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Hamilton County Workshops - below 

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*List of Project Supplies available for sale at the Extension Office 

Achievement Resume


            Learn how you can apply for the 2021 national 4-H trips and receive 4-H scholarship funds for college.

            Tuesday, December 1, 7:00 p.m. - Click here to view the recording.

Scholarship information packets are available at the Extension office.  It is helpful to have this package before the workshopfor reference. If you are unable to attend this workshop and you have questions regarding the opportunities listed in the packet, contact Cathi Wahnsiedler, or 317-440-8542.


Ag Tractor, Lawn & Garden and Small Engine

All workshops in the llama barn at 7 p.m.

March 17, 24, 31
April 14, 21

Arts & Crafts 

Leather Craft Workshop

Friends Forever 4-H Club will be hosting a leather craft workshop on both Saturday, February 6 and 13 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Annex. These come-and-go workshops are open to all Hamilton County 4-H’ers and are a great opportunity to complete a Basic Craft Project!  Pack a lunch/drinks and stay the whole time!  Come to both workshops or just's up to you!  There are project ideas and kits available at  If you would like a kit, please email the 4-H’ers name, item number and item description by Jan 28 to 4-H Volunteer, Rosalie Alvey at  

Please stay home if you feel sick. We will be social distancing and wearing masks. The Leather Guild is bringing special blue lights that will sterilize any tools used (between student use).


Supreme Showmanship Workshop 
June 28, 6:30pm Show Arena

Beef BBQ

April 17, 10:30 a.m., Winks

Workshop will show how to prepare and light the grill and how to safely prepare and handle the foods. Hygiene techniques and safe grilling methods will also be discussed. Question and answer session while families grill and eat lunch. All supplies are provided. For questions about the project or the workshop, contact project leader, Adam Hilton at or 317-410-7397.



All workshops 7:30 - 8:30 p.m.

May 19 - Winks (no bikes)
May 26, June 2, 9, 16, 23 - east of swine barn

4-H'ers are asked to bring their bikes to all workshops except the introductory one on May 19. Meet on the east side of the swine barn at the fairgrounds in Noblesville.
4-H'ers will learn bicycle safety and riding techniques. Come and join in the fun of games and a bicycle rodeo.

Bucket Calf & Dairy

Cake Decorating

May 12, 6-7:30 p.m., Annex
June 15, 6-8 p.m., Annex
July 7, 6- 8 p.m., Annex

*All workshops are hands on workshops. 4-H’er must bring all their own decorating materials. Go to website for information letter, frosting recipe and decorating tips.
For questions about the project or the workshops, contact project leader, Tonya Cassell at 317-385-6019. (call or text)


All workshops are 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the Annex

March 22 - guest speaker, pass out vet papers, workbooks and go over the basics
April 13 - beginners (grade 3-5) -  work through a workbook page, cat care - holds, grooming and more, what to expect during the cat show at the 4-H Fair.
May 4 - intermediate (grades 6-8) & advanced (grades 9-12) 
June 7 -   Annex, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
     Mock Cat Show - all levels are welcome; bring cat in carrier with current vaccination papers
June 28 - Hall C, 5:30- 7:00 p.m. LAST opportunity to have vaccination papers signed by leader

Join the Facebook group or contact leader, Jenny Rumple with questions.

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn

Chicken BBQ


6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Winks
Minis and regular 4-H Cloggers

April 20
May 4, 18
June 1, 15, 22, 29


Consumer Clothing/Fashion Revue

June 23, 6 p.m., Winks

This workshop will cover best practices for notebook preparation, as well as outfit and accessory recommendations and modeling basics in advance of our upcoming judging. Bring your questions, and feel free to bring work-in-progress notebooks and/or outfit ideas for review/input! For more information about the project or workshop contact project leader, Alex French at or 317.691.1963.

Dairy Cattle

Supreme Showmanship Workshop 
June 28, 6:30pm Show Arena

Dairy Goats

Supreme Showmanship Workshop 
June 28, 6:30pm Show Arena



March 23, 7:00 pm Organizational Zoom meeting

4-H dog workshops/meetings - see below in related files

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn


June 5, Annex, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.



