Noble County 4-H and Youth

What is 4-H? 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.

Who Can Join 4-H?  4-H is for anyone and everyone in grades 3-12. Mini 4-H is for youth in grades K-2.

How Do I Join 4-H?  Youth must annually enroll online in 4HOnline (, our exclusive 4-H data management system.  The enrollment window is October 1-January 15.  We can help match you up with a 4-H club in your township or community and help you contact the club leader.  

For grades 3-12, the annual Indiana 4-H Program Fee of $15 and the Noble County Program Fee of $5, totaling $20, will be due at enrollment, and these fees will be collected via 4HOnline. Mini 4-H members in grades K-2 do not pay the state program fee, so their total is only $5. If you don’t have a credit/debit card or are not comfortable using your card online, we can make special arrangements at the Extension Office. Families who have more than three children participating in the program will only have to pay for three state program fees.

Contact Us

Purdue Extension Noble County 
109 N. York St.  
Albion IN 46701
(260) 636-2111

4-H Youth Development Extension Educator @ 

2024 Noble County 4-H Auction List

The Noble County 4-H Auction Committee would like to invite you to the: 2024 Noble County Fair 4-H Auction. Attached is the 2024 Noble County 4-H Fair Auction List. Join us on Friday, July 19th • Registration 8am-9:50am • Bidding starting at 10am goes until the last bid is called. • Located in the Merchants Building of the Noble County Community Fair Grounds. • This is a "Premium only Auction" • If you need to register as a bidder, you may do so at check in, please arrive early. Sale Order: 1. Sheep 2. Commercial Rabbits 3. Commercial Poultry 4. Beef/Beef Feeder/Dairy Steer/Dairy Feeder Steer 5. Swine 6. Dairy Goats/ Meat Goats * Specials—this category to include Egg Basket, Dairy Milk, Dairy Goat Milk, 4-H Livestock Judging Team, 4-H Dairy Judging Team, Livestock Committee/Club item and Queen Kiss (Queen has the option to participate or decline. Any proceeds from Queen Kiss must be donated to a 4-H club, group or building improvement which benefits 4-H). These Judging teams must consist of current Noble County 4-H members only. Placement of the Specials category in the sale rotation will be determined by the Auction Committee. Sale Order will rotate each year, and specials will be dispersed during the show at auction committees’ discretion.

2024 Auction Sale List

2024 Noble County Fair Resources

Please note- This is subject to change as needs arise. 


Friday, July 12

Saturday, July 13

Log Cabin

Mini Barn

Log Cabin

Merchants Building

Baked Foods

Preserved Foods

Microwave Cooking

Cake Decorating



BBQ Poster

Gingerbread House


Maple Syrup







Child Dev.




Soil & Water

Sport Fishing



Shooting Sports



Small Engine

Ag Tractor

Lawn & Garden

Poultry Poster

Llama/Alpaca Poster

Vet Science

Dog Poster

Cat Poster

Rabbit Poster

Home Environment

Arts & Crafts, General

Fine Arts

Needle Craft

Model Craft

Construction & Architectural

Llama/Alpaca Craft

Gift Wrapping


Aerospace/Model Rocketry

Pets Poster (Check-in Only)

Wood Science


Creative Writing Results

Do Your Own Thing

All Mini Projects

Fair Entry is your RSVP for the County Fair- What are you going to Exhibit this year?


Please fill out and return to the Extension Office by March 29th with a Photo if you want to be included in our awards night at fair. county/noble/4-h-youth-noble-county/updated-bio-page.docx

Volunteer of the year- Noble County 4-H Volunteer who has gone above and beyond  to help support our programs in 2024. Must be current approved volunteer in Noble County.

Due by June 17th 

Voting June 18th-June 26th 


This will be public vote, one vote per person with valid email. 

Noble County 4-H Legacy Award- Past or Present 4-H Volunteer who has made a lasting impact on the Noble County 4-H program. This person lives the 4-H code of conduct and inspires others to live the 4-H pledge.


This will be public vote, one vote per person with valid email. 

Noble County 4-H Activities and Clubs

  • Northeast Indiana 4-H Camp (June 5-7 2024) - This is offered in June at Epworth Forest in North Webster, IN and includes three days packed with fun and adventure.

        Camp Counselor Application found here: 


  • 4-H Round-Up (June 24-26, 2024) - This is offered in June to youth who have completed grades 7, 8, and 9.  Attendees will explore a variety of careers by attending classes created just for Round-Up attendees at Purdue University.  They will get a taste of college life and will live in a Purdue Residence Hall for two nights.  Youth will meet others from across the state and further develop their leadership skills.  Recreation events are planned in the evenings and blocks of free time allow attendees the opportunity to build friendships on their own.

