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  1. Photos of Christy Leeds

    Christy Leeds honored

    Nov 23, 2020

    The Camping Excellence Award is given to individuals who have contributed to the Ohio 4-H camping program in a way that creates a lasting impact on programs throughout the state. This year’s recipient is Christy Leeds, Union County 4-H Educator, because of her innovative programming and the positive impact she has had on campers and counselors over the past 35+ years! Congratulations, Christy!

  2. Take a spin with a 4-H SPIN Club!

    Oct 30, 2020

    VIrtual 4-H SPecial Interest Clubs are open to all youth at no cost and two new clubs will begin in November. Snack Attack is all about healthy cooking and snacks you can make at home. Focus on Photography will help you focus on taking great photos. VIsit the links for details and registration info about these short-term clubs!

  3. 4-H Recognition event-12-1-20

    Save the date!

    Oct 22, 2020

    Join us from your home as we honor the 2020 Ohio 4-H adult and teen volunteers on December 1 at 7 p.m. Register by 11/28 at

  4. 4-H EZ: Online Volunteer training

    4-H EZ: Recipe for 4-H Community Club Success!

    Sep 22, 2020

    Volunteers! If you're looking for ways to make your club work "EZ," check out this new online volunteer training. You'll find videos, handouts and resources, all designed just for you. It's at

  5. Exploring Ag

    Exploring Agriculture

    Sep 21, 2020

    Here's a great opportunity to learn more about life and career skills foused on agriculture. You'll meet virutally once/month with ag leaders and explore businesses. FInd the details at!

  6. Mars Base Camp Kit - UNBOXED!

    Sep 17, 2020

    Want to know why Liam is jumping with excitement? He's unboxing the Mars Base Camp kit! Find out what's inside and order your kit with the special Ohio 4-H code to receive an $8 discount. Details at

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    Save the date - December 1

    Sep 14, 2020

    We couldn't host the annual Ohio 4-H Conference in March, but we still want to honor the outstanding volunteers, teens and hall of fame honorees who were scheduled to be recognized in 2020. We'll do it virtually at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 - watch for details! #TrueLeaders - Click here for save the date card.

  8. Albright Jerseys

    Visit the (virtual) Farm Science Review!

    Sep 8, 2020

    A robot milking a cow might conjure up an image that’s nothing like it actually is.

    If you’re picturing a pair of metal arms and legs and a rectangular face with flashing lights, you would be way off. Picture instead a movable metal bar that goes under the cow, attaching pumps.

    “I think the notion of it is interesting to people. They want to see it. They want to see how it works,” said Mary Beth Albright, a 4-H educator with Ohio State University Extension, the outreach arm of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES).

  9. Virtual club meeting

    Updated Meeting Guide

    Sep 1, 2020

    Volunteers! As you plan for fall  4-H activities, you'll want to review the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events at  You'll find updated information and guidelines effective September 1 for conducting 4-H programs.

  10. Talking heads

    Here's the newest Tips for Teens

    Aug 19, 2020

    This video focuses on how our bodies have their own form of knowledge.It's typically experienced as a sense of constriction or expansion, or ease, energy or numbness. It signals to our brains whether we are safe or unsafe, especially in difficult conversations. Find out how you can use body awareness to effectively engage with others and navigate contentious issues.