4-H Clove​r Connection​s

March 2023

A Message From your 4 H Youth Educator Heather VonDielingen

Dear 4-H Families,

Welcome to our 3rd electronic version of the Jackson County 4-H Clover Connections Newsletter! We hope ​you are enjoying the new, interactive and colorful newsletter that you can access at your fingertips. The link ​will always be the same: https://jackson4-hnews.com

Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to re-enroll in 4-H Online for the 2023 Program year. You ​can re-enroll online at https://v2.4honline.com/ using the same email and password as previous years, or stop ​by our office anytime Monday—Friday from 8:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. for enrollment assistance and to pay your ​yearly program fees. Program fees are $20 for grades 3-12 and $5 for grades K-2.

While we have a target enrollment date of January 15th, you can still enroll if you have not done that yet. ​Enroll TODAY so you receive timely information, announcements, and updates!

4-H Project Updates:

Here is the link to our 2023 4-H Handbook: https://bit.ly/JacksonCounty4-HHandbook2023 . We will be ​linking to all State 4-H Policies and Procedures within our Handbook so you always have access to the way ​Indiana 4-H is guided and supported by Purdue University. Be on the lookout for your 4-H project manuals at ​a meeting soon. We will have books ready for club leaders to pick up from the office on March 1st!

It is exciting to see 4-H Clubs meeting and thriving! Thank you to our 4-H Volunteers and Club Leaders ​for providing these opportunities for Jackson County 4-H Youth. There are a lot of upcoming opportunities at ​the county, area, and state level. Be sure to check out those opportunities and reach out if you have any ​questions!

With 4-H Spirit,

Heather VonDielingen, 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator

County Extension Director

What's New in

Jackson County4-H?

  • State Project changes were minimal this year. You can visit ​https://bit.ly/INStateProjects to see all State Project exhibit ​guidelines.
  • Name Change: Sewing for Fun is now "Seams Fun". Mini 4-H ​"Models" has been changed to "Construction and Architectural ​Replica".
  • Beef Project: There will be an "All Other Breeds" class for any ​breed (not identified in the handbook) represented by less ​than 2 animals in their breed for steers and heifer classes. See ​handbook for more details
  • Poultry Project: A Commercial Class has been added. See ​handbook for more details
  • Horse Project: An Open Walk/Trot Class has been added.
  • Rabbit Project: Will follow ARBA guidelines, see handbook for ​all details.
  • Rabbit & Poultry: The 4-H Livestock and Auction Committee ​and Jackson County 4-H Council approved these two species ​to be sold in the 4-H Livestock Auction, as long as there is a ​market for the animals. STAY TUNED for specific information if ​you are enrolled in one of these projects!

Handbook ​Changes

The Handbook can be viewed by visiting: ​https://bit.ly/JacksonCounty4-HHandbook2023

or click the handbook photo!

Area 2 4-H Day at the ​Statehouse

Jackson County 4-H Goat Club would like to ​say "thank you" to Premier Companies and ​Jackson County 4-H Council for their ​contributions in getting all the clubs new ​"Club Kits"

These Working for our Dreams ​Members will be going to the ​Ignite 4-H National Conference i​n Washington, D.C.



Judges & Leaders' Clinic

took place on

Southeast Indiana

Saturday, February 4, 2023

at the

Jackson County learning center

Several Jackson County Volunteers attended the clinic to increase ​their skills as a leader for our Jackson County 4-H Program. Thank ​you to those that participated! 4-H member Taylor Smith served on ​the youth panel and shared about 4-H experiences.










Indiana 4-H Animal ID Requirements ​for 2023

In Jackson County, we follow all ​State 4-H Requirements for Animal ID.

Click the Clover to see Indiana 4-H Animal ID ​Requirements for 2023

Thanks to our Livestock and Auction ​Committee, tags are provided free of ​charge to 4-H members.

Livestock Members: This year, Purdue Extension ​has adopted a program to replace YQCA. Indiana ​4-H Quality Livestock Care Certification will be ​required for all Indiana 4-H members showing ​livestock: pigs, beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, ​goats, market rabbits and poultry. Stay tuned in ​future newsletters for information on in-person ​classes.

If you choose to utilize YQCA instead, that is ​acceptable, but you will need to take that course ​online and upload a copy of your certificate in Fair ​Entry in June/July.

