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 for 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, 2023 - 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

Purdue Extension - Daviess County
Wes Richardson
4-H Youth Development Educator


2024 4-H Show Schedule


IN State Fair Link

2024 4-H Show Schedule - click here


4-H Camp - Registration Deadline - May 13
PDF flyer click Here

Who: 3rd - 6th grade students
When: June 9th - 12th
Where: Shakamak State Park


What Happens: At 4-H Camp, students get to
experience a typical summer camp model filled with
science, games, arts and crafts, new friendships, etc.
We will be doing 4-H Camp with Clay, Owen, Vigo, and
Sullivan County 4-H.

REGISTRATION DETAILS - https://daviess4hcamp.4honline.com/
To register for 4-H Camp you need to select the
event called “Daviess Co. 4-H Camp” under the
Events tab in 4HOnline. Event registration
instructions were sent to all 3rd-6th grade 4-H
members last week. If you need those
instructions or if you need help registering
please contact the Extension Office.
Registration will close on Monday, May 13th.
Payment will need to be submitted by a check
made out to the Daviess Co. 4-H Association
and turned in at the Extension Office.

10 YR Members

10-year member info. page - https://forms.gle/wHdmyvqpaY9oYWXi9 










Miscellaneous Directions

Click here for 4-H Online 

Click here for event directions 



** Forms are at the bottom of this page

 Daviess County 2023-2024 4-H Handbook

Questions call the office at 812-254-8668 or

Email Wes at richa276@purdue.edu


Link to State 4-H Project Site - Click Here


Project Supplies  

Items needed may be requested via 4-H Online (2024 4-H Manuals & Forms) or you may stop by the office.  When requesting via 4-H Online, please allow 48 hours for orders to be assembled.  Please see list below for current inventory - items are on a first come first serve basis and may be depleted through-out the year.  Thank you!

Entomology card packet - $5.50

Foam Board - $3.75

Insect pin vial - $3.75

Poster Sleeve - $1.25

Salon Sleeve (photo) $1.00

Shake light - $16.00 (3 available)

White poster board - .50

To order additional electric supplies visit EE in a box at - http://www.eeinabox.com/ 


Refer to the County 4-H Handbook for
County Exhibit Guidelines

Abe Lincoln


Aquatic Science


Creative Wrap - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.


Cupcake Decorating - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines

Family Camping - No manual. See Handbook for Guidelines.

Greeting Card - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

InternationalSee Handbook for Clarification of 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


2024 4-H Show Schedule

BOAH - Home Page Link

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


Tagging Dates - Tagging Info. from 4-H Online Email

March 18 - Beef Tagging

May 15 - Animal Identification & Project Enrollment Deadline


Indiana Quality Care Livestock Training Dates - Daviess County

March 26 - 4-H Grounds, 6 PM - registration required via 4-H Online (coming soon)

YQCA Classes are only available online 


MINI Liability Release form - click here for the printable PDF form.  This form is requirement by all mini 4-H'ers showing live animals.  


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

ON THE STATE SITE (CLICK HERE): Then choose species desired 


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 2023 - 2024 4-H Program Year. 


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


Indiana State Fair Dates for 2024 - August 2, 2024 - August 18, 2024

Click here for link to ISF Page

April 2024

April 20, 2024 - Madison County - Alexandria, Indiana

Click here for a PDF flyer

Come Join Us At Our 4-H RABBIT Youth Fun Show & Ambassador Workshop and Contest

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Rabbits enter 8-9:00 amWorkshop at 9:00 am
Contest at 9:30 am
Fun Show at 10:30am

ARBA Registrar- Sabine Whitmer will judge.

Entry fee-$3.00 per rabbit. Silent Auction

*** THIS YEAR*** Interactive Workshop Teaching Stations******
Sanitation in your rabbitry, Rabbit Handling, Showmanship, and Rabbit Poster info. Rabbit Ambassador Contest includes Test, Breed ID, and Showmanship. NEW: Fairy Tale Fibers demonstration-Nelly DeVault.

***Rabbit Tattoos-$1.00 each ***Prizes awarded for contest *

NEW: Idelwine Vinyl Inspirations-custom t-shirts/embroidery available and orders.  Got pictures? Rabbit photo contest. Bring your favorite rabbit picture, no larger than 4 x 6 inches. Prizes awarded. Your rabbit, your photo, nothing professional.

All breeders with pedigreed rabbits “For Sale” are Welcome. There will be a charge of $1.00 per rabbit for all sold. Set-up time is by 10:00am for these rabbits. Concessions provided by Madison County 4-H Rabbit Club. For more information, or if you have any questions, please contact Rick or Emily Rogers at (765) 778-7654 or (765) 621-2131 text, or email: emily12rogers6@gmail.com


Saturday, April 27th 2024 - Livestock Judging Contest 

Link for PDF flyer click here

Livestock Judging Contest - for link to flyer click here
Murray State University
Block & Bridle - “Shoes Up” Classic

1st Annual 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest
Saturday, April 27th 2024


Competition is open to 4-H and FFA Members. There is no limit on the number of teams that may come from a State, 4-H Club, or FFA Chapter.
Junior 4-H/FFA Division: 4-H and FFA members that are between 9 and 13 years old on January 1, 2024
Senior 4-H/FFA Division: 4-H and FFA members that are between 14 and 19 years old on January 1, 2024.

