Clay County 4-H
Welcome to the Clay County 4-H Information page!
This page contains links to the web pages containing 4-H club, project, leader / volunteer, and fair information. Let us know if we need to add or update any information by sending an email to Ashley at email@example.com.
2024 Clay County Fair dates: July 13-19, 2024
Open 4-H enrollment is NOW OPEN!
4-H Enrollment will begin for the 2023-2024 year on October 1, 2023! Traditional 4-H Members, Mini 4-H Members, and Adult Volunteers must enroll each year to participate in the program.Click here to enroll!
4-H Enrollment Information
Enrollment in Indiana 4-H opens every year on October 1. Please try to be enrolled and have your clubs picked by January 15 so you can get the most out of all the opportunities 4-h has to offer!
Mini 4-H is available to youth grades K-2 is FREE!
Regular 4-H is available to youth grades 3-12 and has a $15 enrollment fee per member.
Members have the opportunity to learn more about a subject matter that they choose to study through completing hands on activities. We refer to these as projects. In order to enroll in a project, members must sign up for them at the time of enrolling in 4-H. Each project has a manual that guides the youth through the learning process as well as a set of guidelines that helps them meet the project requirements. We provide adult volunteers and staff who are knowledgeable on that particular subject who will often times provide workshops to allow the youth to learn about that topic in a social environment. Each project has a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level-this allows youth to build on their knowledge each year and continue to challenge their skills. Projects are meant to be worked on over time, providing an educational opportunity for youth outside of the classroom setting. Often times, youth will exhibit and display their project at a local county fair in order to show the community what they have learned.
The Clay County 4-H program offers more than 60 projects for area youth. Check out our 4-H Handbook and our rules & requirements below to learn about all the opportunities to dive into topics you enjoy.
Your 4-H club in Clay County serves as your home base and there are lots of clubs to pick from. Your club leader will pass out your manuals and other relevant paperwork to you throughout the year, and they're a great resource to ask any questions you may have throughout the year. You can attend any club meeting that you'd like, so you can choose a club outside of your township or only join a livestock club if their meeting schedule is more convenient for you.
Purdue Extension-Clay County is located at 6656 N. State Rd. 59, Brazil, IN 47834. We are open Monday- Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We are closed during County Government Holidays and voicemail is available during non-business hours. Our phone number is 812-448-9041
The Clay County 4-H program uses the FairEntry system for registering all projects to be exhibited at the fair, checking in projects, recording results, and communicating that information to the Indiana State Fair. All projects (animal, building and mini 4-H projects) must be registered by July 1st in order to show at the Clay County 4-H Fair through this online program.
Clay County 4-H Resources
The 2024 4-H Camp will be held June 9-12 at Shakamak State Park near Jasonville, Indiana. We will once again be camping with Owen, Sullivan and Vigo counties. As usual, we will be offering fun activities such as: boating, crafts, hiking, recreation and swimming.
4-Hers who are currently enrolled in grades 3-6 and enrolled in the Clay County 4-H program for 2024 are eligible to attend 4-H camp.
2024 4-H Camp Registration Form (for grades 3-6) *COMING SOON!*
2024 camp counselor application (for grades 8-12) *COMING SOON!*
WHAT IS THIS?
Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training was developed with Indiana 4-Hers in mind. This program is a grassroots initiative formulated and facilitated by Purdue Extension, the Purdue Animal Science Department, and industry affiliates.
The Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program is a comprehensive training REQUIREMENT for all 4-H youth participating in beef, dairy, goats (all types), poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine. This is both a county and state requirement. Failure to complete this training will result in youth unable to exhibit their animals at the county and/or state fair.
The goal of the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program is to help youth understand their responsibility in increasing consumer confidence, animal stewardship, and overall gaining and applying pertinent information and credibility, relating to food systems.
Clay county training dates
Please call the Extension Office (812-448-9093) to RSVP for an Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training session. Members must be registered BEFORE attending a training.
All training's will be held at 6:30 pm in the Exhibit Hall on the following dates:
The success of Clay County 4-H depends on volunteers. Our volunteers are hardworking, dedicated, giving individuals who have been through legal screening process as prescribed by Purdue University.
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Clay County 4-H Volunteer! Here are the steps you will need to take in order to become an approved volunteer for our organization.
NEW VOLUNTEER ENROLLMENT
- Go to v2.4honline.com and enroll as an Adult volunteer.
- Once all of your information is entered, you will need to complete the Youth Safety Training that should pull up before submitting your application. If you have trouble with the training pulling up on your computer, please call the Extension Office & we can provide you with a paper form of it. This training is required for every adult volunteer each year.
- Once your references and background checks come back to us, you will then be an approved volunteer for Indiana 4-H.
Please be sure that you re-enroll each year on v2.4HOnline.com. Our program year starts October 1st. Please see instructions on how to Enroll in 4-H Online as a Returning Adult Volunteer.
Minor Safety Training is mandatory for all Clay County 4-H Volunteers each year.
Please contact the Clay County Extension Office with any questions. Become an Indiana 4-H Volunteer!
The Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program annually awards more than $125,000.00 in scholarships to 4-H members to pursue post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded to recognize youth participating in Indiana’s 4-H Youth Development Program on their achievements and life skill development resulting from their participation in a variety of 4-H experiences. You can view the information and applications for these scholarships by clicking here.
We also have Clay County 4-H Scholarships available- please check below for those being offered.
Clay County 4-H Jr. Leader Scholarship - Check back soon for the 2024 application!
Clay County Extension Homemakers Scholarship - Check back soon for the 2024 application!
Clay County 4-H Council Scholarship - Check back soon for the 2024 application!
Van Buren Township Scholarship - Check back soon for the 2024 application!
4-H Senior Information
The 2023-2024 Clay County 4-H Council was elected in October, 2023. Please see below for position assignments.
2023 Exhibit Hall & Livestock Projects - Rules & Requirements
*All livestock Terms will be updated for 2024 by January 24*
If you have a question about a project, please call the Extension Office at 812-448-9041.
Can't find what you're looking for? Try the Indiana 4-H Website!
*All livestock Terms will be updated for 2024 by January 24*
General Livestock Terms
2024 Livestock Auction
2024 4HOnline Animal ID Instructions
2024 Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program
Dog Terms & Conditions 2024
2024 Dog enrollment letter
Horse & Pony
Clay County Horse & Pony Handbook
2024 Poultry Terms & Conditions
2024 Poultry Enrollment Letter
Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade. The goal of Mini 4-H is to help young children explore friendships outside the family; explore the way in which things work; practice both small and large muscle control; and think about the ways people work together on projects.
The NON-COMPETITIVE learning environment for Mini 4-H includes:
- Planned learning activities in which children are invited to be active and explore materials and ideas without the pressure of completing a specific product or exhibit.
- Low adult/leader to child ratio that allows time for adults/leaders to provide individual, positive encouragement and assistance.
- Simple, interesting activities that are fun.
- Encouragement of children to participate in a group activity by sharing and or displaying their activity projects.
- Rewards that are identical and/or ribbons of the same color for everyone.