4-H

4‑H is a Community for all Kids

In 4‑H, we believe in the power of young people. We see that every child has valuable strengths and real influence to improve the world around us.

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Based on their interests and guided by adult mentors, youth develop their own pathway in 4‑H. They select from a broad menu of 4‑H programs from showing off their creativity through photography or art, cooking in the kitchen, or training livestock. There are hands-on, learn-by-doing, opportunities for everyone.

Questions about Vigo County 4-H?  Check out our Beginner's Guide to 4-H to have your questions answered! Download it here, now!

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4-H Motto

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4-H PLEDGE 

I pledge
     My head to clearer thinking.
     My heart to greater loyalty.
     My hands to larger service, and
     My health to better living.
     For my club, my community
     My country, and my world.

Contact Us!
Phone:  (812) 462-3371
Shaag@purdue.edu
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Upcoming Vigo County Extension Events

4-H Information

4-H (Grades 3-12)

Mini 4-H (Grades K-2)

General Information:

  • Mini 4-H is open to youth in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd
  • Mini 4-Hers can attend any 4-H Club meeting.
  • Mini 4-Hers are invited to sign up for projects to be exhibited at the fair.
  • Mini 4-H projects will receive a ribbon for each project exhibited.
  • You can add and drop projects until May 15th, using the 4HOnline system.
  • Mini 4-Hers can exhibit a full size poster (22x28) or a half-size poster (11x14). It is preferred that posters be on a hard backing (foam board is available for purchase at the Extension Office and displayed horizontally.
  • Mini 4-Hers can show an animal in the Alpaca/Llama, Beef, Dairy, Goat, Horse & Pony, Poultry, Rabbit, or Sheep, Swine shows at the fair. Please check fair book for all rules.

 

Mini 4-H Exhibit Descriptions

 Bicycle- Exhibit 1 of the following:  a poster based on one of the activities covered in the manual such as choosing a bike, bicycle maintenance, traffic rules, hazards of the road, safety and helmets.

Bugs-  Exhibit 1 of the following:  make a poster of an insect or spider and label the body parts, draw a picture of a butterfly, design & make your own bug using materials around your house, make a poster showing bugs that live in groups on one half and bugs that live alone on the other half.  Be sure to make the designs on the wings symmetrical.  Make a poster or a book showing some of the ways bugs protect themselves. 

Collections- Exhibit 1 of the following:  a sample of your collection, a report on a collection you saw at a museum or library, or a survey of friends and family to find out what they had collected.

Crafts- Exhibit 1 of the following:  splatter painting, drawing, craft kits, design your own crafts and more.

Cupcake Decorating- Exhibit 2 individually decorated cupcakes, decorated in a theme and displayed in single layer, on a solid base with project tag attached.

Dinosaurs- Exhibit 1 of the following:  a fossil cast, a dinosaur scrapbook, a dinosaur model, a poster showing how big dinosaurs were, and many more.

Farm Animals- Exhibit 1 of the following:  an original story about a favorite farm animal, poster of farm products or kinds of farm animals, story about a farmer; story about fairy tale farm animals; model of farm animal.

Foods- Exhibit 1 of the following:  peanut butter sandwich popcorn snack, no bake cookies, kitchen safety poster, My Plate poster, or marshmallow treats.

Gardening- Exhibit 1 of the following:  plate of 3 vegetables, plant in a pot, plant scrapbook, or Chia pet.

I’m a Hoosier- Exhibit a poster based on one of the activities covered in the manual such as:  Indiana symbols, state song, state rock, state flower, state tree or state song.

Me and My Pet- Exhibit 1 of the following:  a notebook or poster about your pet.

Models- Exhibit 1 of the following:  snap together model, a model made from clay or possible sticks, a model made out of different things (ex. Legos and clay), a model with a background, or a report on models that you saw in a museum.

Photography- Exhibit an 11" x 14" poster (mounted on a stiff backing and covered with plastic) with 5 color pictures you have taken.

Plants and Flowers- Exhibit 1 of the following:  3 cut flowers in a vase, flowering plant, houseplant, cacti, colored flower, poster on different parts of a plant, scrapbook of flowers or a plant maze.

