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    Shooting Sports Instructor Workshop

    Aug 30, 2022

    Ohio 4-H volunteers interested in serving as shooting sports discipline instructors in their county are invited to this workshop at Canter's Cave 4-H Camp, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. For more details and registration, visit

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    Honoring Ohio's Best

    Jul 8, 2022

    The voices of Ohio’s outstanding 4-H members were the highlight of the 2022 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards, held earlier this month at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus.

    Twenty-nine youth were recognized for their achievements, each in a specified project area, along with their leadership, service, and overall contributions as a 4-H member.

  3. 4-H Scholarships Awarded

    Jun 9, 2022

    Ohio 4-H scholarships are awarded each year to 4-H members attending The Ohio State University. Congratulations to these students who received the 2022 awards! #Thisis4H

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    May 9, 2022

    DairyPalooza celebrated its tenth anniversary recently at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Youth participated in a variety of sessions that covered animal 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.

  9. 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 outstanding 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!