Allen County 4-H

4-H enrollment is open!

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

 https://v2.4honline.com

Contact Us

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

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

4-H Marketing Project Score Card

Use of 4-H Emblem

4-H Marketing Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Life Skills List

4-H Resume Resource Manual

4-H Resume Rules 2022

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Aerospace Rules 2022

 

Indiana 4-H Project Requirements

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Aquatic Science Activities

Aquatic Science Resource Manual 

Aquatic Science Rules 2022

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

 

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet 

 

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

Fine Arts Rules 2022

 

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

Models Rules 2022

 

Construction & Architectural Replica: 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.

Construction/Architectural Replica Rules 2022

 

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

Needlecraft Rules 2022

 

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

Basic Crafts Rules 2022

 

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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).

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Livestock Record Sheet 2022

Beef/Dairy Beef EducatiOnal Poster Rules 2022

Beef Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Bee Keeping Rules 2022

 

Indiana 4-H Project Requirements

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Berries Resource

Berries Rules 2022

The 4−H bicycle project teaches safe riding habits.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Bicycle Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Cake Decorating Rules 2022

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Cat Vaccination Form 2022

Cat Project Rules 2022

Cat Educational Poster 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Child Development Rules 2022

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

 Collections Log 2022

Collections Project Rules 2022

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Computer Project Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Consumer Clothing Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

See  "ARTS & CRAFTS" project for more information.

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Creative Writing Manual

Creative Writing Rules 2022

The educational 4-H dairy cattle program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both dairy 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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Livestock Record Sheet 2022

Dairy Educational Poster Rules 2022

Dairy Project Rules 2022

DAIRY ACTIVITY SHEET - LEVEL 1

DAIRY ACTIVITY SHEET - LEVEL 2

DAIRY ACTIVITY SHEET - LEVEL 3

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

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).

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Livestock Record Sheet 2022

Beef/Dairy Beef Educational Poster Rules 2022

Dairy Beef Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

The Digital Arts 4-H project allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity through the use of digital mediums.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Digital Art Project Rules 2022 

 

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Do Your Own Thing Project Rules 2022

 

 

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Dog Vet Form 2022

Dog Educational Poster Rules 2022

Dog Obedience Project Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

INDIANA 4-H POSTER REQUIREMENTS

 

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.

Electric Kits Available at County Extension Office. Prices vary by kit - call office for price/availability.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Electric Skills & Knowledge Sheet 2022

Electric Skills & Knowledge Chart 2022

Electric Project Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

EntomolOgy Project Rules 2022

 

Visit the link below for a complete list of forms related to this project.

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Field Crops Project Rules 2022

 

 

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Flower Project Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Foods Recipe Card 2022

Foods Project Rules 2022

 

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This project teaches you natural resources and forestry related skills.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Forestry Project Rules 2022

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Garden -  Suggested 4-H Garden Exhibits

Garden Project Rules 2022

 

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Genealogy Project Rules 2022

 

Visit the link below for a complete list of forms related to this project. 

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

Geology involves studying the earth's crust, its layers, and their history. Youth learn to identify Indiana rocks, minerals, and fossils.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Geology Project Rules 2022

 

Visit the link below for forms related to this project.

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Gingerbread House Project Manual 

Gingerbread House Project Rules 2022

 

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Gift Wrapping Manual 

Gift Wrapping Project Rules 2022

 

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Goat Educational Poster Rules 2022

Goat - Dairy Rules 2022

Goat - Meat Rules 2022

 GOAT LIVESTOCK RECORD SHEET

4-H MINI 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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Health Project Rules 2022

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Home Environment Skills Card

Home Environment Rules 2022

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Recipe Card

Homemade Ice Cream Project Rules 2022

 

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.

RELATED FILES

HORSE & PONY SHOWBILL 2022

Mini Horse & Pony Activity Sheet

MINI HORSE & PONY ID LETTER 2022

Horse Lease

Horse & Pony Vaccination Form

Horse Declaration Form 2022

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet for Poster Project

Horse & Pony Educational Poster Rules 2022

Horse & Pony Project Rules 2022

Level 1 2022 Grade 3-4-5 Activity Sheets

Level 2 2022 Grade 6-7-8 Activity Sheets

Level 3 2022 Grade 9-12 Activity Sheets

Joanie Tumbleson - 2022 Allen County Horse & Pony Scholarship

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Llama Lease 

Llama Journal

Llama Craft Rules 2022

Llama Educational Poster Rules 2022

Llama Project Rules 2022

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Recipe Card

Microwave Food Rules 2022 

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).

Mini 4-H is offered by project topic in the list below. Mini project manuals can be purchased at the office and range in price from $1.00 to $5.00.

MINI PROJECTS

Bicycles, Bugs, More bugs, Collections, Crafts, Dairy, Dinosaurs, Dog, Farm Animals, Food, Forestry, Gardening, Goat, Horse & Pony, Llama, Models, My Pet & Me, Plants & Flowers, Rabbits, Reading, Sewing, Sheep, Space, Sun, Stars & Space, Swine, Trees, Whales & Dolphins and Wildlife Adventures.

 

RELATED FILES

Mini Project Rules 2022

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Outdoor Cooking Project Manual

Outdoor Cooking Project Rules 2022

 

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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Pet Rabbit Resource Manual

Pet Rabbit Educational Poster Rules 2022

Pet Rabbit Live Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Photography Project Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Potato Project Rules 2022

 

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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Poultry Educational Poster Rules 2022

Poultry Project Rules 2022

Level 1 Poultry Activity Sheet

Level 2 Poultry Activity Sheet

Level 3 Poultry Activity Sheet 

 

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Rabbit Educational Poster Rules 2022

Rabbit Project Rules 2022

RABBIT LEVEL 1 ACTIVITY SHEET

RABBIT LEVEL 2 ACTIVITY SHEET

RABBIT LEVEL 3 ACTIVITY SHEET

MINI RABBIT ACTIVITY SHEET

 

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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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Reading Project Manual

Reading Project Rules 2022

 

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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Recycling Project Rules 2022

 

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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Scrapbooking Manual 

Scrapbooking Project Rules 2022

 

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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Sewing Project Rules 2022

 

Visit State link below for project Exhibit/Skills Card and other related forms.

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS 

 

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).

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Livestock Record Sheet 2022

Sheep Educational Poster Rules 2022

Sheep Project Rules 2022

 

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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. 

22 Rifle Information

Air Rifle Information

 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Shooting Sports Project Rules 2022

 

 

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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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Small Animals Educational Poster Rules 2022

Small Animals Project Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Small Engines Project Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Soil & Water Science Project Rules 2022

 

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Sportfishing Project Rules 2022

 

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

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. 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Sports Project Rules 2022

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). 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Livestock Record Sheet

Swine Educational Poster Rules 2022

Swine Project Rules 2022

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

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). 

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Tractor Project Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Vet Sciences Rules 2022

 

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Youth will learn basic information about weather and climate science.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Weather & Climate Science Project Rules 2022

 

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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.

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Wildflowers Project Study Guide

Wildflowers Project Rules 2022

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Wildlife Project Rules 2022

 

 

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS

 

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

RELATED FILES

Allen County 4-H General Record Sheet

Woodworking Project Rules 2022

 

Visit the link below for forms related to this project.

INDIANA 4-H PROJECT REQUIREMENTS