Sewing- Exhibit 1 of the following:  sewing kit, pin cushion, Kool Cat & Honey Bear, machine practice pages, or throw pillow.

Space- Exhibit 1 of the following:  a planet mobile, a model of a planet or moon hit by asteroids, a model of a comet, a poster or model of the shuttle or a poster about constellations, a poster or mural of the solar system. make poster or a group mural of space, design and make your own rocket using materials around your house like paper towel tubes and construction paper, make a poster or a book showing some things you have discovered about astronauts, make the star constellation of your choice using two different techniques from this manual or make up your own method.

Trees- Exhibit 1 of the following:  5 leaf rubbings, a tree poster of the 4 seasons, a collage of tree pictures, a poster of the parts of a tree, the uses of wood, animal homes, types of trees, or pictures of a group working on activities from the project manual.

Whales and Dolphins- Exhibit 1 of the following:  a whale or dolphin scrapbook, a whale or dolphin model, and a poster showing different parts of a whale, a whalarama and others.

Wildlife Adventure- Exhibit 1 of the following:  birds of Indiana poster, bird feeder, bird watching chart, collecting insects & others.

Club & Meeting Location

Leaders

Phone

Email

Blacksmithing

John’s Workshop

John Steppe

Marvin Curry

812-240-1825

 

johnsteppe@yahoo.com

 

Blue Ribbon Boosters

Calvary Temple Church

Jimmy & Allison McKanna

812-236-0296

jimmy.mckanna@gmail.com

allison.mckanna@gmail.com

Helping Hands

St. Mary’s College

Theresa Watson

Carolyn Watson

812-239-5116

812-232-4679

theresa.watson@smwc.edu

cswatson1@ma.rr.com

Fayette Farmalls

Shannon’s House

Shannon Loudermilk

812-241-3714

shannonloudermilk@gmail.com

Junior Leaders

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Sara Haag

812-462-3371

shaag@purdue.edu

Linton Leader’s

Bionca’s House

Bionca Gambill

812-898-2394

bionca.gambill@gmail.com

Lost Creek & Scrapbooking

Location TBA

Robin Willis

812-238-1109

rawillis10@me.com

Minecraft SPARK Club

Online Meeting

Tabby Flinn

Mark Flinn

812-462-3371

812-381-2838

carroll@purdue.edu

mbflinn@gmail.com

Northside Neighbors

Sandcut Firehouse

Kelly Hartzler

Emilee Hartzler

812-242-0900

812-240-2654

Hartzler8435@aol.com

emileehartzler22@gmail.com

Riley Rockets

Riley Lion’s Club

Lillian Knust

Karen Farmer

812-240-4152

 

lillian.hayhurst@gmail.com

 

Shooting Sports

Riley Conservation Club

Rich Hawkins

Elias Donker

812-201-2285

812-607-0238

aggshooter@hotmail.com

elidonker@gmail.com

Alpaca & Llama

White Violet Center/Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Anna Cresgy

Jill Nagy

Kelly Branam

812-230-9517

812-251-4646

812-208-0129

anna.cresgy@gmail.com

Jill.nagy@frontier.com

branam.kellym@gmail.com

Dog

 Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Sue Pfrank

812-870-5004

Sue.pfrank@gmail.com

Goat

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Taylor Guevara Moore

Cassidy Bonar

812-870-9049

812-239-7746

taylorguevara628@gmail.com

bonar141@gmail.com

Horse & Pony

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Renee Hawkins

Tim Edington

812-208-6889

812-208-0671

animalscience1987@yahoo.com

Poultry

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Greg &

Erin Bays

812-681-1629

812-870-5644

jam8ba@aol.com

gegm6067@aol.com

Rabbit

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Jean Thomas

MaryAnn Sedletzeck

765-653-4443

812-870-7600

toster@ccrtc.com

msedletzeck@gmail.com

Sheep

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Mindy Wright

812-251-5827

mshelmick@yahoo.com

Swine

Wabash Valley Fairgrounds

Chris Lee

Lynsey Evans

812-298-5654

812-249-6443

jcfreakzeek@yahoo.com

Lynsey2431@aol.com

Livestock Judging

Location TBA

Matt Marion

812-870-6968

MatthewMarion@mariontool.com

Project

Project Description

County Project

State Fair Project

Aerospace

(Exhibit – rocket, remote control aircraft, drone, or poster)

The 4-H aerospace program provides youth with educational information about aerospace that develops project skills (i.e., principles of flight, model rocket construction, model rocket safety) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology).

