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 began on October 1st. 

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



Meet the Educator!

Anna Denny

Anna Denny

Purdue Extension Harrison County
4-H & Youth Development Educator
247 Atwood St. Corydon, IN 47112

Anna Denny, a native of Harrison County, is delighted to work in her hometown. With a 10-year background in 4-H, she grew up showing horses and rabbits. Anna holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from Murray State University. Her journey with Extension commenced in 2015 with a summer internship in our office. Following her graduation, she served as our Extension Program Assistant for four years before transitioning to a 4-H Extension Agent role at the University of Kentucky in Breckinridge County.

Anna operates and owns a Katahdin hair sheep farm in the county. In her free time, she loves hiking with her dog, Gus, exploring the outdoors, and being a fun-loving aunt to her niece and nephew.

Anna is thrilled to re-engage with her local community and develop the 4-H program to benefit the youth, mirroring how the program shaped her into the professional she is today.

Welcome to Harrison County 4-H!

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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Harrison County 4-H Guides

New Member Guide

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

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FairEntry Guide

Need some guidance on how to enter your projects into FairEntry? Check out this FairEntry Guide!

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mini 4-H guide
Mini 4-H Guide

Mini 4-H is for youth in grades K-2nd. Read the Mini 4-H Guide to learn more!

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volunteer guide
4-H Volunteer Guide

Interested in becoming a 4-H Volunteer? Read through the 4-H Volunteer Guide for help!

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Career Development Event Guide

What is a Career Development Event? Learn more about CDE's in this guide!

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4-H Animal Guide

Showing animals in 4-h for the first time? Take a look through this packet for useful...

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Poster Project Tutorial

This 4-H Poster Tutorial Video will guide you through the 5 general steps and guidelines of...

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Now Available!

Now Available!

Harrison County 4-H Handbook

The 2023-2024 Harrison County 4-H Handbook is now available! This handbook has ALL of the guidelines and details for every project and animal. Check it out!

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Prepare for the 4-H Fair

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2024 Harrison County 4-H Fair Dates

The news we have all been waiting for... 2024 Harrison County 4-H Fair Dates and Schedule

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Project Manuals Available

Stop by the Harrison County Extension Office to pick up your 2024 project manuals and necessary...

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Livestock Auction: Save the Date!

Show your support at the Harrison County 4-H Livestock Auction on Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 PM at...

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Facilities Manager

The Harrison County 4-H Council is searching for a volunteer Facilities Manager to ensure 4-H...

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Upcoming/Current Events

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Poultry Blood Testing Night

Bring your birds to the 4-H Poultry Blood Testing Night on June 6th from 6-8pm at the Poultry Barn.

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Horse and Pony Important Information

This document contains A LOT of important information regarding 2024 updates, announcements, and...

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Mini 4-H Day Camp: Down on the Farm

Howdy Y’all! Mini Day Camp will be on July 10th and 17th! Registration opens on May 9th at...

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Cat Show

Save the Date for the Harrison County 4-H Cat Show on July 19th!

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Horse and Pony Fair Show

Save the Date for the Harrison County 4-H Horse and Pony Fair Show from July 19th-21st!

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Dog Show

Save the Date for the Harrison County 4-H Dog Show on September 29th!

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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

Mini 4-H Greenhouse & Seedcraft Workshop

There are times when it’s good to get dirty!

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FairEntry 101
FairEntry 101 Class

FairEntry 101 was without a doubt, very helpful to the 4-H families who attended and gained a...

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Horse and Pony Vaccination Clinic

The 2024 Horse and Pony Vaccination Clinic was a success on April 9th!

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Lucky Horseshoes Fun Show

The Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club Fun Show was an absolute success with almost 40 participants!

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Hiking Spark Club: O'Bannon Woods

All 4-H youth are invited to participate in the Hiking Spark Club at O'Bannon Woods State...

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Harrison County Performing Arts Contest

4-H Performing Arts Event is a non-competitive event designed to allow 4-H members to exhibit...

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Lucky Horseshoes Meeting w/ Dr. Pepin

March 14th at 6:30pm in the Extension Office, Veterinarian Dr. Pepin will be coming to the Lucky...

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Mini 4-H "What is Decoupage" Workshop

Join Miss Mary on Wednesday, March 13th for another Mini 4-H workshop that is sure to be filled...

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Carcass Workshop

10 youth participated in the 4-H Carcass Project Workshop on March 9th.

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Junior Leaders Valentines Day Gathering

On February 19th, the Harrison County Junior Leaders enjoyed a Valentine’s Day party at the...

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Junior Leaders February Community Service

The Harrison County 4-H Junior Leaders served hot meals at a local church as a part of their...

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egg demonstrations
Fowl Play Poultry Club: Egg Demonstrations

The Fowl Play Poultry Club had their Egg Demonstration Night to show the different ways eggs can...

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4-H Milk Quality and Products

Congratulations to the Harrison County 4-H team of Asher, Fletcher, and Isabelle Abner!

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Lucky Horseshoes 2024 Meetings

Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at the Extension Office

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Hoosier Stockman Garment Bags

The Hoosier Stockman 4-H Club learned how to sew their own garment bags at their meeting!

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Blue River All Stars 4-H Club

The Blue River All Stars 4-H Club had their annual Valentines Day Pizza Party Fundraiser on...

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What's Inside My Cat?

Dive into the fascinating world of cat anatomy on January 16th at 6pm at the Extension Office.

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Horse Judging Camp: Texas A&M

Harrison County 4-H Youth participated at Texas A&M Horse Judging Camp at Hamilton Southeast...

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Mini 4-H Felt Craft

The 4-H Mini Felt Craft class held on Wednesday, March 13 was filled with Felt, Flowers, Finger...

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Cozy Candles Workshop

Extension Program Assistant, Jocelyn Faith, led several youth through the process of how to make...

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Horse and Pony Color Guard Annual Bake Sale

Harrison County 4-H Horse and Pony Color Guard had their Annual Bake Sale at Tractor Supply on...

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Harrison Hoosiers Holiday Cookie Decorating

Harrison Hoosiers 4-H Club had their Christmas Cookie Baking on December 12th. Everyone had a...

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Hoosier Stockman Horseshoe Ornaments

The Hoosier Stockman 4-H Club has certainly started getting into holiday spirit by creating...

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Lucky Horseshoes Community Service

Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club made blankets for kids at Harrison County Hospital for a community...

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Saturday with Santa

Oh what fun it was to attend 4-H Mini’s Saturday with Santa! The morning was filled with...

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State Forestry Competition

Congratulations to the Harrison County 4-H Forestry Team winning 7th in the whole state!

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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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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

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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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 4-H Graduation

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

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Agriculture Days

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

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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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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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Latest Cloverprint Newsletter

Latest Cloverprint Newsletter

Latest Cloverprint
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 and we will help you find a club that fits your needs!



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


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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:


Enrollment will open on October 1st and ends on May 15th.

4-H Enrollment Instructions


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 a Purdue educator.
  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.