The Ohio 4-H Conference typically takes place at the Greater Columbus Convention Center on the second Saturday in March. In 2021 the conference will be presented in a virtual format.
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. There will be no recognition event during the 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference.
Come join the fun at the 2021 Virtual Ohio 4-H Conference!
Below are the awards that will be presented at an upcoming Virtual Ohio 4-H Recognition Event (date TBD).
Applications are due December 1st.
Community Service - 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.
Friend of 4-H - An individual, family, business or corporation that supports the Ohio 4-H Program, in a charitable manner at the county, state, or national level.
Hall of Fame - 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.
Innovator - Recognizes adult and/or youth volunteers who have developed new programs, county projects, or activities.
Meritorious Service - Recognizes adult 4-H volunteers for a lifetime of meritorious service.
4-H Alumni - 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.