About St. Joseph County 4-H

St. Joseph County 4-H offers projects for children in grades 3-12 and supports Mini 4-H in children in grades K-2. 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. 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

Brittni Gendron
County Extension Director, 4-H Youth & Development Educator
bgendron@purdue.edu
574-235-9605

4-H Calendar

Now Hiring - 4-H Youth and Development Educator

As a 4-H Youth Development Educator, you will help young people see themselves as unique, resilient, life-long learners who actively participate in their own future - setting personal goals and practicing self-determination. 4-H Youth Development Educators work with community partners to create and develop educational opportunities centered on science, citizenship and healthy living.

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Handbook

Handbook

2022 4-H Handbook
2021-2022 St. Joseph County 4-H Handbook

Read our handbook for information on county projects, contact information, and much more!

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Each club has a club coordinator who is responsible for setting up club meeting times and locations. Although the majority of the 4-H clubs in St. Joseph County are named by township, 4-H members are not required to join their township club. Rather, members are free to choose which club they would like to join. 

Centre Township

Clay-Edison Township

Olive Township

German Township

Greene Township

Liberty Township

Lincoln Township

Madison Township

Penn-Harris Township

Union Township

Warren Township

 

 

4-H Project Superintendents plan meetings, speakers, and support youth in their project area. Call our office today 574-235-9605 or email jafreela@purdue.edu to get more info.

New Adult Volunteer Instructions

New Youth Volunteer Instructions

Volunteer Application

All 4-H members enrolled in these livestock projects: Beef, Dairy, Dairy Feeder, Goats, Lambs, Poultry, Rabbits, and Swine will need to participate in the YQCA program in order to be able to show at the St. Joseph County 4-H Fair and/or the Indiana State Fair. 

YQCA Website

4-H Projects

4-H Projects

State Projects
State 4-H Projects

Read our handbook for information on county projects, contact information, and much more!

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County Project
Aquatic Science
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Collections
Collections
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Dairy
Consumer Dairy
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Cooking
Creative Cooking
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Cupcake Decorating
Cupcake Decorating
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Fire Science
Fire Science
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Horseless Horseman
Horseless Horseman
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Memory Achievement Box
Memory Achievement Box
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Microwave Foods
Microwave Foods
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Model Diorama
Model Diorama
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Model Railroad
Model Railroads
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Strawberry
Strawberry
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Team Sports
Team Sports
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Weed Identification
Weed Identification
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Mini 4-H

Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade. St. Joseph County supports the mission of Mini 4-H by offering children the opportunities to gain new friendships, explore their curiosities in finding out the way in which things work, practice motor skills, and working with others.

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