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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Three blue ribbons with the green and white 4-H clover in the upper left corner

    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!

  6. 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!

  7. colorful umbrellas over a brick street in Puerto Rico

    4-H Cultural Immersion Project: Puerto Rico

    Jul 6, 2021

    The world is opening up and here's a great way for youth to discover how others live. The 4-H Cultural Immersion Project is back this fall with a trip to Puerto Rico. Teens age 15-19 are invited to apply for this opportunity. You'll experience life in the mountain town of Castañer and Old San Juan and meet with Puerto Rico 4-H'ers. The cost is $500, plus air; limited scholarships available. Details at

  8. Black four leaf clover with white H letters

    Ohio 4-H Mask Update

    Jun 1, 2021

    Effective immediately, June 1, 2021:

  9. Head shot of Larry Harris, state 4-H shooting sports specialist

    Thank you, Larry!

    May 21, 2021

    Our thanks to Larry Harris as he retires today and concludes 20 years of service to Ohio 4-H. His tireless efforts created a 4-H shooting sports program that is nationally recognized. A colleague shared that Larry put his “heart and soul into creating a program where youth can safely learn about and use firearms.” Larry treated youth as equals and helped them believe in themselves. Larry's contributions and passion for the Ohio 4-H shooting sports program is a legacy that will continue for years to come. Thank you, Larry!


  10. Hula dance with sun

    Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp

    May 20, 2021

    This very special, Ohio 4-H Special Needs Camp is back for a virtual luau this summer! Campers can join from home with a camp-in-a-box, activities and live connections. Join the camp in July and find all the details at