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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!



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    Crafters and Quilters Wanted!

    Nov 5, 2021

    JOANN is looking for 4-H'ers or alumni to create a project for three special initiatives in 2022: National Crafting Month, Kids Crafting and National Quilting Month. They want your ideas for creating simple projects that others can recreate. If your project is selected it may be shared in JOANN promotions! Want to know more? Find all the details at Opportunities and More and look for "From National 4-H Council."

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    Online 4-H auction: bid now!

    Oct 1, 2021

    October 2 is the Ohio 4-H Foundation's annual Celebration of Youth. Join the fun by participating in the online auction and bidding on treasures like these.  Register at, bid often, and support Ohio 4-H! Auction closes Oct. 2 at 8 p.m.

  3. 4-H and American Idol

    Sep 14, 2021

    4-H is going to Hollywood! On Friday, September 24, American Idol will host a virtual audition day dedicated to 4-H’ers – current members and alumni ages 15-28. Individual 4-H singers nationwide will audition over Zoom for a chance to become the next American Idol.