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Ohio 4-H Conference

The Ohio 4-H Conference  takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the second Saturday in March.

The Ohio 4-H Conference is the largest gathering of 4-H volunteers in the United States! Nearly 1,300 teen and adult volunteers participate each year. The Ohio 4-H Conference is designed to equip participants with resources, information, and skills to meet the ever-changing needs of youth. Attendees have the opportunity to receive training in more than 125 different topics such as career exploration, risk management, camping, leadership, cake decorating, dancing, animal sciences, and much more.

In past years, in addition to the educational sessions, the day featured the Ohio 4-H Volunteer Recognition Luncheon highlighting the extraordinary accomplishments of volunteers. The teens (age 13 and older) have a luncheon that recognizes their peers and often features a keynote speaker.

Click here for additional Conferece information and registration materials.

Come join the fun at the 2022 Ohio 4-H Conference!

Below are the awards that will be presented at the Ohio 4-H Recognition Event March 12, 2022.

Applications are due December 1st.

Award

Description

Paper Application

Online Application

Friend of
4-H Award
An individual, family, business or corporation that supports the Ohio 4-H Program, in a charitable manner at the county, state, or national level. Friend of 4-H https://go.osu.edu/friendof4haward
Community Service
Award
Recognizes adults and youth 4-H volunteers whom have collaborated with community groups, or undertaken them with their own 4-H club or unit, community service projects or activites. Community Service https://go.osu.edu/4hcommunityserviceaward
4-H Hall of Fame
Award
Recognizes individuals who have made significant lifetime contributions to the Ohio 4-H program and who have also made an important positive impact upon clubs, communities, and the state 4-H program. 4-H Hall of Fame https://go.osu.edu/halloffameaward
Innovator Award Recognizes adult and/or youth volunteers who have developed new programs, county projects, or activities. Innovator https://go.osu.edu/innovatoraward
Meritorious Service Award Recognizes adult 4-H volunteers for a lifetime of meritorious service. Meritorious Service https://go.osu.edu/meritoriousaward
4-H Alumni
Award
4-H Grows True Leaders!  Nominate a 4-H alumnus who has demonstrated distinctive achievement in career or service and can attribute part of their success to participating in 4-H. 4-H Alumni https://go.osu.edu/4halumniaward