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.”
Kirk received his BS in adolescent development, MS in human development and family science, and PhD in Extension education from The Ohio State University. He began his career with Ohio State in 1996 as an Extension agent in Madison County and has since served in several other roles within Extension, including program director in the Department of Human Development and Family Science and in Family and Consumer Sciences administration. Most recently he 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.