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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. Congratulations to our delegates!

    Jan 8, 2024

    The following teens have been selected as the Ohio delegates for the 2024 National 4-H Conference in Washington, D.C.

    Elizabeth Angelo, Clermont County Sara Bailey, Columbiana County Aubrey Barger, Licking County Alaina Bell, Fairfield County Kyra Bradshaw, Franklin County Audrey Davis, Perry County Anam Havan, Pickaway County Wyatt Morrow, Highland County Elizabeth Santa, Licking County Arianna Wilson, Franklin County


  2. 4-H Dairy Judging Team Wins at NAILE

    Nov 13, 2023

    Congratulations to the Ohio 4-H Dairy Judging team! They recently placed second overall at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville. It was a good showing by our Louisville team and a great way to wrap up our 2023 season. Many thanks to all of those who opened their barns to allow us to practice, and for those who donate and support our teams in other ways!

  3. Kroger donation helps 4-H grow in Ohio!

    Nov 10, 2023

    A generous $50,000 gift from Kroger was presented on Nov. 10 at the Kroger on Bridge Street in Chillicothe. Mark Bruce, Kroger Corporate Affairs Manager presented Ohio 4-H with a donation to help grow 4-H programs. "Kroger's gift will supply our newest clubs with the tools they need to get a great start and ensure all 4-H families receive a copy of our Family Guide, which lists all the projects and opportunities available to youth," said Dr. Kirk Bloir, state 4-H program leader. "We appreciate Kroger's continued support to help 4-H youth develop the skills they will use for a lifetime."