Great news! Please see the attached 2020 4-H Handbook for the latest 4-H news.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018
2020 4-H Camp Counselor Application Camp: June 8th-11th Camp Amigo: 26455 Banker St, Sturgis, MI
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The 4-H Aerospace program provides youth with educational information about aerospace that develops project skills...
This project helps youth learn about raising aquarium fish.
The Architectural Models project is designed to allow members to create three-dimensional models.
This project will help you learn about bees and beekeeping. You will learn about the types of bees, the honey and wax they produce, the plants that attract bees, and the equipment a beekeeper needs.
The 4-H bicycle program provides youth with educational information about bicycles and biking that develops project skills... Includes meetings, bicycle rodeo, and a skill test.
Uses instructional materials that deal with young children at different ages...
Collections can be defined as the gathering of similar articles, objects, etc. Many collections can be started on the spur of a moment while others may take serious consideration before beginning.
The 4-H Cat Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal.
The 4-H Dog Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal.
Youth have multiple computer exhibit choices within the three grade based levels.
Educational materials are designed to teach clothing selection, wardrobe planning, care of clothing, and personal grooming. Included are activities to be completed at home and in stores.
There are many different crafts offered that are fun, challenging, and creative.
4-H members will learn about the growth and management of crop plants...
The 4-H electricity/electronics program provides youth with educational information about electricity...
This project will help you study insects and their relationship with people.
Fine Arts gives 4-H members an opportunity to express themselves through different mediums in the area of drawing and painting.
Through the fire science project, 4-H members will learn about fire safety, creating escape routes, learning basic first aid, and working with their local fire departments.
Youth will learn basic information and skills needed to grow healthy plants and flowers. The project is divided in four different levels.
This project encourages use of milk and other dairy products.
Through the food preservation project 4-H members will learn how to properly freeze, can, and preserve a variety of foods that they make from scratch.
From snacks to gourmet meals, 4-H Foods and Nutrition projects provide members with the knowledge and skills they need to select, purchase, prepare and preserve a healthy variety of foods.
Need a dessert in a hurry?? Company coming?? Chocolate craving??
The forestry project will help you to learn how to identify trees, uses of trees, the benefits of trees, and the importance of our woodlands.
The gardening project introduces youth to vegetable gardening.
"The potato, Solanum tuberosum, is an annual, cool-season plant belonging to Solanaceae, the Nightshade family. The Irish (white) potato, a longtime favorite of home gardeners, is so named for the potato famine which occurred in Ireland during the 1800’s. Both red and white skinned potatoes are commonly grown." Excerpt from "Vegetables • HO-62W" available on-line through The Education Store.
The strawberry is the most popular small fruit grown in the home garden. It is relatively easy to grow, produces large quantities of good-quality fruit without requiring extra equipment, and it can be grown in home gardens all over Indiana. A planting originating from 25 plants can yield 25 to 50 quarts of berries ripening from mid May to late June, depending upon the area of the state in which they are grown.
Genealogy is the science of tracing one's family back through previous generations.
This project introduces youth to the fascinating hobby of "rock hunting."
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The 4-H Health & Safety project encourages our 4-H members to learn about first aid for a variety of ailments, teaching good hygiene, the importance of eating healthy and nutrient rich foods, and learning...
Applying principles of design to home design and decoration as well as information about care of home furnishings.
The 4-H Horse and Pony Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal.
Develop an appreciation of horses and horsemanship
It is an honor, an opportunity, and a responsibility to be a 4-H Junior Leader.
Here is the Jr. Leader Manual
The educational 4-H beef program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth...
The educational 4-H dairy program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both dairy subject skills...
The educational 4-H dairy beef program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both dairy beef subject skills...
The educational 4-H donkeys and mules program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience...
The 4-H goat educational program and related activities (such as workshops, tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills...
The cavy project enables the 4-H member to learn about various topics related to their cavy. These topics include: nutritional needs, housing requirements, grooming skills, breeding cavies, raising a litter, breeds of cavies, and much more.
The 4-H Poultry Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their birds.
The 4-H Rabbit Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal.
The educational 4-H sheep program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both sheep subject skills...
The educational 4-H swine program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both swine subject skills...
This project is designed to encourage all 4-H members to keep good records of their 4-H work in an organized way. These records will help in preparation of a 4-H Indiana 4-H Accomplishment Scholarship.
Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade. The goal of Mini 4-H is to help young children explore friendships outside the family; explore the way in which things work; practice both small and large muscle control; and think about the ways people work together on projects.
Model building can be fun and exciting. You can express your creative abilities, learn to follow instructions, and make models you are proud to display and show your family and friends.
Learn how to show off/display your model in a scene.
Youth can choose a project that can give them a head start creating their own layout or youth can choose a project to add to their existing layout.
Building a rocket is contagious fun! Blast off and soar over and over again.
Handwork that is done with a needle.
This is a new project for St. Joseph County. The state is listing it as Llama and Alpaca, but we are starting with just alpacas for now. We're hoping for some real interest here. This provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that develops life skills, as well as teaches valuable information about properly caring for their animal.
This project will be graded on creativity, presentation, and taste along with normal baking judging as texture, flavor, and color.
4-H'ers will have the opportunity to: develop cake decorating skills, promote creativity, contribute to family celebrations, encourage the use of the above skills in all phases of business.
The purpose of the Grilling project is to provide members with a general knowledge of grill safety and proper handling/preparation of foods to be grilled.
There is more to photography than taking pictures.
Welcomes 4-H horse members and their families.
This is a fun, educational opportunity for youth to learn hands on concepts in the engineering design process, computer programming skills, team building, problem solving and much more.
The sewing project teaches skills that can be used well beyond the 4-H years.
The 4-H shooting sports project teaches safe operation of firearms and archery equipment.
The Small Animals project is a great way for 4-H'ers to learn about their small animal, its care, its housing, going to the vet,...
The soil and water conservation project teaches youth about soil, water, and environmental stewardship .
Fishing can be a hobby and a source of study for your entire lifetime.
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Team Sports will provide an avenue for 4-H members to learn to work together to achieve a goal. Not a State Fair Project. 4-H Team Sports exhibits need to be educational in nature. They need to teach others about a topic associated with participation in Team Sports.
This project and exhibit is designed to motivate and interest young people in modeling a custom built city landscape.
This project and exhibit is designed to motivate and interest young people in modeling a custom built farm toy display.
The 4-H agricultural tractor and machinery program provides youth with educational information about agricultural tractors and machinery that develops project skills...
The 4-H Veterinary Science Project provides youth a fun and hands-on learning experience that helps them learn more about the Veterinary Science profession, and opportunities for careers in animal health.
Youth will learn basic information about weather, including what causes variations in weather and why we have different seasons and climates on the earth.
Youth learn all about different types of weeds as well as life skills through fun hands-on experiences.
The 4-H welding project is intended to give participants a fundamental background in the major aspects of electric arc welding and oxy-acetylene welding. The emphasis is for each member to develop hand manipulative skills, to learn successful welding techniques, and to also gain an understanding of the equipment and specialized tools being used in the welding field. Each member progresses at his/her own rate as demonstrated by his/her ability and application. A major focus of this project will
Observing and studying wildlife can provide a lifetime of enjoyment.
The 4-H wood sciences program provides youth with educational information about wood and how it can be used to construct items.