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.

All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences which stimulate lifelong learning of values and skills. 4-H members learn valuable lessons in leadership, communication and collaboration while increasing their knowledge in math, science, technology and a variety of other topics.

4-H creates fun while learning in a variety of ways. Kids can participate in 4-H through community clubs, camps, in-school and after-school activities, and summer programs. They increase their self-confidence and personal life skills while learning about specific subjects - anything from animals or computers to public speaking, cooking, art, gardening and environmental sciences, just to name a few project topics.

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 2023 enrollment, please go to

    Annual enrollment deadline is April 15th. 

    County information from the 2022 4-H Youth Development Statistical Report: 

    • 1,166 Fairfield County youth members in Community Clubs and 913 youth members in school projects
    • Led by 227 Fairfield County adult volunteers
    • 285 Fairfield County youth attended camps
    • 2,563 Livestock/Fair Entries
    • 435 Summer Projects completed

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

    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.

    Extension has been helping all Ohioans build better lives, better businesses and better communities since 1914.