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 - 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

Enroll Now in 4-H for 2021 - 2022

Early enrollment maximized all the experiences, trips, and opportunities that 4-H has to offer.

Enrolllment is easy as  1,  2,  3

1. Enroll on or after October 1, 2021 at 4-H Online 
  • Guide to enrolling as a NEW youth member
  • Guide to re-enrolling a Youth member


 2. Program Fees For Daviess County
       If, assistance is needed for program fees, please call the office, 812-254-8668.


  • 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
3. Enjoy all 4-H has to offer while obtaining friends, skills & knowledge for a lifetime.

Link to State 4-H Projects Only - Click Here


County Only Projects - If there is a project manual it will be provided in the links below with the exception of Small Animals, those are available at the office and are not downloadable.  Please feel free to print and copy those listed below as needed.  


See the Daviess County 4-H Handbook for all exhibit guidelines

Questions, please call the office at 812-254-8668

Please note the files below are currently PDF files but will be converted to word documents as soon as possible.  Please contact the office at 812-254-8668 if you need a word document sent to you.


 If you would like to pick up project manuals in the office please use this google doc link


Abe Lincoln

Americana  - -  No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.

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 - No manual.  See Handbook for Guidelines.


Daviess County - Mini Manuals

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

Updated Electric & Robotics 11/8/2021


Abraham Lincoln






Farm Animals




My Pet & Me



Plants & Flowers






Wildlife Adventure


Mini Livestock - see handbook for guidelines & important information



4-H Scholarships - not just for seniors

Scholarship applications can be fearful, stressful and sometimes a bit confusing.   Please don't fret!  The 4-H Extension Staff is here to assist you every step of the way.  Should you have any questions, need help with finding information or proof reading, please contact the office today, 812-254-8668! 


  • REMINDERS for Scholarships
    • 4-H Scholarships will be available to start working on as of October 1, 2021.
    • 4-H members may apply for the 4-H Accomplishment scholarship their Sophomore year!
    • 4-H scholarships are due January 25, 2022


Trick or Treat - October 31, 2021 - 4-H will participate in the Drive-thru event at Eastside Park in Washington. 

  • 5:00 PM - 8 PM or until candy is gone.
  • This is a drive-thru event and all attendees must remain in their vehicles at all times

Event is hosted by Washington Parks & Recreation



Nov. 9 - Board Of Directors meeting,  7 pm at the 4-H exhibit building

Nov. 16 - 4-H awards, Choice awards and Ach. medals presentations,  

    6:45 – 7:15pm, – 4-H Exhibit bldg.

Nov. 16 - 4-H Leaders update and training meeting 7:30pm, Exhibit Bldg.

Nov. 18 – In-person volunteer training, 6:30 pm, Exhibit Bldg.

                Livestock committee meetings, 7:30 pm, Exhibit Bldg.

Nov. 30 – Blood Drive in Honor of Tara, 4-H Exhibit bldg., 1-7 pm



Dec. 31 – 2022 Design entries must be at the Extension Office



4-H Show - July 11, 2022 thru July 23, 2022

  • Blue Ribbon Wranglers 
    • Cindy Barber
    • Valerie Clarke
  • Classy Clovers
    • Aaron Korff
    • Leader #2 - Please call and speak to Jane Ann at 812-254-8668 if interested
  • 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
    • Jerry Lubbehusen
    • Megan Nowling
    • 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 

Returning 4-H Volunteers may re-enroll here - 4-H Online

2021 4-H Board of Directors Listing

Barr-Reeve - Kelly Cummings and Clint Fuhs

Bogard - Chance Berry - Chairman

Elmore - Jerry Lubbehusen

Harrison - Scott Armes

Madison & Van Buren - Kelly Ferguson and Bryan Woodruff - Vice Chairman

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 - Brent Baker

Livestock Representative - Josh Dove

Jr. Leader Representative - TBD


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 22, 2022 - Livestock & Directors Meeting - TBD time & location


August 2021 - Click here for minutes

September 2021 - no meeting

October 2021 - Click here for minutes

 November 2021 - Click here for Livestock Meeting Minutes

Save the Date for 4-H Camp!

Grades 3 - 6

Camp will be held June 13, 14, and 15th at the Historic Santa Claus Campground



4-H Camp Counselors

Are you currently in grades 9-12 and would you like to fill a leadership role as a 4-H Camp Counselor? 

If so, please contact the Daviess County 4-H Extension Office and ask for Jane Ann Beard or Sylvia Clinton for additional information and an application.  Office number is 812-254-8668