Fashion Revue


Food Preservation

May 13, 7 p.m. Annex

Information and tips will be given out for each grade level A-D. Bring your questions and concerns.
For more information about the project or workshop, contact project leader Dee Roper at 317-385-1139 or



Gift Wrap

Horse & Pony
Horse Complex, 6:30pm
May 24
June 7
June 14
June 21
June 28

Supreme Showmanship Workshop 
June 28, 6:30pm Show Arena


All workshops are 4-6 p.m.

   March 7 - Llama barn
   March 14 - Winks
   March 21 - Llama barn
   March 28 - Winks

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn

Meat Goats

Supreme Showmanship Workshop 
June 28, 6:30pm Show Arena


June 21, 7-8:30 pm, Annex

We will be facilitating a mock judging workshop for microwave. Each 4-H’er is encouraged to bring a test project or two that they are considering for their fair exhibit.  The leaders will facilitate the judging of projects by 4-H’ers and provide helpful hints and feedback. The goal is to provide some specific help and guidance for the 4-H’er, help them experience the evaluation process, and identify what may resolve any issues. Some sample exhibits will be on hand for participants to test their skills and use if they are unable to bring their own project. Handouts and resources will be on hand for 4-H’ers to use. Please contact Evelyn Burton at with any questions.  

Mini 4-H

All Mini 4-H Meetings are from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds

Feb 25
March 18
May 6
June 3

Mini Clogging 

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Winks

May 4, 18
June 1, 15, 22, 29

Mini Horse & Pony

All workshops are at 27745 Webster Pit Road, Atlanta, IN. For questions, contact project leader Heather Lawson at 317-450-9472 or
6:30-7:30 p.m.

April 27
May 25
June 29
July 6

Mini Llama & Alpaca

All workshops are held 6:30-7:30pm at the Leader’s llama farm at 4923 E 161st, Noblesville.

March 16 (Llama Barn at the Fairgrounds)
April 20
May 18
June 22


May 20, Annex, 7:00 p.m.
June 10, Annex, 7:00 p.m.

At each workshop, 4-Her's will learn about the different types of cameras, exposure, composition, lighting, and project rules/guidelines. There will also be a time for questions. Please bring your camera and project manual. For questions about the project or workshops, contact Project Leader, Kelly Michaels at or 317-508-9993.

Pocket Pets 

May 22, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

The workshop will include some practice presentations to prepare 4-H’ers for judging at the fair.  4-H’ers are encouraged to bring their pets. (This is optional.)  Please bring your Pocket Pets project manual for assistance with activities and questions. If you have questions contact the Project Leader, Kay Dugger at (317) 696-4473 or


April 21, 7:00 p.m., Annex
This will be an informational session for anyone having any questions about the project or exhibiting at the fair. 

May 10, 7:00 p.m., Small Animal Barn
This will be an opportunity to ask questions about the forms due May 15 for exhibiting at the fair. Please bring birds, paperwork, or any questions you need help with. 

Blood Testing Dates:
North End of Small Animal Barn

June 9, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
June 19, 9-11 a.m.

For more information about the poultry project or the workshops, contact project leader, Julie Hoffmeister at or

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn 

Pygmy Goats

June 2, 7 p.m. Show Arena

Showmanship - 4-H Members are encouraged to bring their own goat to the workshops if possible to practice showmanship maneuvers. For more information, please contact Pygmy Goat Project Leader, Brittany Swackhamer at 765-412-1781 or

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn

Rabbit Workshops and Meetings

All meetings/workshops 7-8:30 p.m. in the Annex unless noted.
Feb. 23,  Winks
March 23
Apr. 27
May 11 (6-8 pm tattoo night and 4-H rabbit entry support)
May 25
June 22
July 6 (6-8 pm Harey Hopper primary club members only)
Aug. 24
Sep. 28
Oct. 26
Nov. 23

Royal Showmanship Workshop
June 26, 9am-Noon, Llama Barn


ALL WORKSHOPS...4-H'ers should bring their recycling project manual and recycling notebook to each workshop.

