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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. Woman with long dark har wearing a red shirt and white lab coat

    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.

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    Apply today!

    Apr 18, 2023

    The 4-H Urban Immersion Project is accepting applications from teens for the September trip to Washington DC. It's a great opportunity for youth to build their cultural understanding and acceptance of others. Find the details at

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    Teens Get Ready for Careers

    Apr 3, 2023

    4-H'ers got a head start on prepping for their future at Take the Leap: Career Readiness Day on April 1 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. 25 youth explored goal-setting, networking, and handling stresss. They learned how to build an effective resume and honed their interview skills. The day was organized and hosted by the Ohio 4-H Teen Leadership Council.