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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension



4-H cloverInterested in joining 4-H?

Thank you for your interest in Ohio 4-H Youth Development. Contact your local Ohio State University Extension office and the 4-H professional in the county where you reside.  They will suggest a community club and activities that will best meet your child’s needs and interest areas. Find a list of county Extension offices here.

Are You a 4-H Alum?

Tell us your story! Did 4-H make a difference in your life? Do you get together with other 4-H alumni for an annual reunion or to collaborate on local projects?  Share your experiences with us and how they shaped your life by taking our alumni survey!



  1. 4-H Scholarships Awarded

    Jun 9, 2022

    Ohio 4-H scholarships are awarded each year to 4-H members attending The Ohio State University. Congratulations to these students who received the 2022 awards! #Thisis4H

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    May 9, 2022

    DairyPalooza celebrated its tenth anniversary recently at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. Youth participated in a vairety of sessions that covered aniaml welfare, showmanship, nutrition and more. Find all the photos from this year's event at

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    Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports is 30!

    Apr 28, 2022

    Happy anniversary to Ohio 4-H Shooting Sports! Thirty years ago, retired OSU Extension Specialist Denny Elliott shared info about the new 4-H national shooting sports curriculum at an inservice. Denny wanted to see if 4-H professionals thought the curriculum would be a success in Ohio. We'd call it a success--in 2021, more than 3,500 youth took shooting sports projects!