Ohio 4-H Conference

The Ohio 4-H Conference takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the second Saturday in March.

The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of 4-H volunteers in the United States! Nearly 1,500 teen and adult volunteers participate each year. The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to equip participants with resources, information, and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of youth. Attendees have the opportunity to receive training in more than 125 different topics such as career exploration, risk management, camping, leadership, cake decorating, dancing, animal sciences, and much more.

In addition to the educational sessions, the day features the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of volunteers. The teens (age 13 and older) have a luncheon that recognizes their peers and often features a keynote speaker.

Need some 4-H bling? We have that too! Our MarketPlace features a variety of 4-H items, including apparel, to purchase. Representatives are available to speak to you about fundraising opportunities for 4-H clubs, project books, and more. Click here if you would like to be a MarketPlace vendor.

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Come join the fun at the Ohio 4-H Conference!

Below are the awards that will be presented at the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon.

Applications are due December 1st.

Community Service - Recognizes adults and youth 4-H volunteers whom have collaborated with community groups, or undertaken them with their own 4-H club or unit, community service projects or activites.

Friend of 4-H - An individual, family, business or corporation that supports the Ohio 4-H Program, in a charitable manner at the county, state, or national level.

Hall of Fame -  Recognizes individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to the Ohio 4-H program and who have also made an important positive impact upon clubs, communities, and the state 4-H program.

Innovator - Recognizes adult and/or youth volunteers who have developed new programs, county projects, or activities.

Meritorious Service - Recognizes adult 4-H volunteers for a lifetime of meritorious service.

4-H Alumni - 4-H Grows True Leaders!  Nominate a 4-H alumnus who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in career or service and can attribute part of their success to participating in 4-H.