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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. Announcement of 4-H Shooting Sports Quiz Bowl. Jan 16-20.

    Shooting Sports Quiz Bowl

    Jan 3, 2023

    Time for the National 4-H Shooting Sports Quiz Bowl! Test your knowledge and be eligible for prizes and recognition. Registration and study guide are here!

  2. One woman left, man center with award, man right

    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.

  3. Group of teens standing in front of the Washington Monument

    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!