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, that 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 ohio4h.org.
Learn more About Fairfield County 4-H Youth Development
- Contact our 4-H Educators for more information!
- Attend 4-H Day
- 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 go.osu.edu/Fairfield4Hinterest
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 ohio4h.org/about/join-4-h#winning-plan for more information and to download the request form.
Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.