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 2022-2023 4-H year began on October 1st. Be sure to follow the link below to enroll in 4-H Online. Thanks to the generosity of the Harrison County 4-H Council, all state enrollment fees have been covered for the year.

Welcome to Harrison County 4-H!

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Enroll in 4-H Today!

Thanks to a generous donation from the Harrison County 4-H Council, enrollment fees are FREE for...

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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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Extension Calendar

Click the button below to view all of Purdue Extension: Harrison County's upcoming events.

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4-H Handbook 2023

The 4-H Handbook includes all of the information you need to participate in Harrison County 4-H.

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Upcoming/Current Events

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Fowl Play Poultry 4-H Club Book Drive

Book Drive for residents of Hickory Men’s Treatment Center of Corydon

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February Challenge Kit

Stop by the Extension Office to grab a challenge kit for a chance to win a special prize!

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Super Shooters Workshops and Meetings

This is a shooting sports club that typically meets Sundays at the Floyd County Conservation Club...

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Mini 4-H schedule
Mini 4-H Programs

Save the Dates for these fun and educational Mini 4-H programs for the rest of the 2023 year!

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Junior Pork Day at Purdue

Junior Pork Day at Purdue on Saturday, March 4th at Land O’ Lakes, Inc. Center Lobby (New...

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Livestock Weigh-in Day

Livestock Weigh-In Day will be on March 6th at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.

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Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Fun Show

Lucky Horseshoes 4-H Club will be hosting a Fun Show on April 8th at the Harrison County...

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4-H Performing Arts Contest

The Harrison County 4-H Performing Arts Contest will take place on April 14th at 6:00pm.

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Livestock ID Day

Livestock ID Day will take place on May 4th at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.

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Goat Showmanship Workshop

Any meat/dairy goat participants are welcome to participate in the Goat Showmanship Workshop on...

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Spring Horse Career Development

(Horse Bowl, Hippology, Horse Communications and Horse Judging) - Registration Links Included

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Pottery Workshop

Purdue Extension Harrison County invites ALL youth from 3rd-5th grade to participate in the...

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Garden Decorating

ALL youth in grades K-2 are invited to attend the Garden Decorating Workshop on May 10th from...

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Fowl Play Poultry Club

Fowl Play 4-H Poultry Club First Meeting of 2023! Thursday, January 26th @ 6:30pm Harrison...

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Horse Bowl and Hippology

Interested in horses and horsemanship? New to 4-H or Horses? Don't own a horse? Don't...

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Mini 4-H Ancestor Detector

Mini 4-H'ers are invited to attend the Ancestor Detector Workshop with Miss Mary on March...

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Southeastern Indiana 4-H LLama and Alpace Invitational
Southeastern Indiana 4-H LLama and Alpaca Invitational

Save the Date Saturday, May 20th Southeastern Indiana 4-H Llama and Alpaca Invitational

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LQC
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.

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What's Been Happening in 4-H

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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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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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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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Wizarding World of 4-H

November 8th, 3rd-8th graders arrived to Cloverwarts to learn many skills of becoming a wizard.

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Harrison Hoosiers Trunk or Treat

Harrison Hoosiers 4-H Club passed out candy at Trunk or Treat at Lanesville on October 29th

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Cat Mummies

October 26th, students learned about mummification, the role of cats in past cultures, and...

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4-H Awards Banquet

Tuesday, October 25th, Harrison County 4-H members gathered in the Windell Ag Building at the...

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Lanesville/ St. John's Ag Day

Friday October 21st, Purdue Extension and Harrison County Farm Bureau took Ag Day on the road for...

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Ag Days

On Wednesday and Thursday, October 5th and 6th over 400 third grade students in Harrison County...

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Vet Camp

Thanks to ALL of our volunteers who made Vet Camp Fall 2022 a success.

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Ag Days Fall 2022

Thank you to the Barks Family for bringing their cow, Baby Girl to Ag Day at the Harrison County...

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Mini 4-H Graduation

The 2nd annual 4-H Mini’s graduation ceremony was held Sept 28th at the Purdue Extension...

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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

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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 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.

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
  • 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

 

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.

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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:

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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 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 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.
  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.

 

YQCA:

YQCA for this year is in the process of being updated. Details to come. 

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.

YQCA for 2022-2023 is in the process of being updated.

 

  • 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.