Martin County 4-H

4-H happens year-round, sign up now to get started

 

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. We are America’s largest youth development organization—empowering nearly six million young people across the U.S. with the skills to lead for a lifetime.

 

2022 Martin County 4-H Handbook

Contact Us

Purdue Extension Martin County
martinces@purdue.edu
2666 US Highway 50
Loogootee, IN 47553
(812) 295-2412

Martin County 4-H

This guide will answer all of your questions about 4-H!

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 Contents include: 

  • What is 4-H
  • How to Join
  • Online Registration
  • Learning Experiences
  • Club Information
  • Projects
  • Awards
  • 4-H Parents
  • 4-H Opportunities
  • 4-H Vocabulary
  • FAQ
  • Important Dates
  • Contact Information

 

 

 

 

RELATED FILES

Martin County 4-H 101 Guide

 

ONLINE ENROLLMENT

The quickest and easiest way to enroll in 4-H is by completing the enrollment online HERE.
The enrollment guides below contain step-by-step instructions of how to enroll online.

 

Guide - New 4-H Youth Member
Guide - Returning 4-H Youth Member
Guide - New Adult Volunteer
Guide - Returning Adult Volunteer

 

 PAPER ENROLLMENT

To enroll in 4-H using a paper form, print the following form, complete and return to the Purdue Extension Martin County office via the afterhours dropbox or in person during normal business hours. You mail also mail in the enrollment form. 

Form - Youth
Form - New Adult Volunteer
Form - Returning Adult Volunteer

 

 

MARTIN COUNTY, INDIANA 4-H CLUBS

Dream Team
Jacqueline Esch (812-295-4595) jacqueline_esch@hotmail.com
Krista Sims (812-296-0457) ixray298@aol.com
Karla Eckerle (812-295-6832) keckerle@frontier.com

Horse & Pony
Tom Kerr (812-583-8436) tommyk125@yahoo.com
Amy Thompson (812-247-2508) kiltigern@gmail.com
Shelly Peterson (812-202-0787) shellybrian817@gmail.com

Jolly Jug Rox
Mimi Hawkins hawkinsm@shoals.k12.in.us
Rhonda Sanders (812-247-2096) rhondaplace@aol.com
Audra Deckard (812-247-3391) audradeckard@hotmail.com

Jolly Juniors
Kathy Lingenfelter (812-709-1424) rklingenfelter@frontier.com
Teresa Mauder (812-486-6962) tmauder@outlook.com

Junior Leaders
Mitch Green (812-709-1524) mitchgreen902@gmail.com
Rhonda Sanders (812-247-2096) rhondaplace@aol.com

Martin County Marksmen
Chrystal Maschino (812-936-9805) chrystal.maschino@yahoo.com

Tractor Club
Larry Craney (812-709-8156) craneyih@live.com
Rick Mauder (812-486-7189) tmauder@outlook.com

 

Map of Martin County, Indiana 4-H Club Meeting Locations

 

The Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program has a variety of involve​ment opportunities available. We rely heavily on adults who care about the development of youth across the state in order to deliver positive youth development experiences to our youth. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and screening process and participate in training provided by your County 4-H Educator. Individuals annually reaffirm their commitment to serving as 4-H Volunteers.

To become a Martin County 4-H Volunteer, email Dena Held heldd@purdue.edu or call 812-295-2412.

For more information on becoming a volunteer, click the button below.
VOLUNTEER RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT

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10 Ways to Volunteer with 4-H

 

4-H Projects

WHAT ARE 4-H PROJECTS?

Members have the opportunity to learn more about a subject matter that they choose to study through completing hands on activities. We refer to these as projects. In order to enroll in a project, members must sign up for them at the time of enrolling in 4-H. Each project has a manual that guides the youth through the learning process as well as a set of guidelines that helps them meet the project requirements. We provide adult volunteers and staff who are knowledgeable on that particular subject who will often times provide workshops to allow th​e youth to learn about that topic in a social environment. Each project has a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level-this allows youth to build on their knowledge each year and continue to challenge their skills. Projects are meant to be worked on over time, providing an educational opportunity for youth outside of the classroom setting. Often times, youth will exhibit and display their project at a local county​ fair in order to show the community what they have learned. 

Follow the links below for information on each 4-H Project including project guidelines, record sheets, score cards, and more

4-H Projects 
(Grades: 3-12)

Aerospace
Animal Education (Posters: Cat, Dog, Llama, Poultry, Rabbit)
Arts and Crafts, General
ATV Safety and Operator Skills
Beef
Beekeeping
Cake Decorating
Cat
Child Development
Communications (Creative Writing, Demonstration, Presentation)
Computer Science (Graphic Design, Programming, Robotics)
Construction & Architectural Replica (Farm Scene, Legos)
Consumer Clothing
Dairy Beef
Dairy Goats
Dog
Electric
Entomology
Fashion Revue
Fine Arts
Floriculture
Foods
Forestry
Garden
Genealogy
Geology
Health
Home Environment
Horse & Pony 
Jr Leaders
Lawn and Garden Tractor Safety and Operator Skills
Leadership
Llamas and Alpacas
Llama and Alpaca Craft
Meat Goats
Mini 4-H (see section below)
Model Craft
Needle Craft
Photography
Poultry
Pygmy Goats
Rabbits
Sewing
Sheep
Shooting Sports
Small Engines
Soil and Water Science
Sport Fishing
Swine
Tractor Safety and Operator Skills
Veterinary Science
Weather and Climate Science
Wildlife
Woodworking
Zero-Turn Mower Safety and Operator Skills


MINI 4-H Projects
(Grades: Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd)

Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade. The goal of Mini 4-H is to help young children explore friendships outside the family; explore the way in which things work; practice both small and large muscle control; and think about the ways people work together on projects.

Arts & Crafts
Beef
Bicycle
Bugs
Cake Decorating
Cats
Collections
Construction Toys
Dinosaurs
Farm Scene
Foods
Forestry
Garden
Goats
Helping Mom & Dad
Horse & Pony
My Pet & Me
Models
Plants & Flowers
Poultry
Recycling
Rockets
Sewing
Sheep
Sports
Sun, Stars, & Space
Sunflowers
Swine
Trees
Weather
Whales & Dolphins
Wildlife