Call for Marion County 4-H Camp Counselors

Calling all Marion County 4-H Youth who will have completed grades 9-12 as of the summer of 2018! Camp counselor applications are now available.

New in 2018: Camp counselor applications can be completed online! Counselors will be able to fill out their application, and submit their references’ contact information via the online application.

Click here for to submit your online application.

Paper copies are available at


Please contact the Marion County Extension Office for questions!


Texas 4-H Relief Support Campaign for 4-H Programs Affected by Hurricane Harvey

The Texas 4-H Program has been receiving requests from across the country on how to help Texas during their time of need. Below is the information just released on a campaign to support local and county 4-H Programs who have been hit by the massive storm. Please share.

Texas 4-H Relief Support Campaign for 4-H Programs Affected by Hurricane Harvey

To give, click the link below



The Texas 4-H Youth Development Program is currently selling One Day 4-H t-shirts. In support of the monetary campaign to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey, all proceeds from One Day 4-H t-shirts will go to support the Texas 4-H Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Order yours today at!

The deadline to order is this coming Sunday, September 3. 


2018 4‑H Youth in Action Awards: Share Your Story

Applications for the 2018 Youth in Action Awards opened August 1! This important program gives youth the chance to share their stories of how 4‑H has changed their lives and how they have made a difference in their communities. Click here to download the application guidelines.

To view a recording of the August 16th webinar, please click here. Please click here to view the promotional video.

More information can be found at


County awarded $600 from 4-H competition article was published in the Marion Star on Aug. 17.

Marion County youth programs are benefiting from Ohio’s recent victory in the national 4-H Raise Your Hand competition.

As one of 35 counties with the highest participation, Marion received $600 to use for youth programs.

“We are excited to see Marion County 4-H alumni contribute to Ohio 4-H’s first place finish in the national campaign,” said Margo Long, 4-H youth development educator. “The support the program continues to get from its alumni is phenomenal and this is just another way for them to pay it forward to ensure local youth continue to benefit from the 4-H experience.”

The state won $20,000 after more than 11,800 Ohio 4-H alumni participated in the initiative by visiting and let themselves be counted.

“This is great! The Raise Your Hand Campaign shows that many Ohioans have a strong, personal connection to 4-H,” Ohio 4-H Foundation Board president Dale Arnold said.

For Marion County 4-H details, visit

Ohio 4-H Awarded $20,000 to Help Grow 4-H

Photo: 4-H

Over 11,800 4-H alum show support through Raise your Hand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (7-11-2017) — Ohio 4-H announced its award of $20,000 for participation in Raise Your Hand, a national 4-H initiative asking the millions of 4‑H alumni across the nation, including 4-H alums in Ohio, to ‘Raise Your Hand’ and pay it forward in support of providing the hands-on learning that empowers kids across America.

4-H, the largest youth development program in the nation, called on alumni to raise their hands to help bring 4-H to 10 million youth by 2025. Currently 4-H empowers nearly six million young people in every county across America, including 183,000 4-H’ers in Ohio.

“We are delighted that in the national campaign to connect with millions of 4-H alumni, our Ohio 4-H alums led the way to a first place finish,” said Cathann A. Kress, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University. “When the hands were counted, the Buckeye State accounted for about one-fifth of the participants.

“Best of all, raising your hand meant paying it forward for the next generation and our 4-H youth programs will benefit from the $20,000 award. Thanks to all our great alumni for, once again, making us 4-H and Buckeye proud!”

With all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington D.C., participating, Ohio 4-H alumni took the lead with nearly 12,000 hands raised, with Indiana 4-H (10,600) and Texas 4-H (6,836) rounding out the top three.

“Whether they’re running Fortune 100 companies, performing to sold-out crowds, leading community programs or volunteering to empower local youth, 4‑H alumni are the epitome of true leadership,” said Jennifer Sirangelo, president and CEO, National 4‑H Council. “Our remarkable alumni truly showed their support ensuring the next generation has the opportunity to benefit from the 4‑H experience.”

“4-H gives kids the opportunity to learn by doing, to grow from not only the encouragements brought by success, but also through challenges and failures, as these skills will help them to handle whatever life may throw their way,” explains Jennifer Nettles, Grammy-award winning musician, actress and 4‑H national spokesperson.


Original article:
News: Ohio 4-H Awarded $20,000 to Help Grow 4-H
published on July 12, 2017.



Only Seven More Days Until Camp!

If your child is registered for 4-H Camp, here’s the important information you’ll need to know! We look forward to seeing our campers next Monday!

Camping letter from Margo

Additional information

If your child signed up for the scuba class, please complete the form here.

Registration is closed for 2017 Marion County 4-H Camp, please check back in the spring for 2018 camp registration information.

2017 Crop, Shop, Science & Engineering Schedule Now Available

Click here to view the 2017 Crop, Shop, Science & Engineering schedule for July 1.


If you do not see your name and would like to be judged, please contact the Extension Office at 740-223-4040 for availability. Please note the schedule was compiled based on the preferences given. Margo tried to ensure everyone got their first or second picks!