Washington County 4-H

4-H Mission

The Indiana 4-H Youth Development mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who positively impact their community and world.

4-H Vision

Indiana 4-H Youth Development strives to be the premier, community-based program empowering young people to reach their full potential.

4-H pledge green-clover.png

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


Purdue Extension - Washington County
Taylor Chastain
4-H Youth Educator
806 Martinsburg Rd., Ste. 104
Salem, IN 47167
(812) 883-4601




4-H Enrollment
2023-2024 4-H Enrollment

Enrollment begins October 1!

Enroll Now!
Sheep & Goat ID April 25
Sheep & Goat ID Day

April 25, 2024

Sheep & Goat ID
Beef ID April 11
Beef ID

April 11, 2024

Beef ID
Quality Livestock Care Training

3 dates available for QLC training!

QLC Trainings
Washington Co. Clover Digest
Washington Co. Clover Digest

Washington Co. Clover Digest

4-H enrollment begins October 1st! 4-h-online-vs-fairentry.jpg

Enroll Now - v2.4honline.com

4-H Online Enrollment Instructions
     Enrolling as a RETURNING 4-H Member 
     Enrolling as a NEW 4-H Member

FairEntry - All project entries due between May 16 - June 1

FairEntry Instructions for Families




Animal Education

Anything Goes - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)

Arts & Crafts


Cake Decorating

Child Development

Collections - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)
                      Collections Inventory Sheet


Computer Science

Construction and Architectural Replica

Consumer Clothing

Crops - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)

Cupcake Decorating - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)



Farm Toy Scene - (County-only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)

Fashion Revue

Fine Arts





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Gift Wrapping - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)

     Gift Wrapping Information Card



Home Environment

Junior Leaders

Microwave Cooking - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)
                                     Microwave Recipe Card

Model Craft

Needle Craft


Recycling - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)   

                                  Recycling Information Card        


Shooting Sports Education

Small Engine

Soil & Water Science grand-showcase.jpg

Sports - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)


Strawberries - (County-Only Project - See Handbook for Exhibit Guidelines)

Tractor and Mower Safety and Operator Skills 

Veterinary Science

Weather & Climate Science




   2023-2024 Mini 4-H Handbook

Mini 4-H Projects:

*Mini Bugs
*Mini Cake Decorating
*Mini Cats
*Mini Collections
*Mini Computers
*Mini Dog
*Mini Dog Obedience/Agility
*Mini Flowers
*Mini Foods
*Mini Forestry
*Mini Garden
*Mini Horse & Pony
*Mini Livestock
*Mini Microwave
*Mini Models
*Mini Photography
*Mini Recycling
*Mini Sewing
*Mini Showmanship
*Mini Space
*Mini Woodworking








  • Livestock Superintendents
    • Beef - Michelle Larrimore, Kelsey Trueblood, Nick Purkhiser
    • Dairy - Tom & Joy Godfrey
    • Dairy Beef - Amber Purlee, Justin Bush
    • Goats - Jeremy Hardwick, Aaron Fordyce, Tom Coats
    • Poultry - Bonita Purlee, Nicole Purlee                                             img_0173.jpg
    • Rabbits - Nicole Purlee, Denise McNew
    • Sheep - Becky Day, Hannah Walker
    • Swine - Tom Rosenbaum, Laura Batt, Sterling Springer
  • 2024 Livestock Checklist   coming soon...
  • ID Dates
    • Beef: Thursday, April 11, 2024
    • Sheep/Goat: Thursday, April 25, 2024
  • Quality Livestock Care Trainings
    • March 20 at 6:00 pm
    • April 18 at 6:00 pm
    • May 23 at 10:0 am    
  • County Born & Raised Forms  coming soon...
  • Premises 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.
  • Livestock Auction Information -Saturday, June 22, 2024 at 9:30 am