Livestock ID DAYS:

Beef, Dairy Beef, and ​Feeder Steer ID Day

Saturday, April 22 - 7:30- 11

Goat and Sheep ​ID Day

Thursday, May 4 - 6-8 pm

Saturday, May 6 - 8-10 am

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Swine ID Day

Stay tuned for more ​information about Swine ID ​for 2023!

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Junior Leaders Learned from Kaylee ​Branaman about Small Business ​Management at Kays Kafe in ​Brownstown at their February ​Meeting.

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Results Rubber Stamp Vector
  1. Cortland Crushers - 4,101
  2. Jackson County 4-H Goat Club - 943
  3. Vallonia Friends - 353
  4. Crothersville Helping Hoosiers - 95
  5. Junior Leaders - 40

Numbers include individual diapers and ​packages of wipes

March Meeting

Thursday, March 9, 2023

7-8:30 p.m.

Seymour Museum Center of Indiana

220 North Chestnut St

Seymour, IN

Chairperson - Vivienne Siefker

Citizenship Report - Macy Casner ​Recreation - Bryan Brewer

Health & Safety - Brynn Burton

Refreshments - Committee

Special notes:

Unpaid Dues $3.00

Sign up to help at Livestock ID Days

Recent Workshops

Beginning Cake ​Decorating Workshop

The beginning cake decorating workshop took ​place in February. It was open to grades 3-5.

There were 9 4-H Members that attended.

Thank you to volunteers Lacey Lanam, Linda ​Eggersman and Julie Stahl for sharing your ​knowledge of the cake decorating project with ​these eager to learn 4-H'ers!

Workshops to watch for

Sign up ​now!

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The juntos 4-H Program

Juntos means "Together" in Spanish. The Juntos program works to unite community partners to provide Latino youth (8th - 12th grade) and their parents with the knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to fulfilling careers and higher education.


Formal partnership between Purdue ​University and Seymour Community School ​Corporation. Cohorts will be added each ​fall and students will be supported until ​they graduate high school.

These four members will be attending ​Ignite by 4-H National Conference in ​Washington, D.C.

Four members of The Achievers 4-H Club ​were chosen to attend the National Juntos ​4-H Convening at Oregon State University. ​They were each surprised at their schools ​and were notified they were selected! They ​will be reporting on their trip when they ​return.

Heather Vondielingen

Juntos 4-H advisor and

Interim Statewide Juntos 4-H Coordinator

Brooklynn Rennekamp

Juntos 4-H Program Assistant

Iveth Vasquez

Juntos 4-H Site Coordinator

Edwin Flores

Juntos 4-H Success Coach

Area and State Happenings


Follow the 2023 State 4-H Junior ​Leader Conference Facebook Page

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Calendar of Upcoming Events!

Fri March 3 - Performing Arts- Judging and Performance

Tue March 7 - Livestock and Auction Meeting

Thur March 16 - 4-H Council Meeting

Thur March 30 - Cake Decorating Workshop Grades 6-8

Sat April 15 - Vet Science Workshop

Sat April 22 - Beef, Dairy Beef and Feeder ID Day

Sat-Sun April 22 & 23 - Area 2 4-H Camp Counselor Retreat

Wed April 26 - Flower Basket Pick Up

Thur May 4 - Sheep and Goat ID Day

Sat May 6 - Sheep and Goat ID Day

Thur May 18 - 4-H Council

June 2 - 4 - Area 2 4-H Camp

June 7- 9 - 4-H Academy at Purdue

June 26 - 28 - 4-H Round Up at Purdue

Donations to the

Jackson County 4-H Endowment can ​be made any time by visiting https://in4h.org/my-best-gift/donate/ ​Be sure to type “Jackson County 4-H ​Endowment” in the “Gift Notes” ​section when making your donation.

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Contact the ​Educators

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Richard Beckort

ANR Extension Educator


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Molly Marshall

HHS Extension Educator


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Heather VonDielingen

4-H, Youth Extension Educator, CED


Office Staff

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Madge Warren

Office Manager


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Katelyn Kutemeier

Community Wellness Coordinator


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Lenora Mathena



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Brooklynn Rennekamp

Program Assistant


Jackson County Courthouse

111 S Main St. Ste. 10

Brownstown, IN 47220


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