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Congratulations to all the Decatur County 4-H members who exhibited at the Indiana State Fair!
Trees are a valuable addition to most properties. Properly planted, well maintained trees add beauty, wind protection, shade, wildlife habitat, visual screening, and other benefits to the landscape. Unfortunately, many landscape trees are not properly planted or cared for. Purdue Extension-Decatur County in collaboration with Indiana Certified Arborist Randy Brumfield will host a free workshop covering the basics of tree selection and planting.
Many thanks to those who enrolled in the Indiana 4-H Youth Development Program using the new 4HOnline system. In this year of transition to a new enrollment system and our move to focus on year-round educational programming for the 4-H youth we serve, we don't want to leave anyone out. If you were unable to enroll by January 15 and wish to participate in Indiana 4-H in 2015, simply contact the Extension Office to complete a paper enrollment form and submit the required program fees.
To place a book in the hands of a preschooler did not take an act of Congress, however it did take several community partnerships to make this gift of literacy possible for thirty-six preschoolers at the Decatur County Head Start.
Decatur County 4-H Junior Leaders were challenged to become actively involved in the community by following the Indiana 4-H Mission Mandate of Citizenship.
4-H offers hundreds of different ways to learn and do new things. 4-H is the nation's largest youth service organization. It helps young people develop and improve life skills such as self-confidence, leadership, citizenship and communications. Why should youth join 4-H? Through 4-H, you are exposed to fun and challenges that bring about education in numerous areas. With 4-H, you can: Have fun, make friends and go places!
4-H is a program that gives young people an advantage. It gives them the