Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County

Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County 4-H is a community of young people across america who are learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. Bartholomew County 4-H has something for everyone!

4-H offers over 75 projects for youth grades 3rd through 12th grade along with 30+ clubs to get involved in.

Project areas that youth can chose projects in are:
Animal Science
Environmental Science
Expressive and Communicative Arts
Family, Home & Health Sciences
Citizenship, Leadership, and Cross Cultural
Mechanical Sciences
Plant Sciences
Science, Engineering, and Technology

Mini-4-H is a non-competitve project based opportunity for 1st and 2nd graders. They can choose from projects such as:
Bugs
Craft

Project areas that youth can chose projects in are:
Animal Science
Environmental Science
Expressive and Communicative Arts
Family, Home & Health Sciences
Citizenship, Leadership, and Cross Cultural
Mechanical Sciences
Plant Sciences
Science, Engineering, and Technology

Mini-4-H is a non-competitve project based opportunity for 1st and 2nd graders. They can choose from projects such as:
Bugs
Craft

Operating as usual

Parents, are you wondering about activities for your youth before they head back to school in January?  We hope your 3rd...
11/01/2021

Parents, are you wondering about activities for your youth before they head back to school in January? We hope your 3rd-6th graders will join us for Chef University! Call 812-379-1665 today to register!

Parents, are you wondering about activities for your youth before they head back to school in January? We hope your 3rd-6th graders will join us for Chef University! Call 812-379-1665 today to register!

11/01/2021
Sleep on It: Why Sleep Matters

Sleep is a necessity, but often it is taken for granted! See how you can make your sleep work for you with Dr. Adyita Chada, CRH and Harriet Armstrong, Purdue Extension.

#sleep

Today is Global 4-H Day!
11/01/2021

Today is Global 4-H Day!

Today is #Global4HDay! We are proud to join more than 70 countries in celebrating the life-changing impact 4-H programs have on millions of young people. Through 4-H, youth are finding their spark and changing the world. #FindYourSpark

Our Extension Annual Showcase is rapidly approaching! We hope to see you there! This year, we will be meeting at the Fam...
11/01/2021

Our Extension Annual Showcase is rapidly approaching! We hope to see you there! This year, we will be meeting at the Family Arts Building at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Join us from 4:30-6:30 pm on November 10th. We will have fun and exciting activities for the whole family!

Our Extension Annual Showcase is rapidly approaching! We hope to see you there! This year, we will be meeting at the Family Arts Building at the Bartholomew County Fairgrounds. Join us from 4:30-6:30 pm on November 10th. We will have fun and exciting activities for the whole family!

We invite youth to join us for the College & Career Prep Series!November 17th, December 1st & 15th from 6:00--8:30 p.m.V...
10/29/2021

We invite youth to join us for the College & Career Prep Series!

November 17th, December 1st & 15th from 6:00--8:30 p.m.

Visit https://bit.ly/3nxpiGB to register today!

We invite youth to join us for the College & Career Prep Series!

November 17th, December 1st & 15th from 6:00--8:30 p.m.

Visit https://bit.ly/3nxpiGB to register today!

Want to take control of your money? Put yourself in the driver's seat with Purdue Extension on #WalletWellness Wednesday...
10/29/2021

Want to take control of your money? Put yourself in the driver's seat with Purdue Extension on #WalletWellness Wednesdays.

Join us in November for this program series by Purdue Extension. Register for each session individually or up to all four free virtual lunch-and-learns to learn steps to take control of your money and make wise choices.

Join us for #WalletWellness Wednesday every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST. Register online: https://bit.ly/WWW-Nov-21

Want to take control of your money? Put yourself in the driver's seat with Purdue Extension on #WalletWellness Wednesdays.

Join us in November for this program series by Purdue Extension. Register for each session individually or up to all four free virtual lunch-and-learns to learn steps to take control of your money and make wise choices.

Join us for #WalletWellness Wednesday every Wednesday from 12-1pm EST. Register online: https://bit.ly/WWW-Nov-21

Hoosiers lacking access to internet connectivity can now submit their address to request reliable broadband service at t...
10/28/2021

Hoosiers lacking access to internet connectivity can now submit their address to request reliable broadband service at their home or business. To apply for consideration, you can submit your information by visiting in.gov/ocra/broadband or by calling 833-639-8522.

