warren County 4-H

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 programs are all ways youth across Indiana can be involved with the 4-H program.

Warren County 4-H is open to any 3rd-12th graders and Mini 4-H is available for 2nd graders. Warren County 4-H offers 30+ projects that give 4-Hers the opportunity to explore animal science, communication and expressive arts, engineering and technological science, healthy living, leadership and citizenship, and plant and environmental science! With 60+ adult volunteers to help guide and mentor our 4-Hers!

Our hope for Warren County 4-Hers is that their projects and activities with which they are involved will be positive experiences that will further their growth toward becoming responsible and productive members of society and leaders in their respective communities.

See our contact information to ask how you or your youth can be involved in 4-H!

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Warren County 4-H Resources. 

4-H educator


Emily Ade
County Extension Director
4-H Extension Educator


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Warren County 4-H Enrollment

Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care 

Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care (Classes offered in person at the Extension Office)

Enroll for these classes HERE

Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) (Online ONLY)


Purdue University Extension has created a new training to take the place of YQCA. This new training, Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care, will be held in person on the dates listed below. The extension office will no longer offer in-person YQCA classes. If you cannot make it to one of these dates AND/OR will be showing at a national show where YQCA is required, you may take the YQCA course ONLINE only. You must show me a copy of your YQCA certificate or send me your YQCA certificate by June 3, 2024 so I can mark you as completed for this year.

To register for the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program, please log in to your 4-H Online account, go to the Events tab & register for Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care. (Please do not add anything under the Training's tab, we will delete it.) It will ask you which date you will be attending. The cost of this class is $3 and must be paid via cash or check at the door on the day of your chosen training. You will not receive your certificate until this fee is paid. The online YQCA class is $12. In order to show at county and state fair, you must have a certificate from either YQCA or the Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care program. You will not be able to exhibit your animal(s) at the county and/or state fair without one of these certifications.

All Indiana 4-H Quality Livestock Care training's will be held at the Purdue Extension Warren County Office in the meeting room. Dates are below:

Monday, April 8th @ 6 pm

Tuesday, April 30th @ 6 pm

Thursday, May 9th @ 6 pm

Thursday, May 23rd @ 6 pm

Thursday,  May 30th @ 6 pm


Indiana State Fair Livestock Registration

Guide to Navigating Exhibitor's Corner

Indiana State Fair Competitions  August 2-18 2024

Warren County 4-H News and Opportunities


March 2:  Jr. Pork Day at Purdue

March 2: Beef Weigh in & ID at Greenwood’s Vet Clinic, West Lebanon, IN from 9-11am.Snow date is March 9.

March 4: Jr Leader Meeting from 7-8:15 pm.  Movie Night at the Devon - Be on the watch for more info. 

March 30-April 20  Astronomy 4-H Spark Club at the West Lafayette Observatory 1:30-3:30 pm Sign up in the events tab in 4-H online)

April 27: Sheep & Goat Weigh in & ID at the Fairgrounds in the Sheep & Goat Barn from 9-11am.

May 15:  Animals MUST be in 4-H Online
              Animals MUST be entered into Fair Entry

May 15:  Add/Drop Deadline

June 12-14: 4-H Camp for grades 3-6

June 17-22: Warren County 4-H Fair

August 2-18 Indiana State Fair, Closed Mondays


4-H Newsletter

February Newsletter

January Newsletter

December Newsletter

November Newsletter   

October Newsletter 

4-H Enrollment is open for the 2024 4-H year at 4HOnline.com 4-H Volunteers also need to reenroll.



June 12-14: 4-H Camp for grades 3-6 

June 17-22: Warren County 4-H Fair

4-H Academy  (Grades 9-12)

4-H Academy @ Purdue is a program held at Purdue University specifically designed to offer hands-on, exciting opportunities to learn about a diverse selection of subjects and careers. During this conference participants will meet and learn from professors, graduate students and other experts in their respective fields and participate in interactive activities and experiential learning. Participants stay in a Purdue University Residence Hall for two nights while exploring the Purdue University campus and meeting 4-H members from across Indiana. 4-H Academy @ Purdue is open to all youth grades 9-12.

  • Date: June 12-14, 2024
  • Registration opens: March 15 and closes May 15
  • Registration fee: $200 from March 15-May 15, $225 from May 16-23, late registration $250 May 24-31
  • Expected workshops (subject to change):

Animal Science; Animal Bio-Science, Animal Health, Food Animal
4-H Civic Engagement: Community Change Starts with Me
Food Science
Healthy Living; Exploring Health Careers, Introduction to EMS
Natural Resources
Plant Science
Show Me the Money
Stem it Up!; Computer Science, Engineering the Environment, The Science of Flight
New! Investigating Forensic Science: Wildlife, Entomology, and Food Fraud

4-H Band (Grades 9-12) June 22-24, 2024

 The State 4-H Band​ workshop is three days in length. Youth will improve their instrumental skills as they prepare for a concert band performance Monday evening during 4-H Round-Up. Any youth who has completed grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 may apply. 4-H membership is not required. Selection is made by the State 4-H Band Director and Coordinator.

