Nov 13, 2019
Ohio 4-H members participating in the Eastern Nationals 4-H Horse Roundup in Louisville, Kentucky came home with numerous awards this month.
Oct 31, 2019
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.
Oct 29, 2019
Licking County 4-H members brought their Citizenship: Washington Focus experience back to their county with the action plan they created as part of their CWF experience. Their goal was to share the importance of the dairy industry by promoting products and the significance of dairy in a healthy diet. Van Buren Acres, a local farm, hosted the delegates where they shared dairy-themed games and activities with more than 300 people.
Oct 15, 2019
Do you know a teen interested in learning more about public policy and how government works? Apply to be part of the 2020 Ohio Youth Capital Challenge and make a difference in your community. Find the details here and apply by Dec. 15.
Oct 14, 2019
More than 250 people attended this year's Celebration of Youth on Oct. 12 with special guest speaker Katie Smith, Ohio 4-H alumna from Logan County, member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and current WNBA coach.This year more than $104,000 was raised to support Ohio 4-H programs, including $18,000 to send 18 youth to the National 4-H Healthy Living Summit. Thanks to all for supporting Ohio 4-H and inspiring kids to do!
Find a complete list of sponsors, donors and photos from the event here.
Oct 11, 2019
Register now for CNI 2019, Nov. 15-17 at 4-H Camp Ohio! Teens in grades 8-12 are invited to discover "The Future of 4-H" in this weekend leadership workshop hosted by Collegiate 4-H.
Registration for CNI is now closed.
Feb 6, 2019
The recipient of the 2018 Excellence in 4-H Award is Lisa McCutcheon, Extension Educator in Licking County. The award, funded through the Charles W. Lifer Excellence in 4-H Fund, is dedicated to the recognition of outstanding professionals who serve as examples in setting standards of excellence in County 4-H programs.
Dec 18, 2018
By: Courtney Fulton
The top three senior teams from the 2018 Ohio State Fair Livestock Judging Contest earned opportunities to represent Ohio 4-H and compete at national livestock judging contests. This year, 4-H members from Marion, Warren, and Wood counties recently competed at national events in 3 different states! Ohio also fielded an “All-Star” team of top judgers from across the state to represent Ohio 4-H at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations to our outstanding youth and their coaches for their hard work!
Dec 17, 2018
Ohio 4-H youth will be flying high this summer learning all about drone technology, thanks to a donation from Rover Pipeline. The $40,000 gift will give 4-H'ers at camps and fairs the opportunity to fly drones by completing a series of challenges that focus on precision agriculture.
According to Dr. Bob Horton, 4-H Educational Design Specialist, "This program will give youth hands-on experience in understanding the innovative ways unmanned aerial vehicles are used in agriculture today and help them think about some amazing career opportunities."
Nov 19, 2018
The Ohio 4-H International Program received the Extraordinary Program award and the Diversity in Hosting award from States’ 4-H International Exchange Programs for its inclusive support of young people with disabilities and/or unique medical conditions. Ohio was the largest host state of short-term summer youth from Japan and Costa Rica, and also sent the largest group of outbound 4-H youth oversees.