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4-H Youth 

4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT

What is 4-H?

The Jefferson County 4-H Program serves the youth of Jefferson County by providing a strong educational youth development program.  The program delivers educational experiences in a variety of settings.  Caring, capable, and contributing adults assist in the 4-H programs as models for young people.  We treasure the rich heritage of 4-H and want to ensure that 4-H is available to future generations of Indiana Youth.

Who Can Join 4-H?

Youth can join 4-H when they enroll in the 3rd grade and may continue until they are in the 12th grade.  Opportunities in the 4-H program are available to all Indiana youth as defined regardless of race, religion, color, sex, national origin or disability.  You can sign up for 4-H by visiting the Jefferson County Extension Office in the lower level of the Main Source Bank at 213 E. Main St in downtown Madison Indiana. 

So.....What Projects Can I Do?

There are several projects available for members to complete.  Members should choose a project which interests them.  Projects range from Aquatic Science, Food and Woodworking to Sheep, Swine and Beef Cattle.  For a complete list of projects stop by the Extension Office today!

Which Club Should I Join?

You should choose a club that is close to where you live.  You may want to visit several clubs to get a feel for the best club for you.  Find out when and where each club meets and determine which club will fit best into your schedule.  There are 15 clubs scattered around the county so you should be able to find one in your neighborhood easily.  Below is a list of club names.  Check at the Extension Office for more informaion.

  1. Blue Denims
  2. Canaan 4-H
  3. Country Smurfs
  4. Deputy Family & Friends
  5. Deputy Do-Rites
  6. Dupont Die Hards
  7. Four Leaf Clovers
  8. Hanover No Names
  9. Happy Hoosiers
  10. Jefferson County Town & Country
  11. Kent Klover Club
  12. Manville Farmers & Farmerettes
  13. River Kids
  14. Saluda Kountry Kids
  15. Smyrna Star Searchers
  16. Wirt Willing Workers
  17. Young Country 4-H'ers

What If I Don't Live on a Farm?

You don't have to live on a farm to be active in 4-H.  4-H is a volunteer-led organization that reaches youth through a variety of programs in both rural and urban settings.  There are many projects that can be done in a urban setting.  You can still show livestock if you live in town.  If you are interested in showing animals you may be able to lease an animal from a local farmer and show it at the county fair.   4-H is for everyone no matter where you live!

    Sign Me Up!!!

    To enroll in 4-H, stop by the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Office.  Enrollment cards are due to the office by April 15.  The cost for membership is $1.00 to join and $2.00 per project.  Horse & Pony has a $2.00 Member ship fee plus a $2.00 project fee. 

 

2014 Jefferson County 4-H Fair- July 7-12

2014 Jefferson County 4-H Handbook

2014 Jefferson County 4-H Enrollment Card

2014 Jefferson County Mini 4-H Enrollment Card

 

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information on 4-H Youth Development:

Indiana 4-H - County Fair dates, events, contacts and volunteer information.