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Animal Posters

(Exhibit – poster)

Livestock Poster- Create a poster on a livestock species you have learned about through attending club meetings and your own research. These posters do not advance to state but, are recommended as part of club participation.

Horse Lovers- This project is for 4-H'ers who are interested in horses without owning their own horse or pony.

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NO

Aquatic Science-
Discover the River

(Exhibit – poster, notebook)

Learn about river history, safety on moving water, water quality, and much more!

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NO

Arts & Crafts

(Exhibit – varies)

 

Fine Arts- Oil, charcoal, pastels, pencil, ink, acrylic or watercolor--on canvas, canvas board, or paper - framed as a picture - prepared for hanging. Canvas art on a wooden frame is considered prepared for hanging provided that frame has a hanger

Needle Craft- (Hand work) Knitting, embroidery, crocheting, needlepoint, crewel, candle wicking, chicken scratching, hand quilting, tatting, huck embroidery, hemstitching; also pulled, drawn and counted thread work and punch needle work. Does not include latch hook, plastic canvas, machine knitting, machine quilting, or arm knitting/crocheting

Model Craft- Exhibits must be a small-scale replica.

Any Other Craft- May not include any crafts included in the three classes listed.

Gift wrapping- Gift wrapping is a project that allows youth participants to be creative when giving gifts. Using fun decorations & a creative theme, participants learn how to convert a typical box, bag, or other unique container into a work of art.

Lego- 4-Her may use any type of Lego-style building blocks, not just Lego brand. All construction must be assembled on heavy cardboard or plywood or similar.

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Arts & Crafts- Farm Scene Display

(Exhibit – varies)

This project allows youth to create a custom-built farm that demonstrates conservation practices and renewable energy sources.  This project allows creativity and using your artistic abilities to educate others about agriculture.

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X

Arts & Crafts-Scrapbooking

(Exhibit – varies)

Scrapbooking is a great way to be creative and record history at the same time.  This project encourages youth to organize pictures, journal, and display their memories.

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X

ATV Safety & Operator Skills

(no fair exhibit)

Learn and practice ATV safety and skills with trained volunteers. Contact Extension Office about participating in a neighboring county.

NO

NO

Beef

(Exhibit – animal)

The Beef program provides youth with a fun, hands-on learning experience which develops both beef subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) & life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, & communications).

X

X

Beekeeping

(Exhibit varies with grade –poster, honey, or comb)

This project teaches learn about bees & beekeeping. You will learn about the types of bees, the honey & wax they produce, the plants that attract bees, & the equipment a beekeeper needs. You'll learn basic beehive care, how to extract & bottle honey. Advanced topics include: increasing the number of your honey bee colonies, increasing honey production, producing special kinds of honey, and learning more about bee societies.

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X

Bicycle

(Exhibit – poster)

The 4-H Bicycle program provides youth with educational information about bicycles and biking that develops project skills (i.e., bicycle maintenance, operation, safety and bicycle touring) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).

X

NO

Project

Project Description

County Project

State Fair Project

Cake Decorating

(Exhibit – decorated cake or cupcakes)

Cake Decorating-"How to" information for making & using icing as decoration for cakes, cookies, etc.   The cake decorating subject provides skills-based educational experiences that provide an opportunity for mastery before building on that experience to develop more advanced skills.

Cupcake Decorating- Create a themed cupcake display and show off your cupcake decorating skills!

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Cats

(Exhibit – varies)

 

Animal- The Cat Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal.  Subjects such as general care, nutrition housing, and health care are presented. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills.  The Cat Show is held Tuesday evening of the Vigo County Fair.

Cat Poster- Create an educational poster about cats!

Cage Decorating- Make a fun display by decorating your cat cage during the fair show.

