Daviess County 4-H

Welcome to 4-H in Daviess County!

As the largest youth development program in the nation, 4-H is 100+ years old.

4-H programs, conducted by Purdue Extension, operate in each of Indiana’s ninety two counties. The 4-H program provides opportunities youth in grades K-2/Mini 4-H and for youth in grades 3-12.

4-H experiences provide hands on learning as guided by adult staff and volunteers through after school programs, 4-H camps, award trips and 4-H community clubs.

4-H is for youth from towns/cities as well as from rural communities.

For more information such as dates, projects, activities, etc. please see sections below

To join 4-H, go to the 4-H Online website on or after October 1, 2022 - Click Here or see below for directions and links.


Should you need assistance or have any questions, regarding the Daviess County 4-H Program, please call the office, 812-254-8668 and we will be happy to assist you.

Contact Us and Quick Links

Jane Ann Beard
300 E Hefron St. - Suite 119
Washington, IN  47501
(812) 254-8668

Important Daviess County 4-H Messages 

2021 - 2022 4-H Handbook


Indiana State Fair Dates for 2023

July 28, 2023 - August 20, 2023

4-H AnnouncementS




ALL 4-H Communication is sent via 4-H Online & Includes a TEXT message note

  1. Please make sure your EMAIL ADDRESS for your family account is one that you use regulary. 
  2. Please make sure your cell phone number is correct
  3. IF you need assistance, please contact the office at 812-254-8668 for assistance.  


2022 - 2023 4-H Newsletters





** Forms are at the bottom of this page



Daviess County 2021-2022 4-H Handbook for exhibit guidelines

Questions call the office at 812-254-8668 or

Email Lisa at lpetty@purdue.edu or Jane Ann @ jbeard@purdue.edu


Project Manuals & Forms - to pickup items at the office

Place your order thru 4-H Online via "EVENTS" section - NOW CLOSED will reopen October 1, 2022

Event Directions - Click here


Link to State 4-H Projects Only - Click Here


Links for County Only Projects

Make sure to refer to the County 4-H Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines for County Only Projects.


Please note - List is tenative until October 1, 2022


Abe Lincoln


Aquatic Science


Create-with-a-mix - -  No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

Creative Wrap - - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

Crops - Record sheet Only

Cupcake Decorating - - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

Greeting Card - - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

International - - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

Reading Manual

Recycling Beginning

Recycling - Intermediate & Advanced

Scarecrow - - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

Small Animals - See Handbook for Guidelines 

Sports - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

Sunflower - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

Welding - Manual - 1st year welding mebers only.  See Handbook for Guidelines.


Daviess County - Mini Manuals

Please see the Daviess County 4-H Handbook for exhibit guidelines


Abraham Lincoln






Farm Animals




My Pet & Me



Plants & Flowers






Wildlife Adventure

Mini Livestock - see handbook for guidelines & important information (link above)
Mini liability livestock form - required (k-2) for ALL livestock projects.


FORMS & RECORD Sheets for Grades 3 - 12


Required for Green Record Book 

  1. My Record of Achievement
  2. Summary Record Sheet - For your Grade
    1. Grade 3-5
    2. Grade 6-8
    3. Grade 9-12
  3. Livestock Record Sheet - Required in Green Book if you show animals that require YQCA Training.  

Project Record Sheets

Crops:  Alfalfa, Corn, Soybeans & Wheat - (ONLY 1 copy attached to your project)

Consumer Clothing - (required only in your notebook)

Recycling - (required only in your notebook) - see project leaflet above for forms


Craft Cards, Food Recipe Cards are available on State Project page


Check back soon for updated 2022-2023 information

  • Blue Ribbon Wranglers 
    • Cindy Barber
    • Valerie Clarke
  • Classy Clovers
    • Aaron Korff
    • Cliff Armstrong
  • Country Cougars - meets in Odon
    • Stacey Berry
    • Josh Dove
    • Jenny Dove-Farley
  •  Hearts At Home
    • Chadd & Shannon Smith
  • Jefferson
    • Chris Jarrett
    • Shawna Brinson
  • Jr. Leaders
    • Jane Ann Beard
    • Sylvia & Roger Clinton
  • Kidding Around
    • Megan Nowling
    • Jerry Lubbehusen
    • Angie Clinton
  • Shooting Sports
    • Jody Schultheis
    • JR Crew
    • Jason Hedrick
  • Spurs & Saddles
    • Megan Cornelius
    • Lesly Spillman
  • Sugarland Club
    • Kendra Harner
  • Swine Time
    • Leader - Please call and speak to Jane Ann at 812-254-8668 if interested
  • UnderDogs
    • Kensay Mott
  • Vikings - Meets in Montgomery
    • Heather Madison

The Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program has a variety of involve​ment opportunities available. We rely heavily on adults who care about the development of youth across the state in order to deliver positive youth development experiences to our youth. All volunteers must pass a background check and participate in training provided by your County 4-H Educator.


To become a volunteer in Daviess County

Please call the office at 812-254-8668 and speak with Jane Ann or Lisa  
Additional Volunteer information - Click Here 

Begining October 1, 2022 - Returning 4-H Volunteers may re-enroll here - 4-H Online

Sheep, Goat, Swine, Beef/Dairy Steer Tagging, Rabbit tattooing, Horse Project Reminders and Infomation letter - click here for a printable PDF - Being updated for the 2022 - 2023 prog. year.