March 10, Annex, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Guest speaker: Leslie Taljard, Director of Ham Co Hazardous Waste.

May 5, Annex, 6:30 - 8: 00 pm
workshop will cover ideas for recycling; past members will bring in what they have done for examples; ideas for family recycling activities; hands-on activity using discards. 4-H'ers should bring a discard to the workshop that can be recycled.

June 16, Annex, 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Will review notebook, requirements and preparing your project for the 4-H Fair.



May 15, Conference Room 1:00 p.m.

Join us for a “how to” program with plenty of time to use tools including a variety of punches, decorative scissors, paper cutters, die cutter, etc.

BRING:  pictures; scissors, pen, adhesive and any supplies you already have and want to include in your scrapbook (Acid free glue sticks or tape runners are recommended.) We have donations of paper, stickers, and albums available for each registered 4-H scrapbook member to select if you need it.  If you have a particular theme, please let the project leader know before May 12.

Contact project leader, Angela at or text 317-617-0310 to RSVP.
Ask questions and get more information on FB: Hamilton County 4-H Scrapbook

Sewing & Fashion Revue

Annex, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

May 8

This is a come and go sewing workshop for all levels. Activities and information available at the workshop include:
-product demonstrations
-make it and take it mini projects
-help with pattern selection and choosing sizes of patterns
-sewing construction resources

4-H'ers may bring any sewing projects and questions to the workshop for individual help!

Fashion Revue
You are sewing a garment (or a few) that you are proud what?! Stop by the Fashion Revue open house workshop for all levels. Learn how to pull together your garments into a flattering outfit, hear some helpful hints for judging night, and practice your modeling skills that will show off your hard work! 4-H’ers will have the opportunity to receive individual help, so bring any questions you have.


Supreme Showmanship Workshop 
June 28, 6:30pm Show Arena

Shooting Sports

Schedule for 2021

   Hunter Education
   Muzzle Loading


Supreme Showmanship Workshop 
June 28, 6:30pm Show Arena

Tractor Maintenance and Small Engines

Vet Science

May 16, 2-4 p.m.
Workshop will cover “Project and Poster rules for the Veterinary Science project, tips and tricks to get into vet school, and a fun game of Veterinary Science Jeopardy!”

June 26, 10 am-Noon, Annex

The goal of this meeting will be to help 4-H’ers understand what their vet is looking for during the physical exam by providing a basic overview of the canine physical exam and allowing for hands-on opportunities to feel and listen to a furry patient.” For more information about the Vet Science Project or the workshop, contact Kyle Schmidt at 317.645.6275 or


Two suggestions for viewing a wide variety of wildflowers and getting photographs for your project. (Wildflower Identification) 
You can also use this experience(s) as an interesting entries for your wildflower journal.

1) Spring Wildflower Walk at Blatchley Nature Study Club; 125 Boulder Drive, Noblesville   
Saturday, April 24th from 1-5pm (multiple small walks during this time; need only to attend one)     
This is their once yearly open house for the public with wonderful wildflower walks of their extensive property.  A great place to see lots of shade wildflowers as well as an impressive number of sun wildflowers.  They will be having walking tours led by members of their club who really know their wildflowers.  (This group also studies other forms of nature likes trees, small animals, birds, rocks, amphibians, etc.)

2) Wildflower Walk at Strawtown-Koteewi Park (also known as Taylor Center of Natural History); 12308 Strawtown Ave., Noblesville     
Saturday, May 8th starting at 1pm.  (Only one walk and will be led by your 4-H Wildflower Project leader and an assistant.)     
This is the largest of our county parks.  They have a wildflower garden around the Taylor Center, two good-sized wildflower prairies plus wildflowers scattered through their woodland.  We will see both sun and shade wildflowers.

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