WELCOME TO HOWARD COUNTY 4-H!
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. To learn more about our Howard County 4-H program click here for our Family Resource Guide.
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:
- Family Enrollment
- New Youth Enrollment
- Returning Youth Enrollment
- Returning Adult Volunteer Enrollment
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.
Howard County Extension Office
120 E Mulberry St, Suite 105
Kokomo, IN 46901
4-H Help Links
Howard County 4-H Program Information
- General Information and Exhibit Rules
- Poster Requirements
- Livestock Exhibit Rules
- Livestock Auction Rules
- Showmanship Guidelines
- Livestock Show Attire
- Indiana State Fair 4-H Entry Information
- Determination of Violation of Rules & Regulations
- Activities, Awards, Trips, Workshops, and Scholarships
- 4-H Club T-Shirt Contest
- 4-H Online Animal ID Instructions
- Animal ID Requirements
- Animal Lease Agreement Form
- Animal Location Form
- Fair Entry Instructions
- Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care Information (QLC)
- Project Record Sheet (Beef, Goats, Llama/Alpacas, Horse & Pony, Sheep, and Swine)
- Project Summaries and Rules
- Vaccine Forms
- Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA)
- Exhibit Cards
- Activity Card (Child Development)
- Craft Card (Arts & Crafts, Construction and Architectural Replica, Farm Toy Scene, Fine Arts, LEGO, Model Craft, Needle Craft, Reed Basket, Sew For Fun, Wearable Arts, Wood Craft)
- Cake Decorating Skills Card
- Collections Data Sheet
- Cupcake Decorating Skills Card
- Fashion Revue Forms
- Home Environment Card
- Make With A Mix Recipe Card
- Recipe Card (Foods, Baked & Foods, Preserved)
- Sewing Skills Cards (Wearable & Non-wearable)
- Woodworking Skills Sheet
- Fair Entry Instructions
- Project Summaries
- Project Record Sheets
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reference Form (need 3 references)
Once you have properly filled out all the paperwork necessary to be a 4-H volunteer, follow these next steps:
- 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.
- Complete your online Child Safety Training in 4-H Online when prompted.
- Once you have submitted your enrollment, a Purdue Extension Howard County staff member will be in touch!