SHIPSHEWNA, Ind. — Do you have an interest in animal science and beef cattle? If so, you should join the Elkhart County 4-H Beef Club.

Members take part in learning more about the beef industry, how to care for their animals and how they are part of the food supply chain.

The 4-H Beef Club identification dates have been set for Dec. 17 and Feb. 18. The animal identification will take place from 9 a.m. until noon both dates at the Shipshewana Auction Barn on State Road 5.

If a 4-H member wants to show their cattle at the Elkhart County 4-H Fair or the 2017 Indiana State Fair, they will need to bring their animals to be tagged and identified and register them online using the 4-H Online database system at: https://in.4honline.com.

The 4-H youth enrollment period for the 2017 4-H year will close on Jan. 15. There are many options for youth to join the 4-H program:

  • Sign up online at https://in.4honline.com.
  • Go to www.extension.purdue.edu/elkhart and select the 4-H Information article and print out an enrollment form and return it to the Purdue Elkhart County Extension Office.
  • Visit the Purdue Elkhart County Extension office on the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds, at 17746 County Road 34, Goshen, Ind.
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