State 4-H Band application registration is due May 15 and submitted electronically through 4-H Online. An additional late fee will be charged when registering May 16-June 1. Contact your local Extension office to indicate interest and have the online registration form activated. The Indiana 4-H Band workshop registration fee is $200.00 per person.

4-H Chorus (Grades 9-12) June 22-25, 2024

The State 4-H Chorus​ workshop is four days in length. Youth will improve their vocal and choreography skills as they prepare for a show choir performance Tuesday evening during 4-H Round-Up. Any youth who has completed grade 9, 10, 11, or 12 may apply. 4-H membership is not required. Selection is made by the State 4-H Chorus Director and Coordinator.​

State 4-H Chorus application registration is due May 15 and submitted electronically through 4-H Online. A late fee will be added when registering May 16-June 1. Contact your local Extension office to indicate interest and have the online registration form activated. The Indiana 4-H Chorus workshop registration fee is $200.00 per person.

4-H Round Up  (Grades 7-9) June 24-26, 2024

4-H Round-Up is an exciting opportunity offered to youth who have completed grades 7, 8, and 9. Attendees have an opportunity to explore a variety of careers by attending classes created just for Round-Up attendees at Purdue University. Participants will get a taste of college life and will live in a Purdue Residence Hall for two nights. Youth have an opportunity to meet others from across the state and further develop their leadership skills. Recreation events are planned in the evenings and blocks of free time allow attendees the opportunity to build friendships on their own. Contact your local Purdue Extension Office to register. 

4-H Camp (Grades 3-5) June 12-14

 Are you looking for something fun to kick off your summer? Sign up for 4-H Camp!
4-H Camp has everything from boating, swimming, crafts, group recreation, campfires, and more. Warren County 4-H camps with youth from Benton, Fountain, and Jasper counties for three days of fun! Jr. Leaders lead our 4-H camp activities and classes! (For parents: Supervision will also be provided by Resident Staff, Extension Educators, and 4-H Volunteers.)

This year’s 4-H Camp is Wednesday, June 12th, through Friday, June 14th, at Shakamak State Park. Shakamak State Park is located south of Terre Haute near Jasonville, Indiana. We will meet at the Warren County Extension Office early on Wednesday, June12th, to hop on a bus and return in the early afternoon on Friday, June 14th. More details to come when you register. The cost of 4-H Camp is $100 for enrolled 4-Hers and $120 for non-enrolled 4-Hers. This fee includes transportation, lodging, meals, insurance, a camp t-shirt, and other expenses.

To register for Camp, you will go to 4HOnline (v2.4honline.com) and look for the event titled 2024 4-H Camp. Instructions on how to register for events are enclosed. Please note that payment must be mailed or dropped off at the Warren County Extension Office. Cash or checks are accepted. Please make checks payable to Warren County 4-H Council. We will only approve your registration once payment is received. We are limited on the number of campers who can go, so please pay as soon as possible to reserve your spot.

Registration closes on Wednesday, April 24th.

Please let me know if you have any questions by calling our office at 765-762-3231 or emailing me at ade0@purdue.edu.

4-H Camp is easily one of my favorite times of the year, and I hope you will join me for three fun-filled days!!

   Register for 4-H Camp

   4-H Camp registration instructions 

   What is 4-H Camp?

   Camp Counselor Brochure

4-H awards & Scholarships

Below are brief descriptions of each 4-H scholarship available. 4-H Scholarships are to be submitted through 4HOnline and are due January 25. Scholarship applications may be found at here or picked up at the Extension office.  Scholarship application Instructions.

4-H Accomplishment Scholarship, Due January 25
Available to 4-H members in grades 10-12 and the year immediately following high school graduation. The purpose is to recognize youth who have excelled in life skills development through their 4-H activities and involvement. Many different categories available. 

4-H Senior Year Scholarship, Due January 25 
Available to 4-H members in their senior year of high school. Warren County 4-H seniors are assured of 3.

4-H Club Scholarship, Due January 25
Available to 4-H members entering Purdue University majoring in the College of Agriculture or select majors in the College of Health and Human Sciences.

Purdue Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Scholarship, Due January 25
Available to a 4-H member majoring in horticulture or landscape architecture at Purdue University and studied plant science in 4-H.

Warren County 4-H needs:

  • Shooting Sports Instructor (need more volunteers in all specialties)
  • Computer Superintendent
  • 4-H Council Member
  • 4-H Fair Board Member
  • Adams/Pine Club Leader
  • Washington Whizzes Club Leader

If interested in any of these positions, please email ade0@purdue.edu or call the office 765-762-3231.