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Interested in joining 4-H? Read about eligibility, Holmes County 4-H clubs, the 2019 Holmes County 4-H calendar and more!

Who can join?

Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child's age and grade as of January 1 of the current project year.  Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is enrolled in Kindergarten and is five years old.  Eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in the 3rd grade.  Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level.  Membership requires enrollment in an authorized Ohio 4-H club or group under the direction of an OSU Extension professional or an approved adult volunteer.  A youth’s 4-H eligibility ends December 31 the year he or she turns 19.  Joining Ohio 4-H is a privilege and responsibility for individuals and is subject to the Ohio 4-H Code of Conduct and applicable policies of The Ohio State University.

How & Where do I sign up?

View the 2019 Holmes County 4-H Club brochure and contact club advisors of your choice for club and meeting information. Your club of choice will provide you with an enrollment form and projects books.

When should I sign up?

Holmes County 4-H enrollment deadline is April 1, 2019. If you change your mind about a project between April 1 and June 1, you can make changes by notifying the OSU Extension office.

What is there to do?

  • Use the 4-H Family Guide to learn about each and every project.
  • Project Central is an easy way for 4-H members and project helpers to preview Ohio 4-H project books and resources. Take a closer look at a book, find out what others have to say, and share your experiences.
  • Cloverbud members, age 5 and in Kindergarten until age 8 and in 3rd grade participate in non-competitive activities exploring a variety of fun, hands on interest areas.

Important Dates

  • The 2019 4-H calendar list all deadlines, clinics, workshops and other events during the Holmes County 4-H year. Paper copies are available at the OSU Extension office.
  • If you're taking non-livestock projects, project evaluation is scheduled on July 9, 2019 at Harvet Ridge Fairgrounds.
  • Livestock projects will be judged on July 11th and July 15th at Harvest Ridge.

Accommodations can be made for youth with disabilities through our Winning 4-H Plan.

To make an accomodation request, complete the Winnng 4-H Plan Request Form (link below) and send it to your local 4-H Professional.

Winning 4-H Plan Request Form - two options:
Print and Write - print this form, handwrite your responses, then send
PDF Fillable - open this form, type your responses, then print and send

Questions? Contact Janessa Hill, Holmes County 4-H Educator at (330) 674-3015 or hill.1357@osu.edu

Holmes County 4-H website

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