Tipton County 4-H Youth Development
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.
Information regarding membership, 4-H Clover Leaf Newsletter, county and state projects is below.
Participate in the 4-H Project Spring Break Day Camp, to be held on Friday, March 24! Register by Thursday, March 16 at https://bit.ly/3STTsmv.
Purdue Extension Tipton County
1200 S. Main St.
Tipton, IN 46072
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4-H Program Information
4-H can be found in communities across Indiana including urban neighborhoods, suburban schoolyards, and rural communities. 4-H is open to all youth in grades 3-12 (Mini 4-H is offered to grades K-2 in most counties) without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, or disability. 4-H is for everyone!
4-H ENROLLMENT FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULT VOLUNTEERS IS ALWAYS OPEN VIA 4-H ONLINE!
We encourage you to sign up through 4-H Online between October 1st and January 15th of each year to get the most out of your 4-H experience.
4-H Online enrollment help:
- Enrolling in 4-H Online as a NEW 4-H Youth Member
- Enrolling in 4-H Online as a NEW 4-H Volunteer
- Enrolling in 4-H Online as a RETURNING 4-H Youth Member
- Enrolling in 4-H Online as a RETURNING 4-H Volunteer
- Tipton County Family Resource Guide
- Tipton County Mini 4-H Information Pamphlet
- 2023 Tipton County 4-H Fair Schedule- July 12-16
- 4-H Check list (can also be found on pages 22 and 23 of the Family Resource Guide)
- My Record of 4-H Achievement- the "stiff sheet" that should go in the front of your record book
- 2023 Achievement Points Form- due by September 1, 2023
- 2023 Tipton County and Indiana 4-H Scholarship Information letter
- County and State Scholarship Information Chart
- State 4-H Scholarship information- includes application forms for state 4-H scholarships
- Scholarship application resources- help documents to assist in organizing thoughts and creating an impactful application
- Tipton County Foundation local scholarship information- includes the General TCF Scholarship application, which includes the 4-H Council, Hilton Hobbs, and Eva O. Lilly, due March 1
- 2023 Richard Nash Swine Scholarship Application- due June 1
- October 1st:
- 4-H Enrollment Opens. Instructions are here.
- January 15th:
- Project Enrollment Target Deadline
- May 15th:
- Deadline to Add/Drop Projects
- Animal ID Deadline
- All Beef, Dairy, Goats, Sheep, Swine, and Horses must be identified in 4-H Online
- Pocket Pets and Rabbits need to submit form to the Purdue Extension Office
- June 12th - June 30th:
- Sign up list to help in the 4-H project building- (available in Spring 2023)
- June/July - Includes important 4-H fair details
- March- Includes 4-H Fair Schedule
- Achievement Records
- Aquatic Science
- Arts and Crafts- Candle Making, Ceramics, Construction and Architectural Replica, Holiday Craft, Latch Hook, Leathercraft, Macrame, Metalcraft, Miscellaneous Craft, Model Craft, Needle Craft, Pottery, Reed Craft, Wearable Arts
- Crops- Corn, Soybeans, Small Grains (Oats, Alfalfa, Wheat)
- Dairy Foods
- Gift Wrapping
- Microwave Foods
- Outdoor Chef
- Special Interest
- Mini 4-H Information Pamphlet
- Mini 4-H Princess Pageant Information
- Mini 4-H Day Camp Information and Registration Instructions
- Mini 4-H Arts and Crafts Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Building Construction Models Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Collections Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Dogs Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Family History Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Flowers Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Foods Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Forestry Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Garden Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Horse and Pony Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Livestock Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Model Building Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Photography Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Poultry Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Rabbit Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Sewing Guidelines
- Mini 4-H Shooting Sports Guidelines
WHAT ARE 4-H PROJECTS?
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 the 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.
- Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) help documents
- All youth exhibiting beef, goats, poultry, rabbits, sheep, and swine must complete an Instructor Lead Training (ILT) or Web Based Training (WBT)
- Indiana State Fair Livestock Entry Books- available Spring 2023
- Indiana State Fair Livestock Show Schedule
- Important dates, deadlines, and information for the 2022 Tipton County 4-H Fair
- NEW!!! Information about Small Animal Supreme Showmanship, which will be held on Sunday, July 16
Please use the county record sheets found on these pages for your project. Livestock exhibitors are not required to turn in the more extensive Livestock Record Sheet found on the state livestock project pages.