Preparing Youth for Success

In Ohio 4-H, we empower youth with the skills they need to lead for a lifetime! 4-H inspires curiosity, builds lifelong skills, fuels adventure, and grows leaders through fun, hands-on activities, which include clubs, projects, service, and camps. Kids can be a 4-H project member when they are 8 and in the third grade, and they can participate in competitive events like projects and judging at county fairs. 4-H project members select from 200+ projects based on their interest—what we call sparks in 4-H. 

Younger children age 5 and in kindergarten are Cloverbuds who enjoy group-centered, non-competitive activities until they are eligible to be a project member. All 4-H members engage in hands-on learning in clubs, camps, and other settings with approved adult volunteers. 4-H volunteers are critical to the success of the 4-H program and undergo a thorough selection process. 

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the 4-H program and/or would like to talk more about becoming a 4-H volunteer, contact us today! 

You also can learn more about all OSU Extension 4-H youth development programs at

Learn more About Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development

  • Contact our 4-H Educators for more information!
Leslie Cooksey Aubry Fowler
Extension Educator Extension Educator
740-277-4625 740-277-4626
  • Attend 4-H Day 

4-H Day information graphic, held 1st Saturday of March , 1 - 3 pm, AAA Building at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds

  • Visit our Club Biography webpage!  Our clubs are distributed across the county, so we have a club in your area.
  • Visit Project Central to learn more about the 200+ projects available
  • Visit the 4-H Blog for program updates

To be added to our 4-H Interest list for 2024 enrollment, please go to

Annual enrollment deadline is April 15th. 

County information from the 2023 4-H Youth Development Statistical Report: 

  • 1169 Fairfield County youth members in Community Clubs and 1785 youth members in school projects
  • Led by 255 Fairfield County adult volunteers
  • 297 Fairfield County youth attended camps
  • 3941 Livestock/Fair Entries (4-H/FFA)
  • 414 Summer Projects completed


Special Needs Accommodations

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan. Visit for more information and to download the request form.

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