Program Areas

  1. Preparing Youth for Success

    4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19. Ohio 4-H youth development reaches more than 240,000 youth each year – helping kids “learn by doing” through hands-on activities.

  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. To enroll in 4-H online please follow this link and the following directions.

    Basic Directions for returning members:

    Go to the home page and select "I have a profile"

    Using the email and password used last year, sign in and select 'family' in the drop down box.

  6. 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. 

    Shooting sports judging will be held on Monday August 10th  on the fairgrounds.

    Special Interest judging will be held on Tuesday August 11th and Wednesday August 12th on the Fairgrounds

    Gardening, Welding and Woodworking will be held Friday August 14th on the Fairgrounds.

  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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