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January 25, 2023 - 9:42am --

Interested in joining Holmes County 4-H?

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 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.

What is Offered?

  • View 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.

How and Where To Sign Up

View the 2024 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 enrollment instructions and projects books.

The Holmes County 4-H enrollment deadline is April 1, 2024. If you change your mind about a project between April 1 and June 1, you can make changes by notifying the OSU Extension office.


Important Dates

  • The 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 16, 2024 at Harvet Ridge Fairgrounds.
  • Livestock projects will be evaluated on July 18 and/or July 22, 2024 at Harvest Ridge Fairgrounds.


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 Ella Lorentz, Holmes County 4-H Educator at (330) 674-3015 or

Holmes County 4-H website

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