State 4-H Junior Leader Conference​

An in-person State 4-H Junior Leader Conference will be held in 2022! Dates will be June 14-17 for students in grades 9-12, at DePauw University. The Conference theme is "Mission: I'm/Possible". Check in begins at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. Check-out begins at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 17. Those registered for the conference will receive an information e-mail around June 1.


  • Completed by a 4-H Educator via 4-H Online
  • Due May 15 NOTE: Registration has been EXTENDED until June 1!
  • $180/person
  • Connect with your local Purdue Extension office to let them know of your interest in attending the State 4-H Junior Leader Conference!


Keep current with conference updates at the State 4-H Junior Leader Conference Facebook page!


State 4-H Junior Leader Conference is for:

  • Youth who have completed grades 9-12.
  • Those who want to learn new leadership skills for themselves and others.
  • Those willing to share the knowledge they gain with those at home.
  • Those who want to meet new friends from around Indiana.
  • Those who want to have fun!!!

While at Jr. Leader Conference, you will participate in:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • Skill Sessions
  • State Park Group meetings
  • General Sessions
  • Skits/Talent Show
  • Recreation
  • Banquet and Dance
  • Installation Ceremony for Jr. Leader Council

The Conference is planned by a 17-member Jr. Leader Council.

2022 State 4-H Junior Leader Council MEmbers

  • Olivia Abner, Harrison County
  • Colten Adams, Benton County
  • Cassie Burgett, Benton County
  • Darryn Caudill, Elkhart County
  • Hadassah Claar, Elkhart County
  • Lora Commens, Posey County
  • Amanda Deutsch, Vanderburgh County
  • Carson Lutz, Vigo County
  • Cecelia Marter, Newton County
  • Madison Powell, Tipton County
  • Lydia Pryor, Warrick County
  • Lily Sloan, Jefferson County
  • Shelby Swanson, Hendricks County
  • Dakota Szakacs, St. Joseph County
  • McKinley Underhill, Hamilton County
  • Harrison Wicker, Rush County
  • Autumn Wood, Henry County

members of the 2020 state 4-h junior leader council

Members of the 2020 State 4-H Junior Leader Council

Adult Chaperones

  • Thomas Carroll, Lawrence County
  • Katie Finney, Brown County
  • Brooke Goble, Pike County
  • Sthele Greybar, Elkhart County
  • Lesley Lodmell, Lawrence County
  • Steve McKinley, State 4-H Office
  • Tony Miller, Vanderburgh County
  • Miles Payne, Ripley County
  • Wes Richardson, Benton County


  • TBA

Components of the State 4-H Junior Leader Conference have been included as a part of the "Indiana 4-H Road Show", during Summer, 2021. The 2021 State 4-H Junior Leader Council members will be leading activities during each of the Road Show days. These activities will be posted for your use following the conclusion of the 4-H Road Show.

Thanks to all who were able to join us at the 2020 virtual State 4-H Junior Leader Conference! We had a great time interacting and sharing with you!
jlc youth make hearts virtual meeting screen capture
Materials and videos from the conference are being posted on the Resources tab of this site. Please use these materials to further share the information with those who were unable to attend.
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Click here to see the schedule we followed at #SJLC2020!