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  1. Rover Pipeline Supports New 4-H Initiative

    Dec 17, 2018

    Ohio 4-H youth will be flying high this summer learning all about drone technology, thanks to a donation from Rover Pipeline. The $40,000 gift will give 4-H'ers at camps and fairs the opportunity to fly drones by completing a series of challenges that focus on precision agriculture.

    According to Dr. Bob Horton, 4-H Educational Design Specialist, "This program will give youth hands-on experience in understanding the innovative ways unmanned aerial vehicles are used in agriculture today and help them think about some amazing career opportunities." 

  2. International Program Wins Award

    Nov 19, 2018

    The Ohio 4-H International Program received the Extraordinary Program award and the Diversity in Hosting award from States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs for its inclusive support of young people with disabilities and/or unique medical conditions. Ohio was the largest host state of short-term summer youth from Japan and Costa Rica, and also sent the largest group of outbound 4-H youth oversees.

  3. Mark Light Selected the 2017 C.W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award

    Feb 8, 2018

    The recipient of the 2017 C.W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award is Mark Light, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development, Hardin County.  Mark was selected by a review panel of his peers who were past award winners.   The award was presented at this year’s Ohio State University Extension Awards Reception at the Fawcett Conference Center on January 23, 2018.

  4. Molly Hunt, finalist for the National 4-H Healthy Living Youth in Action Award

    Jan 3, 2018

    Congratulations to Darke County 4-H member Molly Hunt, selected as a finalist for the national 4-H Healthy Living Youth in Action Award.  Click here to read more...

  5. #TrueLeaders: 4-H Week

    Oct 2, 2017

    Global Leadership

    Emma Newell has been involved in 4-H on the county and state level for years, but has only recently discovered that she can shine on the national level, too.

    Through some of the national and international programs 4-H offers, Emma had the opportunity to travel around the globe to Washington, D.C., Georgia, Canada and Sweden.

  6. Message from Texas 4-H

    Aug 28, 2017

    Many 4-H families may be wondering how they can help the flood victims in Texas. Toby Lepley, the Texas 4-H assistant state leader shared this: 

    The Texas 4-H Program has been receiving requests from across the country on how to help Texas during our time of need. Below is the information we have just released on a campaign to support our local and county 4-H Programs who have been hit by this massive storm.

    Texas 4-H Relief Support Campaign for 4-H Programs Affected by Hurricane Harvey

  7. 2017 Ohio State Fair Results

    Aug 17, 2017

    Be sure to check out the non-livestock judging results page!

    2017 results

  8. 4-H at the Farm Science Review

    4-H at the Farm Science Review

    Sep 17, 2020

    Come explore the Ohio 4-H STEM in Ag area at this year's online Farm Science Review. You can take a virtual field trip, view a live demo, explore careers and test an experiment without leaving your home! Three days of great STEM activities are set for September 22, 23, 24. Find the schedule of events and all the details about how to sign-in here.

  9. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

    Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

    Jul 30, 2020

    You can find this sign for use with your club activities at

  10. Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.

    Stay Healthy. Stay Safe.

    Jul 30, 2020

    You can find this sign for use with your club activities at