The new Ohio 4-H state leader is a familiar face! Kirk Bloir has served as the interim director since September 2018 and was recently named to the position permanently. In this role, Dr. Bloir will provide overall leadership to the Ohio 4-H program. He said, “Ohio State University Extension is blessed to have a talented and dedicated group of 4-H professionals, volunteers, and community supporters across the state. I am excited to continue our collective efforts to build on our strong 4-H foundation and work to expand the reach of 4-H in Ohio to create even more opportunities for us to grow future generations of true leaders.”
Bloir served four years as the associate state 4-H leader, providing leadership in the areas of risk management, coaching professionals through volunteer and member behavior issues, crises communications and conflict resolution. He also served as an Extension agent in Madison County and program director in the Department of Human Development and Family Science in Family and Consumer Sciences administration.