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Cloverdale HS hosts 4-H Grows Knowledge Event February 12

Having a sense of a return to normalness, the 4-H Grows Knowledge event that has been at Cloverdale High School for several years is returning to in person format and will occur on Saturday, February 12 from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm. One can register at and sign up for sessions. The cost is $20 and 4-H volunteers from Putnam County will have their cost covered by the Diana Thomas Memorial Endowment held via the Putnam County Community Foundation.

This event is designed for 4-H volunteers, Junior Leaders, club officers, judges and anyone interested in educational activity. There are three sessions that will offer multiple concurrent 45-minute topics at 9:00, 10:00 and 11:00 am. Lunch will be provided with registration with a sandwich, soup and salad theme for Super Bowl weekend. For health safety, the lunch will be individual served so there will be no buffet line.

Session one will include topics of STEM activities, Youth Voice in Community Leadership, Fun in 4-H! “Do I hafta go to a meeting? They are so boring!” Session two will include 4-H Grows Investors, Teaching youth the life skills of saving and investing; TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More; 4-Hers on the Move: Circuit, Dance & Coming up for Air. Session three topics include Leadership Is … “Empowering Junior Leaders and 4-Hers;” Opportunities Beyond County Lines: Trips, Scholarships, Career Development Events, Camps and More; Consumer Decision Making Skills and Life Smarts Contests: The facts about consumer education and literacy.

Following lunch there will be round table and panel discussions for 4-H volunteers to share information. The program will close and be wrapped up no later than 2 pm. If you are interested in checking out what it would mean or learn of opportunities to volunteer within the 4-H program, this workshop would be a great experience for you.

Visit our homepage at or you can contact the local office by calling 765.653.8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 8:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-4:00pm. Evening and lunch appointments are available, upon request. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee. All times listed are Eastern Time. Purdue University is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Upcoming Events

January 27, Feb. 3, 10, 17, 24 – Winter Walking group, 9-10am, Putnam Co. Fairgrounds, register at 765-653-8411

January 27 – “So You’ve Inherited a Farm, Now What?”, virtual program, 6:30-8:30pm, $25, register at

February 3 – Strategic Marketing for Your Farm’s Future series, virtual program, 7-8pm, $30, register at

February 12 – 4-H Grows Knowledge, Cloverdale High School register at