Skip to Main Content

January Newsletter

Click HERE to download to your computer!

Welcome- Happy New Year!
Now that we’re in 2022 you’ll begin to see more 4-H Clubs meeting and I’ve included a list of important deadlines and events of interest. It’s very important all youth members and volunteers complete their reenrollment so we have updated contact information, club lists, and can plan workshops based on project interest. I encourage all of our 4-Her’s to take advantage of additional events to travel and build friendships! Upcoming we 4-H Day at the State House and Teens as Teachers Training but we’ll also have some Spring Break SPARK Clubs and a variety of state-wide summer trips. Stay tuned for a SWEET year of 4-H!

4-H Enrollment
4-H enrollment on 4HOnline ends SOON, sign up today!

I Enrolled in 4-H,Now What?
Got questions about 4-H? Enrolled but not sure what to do next? Check out our
Beginner’s Guide to Vigo County 4-H is available at:
Frequently asked questions can be found there with all of your answers! Still have a question? Call us at
812-462-3371 We’re Open Monday-Friday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Important 2022 Dates
January 15- Open enrollment ends at This helps us make sure you’re receiving club and project notifications throughout the year. If you already enrolled and paid by credit card, we ask that you check your enrollment to make sure it shows active.
January 25- Scholarship Deadline
January 29- Beef and Dairy Cattle Tag Day 8am-11 am
May 14- Goat and Sheep Tag Day 9am-11am
May 15- Falls on a Sunday, all items due (all livestock except rabbits and poultry added in 4HOnline, State
Fair DNA samples, Add/Drop for 4HOnline projects) will be accepted on Monday, May 16, 2022
June 12-15- 4-H Camp, Counselor applications for grades 8-12 will be available around March
July 1- deadline (June 22nd for horses) for ALL Exhibit Hall and livestock fair projects
July 6 & 7- Exhibit Hall project judging is planned for community judging
July 9-16- Vigo County Fair

Join the Jr. Leaders!
Grades 7-12. Meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm
*Next meeting January 11th. Email Sara to get all meeting updates.

4-H Club Meetings
Most clubs are in the process of scheduling their club meetings for the year. Make sure to
enroll in any clubs you’re interested in to get meeting updates. We’ll also be utilizing a public
Google Calendar for club meetings, events, and deadlines!

4-H Day at the State House
Join Indiana youth in 7th-12th grade on February 1st for a trip to the

They will learn about their state government through a day full of civic
engagement and leadership. Participants will tour the state house, meet
representatives, and have the opportunity to serve as student pages.
For more information and registration visit
Register by January 18th!

Minecraft Club!
Like Minecraft? Join the 4-H Minecraft Spark Club!
1. To Join Sign up for 4-H at and join the SPARK Club - Vigo County
2. Email your contact information and username for Minecraft to
Check our website for meeting dates!
If you have any questions contact us at 812-462-3371 or email!

Join the Hippology or Livestock Judging Team Team!
•Like horses? Interested in veterinary medicine? A great opportunity to
learn about all things horse is to join the Vigo County 4-H Hippology Team!
The team meets to practice and learn equine veterinary and management
knowledge for the state 4-H contest in the spring.

•If you like to learn more about your livestock project and what goes into
judging, join the 4-H Livestock Judging Team. Contests include placing
and talking reasons for beef, swine, sheep, and meat goat classes. 4-H
members of all ages can compete in the Area Contest April 22 in Clay County.
If you’re interested contact Sara at or 812-462-3371.

Beef and Dairy Cattle Tag Day Jan. 29
Set up begins at 8:00am and tagging taking place until 11am (or until done). Tags are $5 per an animal.
$20 Beef Barn dues will be collected at this time. Please be prepared with a check or cash.
4-H members are REQUIRED to bring their beef and dairy steers and commercial heifers. By January 29,
all market animals and commercial heifers must be castrated, owned by the 4-H exhibitor, and under the
same continuous care. It is optional to bring registered heifers for a RFID tag. DNA collection envelopes for
state fair eligible animals will be available. All cattle must be identified in the Indiana 4HOnline ID Animal
System by May 15.

Sara will hold a YQCA class at 11am in the 4-H Meeting Room, open to any 4-H member. More information
about YQCA will be available at

The Beef Barn will hold a brief meeting at noon to vote on judges, discuss any fair changes, award sponsorship,potential workshops, and other updates. Families are invited to participate in a Chili Cook-Off. Bring a crock-pot of chili or a side to share for lunch, bottled water and tableware provided.

4-H Grows Knowledge
4-H Grows Knowledge Leaders Clinic is back for 2022! Join us February 12 from 8am-2pm at Cloverdale High School for a day of funand learning for Club Leaders and Jr Leaders. Choose from a variety of sessions of your interest and enjoy lunch. The Extension Office will cover enrolled leader’s registration expense. Registration details will be available soon, watch your 4HOnline emails.

Teens as Teachers
An opportunity for teams of 3-5 4-Her’s to learn how to be teachers and subject matter experts, and are empowered to deliver programming to their community. This training is for youth in grades 8-11. Topic areas include: Animal Science, Computer Science, Health & Wellness, Space Exploration, Teen Leadership, and Unlock Ag Innovations Challenge. The fun weekend at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, IN begins at 6:30pm on Friday, February 25th and will conclude at noon on Sunday, February 27th. Contact Sara for more information and to register. Registration deadline is February 11, 2022. More information at

Jam with me!
Indiana 4-H is excited to provide an upcoming statewide opportunity to engage
youth and volunteers in the art and science of video game design with
an eye toward career development. Youth in grades 6-12 will form teams of
3-5 along with two adult volunteer mentors to develop a video game that will
address a challenge they see in their local community. Youth do not need to
be 4-H members to participate.

More details are located at

4-H Scholarships
Vigo County 4-H members in grades 10-12 and the year immediately following high school graduation are
encouraged to apply for state and county 4-H scholarships. Most scholarship deadlines are January 25, 2022. Please visit for state scholarship information and    vigo/2021/11/vigo-county-scholarships.html for county information.

New in 2022 is the Trevor Scamihorn 4-H Memorial Scholarship made possible by the numerous donors
and the fundraising efforts of Trevor’s family. The $1000 scholarship is open to Vigo County 4-H seniors pursuing a post high school study or training (i.e., college, trade school, or short course). Applicants
must follow all criteria on the “4-H 2022 Indiana 4-H Foundation Senior Year 4-H Scholarship” application and submit by January 25. Applications will be judged by the state 4-H scholarship judging committee.
For tips on filling out 4-H Scholarship applications and other general scholarship suggestions for success view Sara’s virtual Scholarship Workshop from 2020 There will be a scholarship help session on Tuesday, January 11 from 5:00-6:15pm in the 4-H Meeting Room at the Fairgrounds. Sara will look over applications and provide feedback to those reaching out by January 21. For
assistance email or call 812-462-3371.


We're searching for volunteers!

Do you know an adult that has an interest in teaching youth a new skill or serving as a club leader? We currently have Community 4-H Clubs in need of leaders. We are looking to add more SPARK Clubs also. A
SPARK club consists of 6 or more hours on a special topic. (ex. Yoga, golfing, sewing, wildlife, almost anything!)

To Top