We want to extend a warm welcome and encourage you and your family to make 4-H a part of your life. 4-H is a youth development program that is a part of the United States Department of Agriculture and administered in Indiana by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service. Locally, the Hancock County office of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service and the Hancock County 4-H Ag Association, Inc. administers the Hancock County 4-H program.
How do I select my club in Hancock County 4-H?
Your 4-H club in Hancock County serves as your home base and there are over 20 clubs to pick from. Your club leader will pass out your manuals and other relevant paperwork to you throughout the year, and they're a great resource to ask any questions you may have throughout the year. There is a club in every township, so you're sure to find one close by. However, you can attend any club meeting that you'd like, so you can choose a club outside of your township, if their meeting schedule is more convenient for you.
What 4-H projects are available in Hancock County?
The Hancock County 4-H program offers more than 60 projects for area youth. Check out our 4-H Handbook to learn about all the opportunities to dive into topics you enjoy. This is the Handbook from last year as the 2020 4-H Handbook is not complete yet... we will post an updated copy as soon as possible!
How much does it cost?
It is $25 per youth to enroll in 4-H for the year. If a family has more than three youth enrolled in 4-H, the max program fee is $75 per family. These fees not only cover all the manuals and educational materials needed for your projects, but it also supports the local program and enables the county program to fund further educational activities. Contact our office for details on the family discount.
Who can enroll?
Enrollment in Indiana 4-H is open to youth grades 3-12 and will run Oct. 1, 2019 – Jan. 15, 2020. Mini 4-H is available to youth grades K-2 and has a $10 enrollment fee per member.
Where can I get books and ask questions?
Purdue Extension Hancock County is located at 802 Apple Street, Greenfield, IN 46140. We are open Monday- Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We are closed during County Government Holidays and voicemail is available during non-business hours. Visit the Extension Office web site at www.extension.purdue.edu/hancock for the most up-to-date information about Hancock County 4-H. Our phone number is 317-462-1113
How do I sign up for 4-H?
Sign up today by visiting the 4HOnline Website or we have paper enrollment forms available to fill out in our office.
Returning members: Please DO NOT make a new profile if you can't get logged in. Contact the office at 317-462-1113 and we can let you know what email was used on your profile. If you forgot your password, enter your email address that you originally set up the account with and select “I forgot my password” and you will receive an email with a reset password link.
Here are a few tips for enrollment:
1) It is best to use Firefox or Google Chrome as your internet browser when logging into 4HOnline. Internet Explorer browser is no longer compatible with this system due to safety concerns.
2) If you forgot your password, enter your email address that you originally set up the account with and select “I forgot my password” and you will receive an email with a reset password link.
3) You must sign up for a project category when you enroll. You can return to your profile and change/add to your projects later if you wish.
4) Last year there was some confusion on the Credit or Debit Card Payment – you must Click the orange “Add New Credit Card” button, and enter all information correctly and completely, then follow instructions to complete the transaction. For Cash or Check Payment, Select “County/Club 4H Check,” click “Select Payment Method,” and pay at our office within 10 days (if paying by cash or check, your enrollment will not become active until payment has been received at the State Level as we forward it on).