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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!



  1. 2022 Teen Hall of Fame

    Jan 19, 2022

    Congratulations to the newest members of the Ohio 4-H Teen Hall of Fame! Elizabeth Fannin, Jackson County; Avalon Havan, Pickaway County; Sara Newsome, Highland County; Meredith Robinson, Ross County; and teen of the year, Matthew Swearingen from Adams County. These outstanding 4-H'ers will be recognized at the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference teen luncheon.

  2. Laura Rohlf wearing a blue shirt with OSU logo

    Excellence in 4-H Award

    Dec 10, 2021

    Congratulations to Laura Rohlf for being recognized with the Charles W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award at the Ohio State University Extension annual conference. Laura recently retired as the 4-H educator in Henry County and was nominated by her colleagues for this honor that recognizes oustanding achievement by a 4-H educator. Over her 30-year career in 4-H, Laura touched the lives of thousands of youth and volunteers and made a lasting impact. Thank you and congratulations, Laura!

  3. App design at Marion Harding High School

    Dec 9, 2021

    Tap on your phone and open an app. But ever wonder how it got there? A group of students at Marion Harding High School know, thanks to tackling the Apple Inclusive App Design activity, launched in celebration of this year’s Computer Science Education Week.