Knox County 4-H

4-H is an extracurricular, volunteer led, family-oriented program.

Regular 4-H offers membership for youth in 3rd-12th grade. Youth in kindergarten-2nd grade can participate in Mini 4-H. 

4-H is for youth from urban, suburban, and rural communities.

4-H helps young people develop life skills and learn by doing. A life skill is an ability that one can use in everyday life. The basic life skills are building self-confidence, developing an inquiring mind and making decisions, setting and meeting goals, relating to other people, developing a concern for the community, and developing leadership skills.

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4-H Pledge 

I pledge
     My head to clearer thinking.
     My heart to greater loyalty.
     My hands to larger service, and
     My health to better living.
     For my club, my community
     My country, and my world.  

Knox County 4-H

WHAT IS 4-H?

In 4-H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us. 4-H empowers young people with the skills to lead for a lifetime. It’s a research-based experience that includes a mentor, a hands-on project, and a meaningful leadership opportunity.

4-H programs are grounded in the belief that kids learn best by doing. Kids and teens complete hands-on projects in areas like science, health, agriculture and civic engagement, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. Kids can concentrate on one focus area or they can try a variety of programs throughout their 4-H experience.

Regardless of the project area, all 4-H programs include mentoring and career readiness as core elements.

Through life-changing 4-H programs, nearly six million kids and teens have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all. For more than 100 years, 4-H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better.

OUR VALUES

4-H MISSION: To empower youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults while also creating sustainable community change

4-H VISION: A world in which youth and adults learn, grow, and work together as catalysts for positive change

HOW: Through the power of youth; eeffective organizational systems; access, equity, and opportunity; extraordinary opportunities to learn; exceptional people; and innovative practices

OUR TEAM & CONTACT US

OUR 4-H TEAM

CONTACT US
  • Call us at 812-882-3509
  • Or visit our office Monday-Friday between 8 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

ENROLLMENT

4-H (GRADES 3-12)

4-H VOLUNTEERS 

MINI 4-H (KINDERGARTEN-2ND GRADE)

MINI 4-H

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Mini 4-H'ers: Kindergarten-2nd grade

PROJECTS

  • Crafts
  • Bicycle
  • Collections
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dog
  • Farm Animals
  • Foods
  • Forestry
  • Gardening
  • Horse & Pony
  • Models
  • Me & My Pet
  • Plants & Flowers
  • Poultry
  • Rabbit 
  • Sewing
  • Sun, Stars & Space
  • Whales & Dolphins
  • Wildlife

PROJECT MANUALS 

  • Project manuals are available at our office, 4259 N Purdue Rd, Vincennes, IN  47591

CLUBS

  • Decker St. Thomas
  • Knox County Dog Club
  • Knox County Horse & Pony Club
  • Knox County Jr. Leaders
  • Knox County Livestock Club
  • Knox County Rabbit Club
  • Knox County Tractor Club
  • Monroe City
  • North Knox 4-H Club
  • North Knox Mini 4-H Club
  • Vigo Powers 4-H Club
  • Vincennes Little Rascals & Vincennes Mini 4-H Club

4-H PROJECTS

The asterik* indicates a county project. 

  • Aerospace
  • Animal Education
  • Arts & Crafts: Any Other Craft: Genera
  • Arts & Crafts: Fine Art
  • Arts & Crafts: Model Craft
  • Arts & Crafts: Needle Craft
  • Beef
  • Beekeeping
  • Cake Decorating
  • Cat
  • Child Development
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Construction & Architectural Replicia (AKA: Construction Toys & Farm Scene)
  • Consumer Clothing
  • *County Project: Card Making
  • *County Project: Collections
  • *County Project: Create-A-Mix (Listed under Foods)
  • *County Project: Creative Writing
  • *County Project: Cupcake Decorating (Listed under Cake Decorating)
  • *County Project: Crops (AKA: Corn, Wheat, Soybeans)
  • *County Project: Fashion Design
  • *County Project: Gift Wrapping
  • *County Project: Microwave Cooking (Listed under Foods)
  • *County Project: Recycling
  • *County Project: Scrapbooking
  • *County Project: Sewing for Fun
  • *County Project: Sports
  • *County Project: Wearable Art
  • *County Project: Welding
  • Dairy
  • Dog
  • Electric
  • Entomology
  • Fashion Revue
  • Floriculture
  • Food - Baked & Preserved 
  • Forestry
  • Garden
  • Genealogy
  • Geology
  • Goat
  • Health
  • Home Environment
  • Horse & Pony
  • Llamas & Alpacas
  • Lawn & Garden Safety & Operator Skills
  • Photography
  • Poultry
  • Performing Arts
  • Rabbit
  • Sewing - Wearable & Non-Wearable
  • Sheep
  • Shooting Sports
  • Small Engine
  • Soil & Water Science
  • Sportfising
  • Swine
  • Tractor Safety & Operator Skills
  • Veterinary Science
  • Weather & Climate Science
  • Wildlife
  • Woodworking
  • Zero-Turn Mower Safety & Operator Skills 

