Howard County 4-H Youth Development

4-H began over 100 years ago, and has since grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experiences alongside their peers and caring adults. Backed by a network of more than 6 million youth, 540,000 adult volunteers, 3,500 professionals, and more than 60 million alumni; 4-H delivers research-based programming around positive youth development. 4-H is delivered through America's 109 land-grant universities and the Cooperative Extension Service reaching every corner of our nation.

4-H Online Enrollment:  Enrollment opens October 1. Go to the bottom of this page to enroll today!

4- H Online Instructions:

Family Enrollment Guide 

NEW Youth

Returning Youth

NEW Adult Volunteer

Returning  Adult Volunteer

 

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

2023 Fair Dates: July 10th- 15th 

 

For 4-H Scholarships click here:

4-H Scholarships

 

YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals is a national multi-species quality assurance program for youth with a focus on three core pillars: food safety, animal well-being, and character development. This program is required for members showing livestock to complete before June 15th. 

4-H Fair Entry - Enter projects you are taking to the fair from May 17th to June 15th. 

 

4-H Projects  

 

2023 Fair Schedule

 

Howard County Google Drive Docs 

Static Project Summaries

Animal Project Summaries and Rules

Exhibit Cards

Project Record Sheets

Mini 4-H Handbook

Mini 4-H Project Record Sheets

Jr. Leader Handbook

Volunteer Paperwork

Animal Location Form

Animal Vaccine Forms

Animal Lease Form

4-H Online Animal ID Instructions

Animal ID Requirements 

Fair Entry Instructions

 

 

Contact Us

Howard County Extension Office
120 E Mulberry St, Suite 105
Kokomo, IN   46901
765-456-2313
howardces@purdue.edu

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4-H Enrollment
4-H Enrollment

Enrollment starts October 1st.

Sign up!

4-H Grows Here
Howard County 4-H Clubs

We have 12 clubs that meet all over Howard County. Find one closest to you or you would like to participate in! 

Find a Club!

Family Resource Guide
Howard County Family Resource Guide

Our Family Resource Guide has all the information you need to know. From what 4-H is all about to how youth can benefit from a 4-H membership to project descriptions and more. 

Get Your Copy! 

4-H Enrollment
4-H Enrollment

Enrollment starts October 1st.

Sign up!

4-H Grows Here
Howard County 4-H Clubs

We have 12 clubs that meet all over Howard County. Find one closest to you or you would like to participate in! 

Find a Club!

Family Resource Guide
Howard County Family Resource Guide

Our Family Resource Guide has all the information you need to know. From what 4-H is all about to how youth can benefit from a 4-H membership to project descriptions and more. 

Get Your Copy!