What is 4-H?

4-H provides kids with community, mentors, and learning opportunities to develop the skills they need to create positive change in their lives and in their communities.

     The Purdue Extension-Jackson County 4-H Program is open to all youth in grades 3-12 (Mini 4-H is offered to grades K-2).  4-H programming is tailored to the interests the youth in our community. 4-H members are guided by adult volunteers using hands-on, learn-by-doing, all-inclusive programming that helps to develop skills they will use for a lifetime. Using programing provided by Purdue Extension-Jackson County, youth experience 4-H through community clubs, in-school and afterschool programs, 4-H camps, and many more! 


There are a world of opportunities in 4-H!   4-H.org

See what 4-H is doing in Indiana, visit   Indiana 4-H


Program Areas

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Health & Human Sciences

4-H Youth Development

Contact Us

Purdue Extension-Jackson County
111 South Main Street Ste. 10
Brownstown, IN 47220
(812) 358-6101



Jackson County 4-H Information

Follow this link to view the most current Clover Connections Newsletter! 






Jackson County Extension 4-Her with cows
4-H Handbook

The 2022-2023 Jackson County Extension 4-H Handbook provides information on Policies and Procedures, Livestock Projects, Links to State Projects, and County Projects. View the full handbook for more information!

22-23 Handbook

Upcoming Jackson County and State Extension Events

Do you have a young child interested in joining 4-H?

MINI 4-H Mini 4-H is a program designed to encourage positive development of children, Kindergarten through second grade. Jackson County supports the mission of Mini 4-H by offering children the opportunities to gain new friendships, explore their curiosities in finding out the way in which things work, practice motor skills, and working with others.

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Meet Your Educator

Heather  VonDielingen

Heather VonDielingen

County Extension Director
4-H Youth Development Educator