November 27, 2023 - 12:00am --

What Is 4-H?

Looking for a 4-H Club? Hocking County 4-H Clubs Accepting New Members

  • Current members and volunteers may enroll themselves in 4HOnline from January 2 through March 29, 2024.  NEW MEMBERS should call our office at 740-385-3222 and we will assist you in enrolling online.
  • Cloverbuds must choose project 710 Cloverbud Activities.  Cloverbuds may not enroll in any other project.
  • Traditional project members should choose all projects they are interested in taking before submitting enrollment. Once enrollments are approved you will not be able to go back and add projects.
  • New Member Only Enrollment Form - Email the completed form to or mail/dropoff at OSU Extention, Hocking County - 150 N Homer Ave Logan, OH 43138
Please call our office at 740-385-3222 if you'd like more information about joining Hocking County 4-H, or you may email Kayla Nihiser, 4-H Educator, at

Membership Eligibility

Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child's age AND grade as of January 1 of the current calendar year. Eligibility for Cloverbud participation begins when a child is age 5 and enrolled in kindergarten. Eligibility for participation in 4-H projects and competitive events begins when a child is age 8 and in the third 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.

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

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