Harrison County 4-H

 Welcome! The 2021-2022 4-H Program Year starts on October 1st. Traditional 4-H Members, Mini 4-H Members, and Adult Volunteers must enroll each year to participate in the program.

 

Upcoming 4-H Events

 

Contact Us

Purdue Extension Harrison County

812-738-4236

247 Atwood Street

Corydon, IN 47112

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4-H Workshops

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Mini 4-H Graduation

September 28th, 6:00 @ Purdue Extension Office. 3rd graders graduate to Traditional 4-H. RSVP...

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4-H Awards Banquet and Council Elections

Oct. 25th Starts at 5:30 @ Wendell Ag Bldng, Fairgrounds. RSVP required

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Vet Camp

On October 11th, ALL 3rd through 5th graders are invited to explore the vast world of veterinary...

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Mummy Cat Workshop

October 26 @ 7:00 Open to All Ages. Learn the history of cats, make "spooky" plush...

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Saturday With Santa

Saturday with Santa. Grades K-2 December 3rd 10:00-noon at the Extension Office. Xmas Fun! Bring...

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4-H Mini Stone Soup

Stone Soup November 16 @ 5:30 Grades K-2 Youth collaborate to prep and cook, each contributing to...

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Wizarding World of 4-H

Wizards are invited to the Cloverwarts School of Science and Imagination!

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Leathercraft

Purchase from a variety of supply kits. Tools and Instruction provided. 9:00-3:00 January 7th

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4-H Newsletter

The Harrison County 4-H CloverPrint Newsletter comes out bi-monthly along with an April Update....

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Harrison County 4-H Handbook

Harrison County 4-H families! It’s here! The 2021-2022 Harrison County 4-H handbook is...

2022 Handbook
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Harrison County Council Members

The primary purpose of the 4-H Council is to provide a non-formal educational 4-H program for the...

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Lucky Horseshoes Donates to Crusade for Children

The Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club donated $150.00 for the 'Crusade for Children' to the...

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2022 Hellbender Release

4-H'ers Aid in Helping the Hellbender in the Blue River

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4-H Snow Plow Design Underway!

The Harrison County 4-H Snow Plow design team met Aug 2nd putting their creative minds at work!...

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Cheese Identification Workshop

The Eat, Drink, and Be Dairy Spark Club met again tonight and learned how to identify cheeses by...

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Indiana Master Naturalists Participate in Service Projects

Congratulations to all of the Indiana Junior Master Naturalists for all their hard work and...

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Harrison County 4-H Well Represented at Area II Dairy Contest

Harrison County 4-H was well represented at the Area II Dairy Judging Contest at the Peter's...

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Vet Camp Spring 2022

The 2022 Harrison County 4-H Vet Camp was a great success!

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4-H Enrollment

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

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WHAT IS MINI 4-H?

Mini 4-H is designed to introduce you and your child to the 4-Hprogram. Mini 4-H Members do not attend club meetings or keep records, though being involved with a club may 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 PROJECT CHOICES

  • 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

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!

 

 The NExt mini Workshop: Painting without a Paintbrush!

September 14 at 5:30 PM.

RSVP's required as class size is limited! Call 812-738-4236 or email Miss Mary at feve@purdue.edu

 

Project Home Page

WHAT ARE 4-H PROJECTS?

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.

 

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 Clubs in Harrison County

Blue River All Stars

Fowl Play Poultry Club

Golden Clovers

Harrison County Color Guard

Harrison County Dog Club

Harrison County Junior Leaders

Harrison County REX (Robotics)

Harrison Hoosiers

Hoosier Stockman

Lucky Horseshoes

New Amsterdam Clovers

South Central Leftovers

Super Shooters

Tic Tac & Sew

Click Here for Club Leader Information

 

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.

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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 Online

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.

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4-H Trips & State Programs

Harrison County 4-H Fair

Harrison County 4-H Fair

 

Fair Entry is now OPEN for active 4-H members to enter their projects and animals for the 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 20

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. If you are not in active status, check to see if you have paid your $15 state enrollment fee (Mini's do not apply)
  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 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.

 

See the attachment for Fair Entry Instructions!

 

4-H Fair

 

NEW THIS YEAR: YQCA UPLOAD

4-H members showing livestock! You will be asked to upload your YQCA certificate ONCE at the beginning of registration. All 4-H members will be asked this question. If you are NOT showing livestock, disregard. If you are showing livestock, this is where you will upload your certificate. 

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Example of YQCA question

 

Fair Entry is now OPEN for active 4-H members to enter their projects and animals for the 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 20

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. If you are not in active status, check to see if you have paid your $15 state enrollment fee (Mini's do not apply)
  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 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.

 

See the attachment for Fair Entry Instructions!

 

 

NEW THIS YEAR: YQCA UPLOAD

4-H members showing livestock! You will be asked to upload your YQCA certificate ONCE at the beginning of registration. All 4-H members will be asked this question. If you are NOT showing livestock, disregard. If you are showing livestock, this is where you will upload your certificate. 

Example of YQCA question

4-H Animals & Livestock

What is YQCA?

To exhibit livestock (beef cattle, diary cattle, swine, sheep, meat goats, diary goats, poultry, including eggs, and/or rabbits), 4-H members must be certified through the Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) program. This is an ANNUAL program that can be completed via online modules or in-person trainings.

In person certification costs $3.00, however the Harrison County 4-H Council sponsors these certifications through coupons that may be picked up at the Extension Office. One coupon per 4-H member who is showing livestock or eggs.

 

Important Update

 The YQCA database has changed. The new website is www.yqcaprogram.org. Attached are instructions for you to create an account, register for an in person course, and printing your certificate.

If you were already given a coupon code prior to March 28:

 If you already received a coupon code from the Extension Office and have not used the code to registered for a course, you will need to exchange the code for a new one. Call the Purdue Extension Office at 812-738-4236 or email a staff member with your old code and we will assign you a new one.

 

Already Took the YQCA Course this Year?

Already took the YQCA for this year? See the instructions below to create your YQCA account, and see the instructions for Submitting and Printing your Certificate.

 

If you don't already have a coupon code

Call the Purdue Extension Office if you do not have a YQCA coupon code.

 

Need to Register for a Course?

If you need to register for a course, be sure you have a valid YQCA coupon, create an account, and register for an in person training. See instructions attached.

 

You may be asked to complete a course pre-test before you take the training, as well as a post-course survey after the training. If you need any more assistance navigating the new website, please email help@yqcaprogram.org.

 

 

Create an Account and Adding a Child

Purchasing and Exchanging Coupon Codes

YQCA Training Opportunities:

 April 26 at 6:00 PM

Livestock 101 Series: Health Care, April 14

  • 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.