Putnam 4-H Program

What We Do

We build life skills that enhance youth in all facets of life including interpersonal relationships, guiding career paths, workforce readiness and improving the livelihoods of youth residents. One may have a 4-H experience in a number of ways. These include but are not limited to:

  • hands-on work related to a topic "project" where one may exhibit at the county or state level
  • attending club meetings with other youth and caring adult volunteers
  • participate in a county or state workshop like a photography workshop, 4-H Roundup or 4-H Academy at the Purdue campus or State Junior Leader Workshop right here at DePauw University.
  • A "SPARK" project or club is a minimum of 6 hours of guided and hands-on instruction with an opportunity at the end to share the experience with others
  • Community service learning projects like food drives, natural resource work days, assisted living residents, etc. 
     

LEARN MORE About Us

Contact Us

Purdue Extension Putnam County

12 Central Square

Greencastle, IN 46135

765-653-8411

Location Address: 152 East Columbia St

Contacts

Mark Evans, 4-H Youth Development Educator, mevans@purdue.edu 

Kim Beadles, Education Program Coordinator, kbeadles@purdue.edu

Kristy Straziscar, Office Manager, kstrazis@purdue.edu 


PROGRAMS

VISIT

It is time to sign up for the 2021-22 Putnam County 4-H program! The process is similar and the fees are the same as last year. If you are new to 4-H or have questions, always feel free to call the office at 653-8411 to have your questions answered or needs addressed. Regular 4-H is for grades 3-12 while Exploring 4-H (Mini 4-H) is for any 2nd grader as of January 1, 2022.

For grades 3-12 you may Sign up here for 4-H and you may also pay with a credit card as well. Some projects like Horse & Pony, Archery, and Dog close January 15 to new club members. Exploring 4-H youth (grade 2 mini 4-H) will have paper forms. These will be distributed during January school visits or be available online here in December. 

Coming soon a list of 4-H clubs with planned meeting dates and leader volunteer contact information. 

Indiana 4-H Foundation & Putnam County Community Foundation Scholarships

The Indiana 4-H Foundation scholarship website info is due January 25, 2022 and completed via 4honline. The Senior Scholarship is one that all seniors could apply and while there is not a list of specific Putnam County awards, there is this one application for all senior awards.

If you would like assistance or help in review of your documents, you may schedule a time with Mark to help you review by emailing him mevans@purdue.edu to set up a time. The key is don't wait until the last minute! 

The Putnam County Community Foundation Scholarships are due by January 21, 2022 by 5 pm and completed via their previously linked scholarship page.

If you would like assistance or help in review of your documents, you may schedule a time with Mark to help you review by emailing him mevans@purdue.edu to set up a time. The key is don't wait until the last minute! 

4-H Recruitment Video at School Visits

All Putnam County third grade classrooms will view our YouTube Putnam 4-H Program Video during school visits by Kim Beadles, Education Coordinator and Mark Evans, 4-H Youth Development Educator in October or November.