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Child Development

(Exhibit – poster, notebook, or display)

Uses instructional materials that deal with young children at different ages (i.e., infants, toddlers, pre-school) and baby-sitting. Characteristics of various ages are studied and followed by observations and interactive activities.

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X

Civic Engagement-Group Projects

(Exhibit – poster, notebook)

Have you and a group of 4-Hers completed a project?  Has your 4-H Club done a community service project?  These are all examples of Group Projects!

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NO

Civic Engagement-I’m a Hoosier

(Exhibit – varies)

This project allows 4-Hers to create an exhibit on a topic that relates to the great state of Indiana!

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NO

Civic Engagement-Public Awareness

(Exhibit – poster)

Youth will exhibit an education poster on a pre-selected topic.

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NO

Collections & Hobbies

(Exhibit – sample of your collection)

This project will help youth learn about collecting and displaying items they value.

X

NO

Collections & Hobbies- Achievement Book

(Exhibit – notebook)

The Achievement Book project provides youth the opportunity to document their 4-H story.

X

NO

Communications

(Exhibit – varies)

Demonstration and Public Speaking-Youth learn about the process of communications, different modes and how to strengthen their own communication skills. The events & activities teach presentation & public speaking skills. Judging will take place during the Vigo County Fair.

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X

Communications -Creative Writing

(Exhibit – one writing, per category)

This project allows youth to show off their writing skills!  Youth can exhibit one writing in each of these categories: Prose (Non-fiction), Prose (Fiction), Poetry or Children’s Story.

Note: These projects are due before the Vigo County Fair for judging

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NO

Computer

(Exhibit–poster or notebook)

This project focuses on how youth can use computers and explore computer programming.

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X

Consumer Clothing

(Exhibit -notebook & garment modeling)

Educational materials are designed to teach clothing selection, wardrobe planning, care of clothing, and personal grooming. Included are activities to be completed at home and in stores.  Must participate in Fashion Revue.

NOTE:  Judging is held prior to the Vigo County Fair.

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Crops

(Exhibit – varies: harvested product or plant)

Youth will learn about growth stages and parts of plants, characteristics of varieties, fertilizers, germination, injurious weeds, diseases and insects, products made from harvest, and good management practices and their importance.

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NO

Dairy

(Exhibit – animal)

The 4-H dairy program provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience.  This project develops both dairy subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, and nurturing)

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X

Project

Project Description

County Project

State Fair Project

Dairy-Beef

(Exhibit – animal)

The Dairy-Beef project includes dairy steers included in the dairy program.

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X

Dairy Goats

(Exhibit – animal)

The goat educational program provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) & life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, & communications) under the direction of caring adults.

X

X

Dog

(Exhibit – poster, animal)

Obedience & Agility- The Vigo County 4-H Dog Club focuses on educational workshops that teach the 4-Her and their dog obedience and agility.  The 4-H Dog Club meets weekly during the spring for these workshops.

Note: Judging takes place prior to the fair, with a demonstration held at the fair

Poster- Create an educational poster based off man’s best friend.

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Electric

(Exhibit – article or poster)

The 4-H electricity/electronics program provides youth with educational information about electricity and how it can be used to benefit the human race. They develop project skills (i.e., safe practices, proper use of fuses and circuit breakers, proper lighting techniques, proper wiring techniques) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).

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Entomology

(Exhibit – poster, educational display, or insect collection)

There are more kinds of insects in the world than all other organisms combined. They live on the earth's surface, in the soil, and in water. Insects live in deserts, rain forests, hot springs, snow fields, and dark caves. This project will help you study insects and their relationships with people. You can also learn how to collect, preserve, and identify insects.

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Fashion Revue

(Model outfit or garment made by 4-H’er)

Fashion Revue is a learning experience in dressing and grooming for the "total" look, to project a smile, enthusiasm and poise, and help build self-confidence.  All sewing and Just Sew participants can participate in this Fashion Revue which is a public presentation of their project’s outfits.

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Sr. Div. Only

Floriculture

(Exhibit – varies by division: live or dried arrangement)

Youth will learn basic information and skills needed to grow healthy plants and flowers. The project is divided in four different levels.

