4-H members

Pictured from left to right are Lori Duff, Lyon County Clerk; Emmy Slaton, 4-H Teen Club President; Willa French, Teen Club member and Maggie Duff, Teen Club treasurer.

In 2022, Lyon County raised $355 through the Ag Tag Voluntary Donation program. That’s money that goes directly to Lyon County 4-H, Kentucky Future Farmers of America and Kentucky Proud to support our agriculture community (and its future) here locally and across the Commonwealth.

Agriculture is vital to the livelihood of every Kentuckian and it is through programs like Kentucky 4-H and Kentucky FFA that we continue to instill these values in youth. Each simple $10 donation made when renewing an Ag Tag culminates in having a major impact on the youth of Lyon County.

Kentucky 4-H is one of the most important and influential youth programs in our state and our county. Across Kentucky, over 180,000 youth ages nine to 19 learn about leadership, citizenship and life skills in “learn-by-doing” experiences, such as communications and public speaking, through agriculture projects like the country ham contest, school classroom clubs, 4-H summer camp, Teen Conference and many other 4-H programs and activities.

Here in Lyon County, 493 youth belong to 4-H and are active in programs and activities, such as 4-H Teen Club, classroom clubs, cooking club, country ham project and Teen Leadership Academy.