PROJECT MANUALS

  • Project manuals are available at our office, 4259 N Purdue Rd, Vincennes, IN  47591

PROJECT SUPPLIES FOR SALE IN OFFICE

  • Foam Core Poster Board - $3.50
  • Poster Board Sleeves - $1.00
  • Salon Sleeve - $1.00
  • Electric Kit I - $8.50
  • Electric Kit II - $16.00
  • Bug Vials - $.50
  • Bug Pins - $.05

ANIMALS & LIVESTOCK

PREMISE ID

  • All 4-H livestock youth are required to obtain a premises ID from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH).
  • Visit BOAH's FAQ page for more details.
  • Obtain a premises ID from BOAH by visiting their website here.

ANIMAL ID: 4-H ONLINE

  • All Animal ID information will be posted shortly. All Animal ID information will need to be completed via 4-H Online by May 15, 2023.
  • In order for your animal to be eligible to show at the Knox County 4-H Fair and/or the Indiana State Fair, your animal needs to be identified on the 4-H Online database.

YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

  • All 4-H members enrolled the following livestock projects will need to participate in the YQCA program in order to be able to show at the Knox County 4-H Fair and/or the Indiana State Fair: Beef, Dairy, Dairy Feeder, Goats, Lambs, Poultry, Rabbits, and Swine. The completion deadline is May 15, 2023. To sign up, visit https://yqcaprogram.org/  and use your 4-H Online information.

VACCINATION FORMS

LEASE FORMS

IMPORTANT DATES

  • 4-H Enrollment opens October 1, 2022
  • 4-H Enrollment closes January 15, 2023
  • 4-H Scholarships are due by January 25, 2023
  • 2023 Knox County Fair: July 14-21
  • 2023 Indiana State Fair: July 28-August 20
  • YQCA Training TBA  (Must attend one only)
  • Livestock Tagging Date May 6, 2023 for goats, poultry, rabbits, and sheep.
  • Project drop & add May 15, 2023
  • Animal ID Deadline May 15, 2023
  • Fair Entry Opens June 1, 2023
  • Fair Entry Closes July 5, 2023

 

4-H VOLUNTEERS 

ENROLLMENT

TRAINING

  • Please complete the 4-H volunteer training as soon as possible

QUESTIONS

  • To learn more about becoming a 4-H volunteer, contact Mitch Wagoner or mwagone@purdue.edu

SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS

SCHOLARSHIPS

  • 4-H Senior year Scholarship - Due by January 25, 2023
  • 4-H Accomplishment Scholarship - Due by January 25, 2023
  • 4-H Club Scholarship - Due by January 25, 2023

AWARDS

  • 4-H - 10-year Member Award

QUESTIONS

  • To learn more about any scholarships or awards, contact Mitch Wagoner at 812-882-3509 or mwagone@purdue.edu

4-H OPPORTUNITIES

Come back to learn more about exciting 4-H opportunities in 2022!

TRIPS

CONTESTS

JUNIOR LEADERS

JUNIOR 4-H COUNCIL MEMBER

4-H Club Meetings

4-H Club Meetings

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Club Meetings

Click here for information on Knox County 4-H Club meetings.

4-H Club Meetings

2022 4-H Handbook

2022 4-H Handbook

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2022 Knox County 4-H Handbook

Information on 4-H project guidelines.

2022 4-H Handbook