Orange County Resources

What We Do

We improve lives and livelihoods by delivering tested and trusted educational resources. The Cooperative Extension Service is one of the nation's largest providers of scientific research-based information and education. It's a network of colleges, universities, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, serving communities and counties across America. The Purdue Extension focuses on: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Human and Health Sciences, Economic and Community Development and 4-H Youth.

With over a century of commitment to our land-grant mission, see how Purdue Extension continues to serve our communities across the state and beyond. The Purdue Extension Impact Report highlights our efforts in youth development, workforce initiatives, community partnerships and agricultural succession planning. Click the link below to view the latest report.

 Purdue Extension 2023 Impact Report


Contact Us

Purdue Extension Orange County
205 E Main Street, Ste 4 Paoli, IN 47454
(812) 723-7107

County offices

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2023 Orange County 4-H Handbook


The Orange County 4-H Fair is held annually at the Orange County Fairgrounds located on West Daniel Lane, Paoli Indiana. This time honored tradition gives local youth the opportunity to show off their hard work, and dedication to local agriculture as well as highlight their unique special interests and talents. 

For long time residents, the county fair can be a nostalgic event that brings back childhood memories of summers past and fun times with family and community. It provides them a chance to introduce younger generations to a great tradition.

The Orange County 4-H Fair offers daily events including livestock shows, friendly tournament games, 4-H Exhibit Hall full of local 4-H'ers projects, Kids Activity Hour, Fair Food and Fun.

Bring the family and enjoy a day at the Orange County Fair!


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For the latest news in Orange County Extension click here to view The Orange County Slice!

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