2.) Entry Fee: $20 per person, Make check payable to: MSU Block & Bridle. If you pay the day of the Contest it will be $25.  Entry Forms MUST be completed and Checks MUST be received by FRIDAY, APRIL 19th. Address to mail checks is BELOW. Entry form is available at: https://forms.gle/tG9PxVwDAbfJEvZDA
3.) There will not be a Novice Division, BUT those under 4-H age (less than 9 years old as of January 1st 2024) wishing to participate will be eligible to “move up” and compete in the Junior 4-H/FFA Division.

4.) The Junior 4-H/FFA Division and the Senior 4-H/FFA Division will consist of a maximum of ten (10) members per team and a minimum of three (3) members per team with the top three (3) scores constituting the team score. Coaches may choose how you wish to enter your team members in regards to the number of members that you have. States, 4-H Clubs, and FFA Chapters may have multiple teams.

If JUNIOR AGE 4-H/FFA MEMBERS wish to “move up” and enter the SENIOR 4-H/FFA Division that WILL BE ALLOWED.
Junior 4-H/FFA Division: Will consist of 12 placing classes and 3 sets of 10 questions
Senior 4-H/FFA Division: Will consist of 12 placing classes and 4 sets of oral reasons
6.) Teams are to report to the William “Bill” Cherry Ag Expo Center Lobby (2101 College Farm Road, Murray, Kentucky 42071). Team check-in/final instructions will take place from 8:00am – 8:30am, with the Contest to start promptly at 8:45am.
7.) You WILL be able to add Contestants the day of the Contest, for $25 per contestant and you may substitute contestants for no additional charge as long as your check was received by APRIL 19th.

8.) All contestants must have a #2 lead pencils. All contestants must bring their own notebooks or paper for taking notes for oral reasons and questions. Participants will be provided a contestant number that will identify them throughout the duration of the Contest.
9.) Since members from a county may be in the same group, please instruct your members about not talking to anyone but a group leader. Talking or conferring during the contest is prohibited. The contestant cannot wear any markings, clothing items or jewelry that reveals identity or area of residency. Personal communication devices are prohibited. Contestants talking to anyone but a group leader may be disqualified.
10.) Contestants will be allowed twelve (12) minutes to evaluate all classes. Signals will be given to start the class and at various intervals to indicate time remaining. When the final signal is given, contestants will turn their back to the class.
11.) Lunch will be provided for all contestants during a break period in the contest.
12.) The Executive Committee of the Murray State University Block & Bridle Club will interpret and enforce all rules contained here within and will rule on any other matters that may occur, of which, their decision will be final.
MAIL CHECKS (made payable to Murray State Block & Bridle) TO, and FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jason P'Pool Murray State University 304 South Oakley Applied Science Building Murray, Kentucky 42071, Cell: 334-703-1047 Email: jppool2@murraystate.edu.


  • 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
    • Shannon Smith
    • Chadd Smith
  • Jefferson
    • Chris Jarrett
    • Shawna Brinson
  • Jr. Leaders
    • Sylvia & Roger Clinton
    • Wes Richardson
  • Kidding Around
    • Megan Nowling
    • Jerry Lubbehusen
  • Shooting Sports
    • Jody Schultheis
    • April Sircy-Carrico
    • JR Crew
    • Jason Hedrick
    • Gordon Keith
  • Spurs & Saddles
    • Lancy Shaw
    • Lauren Wininger
  • Sugarland Club
    • Kendra Harner
  • Swine Time
    • Michaela Chambers
    • Laura Chambers
  • UnderDogs
    • Kensay Babrick
    • Kristin Ferguson
  • Vikings - Meets in Montgomery
    • Heather Madison
    • Jessica (Jess) Barber

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 Wes Richardson. 
Additional Volunteer information - Click Here 

 Current Volunteers may re-enroll using this link - 4-H Online

October 1, 2023

4-H Enrollment Begins

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

Enrollment is easy as  1,  2,  3

1. Enroll on or after October 1, 2023 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
  • Family assistance is available for those in need

3. Step By Step Directions

New Member - Please contact the office at 812-254-8668

2023-2024 4-H Board of Directors Listing

Barr-Reeve - Kelly Cummings and Chadd Smith

Bogard - Travis Yoder

Elmore - Jerry Lubbehusen

Harrison - Scott Armes - Chairman

Madison & Van Buren - Eden Bault

Madison & Van Buren - Brandt Lawyer

Steele - Mike Nowling

Veale - Paul Flint

Washington - Tara Parsons and Kevin Frette

At-Large - JJ Arney

Treasurer - Eric Lane

Ext. Homemakers - Sylvia Clinton - Co. Chairman

Farm Bureau - Phil Flint

Extension Board Representative - TBD

Grounds Committee Representative - Chance Berry 

At Large, Livestock Chairman - Josh Dove



Schedule of Meetings
Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7 PM, unless otherwise noted. 
Meetings will be in the Food Court or the 4-H Exhibit Building pending number in attendance.
4-H Grounds
Address: 4H Way, Washington, IN  47501
  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • June 11



January - pending

February - pending



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