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Expanding 4 h opportunities

Expanding 4-H Opportunities

4-H 101: Return to the Basics

CES Staff Development Series

Tuesday, December 13, 2005, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

IP Video Presentation

by Steve McKinley & Company

[email protected]; 765-494-8435

4 h 101 series
4-H 101 Series

  • Effectively Utilizing Volunteers (10/4)

  • Starting and Maintaining 4-H Clubs (11/15)

  • Expanding 4-H Opportunities (12/13)

  • Characteristics of Positive Youth Development & Life Skill Development (1/10)

  • 4-H Purpose, History, and Structure (2/14)

  • Conflict Management Techniques (3/14)

Program information
Program Information…

  • Disconnected? Contact the AgIT Help Desk at 765-494-8333

  • Provide feedback to: Steve at 765-494-8435, or [email protected]


  • Share opportunities beyond the 4-H Club experience.

  • Discuss core beliefs of recognition.

  • Describe the National 4-H Recognition Model.

  • Identify steps to prepare judges for the judging process.

Objective 1

Objective 1

Share opportunities beyond the 4-H Club experience.

4 h scholarships
4-H Scholarships

  • Indiana 4-H Foundation (open academics)

  • 4-H Accomplishment (project related)

  • State 4-H Club (Purdue AG & CFS only)

  • Information on State 4-H Web site:


  • Suggestions on preparing members to submit applications, contact: Joanne Lytton, Carroll County, [email protected]

    • Refer also to “4-H Achievement Resume Project” located on w:\ drive in Carroll Co. folder

Operation military kids omk
Operation: Military Kids (OMK)

  • State 4-H Office Contacts:

    • Chris Cook-Leitz ([email protected], 765-494-8433)

    • Steve McKinley ([email protected], 765-494-8435)

    • James Edwin ([email protected], 765-496-6881)

  • OMK e-mail address: [email protected]

Operation military kids omk1
Operation: Military Kids (OMK)

  • OMK Goal:

    • Provide support to “suddenly military” children and their families through a network of community resources before, during, and after deployment.

  • Delivered in local communities through a national collaboration of U.S. Army Child and Youth Services, 4-H, and other community agencies serving youth.


  • Responds to needs of geographically dispersed Army National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Component military youth whose parents have been deployed in support of the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

  • Infrastructure provided by the 34 OMK State Teams which establish local community support networks to provide services to reduce the stress on youth.


  • Primary Components

    • Speak Out for Military Kids (SOMK)

    • Hero Packs

    • Mobile Technology Lab (MTL)


  • How Can Your County Help?

    • Establish a County OMK Team

    • Mini Grants

    • Hero Packs – or a variation

    • Schedule the MTL at an event

    • Invite Military Youth to join 4-H Clubs

    • Adopt a Military Family or Soldier

    • Plan an event for Military Families

    • Write letters to local Soldiers


  • Upcoming Opportunities

    • Indiana Pacers Military Night – January 18

    • February 16, 2006 IP Video for County OMK Teams (program #617 & 618)

    • Speak Out for Military Kids – March 25-26, Indianapolis (registration due March 1)

4 h round up
4-H Round-Up

  • State 4-H Office Contacts: Chris Cook-Leitz ([email protected]; 765-494-8437) and Carl Broady ([email protected]; 765-494-8435)

  • 4-H Round-Up – Monday, June 26-Wednesday, June 28, Purdue University, grades 7-9 completed; 2006 theme: “TBA”

4 h trips and conferences
4-H Trips and Conferences

  • State 4-H Band – Saturday, June 24-Monday, June 26, Purdue University; perform at Monday evening of 4-H Round-Up; grades 9-12 completed

  • State 4-H Chorus – Saturday, June 24-Wednesday, June 28, Purdue University; perform at closing session of 4-H Round-Up and on the first Saturday of Indiana State Fair; grades 9-12 completed

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Food & Nutrition





Dairy Cattle

Dog & Cat

Goat (dairy & meat)






Veterinary Science – large animals

4-H Trips and Conferences

  • Purdue Science Workshops – Wednesday, June 14 – Friday, June 16, Purdue University, grades 9-12 completed; subjects offered:

4 h trips and conferences2
4-H Trips and Conferences

  • Electric Workshop – Friday, June 23-Sunday, June 25, Purdue University; completed division 3 or above

  • Citizenship Washington Focus – June 24-July 1 and/or July 1-8, Washington, D.C.; must be at least 15

  • National 4-H Dairy Conference – Sunday, October 1 – Thursday, October 5, Madison, WI; grades 10+

4 h trips and conferences3
4-H Trips and Conferences

  • State Fair 4-H Exhibit Hall Workers – end of July through completion of Indiana State Fair; workers are at least 15 years old

  • National 4-H Congress – Friday, November 24-Tuesday, November 28, Atlanta, Georgia; grades 9+

  • National 4-H Conference – March 25-30, Washington, D.C., application due Jan 15, members in grades 10+ eligible to apply; 2-3 selected annually

4 h trips and conferences4
4-H Trips and Conferences

  • State Fair Achievement Trip – Wednesday, October 18 – Sunday, October 22, Washington, D.C.; trips awarded to winners in public speaking, demonstrations, fashion revue, tractor driving, illustrated talks, judging CDE’s, bicycle rodeo, etc.

