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    May 9, 2022

    DairyPalooza celebrated its tenth anniversary recently at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Youth participated in a vairety of sessions that covered aniaml welfare, showmanship, nutrition and more. Find all the photos from this year's event at

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    Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports is 30!

    Apr 28, 2022

    Happy anniversary to Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports! Thirty years ago, retired OSU Extension Specialist Denny Elliott shared info about the new 4-H national shooting sports curriculum at an inservice. Denny wanted to see if 4-H professionals thought the curriculum would be a success in Ohio. We'd call it a success--in 2021, more than 3,500 youth took shooting sports projects!

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    Avian Influenza Biosecurity Practices

    Apr 1, 2022

    The Ohio Department of Agriculture and OSU Extension have issued best practices for poultry owners. Find this important information here.

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    Catch the SPARK!

    Mar 10, 2022

    Register now for the 4-H SPARK Expo and explore careers, make new friends and learn more about college! It all happens on the OSU campus, June 16-18 for youth who have completed eighth grade. Find out more at

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    2022 Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge

    Mar 8, 2022

    The 2022 Cloverbot Challenge is back and this year's theme is Wonderful Water! Help your Cloverbuds learn more about this important resource and take on the Challenge. Details here.

  6. 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.

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    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!

  8. 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.

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    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."

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    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.