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Franklin County 4-H Projects and VIRTUAL FAIR INFO

July 2, 2020
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2020 VIRTUAL FAIR INFORMATION

Every single 4-H member is highly encouraged to participate in the virtual fair this summer. Many people are working extremely hard to set up the virtual fair and give our youth this opportunity and we want to make it the best experience possible.  Remember the 4-H Slogan? Learning by Doing!  Members are still learning, they are completing the same project requirements to prepare for the fair, they will still be judged and placed, they will just be showcased differently this year. Members are still learning important lifelong skills, and they are learning even more skills this year with the virtual requirements.  How about the 4-H Motto?  To Make the Best, Better!  Kids are amazing and all youth are the best, 4-H makes them even better; teaching them resilience, grit, adaptability, how to cope, responsibility, leadership and so much more.  This growth and development happens regardless of how their projects are showcased this year.

BUILDING OR NON-WALKING PROJECTS:

LIVESTOCK PROJECTS:

Our livestock events will be conducted through Virtual Cattle Battle.  We will have more detailed information on Franklin County Livestock shows soon, and we will have a website dedicated to these projects. A summary of the livestock show information can be found in the related files it's called:2020 Franklin County 4-H Virtual Livestock Shows

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The 2019-2020 Franklin County 4-H Rulebook can be downloaded here
The 2020 Franklin County 4-H Rulebook supplement is complete!  This document supplements the 2019-2020 Rulebook and includes the updates for this year. You can download the supplement here!

What is a 4-H Project?
A 4-H project is a series of learning experiences for 4-H members.  There are 50 project areas available for 4-H'ers to choose from in Franklin County.  Many projects have manuals or books to assist the 4-H'er with his/her project.  4-H is a "learn by doing" program.  Leaders, Junior Leaders and parents are encouraged to teach and show members how to complete a task, but members are expected to learn how to do things themselves, and complete their own projects.  One of the fundamental principles of 4-H is that through successful hands-on activities, youth can build self-worth and a positive self-image. (Scroll down for a list of projects.)

How Much Does a Project Cost?
Project costs vary according to the selection of project and materials.  A member enrolled in crafts might use supplies from around the home to practice skills, and may have no additional expenses.  Whereas a member who buys and keeps a saddle horse might invest hundreds or thousands of dollars.  Members should consider cost as they select projects.  Projects should be realistic to the family situation.

What is an Exhibit?
An exhibit is an object or display designed to help youth demonstrate what they have learned.  A 4-H exhibit enables youth to explore their interests and might in turn be the start of a lifelong hobby or career path.  Completing an exhibit also helps youth to understand and build valuable life skills.  Exhibits are displayed and judged at the county and state fairs.  They range from posters and display boards to computers to scrapbooks to food to live animals.

Indiana State Fair
Certain 4-H projects earn the privilege of participating in the Indiana State Fair.  These are generally the exhibit hall type projects, and eligible project areas are listed in the Franklin County Rule Book.

All members in the livestock, dogs, horse and pony, garden and herb projects may participate in the Indiana State Fair. There are also opportunities for all youth to do project interact (demonstrations) at the state fair.

All beef, dairy, sheep and swine exhibitors must sign up by June 1.  The deadline for all others, including horse and pony, goats, poultry, rabbits, is July 1.

State Fair Online Entry is available for all 4-H animal projects.  Members are strongly encouraged to use the online entry because you will receive immediate confirmation that your entry has been received.  For more information on the Indiana State Fair, visit their website.

If you don't see something listed, or need help finding something, please email Angie or Jennifer.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY 4-H PROJECT LINKS

4-H Achievement


Aerospace


Arts & Crafts


Baskets


Beef/Starter Calves


Cake Decorating


Child Development


Collections


Computers


Consumer Clothing


Creative Writing


Crops


Dairy Cattle


Dogs


Electric


Entomology


Fashion Revue (Consumer Clothing & Sewing Activity)


Fine Arts


Floriculture


Foods/Food Preservation


Forestry


Garden


Genealogy


Geology


Gift Wrapping


Goats (Dairy, Meat, Pygmy)


Health


Herbs


History


Home Environment

 

Horse and Pony

 

International Studies


Livestock


Microwave Cooking


Mini 4-H (Grades K-2)


Model Building


Needlecraft


Pets


Photography


Potatoes


Poultry


Pottery


Public Speaking

 

Rabbits

 

Recycling


Scrapbook


Sewing

 

Sheep


Shooting Sports Education


Small Engines


Soil & Water Science


Sportfishing


Sports


Swine


Talent

 

Tractor Driving (Agricultural, Lawn & Garden, and Zero Turn)


Vet Science


Weather & Climate Science

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