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Foods

(Exhibit -varies)

 

The "Fantastic Foods" curriculum is designed to help youth have fun in the kitchen as they prepare different foods, do fun experiments, and go on fact-finding missions. The curriculum is designed around six major categories: healthy food selection, smart food purchasing, food safety and science, food preparation, food preservation, careers, and food around the world.

Baked- Create a baked treat as outlined in the exhibit requirements

Preserved– Exhibit a frozen or canned item as listed in exhibit requirements

Create a Mix- Create your own food item! Adjust a box mix to come up with your own recipe for a tasty treat!

Microwave Cooking- Includes exciting youth activities that focus on using the microwave to prepare everything from simple snacks to complete meals.

 

 

 

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Foods-BBQ

(Exhibit – poster or food)

 

BBQ Poster- Project allows youth to make an educational poster showing barbecuing technique.

BBQ Contest- Held on the Friday of the Vigo County Fair.  Youth bring their own grill, utensils and food items that they will BBQ for the crowd!  This is a fun contest! (We also have an Open Class for adults!)

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Forestry

(Exhibit – poster or collection)

Learn how to identify trees, uses of trees, the benefits of trees, and the importance of our woodlands. A knowledge of trees & woodland management leads to a greater enjoyment and understanding of tree characteristics.

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Garden

(Exhibit – single herb or vegetable, garden collection and/or garden educational exhibit)

The gardening project introduces youth to vegetable gardening.  Youth will learn about planning a vegetable garden, planting, fertilizing, different vegetable pests, harvesting, storage techniques and careers.

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X

Project

Project Description

County Project

State Fair Project

Garden-Small Fruit

(Exhibit – no fair exhibit, projects are judged at your home)

The Small Fruit project allows youth to plant and care for a small fruit such as strawberries, blackberries, grapes, etc.  These projects can be grown in a patch or container.

Note: Judging takes place in June with home visits.

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NO

Genealogy

(Exhibit – notebook)

 

"How to" information on documenting ones heritage through ancestral listing. The project can be done as an individual or group with a parent or grandparent. It helps young people know where their ancestors resided, traveled, and developed some family tradition.

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Geology

(Exhibit – poster or exhibit box)

Introduces youth to the fascinating hobby of "rock hunting." Geology involves studying the earth's crust, its layers, and their history. Youth learn to identify Indiana rocks, minerals, and fossils.

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Health

(Exhibit – poster, first-aid kit, or written report)

Explore what is involved in becoming a healthier individual and a healthier family.  This project allows youth to research ways to incorporate a healthy lifestyle in their everyday life.  Besides learning how to be healthier, youth have the opportunity to explore different careers in the health profession.

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Home Environment

(Exhibit – furniture item and notebook, poster and notebook, or portfolio(notebook)

Participants will learn about the many different aspects associated with decorating.  They will learn how to accent a room, design floor plans, utilize different window treatments to conserve energy, and learn about furniture arrangement.

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Home Environment-

Recycling

(Exhibit – a product using recycled goods or poster)

Recycling is a great way to help the environment by reducing waste. Create a poster about recycling or engage your creative side by repurposing old materials into something new.

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NO

Horse & Pony

(Exhibit – animal)

The Horse and Pony Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal. Subjects are covered such as general management, training, nutrition, housing, & health care. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, & communication skills.

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Junior Leaders

(participation in club activities)

Junior Leaders is open to 4-Her’s in grades 7-12. Club activities include community service, mentorship, and entrepreneurship with fundraising activities like the Jr. Leader Food Stand.

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NO

Lawn & Garden Tractor Operator Skills-Driving Contest

Driving Contest- Show comprehensive knowledge of the Lawn & Garden Tractor Operator Skills content with a contest consisting of a driving course, test, and parts identification. Contact Extension Office about participating in a neighboring county.

Poster- Complete the 4-H Tractor Maintenance workbook for the respective division and exhibit an educational poster showing something you have learned from your division.

Pending

 

 

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Leadership

(Exhibit – workbook, poster, or video)

Leadership is an important skill to have at school, at home, at work or anywhere. To be a good leader, you have to know the skills you have, work to make them better and use them to help guide other people. The important thing to remember is that leaders are always growing.