Hoosiers lacking access to internet connectivity can now submit their address to request reliable broadband service at their home or business. To apply for consideration, you can submit your information by visiting in.gov/ocra/broadband or by calling 833-639-8522.

10/26/2021
Our friends at Bartholomew County Solid Waste District  are hosting a Fall Amnesty Day on Saturday, November 13 from 8:0...
10/26/2021

Our friends at Bartholomew County Solid Waste District are hosting a Fall Amnesty Day on Saturday, November 13 from 8:00-3:00 at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center!
See the photo for details on what they will be accepting. Questions? Call 812-376-2614.

Fall Amnesty Day will be Saturday, November 13 from 8:00-3:00 at the Columbus/Bartholomew Recycling Center!
See the photo for details on what we will be accepting. Questions? Call 812-376-2614.

The holidays are coming!! Are you ready?! Check out these weekly Facebook posts which will be on https://www.facebook.co...
10/25/2021

The holidays are coming!! Are you ready?!

Check out these weekly Facebook posts which will be on https://www.facebook.com/purdueextbarthco each Wednesday at noon starting November 2nd with "Buying Toys - Toys for Fun, Learning, and Safety".

#HHSExtension #healthyholidayhacks

The holidays are coming!! Are you ready?!

Check out these weekly Facebook posts which will be on https://www.facebook.com/purdueextbarthco each Wednesday at noon starting November 2nd with "Buying Toys - Toys for Fun, Learning, and Safety".

#HHSExtension #healthyholidayhacks

Folklore tells us that the woolly bear is able to predict how cold/mild the winter will be. See what John Obermeyer, Pur...
10/25/2021

Folklore tells us that the woolly bear is able to predict how cold/mild the winter will be. See what John Obermeyer, Purdue Extension Entomologist has to say about the coming winter months! https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/newsletters/pestandcrop/article/woolly-bear-wanderlust-and-winter-weather/

Folklore tells us that the woolly bear is able to predict how cold/mild the winter will be. See what John Obermeyer, Purdue Extension Entomologist has to say about the coming winter months! https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/newsletters/pestandcrop/article/woolly-bear-wanderlust-and-winter-weather/

SLEEP ON IT:Why Sleep MattersOctober 27, 2021, 6:00 PMBartholomew County Public LibraryRegister at https://mybcpl.org/ev...
10/19/2021

SLEEP ON IT:
Why Sleep Matters

October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM
Bartholomew County Public Library
Register at https://mybcpl.org/event/5624976

With a focus on adults, Harriet Armstrong, Purdue Extension, covers the importance of sleep, some barriers to quality sleep and more. Dr. Aditya Chada from the CRH Sleep Center will join the session via Zoom to share more tips. Limit of eight.

Register at mybcpl.org under Events. You can also view at facebook.com/mybcpl or
youtube.com/mybcpl

#HHSExtension #sleep

SLEEP ON IT:
Why Sleep Matters

October 27, 2021, 6:00 PM
Bartholomew County Public Library
Register at https://mybcpl.org/event/5624976

With a focus on adults, Harriet Armstrong, Purdue Extension, covers the importance of sleep, some barriers to quality sleep and more. Dr. Aditya Chada from the CRH Sleep Center will join the session via Zoom to share more tips. Limit of eight.

Register at mybcpl.org under Events. You can also view at facebook.com/mybcpl or
youtube.com/mybcpl

#HHSExtension #sleep

We are so excited to begin teaching our 5th grade programs, Whodunit and Self Care Aware, in classrooms starting today! ...
10/18/2021

We are so excited to begin teaching our 5th grade programs, Whodunit and Self Care Aware, in classrooms starting today! These programs will be offered until November 12th, and there are still plenty of spots left open to sign up for the FREE programs.

Contact Abigail Larken at 812-379-1665 or [email protected] to learn more or to sign up today!

Congratulations to Landon and Alexander for being our National 4-H Week giveaway winners! Thank you to all 4-H'ers who s...
10/11/2021

Congratulations to Landon and Alexander for being our National 4-H Week giveaway winners! Thank you to all 4-H'ers who signed up for 4-H last week--we already can't wait for the 2021-2022 4-H Fair!

