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Collegiate 4-H at Ohio State University

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4-H on Campus

Collegiate 4-H at The Ohio State University is a campus student organization that provides a sense of community to students who are former 4-H members or who are interested in joining the 4-H community. Collegiate 4-H strives to build on the foundational skills learned in 4-H by providing leadership development, service learning, career development and community bonding opportunities. The Collegiate 4-H Club at The Ohio State University is proud to work with local, state and national 4-H programs to serve 4-H members and help prepare them for their future, as well as further the development of collegiate members. Collegiate 4-H clubs meet on the Columbus campus and Newark campus.

Columbus campus meetings are held biweekly during the academic year where members participate in leadership development activities, hear from guest presenters, laugh during fun social activities, and most of all plan the club’s most favored events: Carving New Ideas Camp (CNI) and Plowboy Prom. Each fall, we partner with Ohio 4-H  to facilitate a two-night, fall retreat for teens throughout Ohio. Held at 4-H Camp Ohio, this fall camping experience fosters new ways of thinking as older youth begin to look toward their future careers and education paths. Collegiate 4-H members serve as session presenters, camp counselors, advisors, and more. Plowboy Prom typically takes place in March, immediately following the Ohio 4-H Conference. Located at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, Plowboy Prom is dedicated to bringing out the fun in 4-H. After a day of learning and listening at the Ohio 4-H Conference, youth and their families are invited to dance and sing the night away at Plowboy Prom. These two events are the club’s annual fundraisers and also allow members to gain event planning and facilitation skills as collegiate scholars. 

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Collegiate 4-H Clubs Around the Nation collaborative document: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1wLbPRsVvOp3_q06mzMAqqNu5Kg-MdnVON7ddkdBABDY/edit?usp=sharing