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Ohio 4-H Youth Development

Ohio State University Extension


Statewide Programs

4-H Science 

4-H Science is everywhere! From animal science to woodworking projects, science, technology, engineering and math are part of 4-H projects, School Enrichment programs and club activities. Visit this page often for upcoming 4-H Science events, resources and opportunities.

Animal Sciences

Information and links to OSU, 4-H Animal Sciences Programs. News and events for all of your projects, entries, regulations, and event results. You'll also find tools for adults and volunteers. Past events/results may be found on the species calendar of events pages.

Assuring Quality Care for Animals

Assuring Quality Care for Animals teaches 4-H youth how to use best practices that support the production of quality and safe animal products for consumers, as well as responsible animal handling, care and welfare in not only farm animal production, but also with companion and performance animals.


Engineering is your one stop site for questions, comments and ideas regarding Ohio 4-H Engineering Contests, the Ohio State Fair, and the National 4-H Engineering Challenge.

International ACTIVITIES 

Ohio 4-H provides several opportunities for youth to explore the world. Find out about projects and a program that helps youth better understand global activities.

Natural Resources
Ohio Military Kids

OMK is a collaborative effort to provide support to children and youth impacted by deployment. Our joint efforts intend to develop a sense of support from their communities and enhance the well-being of military familes

Real Money, Real World

Real Money, Real World is an active, hands-on experience that gives young people the opportunity to make lifestyle and budget choices similar to those they will make as adults.

Shooting Sports

Shooting Sports teachs life skills to 4-H youth through the shooting sports curriculum and activities that will enable boys and girls to reach fullest potential as capable, caring and contributing citizens.


Ohio 4-H believes that everything we do helps prepare youth for life and the workforce. The opportunities and experiences 4-H offers are ideal for demonstrating the 21st century skills employers need, and our wide range of projects cover just about every career option available.