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

2024 4-H Show Schedule - click here

Click here for 4-H Online 

Click here for event directions 


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






Trip Application

4-H Trip Application - Due in the office by March 1, 2024




** 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

March 18 - Beef Tagging

May 15 - Animal Identification & Project Enrollment Deadline


Indiana Quality Care Livestock Training Dates - Daviess County

February 15 - North Daviess Jr./Sr. High - registration not required

March 26 - 4-H Grounds, 6 PM

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


Saturday, February 17th, 2024

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Community Building
Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds, Columbus, Indiana
Location: 750 S 200 West Columbus, IN
On Hwy 11 South, about 3 miles from Exit #68, I-65
Go to www.bartholomewcountyfair.com for directions

Food and Drinks available for purchase throughout the workshop
Exhibition type birds and standard-bred chicks will be available for purchase.

Check-in begins at 9:30, please use the link below to register. For questions or more information
contact: Matt John – 812.603.7722 or mjohn2@ivytech.edu

Workshop Topics
Exhibiting Poultry from a Judges Perspective
*Hands on experience for 4-H members – Do not bring your own poultry
Nutrition and Feeding for Exhibition Poultry
Protecting Your Poultry
Parent/Leader/Superintendent Round table discus

Use the link below to register by Feb. 16th. Registration is required and will help
our club plan for food.  Registration Link



Junior Pork Day
Saturday, March 2, 2024

Program Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 Registration – Fee $5.00 – Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Center Lobby (New Animal Sciences Meats
Lab), Purdue University, 720 Clinic Drive (off Harrison St.), West Lafayette, IN 47907

9:00 Welcome – Dr. Paul Ebner, Animal Sciences Interim Dept. Head – Purina Pavilion

Group 1 
Live Animal Evaluation 
How to judge prospect pigs, market hogs and breeding gilts
Evaluate 3 classes of swine

Group 2
Carcass Evaluation
Evaluating pork cuts & carcasses
Evaluate 3 meats

Group 3
Hands On Activities
Where’s Waldo? -- Tracking your pig and Biosecurity risks
Enrichment – It’s more than just toys

10:15 Groups Rotate

11:15 Groups Rotate

12:15 Lunch –Brats, chips, fruit, ice cream – Purina Pavilion

1:00 Afternoon Rotations (35 minute sessions – 5 min to walk)

Group 1 – BBQ across America

       Group 2 – Pork Family Feud

       Group 3 – Preparing for Show Day and Swine Showmanship

1:40 Groups Rotate

2:20 Groups Rotate

3:00 Announcements and Door Prizes – followed by awards – Purina Pavilion

This program is being supported by the Crossbred Classic, Indiana Swine Breed Associations, Indiana Pork Producers Assoc. and the Purdue University Animal Sciences and 4-H Departments. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Dr. Brian Richert – Extension Swine Specialist at 765-494-4837, brichert@purdue.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.

Enrolllment 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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