The Indiana 4-H Youth Development mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who will have a positive impact in their communities and the world. Howard County 4-H Youth Development strives to be the premier, community-based program empowering young people to reach their full potential. 

Please reach out to the Howard County Extension Office if you have questions about how 4-H works, need help finding a club or project, are interested in volunteering, or all of the above!

4-H Online Enrollment:  Enrollment opens October 1. Click here to get started or for more information!

4-H Online Instructions:

Important Dates to Remember:

  • October 1st: 4-H Enrollment Opens
  • May 15th:  Deadline to Add/Drop Projects
  • May 15th: Animal ID Deadline:  All Beef, Dairy, Goats, Sheep, Swine, Horses and Rabbits must be identified in 4-H Online. 
  • May 17th - June 1st: 4-H Fair Entry

Indiana State 4-H Website Link:

4-H State Static Projects and Livestock:  Underneath "Projects by Category",  find the project you are interested in and click the + to find the project details. Please see project summaries for additional requirements and resources.


Scroll down to get project summaries and more! 

Contact Us

Howard County Extension Office
120 E Mulberry St, Suite 105
Kokomo, IN   46901

4-H Help Links

 4-H online

Fair Entry

Fair Entry Registration Instructions


Fair Schedule Pic

Howard County 4-H Program Information

Howard County 4-H is looking for consistent and dedicated individuals to serve as 4-H club leaders and helpers, and in other roles within the program. We rely heavily on caring adults to deliver positive youth development experiences to our youth. Whether you are a 4-H newbie or long-time member, we need your time and talents to make a difference in the lives of young people in Howard County!

All new volunteers must complete an application and screening process and participate in training before becoming an official 4-H volunteer. Please download and complete the following forms and submit them to our office or email them to howardces@purdue.edu

Volunteer Application

Reference Form (need 3 references)

Adult Behavioral Form 

Once you have properly filled out all the paperwork necessary to be a 4-H volunteer, follow these next steps: 

  1. Create an account using our enrollment management website, 4-H Online, and add yourself as a new volunteer. Follow these instructions for new volunteer enrollment. Select your Volunteer Type.
  2. Complete your online Child Safety Training in 4-H Online when prompted.
  3. Once you have submitted your enrollment, a Purdue Extension Howard County staff member will be in touch!
Renew Your Volunteer Commitment Annually
To maintain your approved volunteer status, we will send you a notice each year to ask you to re-affirm your commitment by re-enrolling through your 4-H Online profile each October. It is a simple process, and as long as you follow the Adult Behavioral Expectations and re-enroll each October, your volunteer status will remain.