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 20 by visiting lawrencecounty.fairentry.com

 

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Program Areas

Agriculture & Natural Resources

Community Development

Health & Human Sciences

4-H Youth Development

Contact Us

Purdue Extension-Lawrence County
lawrenceces@purdue.edu
924 16th Street
Bedford, IN 47421
(812) 275-4623 

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Celebrate National 4-H Week in Lawrence County

Celebrate National 4-H Week in Lawrence County

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National 4-H Week

National 4-H Week is here! Join us for daily challenges and activities to celebrate 4-H in Lawrence County!

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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 Open!

Enroll in 4-H! Lawrence County 4-H enrollment is open!

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Area 2 Junior Leader Retreat

Join us on November 4 & 5, 2022 at Pyoca Camp and Retreat Center for the Junior Leader Retreat!

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All Things 4-H

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Open Shows & Workshops

Below is a running list of Open Shows and other activities. This is not a collective list, but...

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2022 4-H Handbook

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

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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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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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Become a 4-H Volunteer

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

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4-H Junior Leader Kick-off

Join us on October 6 at 6pm at the Fairgrounds for the Junior Leader Kick-off!

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Meet Your Educator

Lesley Lodmell

Lesley Lodmell

County Extension Director
4-H Youth Development Educator
812.275.4623
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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