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  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.

  4. Pencils with yellow, black, red, blue, orange, white tips under the green 4-H clover

    Crafters and Quilters Wanted!

    Nov 5, 2021

    JOANN is looking for 4-H'ers or alumni to create a project for three special initiatives in 2022: National Crafting Month, Kids Crafting and National Quilting Month. They want your ideas for creating simple projects that others can recreate. If your project is selected it may be shared in JOANN promotions! Want to know more? Find all the details at Opportunities and More and look for "From National 4-H Council."

  5. Silver can with dog biscuits

    Online 4-H auction: bid now!

    Oct 1, 2021

    October 2 is the Ohio 4-H Foundation's annual Celebration of Youth. Join the fun by participating in the online auction and bidding on treasures like these.  Register at, bid often, and support Ohio 4-H! Auction closes Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

  6. 4-H and American Idol

    Sep 14, 2021

    4-H is going to Hollywood! On Friday, September 24, American Idol will host a virtual audition day dedicated to 4-H’ers – current members and alumni ages 15-28. Individual 4-H singers nationwide will audition over Zoom for a chance to become the next American Idol.

  7. Help Wanted! Access, Equity & Belonging in 4-H

    Sep 9, 2021

    4-H is looking for older teens and young adults to share their thoughts and ideas to help estblish a youth advisory group. Find the details and register for one of four listening sessions here.

  8. 3 pumpkins and 2 4-H clovers with details about registering for CNI camp

    CNI: It's a Monster Mash!

    Sep 7, 2021

    It's time for Carving News Ideas at Camp Ohio! CNI is hosted by Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University for older youth who want to learn new activies and leadership skills. Register today at

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    We love our state fair supporters!

    Aug 11, 2021

    A special shout-out to all the 4-H friends who sponsored clock trophies for this year's state 4-H project judging. You truly help make the best better--thank you!

  10. white baseball with red stitching on green grass

    4-H Night with the Reds

    Jul 8, 2021

    Join your 4-H friends for a night of baseball at Great American Ball Park as the Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Lous Cardinals on Aug. 30. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Ohio 4-H programs. Get your tickets and let's go Reds!