4-H Youth Development


4-H prepares young people to be leaders in their community and around the world through hands-on experience alongside their peers and caring adults. 4-H began over 100 years ago and has grown into the largest youth development program in the nation. 4-H delivers research-based programming around positive youth development. 4-H is delivered through America's 109 land-grant universities.  In Indiana, 4-H can be found in all 92 counties as delivered through Purdue Extension.                                                                     

4-H Mission: The Indiana 4-H Youth Development mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world.

4-H Vision: Indiana 4-H Youth Development strives to be the premier, community-based program empowering young people to reach their full potential.

Contact Us

Purdue Jasper County Extension
2530 N McKinley Ave, Ste 1
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-5741

Your Educator

Peyton Newman

Peyton Newman

Purdue Extension Jasper County
Extension Educator - 4-H & Youth Development
2198664962 (fax)

Insight Book

Insight Book

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2024 Insight Book

The 2024 Insight Book covers information on project guidelines, Jasper County 4-H projects, educator contact information, important dates, and more.

View Insight Book

4-H Information

Projects that still require paperwork to be turned in at project check-in


General Record Sheet

Optional Record Sheets and Manuals

2023 information

This course is mandatory for all beef and dairy cattle, swine, sheep, meat goats, dairy goats, poultry, and rabbit exhibitors. You will not be allowed to show at county and/or state fair without completion of this class. Register on 4-HOnline under the Events tab. The cost is $3 for the in-person class and $12 for the online YQCA course.

If you plan on showing at any National shows, please check their quality care requirements. National shows will not accept this Indiana Quality Care certificate, only YQCA which will only be offered online.