150 th indiana state fair
150th Indiana State Fair

  • August 9-20, 2006

  • Celebrating 150th Fair

  • Special exhibits in Cake Decorating, Crafts and Promotional Posters

  • Flyers and details will be forthcoming

Career development events
Career Development Events continued!

  • Meats, Dairy Foods – January 28, 2006

  • Wildlife Habitat – April 8, 2006

  • Horse & Pony – May 6, 2006

  • Livestock, Poultry, Dairy – May 20, 2006

  • Dairy Goats – August 2, 2006

Career development events1
Career Development Events continued!

  • Horticulture – August 4, 2006

  • Livestock Skill-a-Thon – September 30, 2006

  • Soils –November 4, 2006

  • Forestry, Entomology, Crops – December 9, 2006

  • Link to 4-H/FFA Judging Handbook:

    • http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/cde/index.cfm#

Care http www four h purdue edu care main html
CARe continued!http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/care/main.html

Rape and Sexual Assault Prevention Education

Funded by the Indiana Department of Health,

Centers for Disease Control, Rape Prevention Education Grant.

Principal Investigator: Mary Pilat, Ph.D.

Care community projects
CARe Community Projects continued!



















4 h trips and conferences5
4-H Trips and Conferences continued!

  • State 4-H Office Contact: Steve McKinley ([email protected], 765-494-8435)

  • State 4-H Junior Leader Conference – 75th Anniversary, Tuesday, June 20 – Friday, June 23, University of Indianapolis, grades 9-12 completed

    • PPT for 2006 is located on w:\ drive in Jr. Leader Conference file folder along with a promotional brochure

    • State Promotion Team available to talk about experiences with local audiences

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4-H Trips and Conferences continued!

  • State Fair Youth Leadership Conference – Sunday, August 6 – Saturday, August 12, Indiana School for the Deaf, grades 9-12 completed

    • PPT for 2005 and promotional brochure for 2006 are located on w:\ drive in State Fair Leadership Conference file folder

    • State Promotion Team available to talk about experiences with local audiences

    • Web site: http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/isfyl/

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4-H Trips and Conferences continued!

  • Indiana 4-H Youth Congress – Saturday, October 14, Indiana Government Center; Grades 9-12; registration due October 1; $22 per person

Afternoons r o c k
Afternoons R.O.C.K. continued!

  • State 4-H Office Contact: Renee McKee, [email protected], 765-494-8422

Afternoons r o c k1
Afternoons R.O.C.K. continued!

  • Dept. of Mental Health funded contract

  • After school programs that focus on Tobacco, Alcohol and other drug prevention

  • Subcontract with existing after school providers to conduct programs for middle school aged youth

Afternoons r o c k2
Afternoons R.O.C.K. continued!

  • Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Morgan, Shelby

  • Boone, Hamilton, Howard, Madison, Tipton

  • Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Lawrence, Martin, Monroe, Orange, Owen

4 h afterschool
4-H Afterschool continued!

  • CD provided to each county

  • Work with existing afterschool providers to establish 4-H clubs

    • Convenient for parents

    • Clubs may focus on one or two projects

      • May be judged and displayed at event other than the county fair

    • ES-237 requires minimum of 6 contact hours

4 h 101
4-H 101 continued!

  • CD provided to each county in January, 2005 CCC mailing

  • Shares the basics of the 4-H program via lesson plans and supplemental materials for volunteers, parents, members, Extension partners, etc.

Area ix jr leader retreat
Area IX Jr. Leader Retreat continued!

To Infinity & Beyond –

“Jr. Leaders Beyond the Meeting”

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Area IX Jr. Leader Retreat continued!

  • “Buzz”

    • Rose Scherer, Benton Co. ([email protected], 765-884-0140)

  • “Slinky”

    • Keli Brubaker, White Co. ([email protected], 219-984-5115)

  • “Woody”

    • Matt Deppe, Fountain Co. ([email protected] 765-793-2297)

  • “Mrs. Potato Head”

    • Sherry Legg-Young, Montgomery Co. ([email protected], 765-364-6363)

Planning continued!