  • 4-H Academy (June 12-14, 2024) - This is offered at Purdue University in June to youth in grades 9-12.  It is designed to offer hands-on, exciting opportunities to dive deep into a 4-H'ers subject of choice.  Participants will meet and learn from professors, graduate students and other experts in their respective fields and participate in interactive activities and experiential learning.  Participants stay in a Purdue University Residence Hall for two nights while exploring the campus and meeting 4-H members from across Indiana.

  • State 4-H Band (June 22-24, 2024) - This is offered in June to youth who have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12.  Participants are selected by the State 4-H Band Director and Coordinator.  Participants spend three days improving their instrumental skills as they prepare for a concert band performance.
  • State 4-H Chorus (June 22-25, 2024) - This is offered in June to youth who have completed grades 9, 10, 11, or 12.  Participants are selected by the State 4-H Chorus Director and Coordinator.  Participants spend four days improving their vocal and choreography skills as they prepare for a show choir performance.

Visit the 4-H State Programs website for more program opportunities.



Objective: Junior Leaders allows youth to take on more of a leadership role, while making a difference in their community. Updated for 2024*

State Fair: No exhibit

  1. A 4-H member who is in the 7th grade thru 12th grade at the time of 4-H enrollment will meet the age requirements for Junior Leadership. A Junior Leader must carry and complete one project other than Junior Leadership during the current year.
  2. Application for membership must be in the Extension Office by the April 1st.
  3. To be eligible for Junior Leader perks, such as the yearly t-shirt, senior year scholarships, or other awards and recognition members must attend:
    1. Minimum of 1 in person Junior Leader meeting per year.
    2. Volunteer at least 1 Junior Leader sponsored event BEFORE fair (Clean ups, charity event, mini-camp, parade scheduled work time) per year.
    3. Volunteer at 1 approved event DURING fair (static project set-up, static project judging, livestock event you are not competing in, ice cream cabin, kids’ day activities, Extension office support) per fair as a JUNIOR LEADER not overlapping with another club or event volunteering.
    4. Must participate in 1 fund raising event (no minimum dollar amount required, just some form of participation) per year.
  4. Scholarship requirements:
  • Forms filled out and turned in to Junior Leader Coordinators by May 15th.
  • College or Trade School enrollment not required to be awarded.
  • Amount of scholarship based on participation and committee discretion and funds available

Please fill out and turn in enrollment forms by April 1st.county/noble/4-h-youth-noble-county/junior-leader-enrollment-form.pdf


January 27th 5-8pm Augusta Hills - Albion Area 4-H Junior Leaders Leadership Night

            Meet with other Junior Leaders from surrounding counties for a night of games, challenges and Leadership training. Great opportunity to share ideas and make new friends.

February 16th 6-8pm Community Service Night - Albion

            Noble County Junior Leaders are encouraged to put their work gloves on and load up some donations for the Central Noble Food Pantry. (See enclosed list for suggested items.) We will spend the evening learning about the Food Pantry program while doing some chores, cleaning, stocking and painting.

March 15th 6-8pm Civic Meeting Night

            Junior Leaders will meet with local law enforcement, first responders and community leaders to learn about effect communication, self defense, careers and government. Regular Junior Leader meeting to take place as well.

April TBD 5-8pm Fair Ground Clean Up Bonfire and Kick off Night

            Meet at the Noble County Fairgrounds, bring rakes and lawn tools to rake leaves and pick up sticks. Bonfire, hotdogs and marshmallows to follow with Kick Off Celebration surprise. Hosted by Junior Leaders but all 4-H’ers and volunteers are encouraged to come.

Details to come on the following dates:

  • May 17th 6-8pm Local Area Business Tour (TBD)
  • June 17th 8am-3pm Mini Camp at Noble County Fair Grounds
  • July 11-20th Noble County Fair Please sign up for Volunteer Times
  • August 24th Junior Leader Hosts Achievement Night & Club Awards
  • September 15th Wilderness Leadership Session TBD
  • October TBD 4-H Night at Roberts Farms
  • No meeting in November or December planned at this time.



SALE CLOSED FOR 2024- Thank you for your support! 


4-H Projects

4-H Projects

2024 Noble County 4-H Handbook

2024 Noble County 4-H Handbook