machine. Taste, quality and texture are the key this project looks for.

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The 4−H Horse and Pony Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as general management, training, nutrition, housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities such as horse bowl, Hippology and judging, and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4−H Horse and Pony Project.

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The 4-H Llama Project (Llama & Alpacas) provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. An important objective of this project is for the 4-H member to experience the pride of owning/leasing a lama or alpaca, gaining it's trust and being responsible for its care. Llama Craft and Llama Poster is also available.

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This project contains exciting activities that focus on using the microwave to prepare everything from simple snacks to complete meals. Each learner guide has activities focused on: Techniques and Utensils, Nutrition, Food preparation and Meal Preparation.

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 This program provides 28 different projects for youth in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade to select from. It is designed to introduce youth to the 4-H program. They may select up to three (3) different projects to exhibit at the Fair where it will be on display all week. Exhibits receive a participant ribbon (exhibit is not judged).

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Youth learn how cook “outdoors”. They will learn safety, selection of equipment, selection of entrée and develop a menu around the outdoor cooked entrée.

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This project and related activities provide youth, with fun and hands-on learning experiences directly related to animal care, feeding, housing, and management. Youth develop important life skills such as decision making, goal setting, record keeping, time management and communication. Pet Rabbit Poster option is also available.

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This project teaches youth how to take quality photograph with a camera or digital device. 

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Introduces youth to growing potatoes. You will learn about planting, fertilizing, pests, harvesting and storage. 

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The 4−H Poultry Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their birds. Subjects such as such as general care, nutrition housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities such as poultry judging, and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4−H Poultry Project. 

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The 4−H Rabbit Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects such as such as general care, nutrition, housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and activities such as Rabbit Ambassadors and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4−H Rabbit Project. 

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Youth who enjoy reading are able to continue this hobby and make an exhibit showing something that they have learned.  Others may develop a new passion for reading when they take this project.  Youth read a total of eight books, 4 of their choice, and 4 from the Indiana Reading List at or above their grade level. 

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Provides an opportunity for youth to learn more about recycling and/or to use their creative talents in designing/making an item to use at home or a piece of artwork from all recycled materials. 

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This creative project provides youth with opportunities to learn how to scrapbook.  It allows youth to preserve their memories and those of their family in an organized and creative way.  Youth will design and make several pages for display each year. 

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The sewing projects teaches fabric selection, pattern selection and sewing machine use to construction garments and outfits to be worn by the 4-H Member or another person. Non Wearable project teaches how to sew non wearable items. 

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The educational 4−H sheep program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both sheep subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications).

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The 4-H Shooting sports project teaches safe operation of firearms and archery equipment.  In Allen County are: archery, muzzle loading, air pistol, air rifle, .22 Rifle and shotgun. The disciplines offered in any county will depend on the availability of certified 4−H shooting sports instructors to teach the classes, range availability, and access to equipment. There are also Hunter Education classes offered in cooperation with the Department to Natural Resources. 

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This project and related activities provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience directly related to animal care, feeding, housing, and management. Youth develop important life skills such as decision making, goal setting, record keeping, time management and communication. 

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The 4-H Small Engine project creates the education and hands-on opportunity for youth to learn all about engines. 

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The soil and water science project teaches youth about soil, water, and environmental stewardship. 

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The 4-H Sportfishing project teaches safe habits and youth develop an appreciation for natural resources. 

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This project allows youth to explore their interests in a variety of different sports. They may research information on a sport of interest to them or report on one they are familiar with. 

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The educational 4−H swine program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both swine subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications). 

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The 4-H tractor and mower safety and operator skills program provides youth with educational information that develops project skills (i.e., principles of engine operation, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, safe operation) and life skills (i.e., decision making, using science and technology, developing communication skills). 

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This project provides a hands-on learning experience that helps youth learn more about the Veterinary Science profession. 

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Youth will learn basic information about weather and climate science.

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Youth will collect, observe and identify wildflowers common to the USA. They will learn about habitat, families, gardening with wildflowers, exotic invasives, edible wild plants, medicinal plants, and making dyes with wild plants.

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This project helps youth learn to identify wildlife, basic wildlife needs, and how wildlife interacts with other wildlife and people.

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The 4-H woodworking project provides youth with educational information about wood and how it can be used to construct items.

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