  • Who: Area IX Jr. Leaders

  • What & Why: A workshop to teach Jr. Leaders about additional activities for their organization.

  • Where: A central Location – Benton Central

  • When: March 12, 2005

  • How: “Theme” the workshop to make it FUN and encourage Jr. Leaders to attend.

Workshop missions

Rocket continued!


Workshop Missions

  • “Fueling Your Rockets”

  • “Saving the Galaxy – One Star at a Time”

  • “Working with Other Alien Life Forms”

Livestock ethics workshop
Livestock Ethics Workshop continued!

  • Contacts:

    • Joan Grott, Porter Co. ([email protected], 219-465-3555);

    • Keli Brubaker, White Co. ([email protected], 219-984-5115)

Livestock ethics workshop1
Livestock Ethics Workshop continued!

  • Program Outline:

    • The Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, Citizenship)

    • What are ethics and how do they relate to youth livestock programs?

    • A Line in the Sand – educational video

      • Provides 4 questions to use when making decisions in youth livestock programs

    • Case Scenarios

      • Group work with adults and youth

Horse pony
Horse & Pony continued!

  • Contact: Dr. Colleen Brady, [email protected]; web site: http://www.four-h.purdue.edu/horse

  • State Horse Bowl/Hippology/Public Speaking/Demonstration Contests

    • Registration due March 10

    • Horse Bowl/Hippology must compete in Area event

    • Hippology – March 24, 6 p.m., Purdue

    • Horse Bowl – March 25, 9 a.m., Purdue

    • Public Speaking/Demonstration – March 25, afternoon, Purdue

Horse pony1
Horse & Pony continued!

  • State Horse Judging Contest, May 6, Hendricks County Fairgrounds

    • Must qualify through Area contest

  • Indiana 4-H Horsemanship Camp, June

    • Scholarship applications due May 1

    • Camp applications due May 23

Horse pony2
Horse & Pony continued!

  • State Horse Judging Camp

    • February 11-12, 2006, West Lafayette, IN

  • Multi-State Judges/Show Managers School

    • November 17-19, 2006; Indianapolis, IN

Ffa volunteer development1
FFA Volunteer Development continued!

  • State Contacts: Allen Talbert, [email protected]; Steve McKinley, [email protected]

  • Training materials designed to help Agricultural Education programs more fully utilize volunteers and multiply the teachers’ efforts.

  • Audiences include pre-service teachers, in-service teachers, and volunteers.

Ffa volunteer development2
FFA Volunteer Development continued!

  • One of three parts of National FFA “Rev It Up!” curriculum

  • Presented at 2004 National FFA Convention; 2004 & 2005 National FFA Alumni Association meetings, and at 2005 Indiana High School Ag Teacher Workshop

  • CD includes 10 modules with lesson plans, PPT presentations, and supplemental materials for each audience

Summary of modules
Summary of Modules continued!

1. Why Use Volunteers?

National Volunteerism Trends; benefits and limitations; expectations

2. Positive Youth Development

Basic needs of youth; environments conducive to PYD; ages and stages of youth

3. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers

Position descriptions; sources of volunteers; placement of volunteers

Summary of modules1
Summary of Modules continued!

4.Volunteer Orientation, Training, Evaluation

Information and delivery methods to share with volunteers; provide feedback to volunteers

5. Volunteer Recognition

Importance of recognition; motivation of volunteers; methods to recognize

6. Risk Management Issues

Liability, child abuse, safety of participants and volunteers, risk management forms

Summary of modules2
Summary of Modules continued!

7. Volunteer Screening Process

Suggested application and screening procedures; adult behavioral expectations; confidentiality issues

8. Financial Management

Recommended financial accountability procedures; budgeting; fund raising options

9. Agricultural Education Program Development

Program planning components and importance

10. Volunteer Management Database

Record and organize volunteer information

Life after incarceration book club
Life After Incarceration & Book Club continued!

  • Contact: Laurie Sula, Elkhart Co., [email protected], 574-533-0554

  • Juvenile Detention Center – Life After Incarceration materials, money management, Adequate Calcium Today

  • Literacy Council funding for Book Club

Objective 2

Objective 2 continued!

Discuss core beliefs of recognition.

Recognizing 4 h member accomplishments
Recognizing 4-H Member Accomplishments continued!

  • Important part of 4-H experience for youth and adults.

  • Can take on many forms.

  • Based on a number of beliefs…

Core recognition beliefs
Core Recognition Beliefs continued!

  • Recognition is a basic human need.

  • Recognition should be designed to build self-esteem.

  • Balance intrinsic and extrinsic recognition.

  • All members need recognition of their efforts.

  • Recognition is more meaningful if given soon after it is earned.

