Monroe Co. 4-H

Welcome to the Monroe County 4-H page!

This page contains info regarding 4-H clubs, projects, leaders, volunteers, 4-H Camp, and fair information.  Let us know if we need to add or update any information by sending an email to Clint at  

2024 Monroe County Fair dates:
4-H Events JuNE 29-July 7, 2024, but the fair officially runs July 1-7, 2024

Contact Us

Clint Deck, Extension Educator - 4-H Youth Development

4-H enrollment is NOW OPEN!

4-H Enrollment will begin for the 2023-2024 year on October 1, 2023! Traditional 4-H Members, Mini 4-H Members, and Adult Volunteers must enroll each year to participate in the program.

Click here to enroll!

4-H Enrollment Information

Enrollment in Indiana 4-H opens every year on October 1. Please try to be enrolled and have your clubs picked by January 15 so you can get the most out of all the opportunities 4-h has to offer!

Mini 4-H is available to youth grades K-2. The fee is just $5.00!

Regular 4-H is available to youth grades 3-12 and has a $20 enrollment fee per member.  

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. 

The Monroe County 4-H program offers more than 60 projects for area youth. Check out our 4-H Handbook and our rules & requirements to learn about all the opportunities to dive into topics you enjoy. 

Your 4-H club in Monroe County serves as your home base. There are many community and project-based clubs to pick from. Your club leader will pass along relevant information to you throughout the year, and they're a great resource to ask any questions you may have.. You can attend any club meeting that you'd like, so you can choose a club outside of your neighborhood or only join a livestock club if their meeting schedule is more convenient for you.

Purdue Extension Monroe County is located at 3400 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401. We are open Monday- Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We are closed during County Government Holidays and voicemail is available during non-business hours. Our phone number is 812-349-2575.

The Monroe County 4-H program uses the FairEntry system for registering all projects to be exhibited at the fair, checking in projects, recording results, and communicating that information to the Indiana State Fair. All projects (animal, building and mini 4-H projects) must be registered by June 5th in order to show at the Monroe County Fair, using the online FairEntry website.

Step-By-Step FairEntry Instructions


Monroe County 4-H Resources

This is a very helpful place to start for new members!

4-H Handbook

The 2024 4-H Camp will be held June 2-5. Information can be found at

4-Hers who are currently enrolled in grades 3-8 and enrolled in the Monroe County 4-H program for 2024 are eligible to attend 4-H camp.




Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training was developed with Indiana 4-Hers in mind. This program is a grassroots initiative formulated and facilitated by Purdue Extension, the Purdue Animal Science Department, and industry affiliates.

The Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program is a comprehensive training REQUIREMENT for all 4-H youth participating in beef, dairy, goats (all types), poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine. This is both a county and state requirement. Failure to complete this training will result in youth unable to exhibit their animals at the county and/or state fair.

The goal of the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program is to help youth understand their responsibility in increasing consumer confidence, animal stewardship, and overall gaining and applying pertinent information and credibility, relating to food systems.

Monroe county training dates

Please call the Extension Office (812-349-2575) to learn more about ways to complete your Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training requirement.



The success of Monroe County 4-H depends on volunteers. Our volunteers are hardworking, dedicated, giving individuals who have been through legal screening process as prescribed by Purdue University.

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Monroe County 4-H Volunteer! Here are the steps you will need to take in order to become an approved volunteer for our organization.


  1. Go to and enroll as an Adult volunteer.
  2. Once all of your information is entered, you will need to complete the Youth Safety Training that should pull up before submitting your application. If you have trouble with the training pulling up on your computer, please call the Extension Office & we can provide you with a paper form of it. This training is required for every adult volunteer each year.
  3. Once your references and background checks come back to us, you will then be an approved volunteer for Indiana 4-H.
Please see instructions on Enrolling as a NEW Adult Volunteer.


Please be sure that you re-enroll each year on Our program year starts October 1st. Please see instructions on how to Enroll in 4-H Online as a Returning Adult Volunteer.

Minor Safety Training is mandatory for all Monroe County 4-H Volunteers each year.

Please contact the Monroe County Extension Office with any questions. Become an Indiana 4-H Volunteer!


2024 Exhibit Hall & Livestock Projects - Rules & Requirements

If you have a question about a project, please call the Extension Office at 812-349-2575.

Can't find what you're looking for? Try the Indiana 4-H Website!

Call us for a list of county-level projects!

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.

The NON-COMPETITIVE learning environment for Mini 4-H includes:​

  1. Planned learning activities in which children are invited to be active and explore materials and ideas without the pressure of completing a specific product or exhibit.
  2. Low adult/leader to child ratio that allows time for adults/leaders to provide individual, positive encouragement and assistance.
  3. Simple, interesting activities that are fun.
  4. Encouragement of children to participate in a group activity by sharing and or displaying their activity projects.
  5. Rewards that are identical and/or ribbons of the same color for everyone.

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