Harrison County 4-H

WHAT IS Harrison County 4-H?

4-H provides kids with community, mentors, and learning opportunities to develop the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and in their communities.

     Welcome to Purdue Extension-Harrison County 4-H! Our traditional 4-H program is open to ALL youth from grades 3-12. Mini 4-H is offered to ALL youth grades K-2. 4-H programming is designed to serve the varied interests of ALL youth in our community. 4-H members, guided by adult volunteers, participate in hands-on, all-inclusive programming in order to develop skills they will use for a lifetime. Purdue Extension-Harrison County provides opportunities for youth to experience 4-H through community clubs, in-school and after-school enrichment programs, 4-H camps, workshops, projects, community service, and more! 

Be sure to check this page regularly for upcoming events and important announcements!

Open enrollment for the 2023-2024 4-H year begins on October 1st. 

Click below to view the Harrison County Extension Calendar for upcoming events:



Welcome to Harrison County 4-H!

New Member Guide

Just enrolled in 4-H and not sure what to do next? Read through this New Member Guide to help you...

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Enroll in 4-H Today!

Open Enrollment begins October 1st for the 2023-2024 year!

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Mini 4-H

Mini 4-H is for youth in grades K-2nd. There are so many fun and educational opportunities for...

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Become a 4-H Volunteer!

Click below to download the volunteer application and instructions!

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4-H Council

4-H Council facilitates the 4-H program planning for Harrison County, including program...

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What We Do

There are many ways to get involved in 4-H, here are a few examples!

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Upcoming/Current Events

How to CDE

Learn more about what CDE’s are, how to start a team, and what kind of contests are available

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horse judging
Horse Judging Camp

Interested in Horse Judging? Develop your skills at the Texas A&M Horse Judging Camp in...

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Fowl Play Poultry Club Collecting Donations of Men's Winter Hats and Gloves

Drop off all donations at the Harrison County Extension Office Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

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4-H Scholarships

4-H Scholarship applications are open for submission!

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Livestock Tagging Training

Livestock Tagging workshop scheduled for November 21st will be postponed due to impending updates...

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4-H Volunteer Orientation

Volunteer Orientation workshop scheduled for November 21st is cancelled. Thank you to all of our...

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aquatic science
Aquatic Science SPARK Club

Unfortunately, Aquatic Science Spark Club has been cancelled due to low participation.

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Saturday With Santa

Ho ho ho! RSVP to visit Santa when he comes to town on December 2nd at the Harrison County...

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Painting and Pastries: Winter Gnomes

All 3rd-8th graders are invited to join Jocelyn Faith to paint winter gnomes at the Painting and...

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healthcare 101
Healthcare 101

Healthcare 101 scheduled for December 9th is cancelled at this time. We hope to be able to share...

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Cozy Candles Workshop

Youth in grades 6-12 can learn how herbs and essential oils can be used for aromatherapy in the...

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felt craft
Mini 4-H Felt Craft Workshop

All youth in grades K-2nd are invited to the Mini 4-H Felt Craft Workshop on January 10th.

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Sewing Project Workshop

Calling all sewing enthusiasts, novices, and those curious to craft with fabric!

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horse bowl
Horse Bowl and Hippology CDE

Join the Horse Bowl and Hippology team to compete in a quiz contest made up of questions...

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Fowl Play Club Meeting Schedule

Meetings will resume in January 2024. We meet at 6:00pm on the fourth Thursday of the month,...

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Hoosier Stockmen 4-H Club Meetings

Attention 4-H'ers! Hoosier Stockman 4-H Club has scheduled fun activities for the next few...

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Robotics Club: Open to New Members!

Want to learn more about robotics and technology? Come join us and learn how to build your own...

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What's Been Happening in 4-H

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Color Guard at Light-Up Corydon

Harrison County 4-H Horse and Pony Color Guard participated in the Light-Up Corydon Parade on...

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Bountiful Breakfast Cooking Class

Save the date for the Mini 4-H Bountiful Breakfast on November 8th or 15th!

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Painting and Pastries: Winter Gnomes

Our Extension Program Assistant, Jocelyn Faith, taught another successful Painting and Pastries...

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possibility playground
Harrison Hoosiers 4-H Club at Possibility Playground Grand Opening

Harrison Hoosiers 4-H Club was there to celebrate the grand opening of the new all-inclusive...

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electric camp
Electric Camp

3rd-5th graders learned about the exciting world of electricity on November 7th, 2023.

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Awards Banquet

On October 24th, Harrison County 4-H members gathered in the Windell Ag Building to take part in...