Congratulations to Landon and Alexander for being our National 4-H Week giveaway winners! Thank you to all 4-H'ers who signed up for 4-H last week--we already can't wait for the 2021-2022 4-H Fair!

Do you have diabetes? Sign up for a FREE, 4-week e-mail challenge to support you in your health journey. You’ll receive ...
10/08/2021

Do you have diabetes?
Sign up for a FREE, 4-week e-mail challenge to support you in your health journey. You’ll receive ideas for recipes, setting goals, and virtual support from local Extension staff. Register by 10/18 at https://forms.gle/tSaKzrsyytW2374H6. The challenge starts October 25th.

#HHSExtension #diningwithdiabetes

Do you have diabetes?
Sign up for a FREE, 4-week e-mail challenge to support you in your health journey. You’ll receive ideas for recipes, setting goals, and virtual support from local Extension staff. Register by 10/18 at https://forms.gle/tSaKzrsyytW2374H6. The challenge starts October 25th.

#HHSExtension #diningwithdiabetes

Call to Action!!Columbus Regional Health is conducting a Health Status Survey by telephone and online through midnight O...
10/08/2021
Columbus Regional Health Community Health Survey

Call to Action!!
Columbus Regional Health is conducting a Health Status Survey by telephone and online through midnight October 15th. Information gathered in this survey helps CRH identify and address our region’s most critical community health issues. CRH’s survey firm, PRC, will be phoning people with the caller ID of Col Regl Health. Please plan to participate in this anonymous survey if you are called.

To take the survey online click the link shown below.

Background
What: This Community Health Needs Assessment has been conducted every three years since 1996. It is a systematic, data-driven approach to determining the health status, behaviors and needs of residents in the service area of Columbus Regional Health (CRH.) The information gathered will be used to inform decisions and guide efforts by CRH and CRH’s Healthy Communities Initiative to improve community health and wellness, ensure adequate and equitable access to health services, and surface health disparities especially around families with children.

Online Link to Survey
www.prcsurvey.com/begin/CRH2021CHNA

Help shape the future of health care in our community.

It's finally time to kick off Junior Leaders for the 2021-2022 program year! Anyone in 7th-12th grade are invited to our...
10/08/2021

It's finally time to kick off Junior Leaders for the 2021-2022 program year! Anyone in 7th-12th grade are invited to our first meeting on Monday, October 18th at 7 p.m. in the Community Building on the Bartholomew County 4-h Fairgrounds. We will have snacks and a pumpkin carving contest. We can't wait to see you there!

It's finally time to kick off Junior Leaders for the 2021-2022 program year! Anyone in 7th-12th grade are invited to our first meeting on Monday, October 18th at 7 p.m. in the Community Building on the Bartholomew County 4-h Fairgrounds. We will have snacks and a pumpkin carving contest. We can't wait to see you there!

Today is the last day to be entered into our National 4-H Week Giveaway! Enroll in 4-H by 4:30 p.m. to be entered, and w...
10/08/2021

Today is the last day to be entered into our National 4-H Week Giveaway! Enroll in 4-H by 4:30 p.m. to be entered, and winners will be announced on Monday🥳

Is your brain in shape? Train your brain through lifestyle habits that will keep your brain healthy. Join Harriet Armstr...
10/07/2021

Is your brain in shape? Train your brain through lifestyle habits that will keep your brain healthy.
Join Harriet Armstrong, Purdue Extension - Bartholomew County's Health & Human Sciences Educator on Thurs., Oct. 14, 3-4 PM either in person at Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus, IN
or via Zoom.
In person registration can be made by calling 812.376.9241,
or to attend via Zoom register through Eventbrite at
https://bit.ly/3zpkM0x

#HHSExtension

Is your brain in shape? Train your brain through lifestyle habits that will keep your brain healthy.
Join Harriet Armstrong, Purdue Extension - Bartholomew County's Health & Human Sciences Educator on Thurs., Oct. 14, 3-4 PM either in person at Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St., Columbus, IN
or via Zoom.
In person registration can be made by calling 812.376.9241,
or to attend via Zoom register through Eventbrite at
https://bit.ly/3zpkM0x

#HHSExtension

Don't forget to stop by our office today or tomorrow to pick up a free mini pot painting kit! 🍀
10/07/2021

Don't forget to stop by our office today or tomorrow to pick up a free mini pot painting kit! 🍀

Join the new Bartholomew County 4-H Team!  Call out meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at 5:30 pm  in the Fair Office at t...
10/06/2021

Join the new Bartholomew County 4-H Team! Call out meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at 5:30 pm in the Fair Office at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. Open to any youth in grades 9th-12th. Hope to see you then!