Core recognition beliefs1
Core Recognition Beliefs continued!

  • Appropriate recognition depends on…

    • Stage of development

    • Past experiences

    • Family lifestyle

    • Community and cultural heritage

    • Provide opportunities for self-assessment and reflection

    • Members should be able to exercise individual choices in learning and participation and be recognized accordingly.

Objective 3

Objective 3 continued!

Describe the National 4-H Recognition Model.

National 4 h recognition model
National 4-H Recognition Model continued!

  • Acknowledges positive learning behaviors in young people.

  • Based on youth’s involvement, participation, and/or efforts.

  • Identifies recognition for individuals and groups.

  • Designed to meet needs, interests, and aspirations of youth from different backgrounds.

5 approaches to recognition
5 approaches to recognition… continued!

1. Participation in educational experiences

  • Simple, well-publicized requirements

  • Appropriate for 4-H’ers’ abilities

  • Need not be expensive, but valued by member

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5 approaches to recognition… continued!

2. Progress toward self-set goals

  • Realistic and reachable

  • Developed by member with adult guidance

  • Evaluation measured against goals

    3. Achieving standards of excellence

  • Clearly defined standards established by experts

  • Measures quality against rating categories

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5 approaches to recognition… continued!

4. Excelling in peer competition

  • Needs rules and procedures

  • High risk, but may be strong motivator

  • Not for children under 9

    5. Excellence in cooperation

  • Mutually agreed upon group goals; encourages working together

  • Recognizes all members of a group

Tips for award selection
Tips for Award Selection continued!

  • Select awards appropriate for the age of your members and valued by them.

    • e.g., ribbons or buttons for 9- to 11 year-olds; cash, t-shirts for older members

  • Select awards related to the learning experience

    • e.g., water crocks, grooming tools, tack equipment at animal workshops

Tips for award selection1
Tips for Award Selection continued!

  • Correctly use the 4-H name and emblem.

  • Avoid using the same award repeatedly for the same program or different programs.

  • Media recognition (press releases, photographs, etc.) enhances awards.

Objective 4

Objective 4 continued!

Identify steps to prepare judges for the judging process.

Project judging
Project Judging continued!

  • Provides feedback

  • Reinforces efforts

  • Encourages learning

  • Most effective in one-on-one setting – Open/Conference/Interview Judging

Conference judging
Conference Judging continued!

  • Judge and exhibitor discuss the project together (NOT with the parent’s help!)

  • Focus on the learning experiences of the member

  • Judge must be able to interact well with youth and be familiar with project

  • Judge should consider age of member, skill level, special circumstances, and opportunities for future growth

Judges preparation
Judges’ Preparation continued!

  • Insure adequate preparation of the judges

  • Share standards and requirements of projects

  • Review judging guidelines specific to project and/or county

  • Define who the judge is to ask clarifying questions of during the judging

Judges preparation1
Judges’ Preparation continued!

  • Emphasize the importance of following printed guidelines

  • Avoid emphasizing personal preferences

  • Encourage judge to be tactful, courteous, and to maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor

  • Share the importance of consistent judging among projects

Judges preparation2
Judges’ Preparation continued!

  • Ask the judge to give the exhibitor the benefit of the doubt

  • Encourage the judge to provide many written and verbal constructive comments (both positive and ways to improve)

  • Ask the judge to share suggested improvements in the judging procedures with the person in charge

Questions for conference judging
Questions for Conference Judging continued!

  • What new things did you learn?

  • Have you taken this project before?

  • What were your goals for this project?

  • What do you like best about your exhibit?

  • What would you like to change about your exhibit?

  • What steps did you take to complete your project?

Questions for conference judging1
Questions for Conference Judging continued!

  • What were some of the difficulties you had?

  • Were you able to get help with your project? How?

  • Approximately how many hours did you spend on your project?

  • How much did it cost to complete your project?

  • What would you like to do in this project in the future?

Resources continued!

  • Darlene Baker, Arkansas State 4-H Program Leader, “The National 4-H Recognition Model Volunteer Leaders’ Series,” http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/HTML/4-H_Volunteer_Leaders_Series/4HCL1.asp

  • Oregon State 4-H Website, “About 4-H Recognition,” http://oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/programs/recognition/About%20Recognition.htm

  • USDA/Army Youth Development Project. 2003. “4-H 101, The Basics of Starting 4-H Clubs.” http://www.national4-hheadquarters.gov/library/4h_docs.htm


Questions? continued!

For joining us

for joining us! continued!

Next 4-H 101 Program:

“Characteristics of Positive Youth Development & Life Skill Development”

Tuesday, January 10, 2006,

9:30-11:30 a.m.