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

Instructions: Family Enrollment GuideNEW YouthReturning YouthNEW Adult VolunteerReturning  Adult Volunteer

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

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:  

4-H Scholarships - Applications are due January 25. Call us if you have any questions.

 Howard County Google Drive Docs: 

Exhibit Cards

Project Record Sheets

Volunteer Paperwork

Vaccine Forms

Animal Lease Form


4-H Online Animal ID Instructions

Animal ID Requirements 


2022 Fair Dates : July 11th - 16th : Fair Schedule (Google Calendar)

Contact Us

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

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