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Purdue Extension Elkhart County Calendar


4-H Information

Download a copy of our 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Handbook!

It's full of information you want to know!

Mini 4-H (grades K-2)

Traditional 4-H (grades 3-12)

4-H Ensemble Newsletters

 4-H Buddy Program

4-H Exhibit Check-in Calendar


4-H Events and Forms


Project Workshops

  • Cake Decorating - Thursday, May 11 at 6pm in Ag Hall
  • Poster Workshop - Thursday, June 15 at 6pm in Extension Office

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2017 Scholarship Packet (Contains multiple scholarship opportunities) - PDF or .doc
  • Scholarship Help Book - PDF
  • Scholarship Workshops - November 22, 2016 & December 6, 2016 @ Ag Hall 7pm - Powerpoint
  • FarmHouse Fraternity Achievement Scholarship - information, application: PDF or .doc
  • Friend of 4-H Scholarship - PDF or .doc
  • Junior/Senior Award Application - PDF 
  • Key Club Award Application - has concluded
  • Millie Christofeno Award application - PDF or .docx
  • Purdue Club of Elkhart County application - PDF or .doc
  • WFRN Scholarship - 2016 winners announced


Learn about the State and National 4-H trips and opportunities available to you. Download the PDF.

Member Tenure

  • 10-year members 
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 10-year status. Download the letter and registration.
    • Check to see if your name is on the list.
    • If your name is not listed and you feel it should be, contact the office at 574-533-0554.
  • 8-year and 9-year members
    • Letters will be mailed to 12th graders regarding 8-year and 9-year status. Download the letter.
    • Check to see if your name is on the list.
    • If your name is not listed and you feel it should be, contact the office at 574-533-0554.


4-H Volunteer Information

Youth Safety and Reporting Child Abuse Training Instructions 
**This is a mandatory training for all volunteers. This training certifies you for 24 months.** 

Livestock Volunteer & Advisory Board Training Information

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017

Club Forms

  • Club Information Sheets - download the instructions and the fillable form
  • Financial Activity Report - PDF or .doc
  • 4-H Manual Order Form - PDF or Excel
  • Building Supervision
    • Shift Report - PDF or .docx
    • Instructions for Clubs - form
    • Duties & Responsibilities - form

Information for Returning Volunteers - you need to enroll in the 4HOnline system, here are some documents you will need:

Award and Nomination Forms

  • Round-Up 2017 - PDF
  • Junior/Senior 2017 Award nomination form - PDF
  • Millie Christofeno Award nomination form - PDF or .docx
  • 4-H Cup Award 2017 - PDF or .docx
  • 4-H Family of the Year nomination form - PDF or .doc
  • 4-H Leader of the Day nomination form - PDF or .doc

Fair Information

Fundraising Events


4-H Livestock Information

Premise ID

  • All 4-H livestock youth are required to obtain a premise ID from the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH).
  • Visit BOAH's FAQ page for more details.
  • Obtain a Premise ID from BOAH by visiting their website at http://www.in.gov/boah/2642.htm

Animal ID: 4HOnline

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

PQA - Pork Quality Assurance

  • All 4-H Youth who plan to show a pig at the 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair need to be PQA certified.

FairEntry: Registering Livestock Exhibits

4-H Livestock Events for You

  • Northern Indiana 4-H Dairy Workshop - has concluded
  • Indiana Dairy Youth Conference - has concluded
  • 4-H Dairy Youth Academy - application and brochure
  • 4-H Dairy Foods Team - schedule 

Jr. Livestock Advisory Board

Vaccination Forms

Livestock Skill A Thon

Dairy Foods Team


Elkhart County 4-H Fair    533-FAIR (3247)

Information you may find helpful to prepare for the fair.

  • 2017 Elkhart County 4-H Fair is July 21-29
  • Fair information - visit the fair website at http://www.4hfair.org