4-H Youth Development

What We Do

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.

In Indiana, 4-H can be found in all 92 counties as delivered through 
Purdue Extension. Community clubs, afterschool programs, school enrichment, camps/workshops, and special interest programs are all ways youth across Indiana can be involved with the 4-H program.


Contact Us

Purdue Spencer County Extension
1101 E County Road 800 N
Chrisney, IN 47611

(812) 362-8066


Spencer County 4-H Quick Links

Find information below on enrollment, projects/4-H Handbook, club contact information, and more.

4-H Members and Volunteers enrollment: https://v2.4honline.com/ 

4-H Online 2.0 Family Enrollment Guide

4-H Enrollment Flyer

For 4-H Club locations and meeting schedules, see the 4-H Club info tab below.  

4-H Projects

State Projects (eligible to be chosen for state fair exhibit) - Aerospace, Arts and Crafts – General,  Arts and Crafts – Fine Arts, Arts and Crafts – Needlepoint, Arts and Crafts – Models, Beekeeping,    Cake Decorating, Child Development, Computer Science, Consumer Clothing, Electric, Entomology,  Fashion Revue, Floriculture, Foods – Baked & Preserved, Forestry, Garden, Genealogy, Geology,  Health, Home Environment, Photography, Sewing, Shooting Sports, Small Engine, Soil & Water Science, Sportfishing, Tractor, Vet Science, Weather & Climate Science, Wildlife, Woodworking

County Projects (exhibited at the county fair only) - Abraham Lincoln, Barbeque, Bicycle, Chess,  Clogging, Collections, Create-A-Mix, Creative Writing, Farm Scene, Hay, Recycling, Scrapbook, Table Tennis

Animal Projects (animal exhibit at fair not required) - Beef, Cat, Dairy Cattle, Dog, Horse, Meat Goat, Poultry, Pygmy Goat, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine

For specific project requirements, see the 4-H Project Handbook below:

2023-24 4-H Project Handbook


Spencer County 4-H Clubs and Leaders

For club contact information, please contact us at (812) 362-8066 or pcocheno@purdue.edu

Chrisney 4-H Clovers

Sammie Ambs

Joel Weber


Mariah Hill 

Dionne Keller

Michelle Dilger

Brian Pund


Dale Boys & Girls 4-H Club

Rhonda Tempel

Ashley Tempel


Richland West                     

April DeFur                         

Kelly Kuchenbrod

Evanston Community Clovers

Michelle Foertsch

Jennifer Keller


Richland East / Dog Club

Wendy Taylor


Vickie Snyder

Crystal Kemper

Jill Ebert-Lasher


South Spencer                

Margie Benton                   

Jessica Bolen

Lamar / Santa Claus Lucky Clovers

Adrienne Held

Karen Schulte


Trailblazers Horse & Pony      

Morgan Hale                         

Kris Hale   

Christine Broster

Scott Broster 

Need more information?

Find out more about 4-H Youth Development programs and activities in Spencer County at the link below or by calling (812) 362-8066.

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