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-Lawrence 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-Lawrence 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

4-H Enrollment is open! Enroll at   4HOnline

Select exhibit & animal classes until June 19 by visiting lawrencecounty.fairentry.com



Program Areas

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Community Development

Health & Human Sciences

4-H Youth Development

Contact Us

Purdue Extension-Lawrence County
924 16th Street
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-4623 


2024 Lawrence County 4-H Fair Dates

We've got Fair dates for 2024!
July 6-13, 2024
fair We've got Fair dates for 2024! July 6-13, 2024

Lawrence County 4-H Program Links

Want to know about all things 4-H and how to get involved?

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4-H Enrollment is Opens October 1!

Enroll in 4-H! Lawrence County 4-H enrollment opens October 1!

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Become a 4-H Volunteer

Lawrence County 4-H has approximately 150+ volunteers to help make our program happen.

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All Things 4-H

Food, Fun, 4-H

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Junior Leaders

Put away your candy and break out the canned goods! For the 10th year in a row, Lawrence County...

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2023 4-H Handbook

The Lawrence County Handbook outlines the expectations for project completion and exhibition...

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junior leaders
JOIN 4-H Junior Leaders!

Open to Youth in grades 7-12, 4-H Junior Leaders is a club who's focus is on community...

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4-H Club & Leaders

4-H CLUBS AND LEADERS (4-H members may be members of more than one club, especially if they are...

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Are you a Club Leader?

Club Leader Resources can be found here.

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Meet Your Educator

Lesley Lodmell

Lesley Lodmell

County Extension Director
4-H Youth Development Educator
Lesley started as the Extension Educator for 4-H/Youth Development in June 2014. She has a long background with Extension starting as a ten year Kentucky 4-H Member and including multiple internships with Kentucky and Indiana Extension programs during her undergrad at Western Kentucky University. She graduated from Indiana University in 2014 with Masters of Public Affairs concentrating in Nonprofit Management. Lesley’s favorite parts of the 4-H program include the teen leadership, camps, and volunteer development opportunities. She loves helping volunteers and members learn by doing hands-on projects.

Lawrence County 4-H Youth Development

Don't see what your looking for? Check this page for all current Lawrence County 4-H programming, reminders, & updates.

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