Sports and Outdoors

Friday, January 13, 2012

Plans announced for Indiana-Poland 4-H exchange

Applications are now being accepted from 4-H members in Northeast Indiana for the 2012 Indiana-Poland Exchange Program.

Approximately 20 youth and eight adults will travel to south central Poland for two weeks in late June and early July to share and learn about 4-H and their culture. The youth will stay with host families, participate in 4-H activities, visit some historic sites and learn about daily living in Poland. The adults will be staying at a regional agriculture learning center or with host families.

Northeast Indiana 4-H has hosted youth from Poland four times (2011, 2009, 2007 and 2005). Delegations have traveled to Poland in 2010, 2008 and 2006.

Approximate dates for this trip will be June 26 – July 8. Anticipated cost of the exchange is $1,600 - $1,800. Application and a deposit are due Feb. 1. Scholarships are available through the Hefner International Exchange Fund. In addition, some sponsorships will be available from the Wells County 4-H Association.

Applications are available from the Purdue Extension Service offices in Northeast Indiana. These counties include Elkhart, LaGrange, Steuben, Kosciusko, Noble, DeKalb, Allen, Wabash, Huntington, Wells, Adams, Grant, Blackford, and Jay counties.

For more information about the exchange program, contact Roger Sherer at 260-824-6412 or

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