New Cloverbud Connections Post

Ohio 4-H Cloverbud team writes blog posts 2 times per month.  Anyone can sign up if you want to receive these directly.  I strongly encourage all Cloverbud volunteers and even Cloverbud parents to sign up.

This weeks is titled “Utilizing Children’s Books to Have Tough Conversations.”

To read the post and subscribe to future posts, please click here.  

4-H Cloverbud Resources

There are some wonderful resources geared towards our youngest 4-H members, our Cloverbuds!

Some of these can be purchased directly from Extension Publications Office or us once we are back in the office.

There are some greatly resources ready to download and use too.

Check out the links on the pictures above.


4-H Cloverbud Update

This year’s 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual and individual Cloverbuds are encouraged to participate instead of working in groups/clubs.

The Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge gives 4-H Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams  research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the Challenge issue and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Cloverbuds, team advisors and families come to the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in the spring, for the Challenge event. Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbuds’ projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities and are recognized at a closing celebration.

This year’s 4-H Cloverbot Challenge will be virtual!

Here’s how it will work:

  • All Cloverbuds are welcome to participate.
  • No registration is required.
  • The theme remains the same: On the Move. Read the Challenge details at the link below for more information, BUT…no poster is required!
  • Create your model out of interlocking bricks (e.g., Mega Bloks, LEGOs) and take a photo.
  • Send your photo to or with your NAME, COUNTY and one sentence describing your model. Only the Cloverbud’s first name will be displayed.
  • Deadline is June 13.
  • Photos will be uploaded weekly to an online gallery on
  • Cloverbuds will receive a certificate of participation to the email sent for submission

More Information:
Deadline for submissions: June 13, 2020

4-H Cloverbud Connection Blog

This weeks post is all about helping guide Cloverbuds in setting goals.  This is such an important life lesson and we need to help guide them at this young age.

Do you have Cloverbud’s in your life or are you a Cloverbud leader?  Be sure to sign up to receive these articles through the Cloverbud Connections Blog.  Click here.  Then, add your email address on the left that says subscribe by email.


4-H Cloverbud Challenge: 4-H Pledge

We loved seeing the demonstrations that were posted.  Now, it is our Cloverbud’s turn!

This is the non-competitive and fun challenge for Cloverbud youth.  We want to see videos of Cloverbud’s reciting the 4-H pledge.  Post videos by Friday, May 22, 2020 on this post.

Once we are back to the office, all participants will receive a special 4-H prize.