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trail ride
Lucky Horseshoes Fall Trail Ride

It was a great weekend with beautiful weather for 4-H’ers at O’Bannon Woods State...

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mini graduation
Mini 4-H Graduation

many proud parents and grandparents gathered to watch several of last year’s Mini 4-H 2nd...

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Vet Camp
Vet Camp is Back Again!

On October 12th, once again, several youth learned a variety of skills and knowledge of the life...

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ag days
Agriculture Days

All third graders in Harrison County are invited to participate in Ag Day.

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dog show
4-H 2023 Dog Show

Congratulations to all of the participants, human and canine, of the 2023 4-H Dog Show. The...

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Carnival for Cancer

The 47th Annual Carnival for Cancer was held Friday, September 15th, 2023 at Fountain Church.

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cow painting
Painting and Pastries

Holy cow! Our Extension Program Assistant, Jocelyn Faith, taught the Painting and Pastries class...

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Mini 4-H Adventures In Painting

Our Mini 4-H’ers got excited experimented with new ways to create art! We let them get as...

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horse show
Horse and Pony Completion Show

Congratulations to all of the 4-H contestants who exhibited all of their hard work with their...

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mini day camp
Mini Day Camp

Mini Day Camp July 12th, 2023. This year's theme was Hawaiian Luau!

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Nature Camp

July 17-18: This educational hands-on event investigated habitats, water ecology, and include...

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Fashion Revue

Heads were turning at the Harrison County Fashion Revue Contest on June 16th at 1:00pm

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stock the trailer
Fight the Hunger, Stock the Trailer

Woohoo! Harrison County collected over 3000lbs of food for Farm Credit's Fight the...

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food demo
Food Preparation, Demonstration, and Preservation Contest

The Food Preparation, Demonstration, and Preservation Contest will be June 22nd at 6:00pm.

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dairy judging
Area 2 Dairy Judging Invitational

Harrison County 4-H was well represented at the Area II Dairy Judging Invitational at the Green...

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gaited workshop
Gaited Horses Workshop

Morgan Askins joined Horse and Pony members May 18th for a Gaited Horse Workshop.

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tie dye
Tie Dye Workshop

On May 10th, our new Tie Dye masters learned all about tie dye and how to combine the 3 primary...

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mini garden
Mini Garden Decorations

Mini 4-H’ers met on May 10th to get down and a bit dirty making garden decorations just in...

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after school
South Central 4-H After School Enrichment Program: May

This month, the South Central 4-H After School Enrichment Program learned about recycling and...

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performing arts
Area 2 Performing Arts Contest

The Area Two 4-H Youth Performing Arts Contest was held April 28 at the 4-H Community Building at...

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public speaking
State Horse and Pony Public Speaking Demonstrations

Great Job and Congratulations to Emily Stansbury and Paige Schmelz who competed in State Horse...

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performing arts
Harrison County Performing Arts Contest

The Harrison County 4-H Performing Arts Contest was held on Friday night, April 14th, at the...

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livestock judging contest
Livestock Judging Contest

Congratulations to Harrison County 4-H members Ryder Kamer, Lilly Kintner, and Regan Kamer!

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poultry judging
Poultry Judging Contest

Congratulations to the Poultry Judging teams from Harrison County that participated in the Area...

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fun show
Lucky Horseshoes Fun Show

16 riders from Mini to Standard 4-H had a blast brushing the dust off at the Lucky Horseshoes Fun...

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vet camp
Vet Camp

A special thanks to veterinarian Dr. Sharon Christie for sharing your experiences and knowledge...

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after school
South Central 4-H After School Enrichment Program

During the month of March, South Central 4-H After School Enrichment Program focused on Animal...

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horse judging
Middle Tennessee State Horse Judging Contest

All of our 4-H'ers did an amazing job in their very first judging event

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Mini 4-H Ancestor Detector

A group of 4-H Mini members tried climbing their family trees to become Ancestor Detectors!...

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Pottery Workshop

The Pottery Workshop on March 8th proved that getting your hands dirty can result in some really...

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enrichment program
South Central 4-H After School Enrichment Program

February is Heritage Month for the South Central 4-H After School Enrichment Program.

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Leather Craft
Leather Craft Workshop

The Leather Craft Workshop on February 18th as a huge success.

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Horse Judging Camp

The Harrison County 4-H Horse Judging Team had lots of fun at Hamilton Southeast High School with...

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Equine Conformation and Fault Workshop

Students gathered to learn how to evaluate horse structure and how it relates to soundness.

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cookie baking
Harrison Hoosiers 4-H Club: Happy Holidays!

