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4-H Youth Development


Newton County 4-H Program

Welcome to the Newton County 4-H Youth Program. Danielle Sands is the 4-H Youth Educator for Newton County. She may be contacted at any time with questions concerning 4-H, at 219-285-8620. You can also contact her via e-mail at dsands@purdue.edu.

4-H is open to all youth from grades 3-12, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin or handicap, and involves rural as well as urban youth.

Our office strives to provide you with as much information and guidance, support and assistance to our 4-H members, families, volunteers and community when it comes to 4-H and Youth Development opportunities. Please look around our website as you will find a great deal of helpful information pertaining to our county's 4-H program, projects, and Indiana State Fair requirements. We also have information about scholarships, trips and workshops, awards, etc. Let us know how we can help you and your family as you travel together on your 4-H journey.


4-H Color Me GREEN Run 5K -
Saturday, March 15 at 8:00AM

The Color Me Green 5K will be held at the Fairgrounds with registration starting at 7:00AM.  Please send the $20/person registration fee and form to our office by March 1 in order to receive a t-shirt.  Proceeds from the race will help offset the cost of trips and workshops for youth this summer.  You do NOT have to be in 4-H to participate in the race!  Just come and have FUN!

4-H Color Me Green 5K Flyer

4-H Color Me Green 5K Registration Form 



 2014 Newton County 4-H Enrollment is HERE!!!

Enrollment is open! Take some time to start thinking about projects and activities that you would like to be involved in, then enroll! Look at our online Periscope to see rules and project requirements (updated soon with changes for 2014). The deadline to enroll is February 1, 2014.  If you'd like to enroll by paper, download the enrollment form and mail it in to our office with a check for $20.

Print An Enrollment Form Here


2014 Online Periscope

Have questions about the different projects?  Head to the Online Periscope and read the 2014 rules for all of our projects.  You can also print record sheets and other required material from this site.  If you have any questions, please contact the Extension Office at 219-285-8620.

Here are some links that you may find helpful in navigating through 4-H Projects and Livestock:


  • Jr. Leaders
  • Head on over to our Jr. Leaders page to find out what they are doing. They have planned a full year of fun activities and community service projects! 
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  • 2014 4-H Scholarship information is here!
  • Newton County 4-H Council Scholarships - Due February 1, 2014

Newton County 4-H Council scholarship.docx







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

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