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.



Contact Us

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

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2023 Orange County 4-H Handbook

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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!


STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THE 2024 ORANGE COUNTY FAIR!                                             
Additional Fair Week Information and Fair Judging/Show schedule can be found here.

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Upcoming bale grazing workshop to provide key industry insights

Aimed at the livestock industry, an upcoming bale grazing workshop will offer vital info on keeping animals on pasture, dealing with drought and renovating pastures.

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Upcoming Orange County and State Extension Events

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Area 2 Pesticide Applicator Program

Private and commercial applicators have three opportunities to obtain credits on Wednesday,...

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Save the Date: 2023 Southern Indiana 4-H Camp

4-H Camp is going to be INCREDIBLE! Get ready for amazing adventures at the Southern Indiana 4-H...

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4-H is Snow Much Fun!

Area 2 4-H invites 5th & 6th grade 4-H members for a day of 4-H fun & snow tubing!...

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2023 4-H Camp Counselor Applications

Want to spend a weekend enjoying 4-H Camp and helping Campers leave with a rewarding experience?...

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Area 2 Junior Leader Retreat

This year's Area 2 Junior Leader Retreat will be held on November 4 & 5, 2022 at Pyoca...

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BQA Training Info

Many area beef cattle producers were trained and received BQA certification in 2018. The...

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