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NO

Llama/Alpaca

(Exhibit – animal, poster, or craft)

The llama and alpaca program provides youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both project subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications).

Animal- Exhibit a Llama or Alpaca at the fair in showmanship or obstacle classes. Leasing of animals is an option.

Poster- Create an educational display about caring for the animal.

Fiber Craft- Any craft item constructed with alpaca or llama fiber may be entered. Fiber may be processed (felted, spun, etc.) or unprocessed, and may be originated from any alpaca or llama.

 

 

 

 

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Meat Goats

(Exhibit – animal)

The goat educational program provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) & life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, and nurturing)

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X

Project

Project Description

County Project

State Fair Project

Other Animals-Little Critters

(Exhibit – animal and notebook)

The Little Critters Project includes all small animals which cannot be exhibited in any other 4-H projects, e.g., hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, white mice, fish, parakeets, salamanders, etc. A rabbit raised as a pet (not for meat) may be exhibited in this project.  The Little Critter Show is held on the Wednesday of the Vigo County Fair.

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Photography

(Exhibit – varies with grade level:  poster, salon print, video)

These educational materials presents "How to" information on taking quality photographs with a camera.  Learn good basic information on camera use.

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Poultry

(Exhibit – animal, poster or science display)

The poultry program and related activities provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both poultry subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications)

Animal- Bring your animals to the fair for judging.

Poster- Create an education display about raising poultry.

Science Display- Create a display to show technical aspects of the poultry industry.

 

 

 

 

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Pygmy Goats

(Exhibit – animal)

The goat educational program provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) & life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, & communications) under the direction of caring adults.

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Rabbits

(Exhibit – animal, poster or educational project)

The Rabbit Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal.  Subjects such as such as general care, nutrition housing, and health care are presented Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills.

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Sewing

(Exhibit – varies)

Non-wearable- Develop sewing skills to create sewn pieces.

Wearable- Participants sew garments of increasing difficulty as they progress. The garments range from simple items to a tailored suit or coat. 

Just Sew (wearable and non-wearable)- Just Sew allows you to sew whatever you want! 

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Sheep

(Exhibit – animal)

The sheep program provides youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both sheep subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications).

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Shooting Sports

(Exhibit – poster or article)

This project teaches safe operation of firearms & archery equipment. Volunteer instructors are certified.  Six disciplines are offered at the state level: archery, hunting, muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, and shotgun.

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Small Engine

(Exhibit – Poster or Engine Display)

This project creates the education and hands-on opportunity for youth to learn all about engines. Youth will identify and discover the functions of different engine parts, learn compression rations, safety issues, and lastly tear down and rebuild an engine all while learning the valuable life skills 4-H emphasizes like self-discipline, self-motivations, and goal setting.

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Soil & Water Science

(Exhibit -poster,

video, or display)

The soil and water conservation project teaches youth about soil, water, and environmental stewardship.  Learn about soil and water quality, how they interact, and how we can protect and preserve them.

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SPARK Project

(no fair exhibit)

Participate in SPARK Clubs (short term, special interest clubs). Participation does’t require fair exhibit but, may provide development of related fair projects.

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NO

Sportfishing

(Exhibit – poster)

Fishing can be a hobby and a source of study for your entire lifetime. The  Sportfishing project will introduce you to fish, fishing, and aquatic habitats.

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X

Sports

(Exhibit – poster)

General Sports Poster- Youth interested in learning about and/or educating others on a specific may be interested in enrolling in this project.

Bowling Poster- Members wanting to learn more about bowling should consider making a bowling poster.

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Project

Project Description

County Project

State Fair Project

STEM-Blacksmithing

(Exhibit – poster or article)

The 4-H Blacksmithing Project allows youth to learn blacksmithing techniques.  There are workshops offered throughout the year to help you with your project.

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NO

STEM-Plant Science

(Exhibit: notebook or poster)

Explore the world of plants with this project!

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NO

STEM-Welding

(Exhibit – article)

This project allows youth to learn about different welding methods, safety and knowledge of welding machines and materials.

X

NO

Swine

(Exhibit – animal or poster)

The swine program provides youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both swine subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications).

