1. Cloverbot Challenge display

    Virtual Cloverbot Challenge

    Apr 13, 2020

    This year's 4-H Cloverbot Challenge is now virtual and individual children can participate! Find the details at

  2. 4-H Programming Update

    Apr 7, 2020

    Due to ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the decision has been made to cancel all Ohio State University Extension in-person programming thru July 6. This includes all 4-H programs, activities, and events. In addition, all 4-H camps through August 31 are cancelled. Virtual programming will continue. County OSU Extension 4-H professionals will share important updates and information with you as we develop and provide new online opportunities.

  3. Club Advisor Resources

    Club Advisor Resources

    Mar 18, 2020

    With face-to-face meetings cancelled until July 6, 4-H club advisors can find resources for virtual meetings, activities and select project books for their members HERE.

  4. How to talk with your children about COVID-19

    How to Talk with Your Children about COVID-19

    Mar 16, 2020

    The current situation with the coronavirus, otherwise known as COVID-19, can be a source of stress and anxiety for you as well as your children. Here's a link to an article from Bernadette Melnyk, OSU's Chief Wellness Officer about how to talk with your child about coronavirus.

  5. Program Update

    4-H Program Update

    Mar 13, 2020

    An email is being sent today to 4-H families from your county 4-H professional about upcoming activities. Please be sure to review the information. The safety of our community is our top priority. We realize that our COVID-19 policy guidelines will cause disruption, but the risk of not acting outweighs the inconvenience of these temporary measures. We will share updates as more information becomes available.

  6. Ohio 4-H Conference Cancelled

    Ohio 4-H Conference Cancelled

    Mar 10, 2020

    From Dr. Kirk Bloir, State 4-H Leader:

    After consultation with the college and university leadership, the Ohio 4-H Conference is being cancelled for this Saturday, March 14. Recognizing that our nearly 1,300 attendees are located around the state, we are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, Ohio Department of Health, and the university in being aggressively proactive to prevent the potential spread of communicable respiratory illness.

  7. 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:

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. National 4-H Congress

    Ohio at National 4-H Congress

    Dec 5, 2019

    The 2019 4-H Achievement Award winners spent the Thanksgiving holiday in Atlanta representing Ohio at the National 4-H Congress.The 27 delegates participated in leadership activities, heard from motivational speakers, met 4-H'ers from all over the US and completed a service project. Congratulations to these #TrueLeaders!