Are you New To 4-H, Looking to join a club near you. Jasper County 4-H Program currently has 17 Active Clubs that meet anywhere from Northern Jasper County, Central and Southern Jasper County. Please view the attachments at the bottom to view club location, meeting dates, leader information as well as their contact information. If you have any questions don't hesitate to call the office and we will be happy to help you. Call 219-866-5741 to speak to Kelly or 219-866-4961 to speak to Christal.
This is a listing of 4-H Competition Rules, 4-H Poster/Notebook/Display Board Rules, 4-H Animal Exhibit Rules, Fraud and/or Deception, Protest Policies, and Livestock Auction Rules.
The 4-H aerospace program provides youth with educational information about aerospace that develops project skills (i.e., principles of flight, model rocket construction, model rocket safety) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills). Building and launching a model rocket gives the member the opportunity to study flight characteristics.
There are eight Arts & Crafts categories available to exhibit. Each category has its own set of guidelines that must be met in order to exhibit a complete project.
The educational 4-H beef program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth with a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both beef subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications). Skills are learned under the direction of caring adults.
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. If you want to set up your own hive, you'll learn basic beehive care, how to extract and bottle honey. Advanced topics include: increasing the number of your honey bee colonies, increasing honey production, producing special kinds of honey, and learning more about bee societies. Create an exhibit tha
This project has "How To" information for making and using icing as decoration for cakes, cookies, etc. A project that can be done individually or in a group. This activity, which can be enjoyed by families and friends, also is an introduction to a money-making skill and career.
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. Subjects such as general care, nutrition, housing, and health care are presented in the curricular materials, through workshops and in preparation of an exhibit. Youth also have the opportunity to develop responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communication skills through active participation in the 4-H Cat p
This project uses instructional materials that deal with young children at different ages (i.e., infants, toddlers, pre-school) and baby-sitting. Characteristics of various ages are studied and followed by observations and interactive activities through active participation. In Child Development you will have fun and learn about young children and their play. You will learn how children grow, learn, and play. These skills can help you be a good baby-sitter, or someday be a good parent.
Just about everyone collects something. Why not turn your collection into a 4-H project? Collections can range from baseball cards to pencils, matchbox cars to matchbook covers ~ anything you collect! This project is county only, it is not eligible for State Fair.
The communications project will include Interactive Demonstration, Demonstration, Informative 4-H Presentation, Professional Persuasive Presentation, Public Speaking, and Illustrated Talk (for rabbit and poultry only).
While youth are encouraged to develop programs that can be published either on the web or via CD, publishing the program is NOT a requirement or an expectation
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. Project members will learn how to make wise clothing decisions. Color, line, style, fit, care, quality, and price will be studied.
In the corn project, 4-H'ers will learn about the amazing corn plant and how it works, the pests that attack corn, and the many uses of corn.They will also learn about important safety practices when growing, harvesting, and storing corn. In the advanced levels you will learn about hybrid corn, the types and sources of nutrients for corn, soil erosion, producing and comparing hybrids, and planting and growing corn crops.
The Creative Writing project is a COUNTY ONLY project, it is not eligible for State Fair.
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 (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.
The educational 4-H dairy steer program and related activities (such as workshops and tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both dairy subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.
The 4-H electric/electronics program provides youth with educational information about electricity and how it can be used to benefit the human race. The electric/electronics program develops project skills (i.e. safe practices, proper use of fuses and circuit breakers, proper lighting techniques, proper wiring techniques) and life skills (i.e. decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).
There are more kinds of insects in the world than all other organisms combined. They live on the earth's surface, in the soil, and in water. Insects live in deserts, rain forests, hot springs, snow fields, and dark caves. This project will help you study insect and their relationship with people. You can also learn how to collect, preserve, and identify insects. Create an exhibit that shows the public what you learned in the entomology project this year!
Exploring another country through research on Dining options, marketplace, and housing. This information can also be obtained by seeking a pen pal and communicating with another to learn about their personal traits and their country as well as their culture.
In the flower project the 4-H'er will learn the skils needed to grow healthy plants and flowers. They will learn to care for plants, watch how they grow, and enjoy them both indoors and out.
In the Food Preservation project, the 4-H'er will learn how to preserve foods by canning and/or freezing.
In the Foods project the 4-H'er will learn how to prepare many taste-tempting treats, starting with cookies and advancing to cakes and yeast rolls. They will also learn nutrition concepts relating to good health.
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. A knowledge of trees and woodland management leads to a greater enjoyment of the outdoors. An understanding of tree characteristics will allow future landowners to choose the best varietie for urban or rural benefits that include cooling, wildlife habitat, and reducing erosion and other types of pollution.
You will learn about planning a vegetable garden, planting, fertilizing, different vegetable pests, harvesting, storage techniques and careers.
The genealogy project will increase the 4-H members' awareness of themselves, their family's history and heritage. Educational materials on "How to" information on documenting one's heritage through ancestral listing. The project can be done as an individual or group with a parent or grandparent. It helps young people know where their ancestors resided, traveled, and developed some family traditions.
Geology will help 4-H'ers learn about and collect rocks, minerals and fossils. In the advanced divisions, members may cut and polish stones, and make jewelry.
The interested 4-H member will learn how to select the proper size box, paper, trim and decorations for a gift. They will also learn the importance of the overall appearance of a package. This is a county only project.
Gingerbread house Use your imagination and create a Gingerbread house based on your age requirements. Gingerbread houses for this project must be made of real gingerbread ( not graham crackers or cardboard). All decorations must be edible, and Royal Icing will be used for glue. Gingerbread houses can be more than just Christmas decorations. You may choose any holiday theme, fairy tale castles, barns, churches, stores, forts, or other historical buildings. Decorations ma
4-H'ers learn to care for themselves by studying the principles of good health. They also have the opportunity to study about the different occupations available in the health field.