X

X

Tractor Operator Skills-

(Exhibit–Varies)

Driving Contest- Show comprehensive knowledge of the Tractor Operator Skills content with a contest consisting of a driving course, test, and parts identification. Contact Extension Office about participating in a neighboring county.

Tractor Poster/Display- This project allows youth to learn about lawn and garden or ag tractors and complete an educational poster, notebook or display board.

Pending

 

 

X

 

X

 

 

X

 

Veterinary Science

(Exhibit – poster, quiz board, or report)

Provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that helps them learn more about the Veterinary Science profession and opportunities for careers in animal health.

X

X

Weather and Climate Change

(Exhibit – poster)

Youth will learn basic information about weather, including what causes variations in weather and why we have different seasons and climates. You will observe & record weather conditions and learn weather symbols.

X

X

Wildlife

(Exhibit – poster)

Observing and studying wildlife can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. This project will help you learn to identify wildlife, basic wildlife needs, and how wildlife interact with other wildlife and with people. At the advanced level you will learn how to create a wildlife habitat, wherever you live.

X

X

Woodworking

(Exhibit – wood constructed item)

Provides youth with educational information about wood and how it can be used to construct items. This project develops project skills (i.e., safe practices, using hand tools, using power tools, making specialized wood cuts) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, science & technology, developing communication skills).

X

X

Zero Turn Mower

(Exhibit- driving contest)

Driving Contest- Show comprehensive knowledge of the Zero Turn Mower content with a contest consisting of a driving course, test, and parts identification. Contact Extension Office about participating in a neighboring county.

Pending

X

Exhibit Hall Poster Guidelines:

Aerospace:  Rocketry
Alpaca/llama Poster & Crafts
arts & Crafts
BEEkeeping
Bicycle
cake decorating/cupcake decorating
 CAT POSTER
child development
civic engagement
collections & hobbies
communications
computer
consumer clothing
crops
  • Exhibit Guidelines Corn - Exhibit 3 stalks of corn.  Roots must be included and covered in a plastic bag. Beginner Guide  Intermediate Guide  Advanced Guide
  • Exhibit Guidelines Oats - Exhibit 20-30 Stalks, with grain head attached, cut at ground level and tied as a shock. Guide
  • Exhibit Guidelines Soybeans  - Exhibit 6 soybean plants. The roots must be included and covered with a plastic bag. Guide
  • Exhibit Guidelines Wheat - Exhibit 20-30 stalks with grain head attached, cut at ground level and tied as a shock. Guide
  • Exhibit Guidelines Hay-Exhibit 3-6 flakes of hay.  THe flakes must be string tied or wired together.  Guide
Dog Poster
Electric
Entomology
fashion revue
floriculture
foods
forestry
garden
garden-Small Fruit
genealogy
geology
Health
Home Environment
Lawn & Garden Tractor Operator Skills Poster
Leadership
Photography
Sewing
Shooting Sports
Small Engine
Soil & Water Science
Sportfishing
Sports/Sports Bowling
stem- Blacksmithing
stem- Plant Science
stem- Welding
Tractor Operator Skills
Veterinary Science
Weather and Climate Change
Wildlife
WoodWorking

Premise ID

  • All 4-H livestock youth are required to obtain a premises ID from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH).
  • Visit BOAH's FAQ page for more details.
  • Obtain a premises ID from BOAH by visiting their website here.

Animal ID: 4-H Online

All Animal ID information will be posted shortly. All Animal ID information will need to be completed via 4-H Online by May 15, 2022.

  • In order for your animal to be eligible to show at the Vigo County 4-H Fair and/or the Indiana State Fair, your animal needs to be identified on the 4-H Online database.

YQCA - Youth for the Quality Care of Animals

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

Lease Forms

Beef
Cat
Dairy
Dog
Goat
Horse
Llama and Alpaca
Poultry
Rabbit
Sheep
Swine

 

The 2022 Fairbook coming March 2022!

The 2021 Fairbook can be found here: county/vigo/_docs/2021-vigo-county-4-h-fair-book.pdf

All 4-H projects and events are registered through FairEntry.

Download video instructions here.

Download paper instructions here.