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 will open October 1, 2021! Enroll at   4HOnline



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 


Lawrence County 4-H Program Links

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

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Upcoming Program

Upcoming Program

4-H Mini Day Camp

Join us for Mini Day Camp- June 15 & 16! They day will begin at 8am until 3pm at the Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds! Youth in grades K-2 are invited to participate and learn about all things 4-H!

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It's Lawrence County 4-H Fair Time!

Are you ready? It's coming up fast! Check out the 2022 4-H Fair Activity Schedule and events leading up to fair week! There's so much happening, we couldn't fit it on one page!


All Things 4-H

Open Shows & Workshops

Find up to date information on Open Shows and Workshops offered throughout the state.

List of Events
2022 4-H Handbook

Check out what's new in the Handbook! It is packed full of information just for you!

Handbook Found Here
Area 2 4-H Camp: Registration opens April 1

June 3-5, 2022 - Country Lake Retreat Center, Clark County

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Youth Quality for the Care of Animals is a required of all 4-H members exhibiting Beef, Dairy,...

Course Instructions
4-H Club & Leaders

Join a community club or an animal specific club, we have lots to choose from to help make your...

Full List
Are you a Club Leader?

Find everything from field trip permission forms to example club agendas. We hope that you will...

Available Resources Here

4-H Enrollment is Open!

Starting October 1, Lawrence County 4-H enrollment is open!

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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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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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