For more info about the state contest: purdue.ag/4hconsumerdecision

Join the new Bartholomew County 4-H Team! Call out meeting on Tuesday, October 19th at 5:30 pm in the Fair Office at the Bartholomew County 4-H Fairgrounds. Open to any youth in grades 9th-12th. Hope to see you then!

For more info about the state contest: purdue.ag/4hconsumerdecision

Control your money! Put yourself in the driver's seat with Purdue Extension's free #WalletWellnessWednesday presentation...
10/06/2021

Control your money! Put yourself in the driver's seat with Purdue Extension's free #WalletWellnessWednesday presentations during the month of October on Wednesdays from 12-1 PM. Register at Register online: https://puext.in/WWW-Oct-2021

##WalletWellness #HHSExtension

Control your money! Put yourself in the driver's seat with Purdue Extension's free #WalletWellnessWednesday presentations during the month of October on Wednesdays from 12-1 PM. Register at Register online: https://puext.in/WWW-Oct-2021

##WalletWellness #HHSExtension

Every year, 4-H is in need of new volunteers! If you are interested in getting involved, reach out to our 4-H Youth Deve...
10/06/2021

Every year, 4-H is in need of new volunteers! If you are interested in getting involved, reach out to our 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Elisabeth Eaton. You can email her at [email protected] or call her at 812-379-1665.

We look forward to having you on our team!

Every year, 4-H is in need of new volunteers! If you are interested in getting involved, reach out to our 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator Elisabeth Eaton. You can email her at [email protected] or call her at 812-379-1665.

We look forward to having you on our team!

It's not only enrollment time for our 4-H'ers--it's also time for returning volunteers to re-enroll! Visit v2.4honline.c...
10/06/2021

It's not only enrollment time for our 4-H'ers--it's also time for returning volunteers to re-enroll! Visit v2.4honline.com to begin the process today.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 812-379-1665.

It's not only enrollment time for our 4-H'ers--it's also time for returning volunteers to re-enroll! Visit v2.4honline.com to begin the process today.

If you have any questions, you can call our office at 812-379-1665.

Proud to be the collection point for this outreach to our neighbors!
10/05/2021

Proud to be the collection point for this outreach to our neighbors!

Our members along with the members of the Columbus Indiana Accueil collected over 2700 diapers, over 2000 wipes, and over 600 ounces of formula. Representatives of both organizations will deliver these donations to Camp Atterbury in the coming days to assist the Afghan families.
We appreciate all that donated and are grateful ❤️

Now that the 2021-2022 4-H program year enrollment is OFFICIALLY OPEN, help our office spread the word about 4-H! Yard s...
10/05/2021

Now that the 2021-2022 4-H program year enrollment is OFFICIALLY OPEN, help our office spread the word about 4-H! Yard signs are now available in our office, 783 S Marr Rd, Columbus, IN.

Now that the 2021-2022 4-H program year enrollment is OFFICIALLY OPEN, help our office spread the word about 4-H! Yard signs are now available in our office, 783 S Marr Rd, Columbus, IN.

🍀To continue celebrating National 4-H Week, we are handing out FREE craft kits to our 4-H'ers! Included in the kit is a ...
10/04/2021

🍀To continue celebrating National 4-H Week, we are handing out FREE craft kits to our 4-H'ers! Included in the kit is a mini pot, paint, paint brushes, clover seeds, and a soil pellet.

Stop by our office at 783 S Marr Rd Columbus, IN to pick up a pot painting kit, or call our office at 812-379-1665 to reserve yours today!

