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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension



4-H cloverInterested in joining 4-H?

Thank you for your interest in Ohio 4-H Youth Development. Contact your local Ohio State University Extension office and the 4-H professional in the county where you reside.  They will suggest a community club and activities that will best meet your child’s needs and interest areas. Find a list of county Extension offices here.

Are You a 4-H Alum?

Tell us your story! Did 4-H make a difference in your life? Do you get together with other 4-H alumni for an annual reunion or to collaborate on local projects?  Share your experiences with us and how they shaped your life by taking our alumni survey!



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    2022 Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award

    Dec 9, 2022

    Congratulations to Steve Brady, 4-H educator in Warren County for being selected by his peers for the 4-H Excellence in Extension Award. Steve's work with youth, volunteers, and the community, along with his focus on inclusion and cultural enrichment make him well-deserving of this honor.

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    It's Giving Tuesday!

    Nov 29, 2022

    Support your county 4-H program on this Giving Tuesday and invest in the youth in your community! Donate at and help grow true leaders today!

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    Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop

    Oct 27, 2022

    Ohio 4-H volunteers interested in serving as shooting sports discipline instructors in their county are invited to this workshop at 4-H Camp Ohio, on Feb. 24-26. For more details and registration, visit