By Jarred Meeks
The Boone County 4-H Project Fair will offer students information about projects they can complete as they foster their curiosity with hands-on learning outside of the classroom.
The fair will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Boone County Farm Bureau Inc. Community Building.
Boone County Purdue Extension Officer Pandora Woodward said students can work on projects that focus on a wide range of topics, from aerospace, to dog obedience, to photography, to traditional livestock projects and more.
“There is something for everybody,” Woodward said. “I think a lot of people think 4-H is just for agriculture, for kids that want to go into agriculture or live on a farm, and that’s just not true for the program we have today. Indiana has one of the largest 4-H programs, and that is because we know what our audience is for the state of Indiana.”
Woodward said 4-H leaders are always looking to find new projects that interest students, which includes projects that focus on many of the STEM fields and ways of developing life skills.
4-H members who enroll at the fair will receive a free 4-H T-shirt. Enrollment costs $35 per child for third grade through high school, with a maximum cost of $105 per family. Kindergarten through second grade students can enroll for free.
For those who would like to enroll in 4-H but can’t attend the project fair, enrollment will be open from Oct. 1 to Jan. 15, 2020. Enrollment is available online at in.4honline.com.
Students will present their work at the July 18-24, 2020 Hamilton County 4-H Fair.
For more, visit extension.purdue.edu/Boone/article/30812.