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4-H Youth Development

You can join a club near your home or a club that provides projects you’re interested in learning more about. You can review the list within this packet to locate a club. Then call an adult volunteer to attend the next 4-H club meeting. The volunteer will help you get signed up, inform you of important dates and events and help you with 4-H projects. Each club has a different meeting schedule. Make contact with a 4-H club volunteer by early March to meet enrollment requirements.

If you can’t figure out what club is right for you call the Ohio State University Extension office at 513-946-8989. The 4-H program is facilitated and managed by the Ohio State University Extension office and the leader of the county 4-H program is called a 4-H youth development educator. The educator or office staff can answer many of your questions and try to help you select a club in your area that offers projects you’re interested in learning more about. A listing of all clubs in the county is posted in the provided link below for you to find the perfect club to meet your family’s needs Hamilton County has a variety of clubs. Some clubs specialize in cooking and sewing, horses or dogs while other clubs are general. A general 4-H club carries a wide variety of projects.

Clubs are very similar to Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts. The club works together on community service projects, fundraisers and 4-H projects and hold regular meetings throughout the year. Just as you would work on awards or badges in Scouts you work on projects in 4-H. You may select to compete in project judging at the Hamilton County Fair.

Each club has an adult volunteer called an organizational advisor. The organizational advisor coordinates the club and meetings, assist members and gives leadership to other adult leaders in the club as well as members and parents. Members are required to attend a minimum of 6 club meetings each year.

This year Hamilton County Fairgrounds 

is excited to announce that we will be 

holding a Jr. Fair. If your 4-H club is interested

in having an exhibit for this year at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, please complete the registration form conveniently located on this page. We are excited to have you join us and look forward to seeing your amazing exhibits. 

Once your registration form is completed, it will be reviewed by the board and we will contact you with details. At this time our set up schedule is being determined.

4-H Exhibition Fair Registration Form

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.