4-H in White County

The Indiana 4-H Youth Development mission is to provide real-life educational opportunities that develop young people who will have a positive impact in their communities and the world. Indiana 4-H Youth Development strives to be the premier, community-based program empowering young people to reach their full potential.

4-H is volunteer led, family oriented, and has a variety of activities to meet your interests. 

The 4-H program is open to any youth in grades 3-12 and has a $15 state program fee + $10 county program fee. Mini 4-H is available to any youth in grades K-2 and there is not a fee to participate. If the fees pose a hardship please contact the Extension Office for a fee waiver request.

To stay up to date on all the 4-H happenings in White County - click  here. facebook-logo-square-768x768.png

To join 4-H, enroll by going to the: v2.4honline.com website.  If you need assistance, e-mail - childer9@purdue.edu or call the office at 219-984-5115.

 

4-H Enrollment

All 4-H members and volunteers must enroll via 4-H Online. The priority enrollment window is October 1st through January 15th but you can enroll at any time throughout the year. If you miss the January 15th deadline, please call the extension office to ensure you have not missed any important communications. 

Online Enrollment

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Enrollment Instructions

FairyEntry Instructions (June 1- July 1)

4-H Online vs. FairEntry

4-H Projects

4-H Projects

Over 40 State 4-H Projects
State 4-H Projects
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Livestock Animals
Animal Posters
See County Project
Hand Writing on Paper
My Record of 4-H Achievement
See County Project
A collection of stamps
Collections
See County Project
American Flag
American History
See County Project
Sports Equipment
Sports Poster (Health)
See County Project
Scrapbook Supplies
Scrapbook
See County Project
Head with a lightbulb for an idea
Special Interest
See County Project
Small Animal
Small Animals (Pocket Pets)
See County Project
boy aiming bow and arrow at target board
Shooting Sports: Live Fire
See County Project

Enrollment

All 4-H members and volunteers must enroll via 4-H Online. The priority enrollment window is October 1st through January 15th but you can enroll at any time throughout the year. If you miss the January 15th deadline, please call the extension office to ensure you have not missed any important communications. 

Online Enrollment

Sometimes the project listings in the 4-H handbook look a little different than the titles in 4-H online or Fair Entry. This document helps break down the different titles of projects. Use it as a cheat sheet for enrollment. 

Youth Enrollment Instructions 

Volunteer Enrollment Instructions 

Paper Enrollment Forms 

In this document you will find titles, locations, and contact information for White County 4-H Clubs. All members must be enrolled in a township club. You do not need to be enrolled in the same township in which you live but doing so does make it easier to attend meetings that happen in your area. Most township clubs meet once per month. 

On the second page of the document you will see specialized interest clubs that we have available. If you are enrolled in the project associated with these clubs, you must also join that club. For example, goat exhibitors must also be enrolled in the goat club. If you want to join a specialized animal club but do not own an animal, you can choose to exhibit a poster on that animal based on things you learn at club meetings. These specialized clubs will usually meet once every month to 2 months. 

Meeting attendance is not required for completion but we encourage attendance as you will gain valuable information about 4-H as well as build friendships and gain valuable life skills from club activities.

All 4-H members will be required to enroll in their projects using Fair Entry. The link to register is open from JUNE 1st-JULY 1st. 

 

4-H Online vs. FairEntry

FairEntry Instructions

 

 

Volunteer with White County 4-H! 

Looking for a fulfilling volunteer experience where you get to directly impact the lives of local youth? We have opportunities for everyone! We have volunteer positions to meet any time commitment. Learn more here 

Volunteer enrollment for new and returning volunteers

All 4-H Volunteers must be enrolled in 4-H Online and complete the online training found in 4-H Online. Re-enrollment must occur every year that you are working with 4-H youth whether that be directly or indirectly. this process is extremely important for the safety of all 4-H participants. If you are interested in volunteering with White County 4-H please reach out to Molly Childers at childer9@purdue.edu or 219-984-5115.

Volunteer Enrollment Instructions 

Volunteer Resources

Want to learn more about what you can do as a volunteer? Looking to add some fun to your club meetings? Indiana 4-H has many awesome resources for county 4-H volunteers. 

Click here to learn more

 

4-H Camp

4-H Camp

White County 4-H Handbook 2022

White County 4-H Handbook 2022

White County Handbook 2022
White County Handbook 2022
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White County Jr. Leaders

White Co. Jr. Leaders

White County Jr. Leaders making the best better
White County Jr. Leaders
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Mini 4-H

Mini 4-H

Mini 4-H
Mini 4-H

This has information and links about all of the Mini 4-H projects and events that White County offers.

Mini 4-H

Animals/Livestock

All livestock projects have a requirement to complete educational activities in a manual. Manuals and project activity sheets can either be picked up from your township club leader or at the extension office. If you think you might be missing activity sheets, please call the extension office. These activities are graded by the Livestock Committees. There is a hard deadline of JULY 1st for these activity sheets to be submitted to the extension office. 

NEW PROGRAM ALERT! In 2023 Purdue Extension will be rolling out a new livestock quality care program. Youth who plan to exhibit Livestock at the 2023 Fair must complete either this program or YQCA Online. More information to come in February. 

To complete your YQCA training online, visit yqcaprogram.org  

Click here for a YQCA help document for navigating the website. 

  • 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.

White County Agriculture Association

The White County Agriculture Association is the volunteer group responsible for much of what you see at the 4-H fair. They work 12 months of the year to ensure the fairgrounds, 4-H Fair, and 4-H program run smoothly. If you would like to learn more about the Ag Association or contact them visit their website or Facebook page. They are always looking for feedback, fresh ideas, and funding.

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