Program Areas

  1. Join Allen County 4-H Who Can Join?
  2. Enhancing Agriculture and the Environment

    Ohio’s diverse agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries contribute more than $100 billion to the state’s economy every year. OSU Extension agriculture and natural resources (ANR) programs assist with technology, marketing and educational support – protecting Ohio’s position in the global marketplace.

  3. Advancing Employment and Income Opportunities

    OSU Extension is a leader in community development education and an unbiased partner as strategies are implemented to achieve community and organizational goals.

    Our community development professionals enhance the well-being of communities and neighborhoods via interactive and collaborative partnerships with local businesses and organizations, community leaders and local officials.

  4. Shoppers at a local farmers market.

    Better Lives, Stronger Communities

    OSU Extension family and consumer sciences (FCS) gives people the knowledge, skills and tools needed to make healthy, informed choices. We teach and promote safe food practices, better nutrition, better finances and better relationships – helping people acquire the knowledge and skills to make smart decisions in these areas.

  5. Quick Tips for Successful 4-H Enrollment

    Ready to enroll?  Visit

    Need some additional enrollment help? Check out these additional resources:

  6. 2023 Judging Dates and Sign Up Links will be posted closer to time. Special Interest Judging

    Special Interest Judging is a pre-fair judging for all non-livestock projects. Every project needs to complete judging to finish the 4-H project and to display at the fair. This year everyone will need to schedule a time for your judging. Please click on the links below to schedule your time.

    Special Interest and Shooting Sports 


  7. The Ohio State University Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program provides intensive training in horticulture to interested Ohio residents, who then volunteer their time assisting with educational programs and activities for Ohio residents through their local OSU Extension county office. Volunteers are not required to have gardening skills or knowledge; but a passion for learning about gardening and sharing this knowledge with others is a must!

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