Harrison Hoosiers 4-H Club had their Christmas Cookie Baking on December 13th. Everyone had a...

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Congratulations to the Blue River All Stars Forestry Team of Asher Abner, Fletcher Abner, Lilly Kintner, and Regan Kamer. This team placed 3rd in the junior division out of 12 teams at the Area II Forestry Contest. Regan Kamer placed 5th individually. They also competed in the State Forestry Contest on Dec. 10th at Purdue University. Thank you to the 4-H Council for providing lodging!
Blue River All Stars Forestry Team

Congratulations to the Blue River All Stars Forestry Team of Asher Abner, Fletcher Abner, Lilly...

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The 4-H Horse and Pony Colorguard dressed up themselves and their horses for the Halloween parade in Downtown Corydon
Horse and Pony Color Guard @ Corydon Halloween Parade

The 4-H Horse and Pony Color Guard dressed up themselves and their horses for the Halloween...

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Paper Quilling Workshop

The Paper Quilling Workshop took place on December 10th and resulted in some beautiful Christmas...

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forestry team
Harrison County 4H Forestry Team Area II Contest

Congratulations to the Harrison County Forestry Team of Elizabeth Uhl, Michael Abel, Savannah...

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Our Harrison County  4-H Dog Show took place November 13th! Congratulations to all our handlers. You've worked hard and it showed! (Obedience came down to a half point tie breaker!) A special thank you to our judge, Sue Pfrank  and our leader Theresa Stilger who coached everyone to perfection, and to the parents and volunteers. Watch for upcoming dog events after the holidays!
Harrison County 4-H Dog Show

Our Harrison County 4-H Dog Show took place November 13th! Congratulations to all our handlers....

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Etiquette Dinner

We had a beautiful evening of etiquette and learning in Harrison County 4-H!

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Saturday with Santa

On December 3rd, twenty-four Mini 4-H’ers had fun creating different ornaments/decorations...

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Latest Cloverprint Newsletter

Latest Cloverprint Newsletter

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Latest Cloverprint Newsletter

The Cloverprint is Purdue Extension Harrison County's 4-H Newsletter. These newsletters are sent out bi-monthly. If you would like to receive a mailed or emailed newsletter, please contact our office manager, Mary Eve at 812-738-4236 or...

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What is Harrison County 4-H?

4-H Enrollment will be open on October 1st.

The deadline to enroll in 4-H is May 15. The traditional 4-H program is for youth in grades 3 through 12. The Mini 4-H Program is for youth in grades K-2.

Members will go to v2.4HOnline.com to enroll in the Harrison County 4-H program each year. Here, they will designate a 4-H Club, and add their projects. If you're unsure what club your child would like to join, please feel free to call the Purdue Extension Office at 812-738-4236 or email Rebecca Wilkins at wilkin33@purdue.edu and we will help you find a club that fits your needs!

4-H Online Family Enrollment Guide



Mini 4-H is designed to introduce you and your child to the 4-Hprogram. Mini 4-H Members are not required to attend club meetings or keep records, though being involved with a club is encourage and will be beneficial to the child as older 4-H members can help them learn about 4-H. Most projects can be completed with items found in your home. This is an excellent way for children to learn by doing and exhibit a project at the fair. Mini 4-H members also have the opportunity to attend workshops and a day camp just for Mini 4-H'ers during the summer.  Mini 4-H is open to ALL youth grades K-2.


  • Bicycle
  • Collections
  • Crafts
  • Creative Writing
  • Cupcakes
  • Dinosaurs
  • Entomology
  • Farm Animals
  • Foods Forestry
  • Garden
  • Genealogy
  • Horse and Pony
  • Horseless Horse & Pony
  • Models
  • My Pet and Me
  • Photography
  • Plants & Flowers
  • Sewing
  • Small Animals
  • Space
  • Trees
  • Whales & Dolphins
  • Wildlife Adventure
  • Woodcraft
  • Any other areas of interest

Read your Mini 4-H project manuals for poster instructions, fun activities, and great ideas for what to make for the fair. Be creative, make new friends, and above all, have FUN!


 Call 812-738-4236 or email Miss Mary at feve@purdue.edu



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 th​e youth to learn about that topic in a social environment. Each project has different levels that 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.

As you complete your projects use 4-H-620-W "My Record of 4-H Achievement" to keep detailed records of your exhibits. ​Click here for a Microsoft Word version of the "My Record of 4-H Achievement."

There is no limit to the number of projects youth can sign up for, however, we suggest starting out with one or two your first year. If you know what project(s) you are looking for, check out the 4-H project homepage and search for a category.


