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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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    Aerial Ag Challenge

    Aug 24, 2023

    Ohio 4-H'ers learned about aerial agriculture this summer, learning about the imporance of drones in food production. FInd out more and view their video here.

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    4-H: Achievement Awards: Congratulations to these True Leaders!

    Jun 23, 2023

    Congratulations to all the 2023 Ohio 4-H Achievement Award recipients, presented earlier this month at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Youth receiving the Local Government Awards and named to the State Junior Fair Board were also recognized. Achievement Award winners will represent Ohio in November at National 4-H Congress. Click on the headline to find videos of the winners sharing their 4-H experiences!

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    Welcome, Dr. Canan!

    May 30, 2023

    OSU Extension and Ohio 4-H are pleased to introduce Dr. Cynthia Canan as the new Extension STEM Specialist for 4-H.