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Collegiate 4-H at Ohio State University

Collegiate 4-H logo is a 4-H clover with a mortar board on top

Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University is a student organization that provides a sense of community to students who are former 4-H members or are interested in joining the 4-H community. We build on the foundational skills learned in 4-H by providing leadership development, service learning, career development, and community bonding opportunities. 

Columbus meetings are held biweekly during the academic year where members hear from guest presenters, laugh during fun social activities, and most of all plan the club’s most favorite events: Carving New Ideas Camp (CNI) and Plowboy Prom. Each fall, we partner with Ohio 4-H  to facilitate a two-night, fall retreat for Ohio teens at 4-H Camp Ohio. This experience fosters new ways of thinking as older youth begin to look toward their future careers and education. Collegiate 4-H members serve as session presenters, camp counselors, and advisors. Plowboy Prom takes place in March, immediately following the Ohio 4-H Conference. Located at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Plowboy Prom is dedicated to bringing out the fun in 4-H. Youth and their families are invited to dance and sing the night away at Plowboy Prom. These two events are the club’s annual fundraisers and also allow members to gain event planning and facilitation skills as collegiate scholars. 

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