Happy National 4-H Week! To celebrate our wonderful 4-H'ers we are doing an enrollment giveaway! Any 4-H'er who enrolls ...
10/04/2021

Happy National 4-H Week! To celebrate our wonderful 4-H'ers we are doing an enrollment giveaway!

Any 4-H'er who enrolls in the 2021-2022 4-H program year between October 1st-8th by 4:30 p.m. will be entered into the drawing. There will be one 4-H winner and one mini 4-H winner announced October 11th.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 812-379-1665.

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 4-H program year is NOW OPEN! Visit v2.4honline.com to enroll today🎉 Please call our office...
10/01/2021

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 4-H program year is NOW OPEN! Visit v2.4honline.com to enroll today🎉

Please call our office at 812-379-1665 if you have any questions or concerns.

Enrollment for the 2021-2022 4-H program year is NOW OPEN! Visit v2.4honline.com to enroll today🎉

Please call our office at 812-379-1665 if you have any questions or concerns.

Do you have someone you know who needs to attend this training? Make sure they sign up today! Spots are limited, so don'...
09/28/2021

Do you have someone you know who needs to attend this training? Make sure they sign up today! Spots are limited, so don't delay!

Chainsaw Safety Training with Don Carlson, Purdue Extension Forester.
13100 E Enon Rd, Hope, IN 47246
October 21, 4:30-7:30 pm
Register today for this free program at
812-379-1665
or by emailing [email protected].

Do you have someone you know who needs to attend this training? Make sure they sign up today! Spots are limited, so don't delay!

Chainsaw Safety Training with Don Carlson, Purdue Extension Forester.
13100 E Enon Rd, Hope, IN 47246
October 21, 4:30-7:30 pm
Register today for this free program at
812-379-1665
or by emailing [email protected].

If you're in the sheep business (or you want to be), you don't want to miss this sale on Saturday!
09/27/2021

If you're in the sheep business (or you want to be), you don't want to miss this sale on Saturday!

Sale catalogs for the 15th Annual Midwest Hair Sheep Sale are now available at https://extension.purdue.edu/washington! Consignors are encouraged to share additional information and/or pictures of their consignments as comments on this post. The association hopes many hair sheep producers will purchase ewes and rams from this year's sale! #wcsa #midwesthairsheepsale

Fall closet cleaning can be refreshing! Join the free Wallet Wellness Wednesday session on Sept. 29th, 12 pm-1 pm to lea...
09/27/2021

Fall closet cleaning can be refreshing! Join the free Wallet Wellness Wednesday session on Sept. 29th, 12 pm-1 pm to learn more about organizing your closet.
Register online: https://bit.ly/PUEXT-WalletWellness-SEPT2021
It will be presented on Zoom by Purdue Extension Educators.

#WalletWellness #HHSExtension

Fall closet cleaning can be refreshing! Join the free Wallet Wellness Wednesday session on Sept. 29th, 12 pm-1 pm to learn more about organizing your closet.
Register online: https://bit.ly/PUEXT-WalletWellness-SEPT2021
It will be presented on Zoom by Purdue Extension Educators.

#WalletWellness #HHSExtension

When you shop for food do you also read? Yes, read labels. They contain information that helps you to make better food c...
09/16/2021

When you shop for food do you also read? Yes, read labels. They contain information that helps you to make better food choices that maximizes your food dollars!

The information session will be offered Monday, September 20th, 3 PM in person at Mill Race Center or via Zoom. To register, please call Mill Race Center at 812.376.9241 or through Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3AhMSMG to receive the Zoom link.

Harriet Armstrong, Health & Human Sciences Educator, will be the presenter.

#HHSExtension #nutritionlabels

When you shop for food do you also read? Yes, read labels. They contain information that helps you to make better food choices that maximizes your food dollars!

The information session will be offered Monday, September 20th, 3 PM in person at Mill Race Center or via Zoom. To register, please call Mill Race Center at 812.376.9241 or through Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/3AhMSMG to receive the Zoom link.

Harriet Armstrong, Health & Human Sciences Educator, will be the presenter.

#HHSExtension #nutritionlabels

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783 S Marr Rd
Columbus, IN
47201

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 12pm

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(812) 379-1665

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783 S Marr Rd
Columbus, IN 47201
P: 812-379-1665

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