Mar 18, 2020
With face-to-face meetings cancelled until May 15, 4-H club advisors can find resources for virtual meetings and activities with their members HERE.
Mar 16, 2020
The current situation with the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, can be a source of stress and anxiety for you as well as your children. Here's a link to an article from Bernadette Melnyk, OSU's Chief Wellness Officer about how to talk with your child about coronavirus.
Mar 13, 2020
An email is being sent today to 4-H families from your county 4-H professional about upcoming activities. Please be sure to review the information. The safety of our community is our top priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available.
Mar 10, 2020
From Dr. Kirk Bloir, State 4-H Leader:
After consultation with the college and university leadership, the Ohio 4-H Conference is being cancelled for this Saturday, March 14. Recognizing that our nearly 1,300 attendees are located around the state, we are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, and the university in being aggressively proactive to prevent the potential spread of communicable respiratory illness.
Feb 10, 2020
Swine exhibited at the Ohio State Fair and many county fairs will be required to be ractopamine-free in 2020 due to market demands (ractopamine banned in international markets).The Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Pork Council, and Ohio State Fair have collaborated to put several resources together that can be found at: https://ohiopork.org/ractopamine-free/
Jan 8, 2020
Congratulations to Madelyn Smith, 4-H member from Franklin County! She was selected as a finalist for the national 4-H Youth in Action award for her work in educating youth and others about the teen vaping epidemic. Read about Madelyn here!
Dec 19, 2019
Nate Arnett, 4-H Educator at Adventure Central was recognized with the 2019 Lifer Excellence in Extension Award at the OSU Extension annual conferece in Columbus. Arnett was honored for his accomplishments in promoting workforce development, service to colleagues and leading efforts at Adventure Central, the program that partners with Five Rivers MetroParks to provide positive youth development opportunities for Dayton youth.
Dec 5, 2019
The 2019 4-H Achievement Award winners spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Atlanta representing Ohio at the National 4-H Congress.The 27 delegates participated in leadership activities, heard from motivational speakers, met 4-H'ers from all over the US and completed a service project. Congratulations to these #TrueLeaders!
Nov 13, 2019
Ohio 4-H members participating in the Eastern Nationals 4-H Horse Roundup in Louisville, Kentucky came home with numerous awards this month.
Oct 31, 2019
The new Ohio 4-H state leader is a familiar face! Kirk Bloir has served as the interim director since September 2018 and was recently named to the position permanently. In this role, Dr. Bloir will provide overall leadership to the Ohio 4-H program. He said, “Ohio State University Extension is blessed to have a talented and dedicated group of 4-H professionals, volunteers, and community supporters across the state.