2022 Indiana 4-H Approved Animal Grooming Assistance Program - Closed until 2023



MINI Liability Release form - click here for the printable PDF form.  This form is requirement by all mini 4-H'ers showing live animals.  Please check back after October 1 for updated 2022/2023 form.  



Animal Identification Information page - you will find 4-H ID Requirements, Directions for entering animals in 4-H Online, vaccination forms and other helpful information. - BEING Updated for 2022/2023


Additional Items - Being updated for the 2022 - 2023 4-H Program Year

Beef tagging letter - click here for printable PDF - Being updated for the 2022 - 2023 program year.

Poultry Bleeds - Call SIPAC to have the testing done.  However, the cost is $30 plus $1 per bird and you need to call before arriving to make sure someone is available.  Normal hours are 8 AM - 5 PM (Mon - Fri).  Prices may be updated for the 2022 - 2023 4-H Program Year. 


Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center (SIPAC)
11367 East Purdue Farm Road
Dubois, IN 47527
Phone: 812-678-3411




Check back for Dates for the 2022-2023 4-H Program Year 


Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) training is required for county and state exhibition for beef, dairy, meat goats, dairy goats, rabbit, poultry, sheep and swine.  





YQCA Directions 

Directions for the new systems - Please READ CAREFULLY and double check your Selection.  Scroll to the bottom of the class listing to find Daviess County Classes.


YQCA Link for New Website

YQCA Full Directions - Acct. Set Up, Logging in, and etc.

YQCA How to add a child

YQCA Purchase an INSTRUCTOR Led Training - In Person (Face To Face)

YQCA Purchase a WEB Based Training

YQCA How to Print a Certification


YQCA How to Purchase a Test-Out Certification - Youth Ages 12, 15, and 19.

50 Questions and must score at least an 80% - cost is based on level selected



IN State Board of Animal Health (BOAH)You may also sign up for MESSAGE alerts here

BOAH - Home Page Link

BOAH - Premises Registration - MUST Have Premises ID for tagging - REQUIRED 



Indiana State Fair Dates for 2023 - July 28, 2023 - August 20, 2023

Click here for link to ISF Page

October 1, 2022

4-H Enrollment Begins

Early enrollment maximizes all the experiences, trips, and opportunities that 4-H has to offer.  Questions call 812-254-8668.

Enrolllment is easy as  1,  2,  3

1. Enroll on or after October 1, 2022 at 4-H Online 
2. Program Fees For Daviess County
  • Grades K - 2 - $5.00 per member for the year
  • Grades 3 - 12 - $20.00 per member for the year
  • Family maximum is $60 per family
  • Families assistance is available for those in need

3. Step By Step Directions

New Member - Click here for a printable PDF file

Returning Member - Click here for a printable PDF file

2021 4-H Board of Directors Listing

Barr-Reeve - Kelly Cummings and Clint Fuhs

Bogard - Chance Berry - Chairman

Elmore - Jerry Lubbehusen

Harrison - Scott Armes - Co-Chairman

Madison & Van Buren - Kelly Ferguson and Vacant position

Steele - Mike Nowling

Veale - Paul Flint

Washington - Tara Brower and Jon Casper

At-Large - Kevin Frette and JJ Arney

Treasurer - Eric Lane

Ext. Homemakers - Sylvia Clinton

Farm Bureau - Phil Flint

Extension Board Representative - TBD

Grounds Committee Representative - Jon Casper

Livestock Representative - Josh Dove



Schedule of Meetings
Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted If you are not a board member and will be attending, it is recommended to the office at  812-254-8668 to verify there has not been a last minute cancellation or location change.  Meetings will be in the Food Court or the 4-H Exhibit Building pending number in attendance.
4-H Grounds
Address: 4-H Way, Washington, IN  47501
  • October 12, 2021 - Rescheduled for October 19, 2021 - 7:00 PM
  • November 9, 2021 - 7:00 PM 4-H Exhibit Building  - Meeting Has been cancelled
  • December 14, 2021 - 7:00 PM 4-H Food Court
  • Meeting has been rescheduled for Dec. 7 at 7:00 PM.
  • January 11, 2022 - Livestock & Directors Meeting - Rescheduled for Jan. 13 - via zoom
  • February 10, 2022 - 7:00 PM 4-H Food Court - Meeting Rescheduled for Feb. 10
  • March 2, 2022 - 7:00 PM 4-H Food Court - Due to calendar conflicts, the March BOD meeting will be held March 2, 2022.  Agenda to include BOD officer elections, award trip selections, etc. Meeting is open.
  • April 12, 2022 - 7 PM 4-H Food Court
  • May 10, 2022 - 7:30 PM 4-H Food Court  



August 2021 - Click here for minutes

September 2021 - no meeting

October 2021 - Click here for minutes

November 2021 - Click here for Livestock Meeting Minutes

December 2021 - Click here for Directors minutes

January 2022 - Click here for Directors minutes

February 2022 - Click here for Directors minutes

March 2022 - Click here for the Directors minutes

April 2022 - Click here for the Directors minutes

May 2022 - Click here for the Directors minutes

June 2022 - No minutes

July 2022 - Click here for the Directors minutes

July 2022 - Click here for the 4-H Show Review minutes

Daviess County 4-H Events