Interested in Joining 4-H?

Thank you for your interest in Ohio 4-H Youth Development. Please contact your local Ohio State University Extension 4-H Professional in the county in which you reside.  The Extension Professional in the county will be able to suggest a community club and activities that will best meet your child’s needs and interest areas.

Contact your County Extension Office today!


  1. Swine

    Ractopamine-free Swine Projects

    Feb 10, 2020

    Swine exhibited at the Ohio State Fair and many county fairs will be required to be ractopamine-free in 2020 due to market demands (ractopamine banned in international markets).The Ohio State University Extension, Ohio Department of Agriculture, Ohio Pork Council, and Ohio State Fair have collaborated to put several resources together that can be found at: https://ohiopork.org/ractopamine-free/

  2. Madelyn Smith, 4-H Youth in Action finalist

    Madelyn Smith, 4-H Youth in Action finalist

    Jan 8, 2020

    Congratulations to Madelyn Smith, 4-H member from Franklin County! She was selected as a finalist for the national 4-H Youth in Action award for her work in educating youth and others about the teen vaping epidemic. Read about Madelyn here

  3. Lifer Award-Arnett

    Charles W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Award

    Dec 19, 2019

    Nate Arnett, 4-H Educator at Adventure Central was recognized with the 2019 Lifer Excellence in Extension Award at the OSU Extension annual conferece in Columbus. Arnett was honored for his accomplishments in promoting workforce development, service to colleagues and leading efforts at Adventure Central, the program that partners with Five Rivers MetroParks to provide positive youth development opportunities for Dayton youth.