For the 4-H Home Environment project, 4-H members at each grade level may choose from three possible exhibit categories: a furniture item and notebook, a design board (poster), or a portfolio (notebook). Level 3 participants will also have a fourth choice: independent study. NOTE: Each level has several options per category from which to choose. We suggest that 4-H members either choose a different option each year or show how they expanded on the same option (portfolio and furniture categorie
This project allows the 4-H'er to learn more about horses and ponies without owning one. They learn horsemanship and gain an understanding of the business of training and raising horses. This is a County Only Project.
Jr. Leaders is a group of motivated 4‐H members from all over Jasper County who serve their 4‐H program and community all year long. Jr. Leaders are involved in multiple 4‐H activities, participate in community service activities, serve in leadership roles within their clubs, and often times become mentors for younger members.
The 4-H Lawn & Garden Tractor and equipment program provides youth with educational information that develops project skills (i.e. principles of engine operation, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, safe operation) and life skills (i.e. decision making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).
The Microwave Project contains exciting youth activities that focus on using the microwave to prepare everything from simple snacks to complete meals. Each learner guide has activities focused on the following: Techniques and Utensils, Nutrition, Food Preparation, and Meal Preparation. The purpose of microwave cooking is to increase a 4-H'er's knowledge and understanding fo the microwave oven. It also encourages them to experiment with new recipes and add variety to faily meals. Members will lea
Mini 4-H members are younger youth interested in learning about 4-H and taking part in the Jasper County 4-H program. Mini 4-H is designed to introduce youth in 1st and 2nd grade to the 4-H program. There is no cost to join. This program is geared towards activity-based learning, which happens during their Mini 4-H project meetings each year. Mini 4-H is a great way to introduce 4-H to children because it is child-centered, provides "hands-on" learning, involves family and community, is non-comp
The Jasper County 4-H Music Project was developed to give 4-H'ers an opportunity to learn music, music theory, instrumentation, further develop each individual's appreciation of music, and further develop each individual's musical ability. This is a County Only Project, not eligible for State Fair.
The Photography project can turn an ordinary shutterbug into a talented photographer. Beginners may choose to exhibit black and white or colored prints. The more advanced photographer may also choose black and white, color, or digital salon prints.
In the 4-H Recycling project, members will learn what they can do in their home as well as their community to protect our environment. Participants can help their families to reduce, recycle, and reuse materials that they use each and every day! This is a COUNTY ONLY project, it is not eligible for the State Fair.
A Scarecrow is an object, usually a figure of a man in old clothes, set up to frighten crows, etc., away from crops. Or, a person in ragged clothes; or anything terrifying, but not really dangerous. These forms of "scarecrows" do not necessarily scare crows, but they do provide enjoyment for people and help tell a special story. Many festivals in Indiana use scarecrow figures as decorations in their yards. These yard displays may include witches and ghosts, or ma and pa. Many large Park
The Scrapbook project allows you to preserve your memories in an organized and creative way. Memories may include family,school, 4-H, etc... This is a COUNTY ONLY project. It is not eligible for State Fair.
Beginning Sewing starts by teaching basic sewing skills, like how to use a sewing machine, how to choose fabric, how to select and use patterns, how to select sutable fabrics, how to install zippers and hems, and taking care of clothing. The highter divisions get gradually more difficult, until the 4-H'er can make such complicated items as suits, coats and formal wear. This project is for boys as well as girls.
The 4-H Shooting Sports prject teaches safe operation of firearms and archery equipment. Volunteer instructors must be certified at a workshop. Six disciplines are offered at the state level: archery, hunting , muzzle loading, pistol, rifle, and shotgun. The disciplines offered in any county will depend on the availability of certified 4-H shooting sports instructors to teach the classes, ranges available, and equipment. 4-H members will acquire a basic appreciation for shooting sports.
The 4-H Small Engines program focuses on small engines and their applications. It is an interactive, experiential curriculum aimed at all youth in grades 3-12. Youth will develop several important life and science skills though their involvement in fun and challenging engines-related, learn-by-doing experiences.
The soil and water science project teaches youth about soil, water, and environmental stewardship. Learn about soil and water quality, how they interact, and how we can protect and preserve them. They perform some simple experiments to help them better understand the makeup of soil, how water can erode it, and steps that can decrease the amount of erosion.
The Soybean project introduces you to one of Indiana's major crops, the soybean, through fun experiences and hands-on projects. You will learn how to produce soybeans and ways to explore other uses for it to feed the world. This is a COUNTY ONLY project. It is not eligible for State Fair.
Fishing can be a hobby and a source of study for your entire lifetime. The 4-H sportfishing project will introduce you to fish, fishing, and aquatic habitats.
This is a COUNTY ONLY project. It is not eligible for State Fair.
4-H members will learn that better tractor care results in longer tractor life, more power, and lower operating costs. This project will also help them form good safety habits when operating a tractor.
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. Subjects such as general health care, physiology, anatomy and careers in animal health. Subjects such as general health care, physiology, anatomy and careers are presented in the curricular materials.
Youth will learn basic information about weather, including what causes variations in weather and why we have different seasons and climates on the earth. In this project you will observe and record weather conditions and learn weather symbols.
Observing and studying wildlife can provide a lifetime of enjoyment. This project will help you learn to identify wildlife, basic wildlife needs, and how wildlife interact with other wildlife and with people. At the advanced level you will learn how to create a wildlife habitat, wherever you live.
The 4-H wood sciences program provides youth with educational information about wood and how it can be used to construct items. The wood science project develops project skills (i.e., safe practices, using hand tools, using power tools, making specialized wood cuts) and life skills (i.e., decision-making, using science and technology, developing communication skills).