County-Only 4-H Project List

State Eligible 4-H Project List

Mini 4-H Project List

Animal Project List


What is a 4-H Club?

A 4-H Club is an organized group of at least five youth from three different families who meet regularly with adult volunteers or staff for a long-term, progressive series of educational experiences. The purpose of a 4-H club is to provide positive youth development opportunities to meet the needs of young people to experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity- the Essential Elements- and to foster educational opportunities tied to Land Grand University knowledge base.



4-H Online/Enrollment

4-H Online is the online enrollment and registration system for Indiana 4-H. This is where you enter family and individual information that is used by both the county and the state 4-H offices to manage and record your participation in th 4-H Youth Development program. The deadline to drop or add projects is May 15th. The system will open back up on October 1st when the new 4-H program year begins.

Click the button below to visit 4-H Online:


4-H Volunteers

The success of 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 Harrison County 4-H Volunteer! Here are the steps you will need to take in order to become an approved volunteer for our organization.

  1. Download or come to the office for a paper application form. This form gives us permission to contact your reference and complete background checks.
  2. Once your references and background checks come back to us, you will need to interview with the county educator, Rebecca Wilkins.
  3. After your interview, please go to v2.4HOnline.com and enroll as an adult 4-H Volunteer.
  4. During your online enrollment process, please complete the Youth Safety Training per Purdue University Policy. This training is required for every adult volunteer each year.


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 Harrison County 4-H Volunteers EACH YEAR.

4-H Trips & State Programs

Harrison County 4-H Fair

What is Fair Entry? FairEntry.com is our fair management system. This is where you let us know which projects you intend to bring to the fair. It allows us to print project tags, lets the superintendents know how many animals you are bringing, and much more. It does connect with 4Honline and it will only let you enter classes for projects you are signed up for.  It will also have your enrolled project animals available to place into the proper class, so be sure all of your animals are enrolled BEFORE you try to place them in classes.  If they aren’t in 4HOnline, they will not be available in FairEntry. (Dogs and cats use paper forms. This does not apply to individual poultry.)  


Fair Entry Deadline: May 22

4-H Online Deadline: May 15


Mini 4-H Members: You may use FairEntry, but it's not required. It's good practice to become familiar with the system when your 4-H member goes into the 3rd grade.


Here are some steps you will need to take before going to Fair Entry:

  1. Make sure your enrollment is in active status.
  2. Make sure you're enrolled in the project on 4-H Online.
  3. Make sure that you've entered your animal ID information on 4-H Online. This includes beef, dairy cattle, goats, sheep, horses and ponies, rabbits, cats, dogs, and swine.

NOTE: Try not to enter your animal ID information on 4-H Online and register the same animals on Fair Entry at the same time of the day, especially after office hours. Purdue Extension Office Staff must do imports throughout the day so that Fair Entry recognizes the data from 4-H Online. We only do imports Monday through Friday, between 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. If you plan on doing both of these tasks at once during office hours, email or call the office to let us know so that we can do an import. Imports may take a few minutes to process, so if you don't see your animal that you've entered on 4-H Online pop up as an animal option on Fair Entry, wait a few minutes and try again.


Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care and YQCA:

Youth in grades 3-12 showing Cattle, Poultry, Sheep, Goats, Swine, or Rabbits at the County Fair or the Indiana State Fair are required to complete this training for exhibition. Call the Extension Office to sign up for a training date. 

Alternatively, IN 4-H will accept online YQCA certification for 2023. If you choose to complete the YQCA option, you will register for the online course at https://yqcaprogram.org/. The cost of the online YQCA course is $12. After completing the course, you must email your certification to the 4-H Educator to receive credit.

4-H Animals & Livestock

What is Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care?

Youth in grades 3-12 showing Cattle, Poultry, Sheep, Goats, Swine, or Rabbits at the County Fair or the Indiana State Fair are required to complete this training for exhibition.

Alternatively, IN 4-H will accept online YQCA certification for 2023. If you choose to complete the YQCA option, you will register for the online course at https://yqcaprogram.org/. The cost of the online YQCA course is $12. After completing the course, you must email your certification to the 4-H Educator to receive credit.

  • All 4-H livestock youth are required to obtain a premises ID from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH).
  • Visit BOAH's FAQ page for more details.
  • Obtain a Premises ID from BOAH by visiting their website HERE.

All Animal ID information will be posted shortly. In order for your animal to be eligible to show at the Harrison County 4-H fair and/or the Indiana State Fair, your animal needs to be identified on the 4HOnline database.