The Ohio Youth Livestock Expo

This event is being hosted July 25-August 18 by a group of volunteers with shows for beef, sheep, swine, and boer goats. The Expo is perfect for junior exhibitors who are looking for a state-wide, competitive show for their livestock projects.

For full details, schedule, eligibility, and entry information, go to Entries are due July 10.

Ohio 4-H Project Showcase

This summer we invite 4-H members in good standing to submit a photo of themselves with their 4-H project for display in an online project showcase. You’ll be asked to share what you liked about the project and one new thing you learned. Parents will also need to sign their approval for youth to participate.

Here’s more:

  • Select your favorite project – one per person
  • Send a great photo – at least 2 MB
  • Photos will be display after September 8 at

Submit your photos by August 15 at Questions? Contact Sarah Longo at


Updated 4-H Guidelines

The Portage County OSU Extension office is open to the public on Monday and Wednesday by appointment only. We will continue to send information to you via email.

You will also find the guidelines, a tip sheet and resources at Ohio 4-H teen leaders are developing video tutorials to assist educating club members on the in-person meeting expectations and will share those as they are available.

When possible, we encourage OSU Extension programs, meetings, and events to meet virtually.

Kirk Bloir, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, 4-H Youth Development

College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences – Ohio State University Extension

Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center, 2201 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43210

614-247-8168 Office  |  |


The 2020 Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards were presented recently during a virtual recognition program. 4-H Achievement Awards are awarded annually to an outstanding individual in a particular project area for the state of Ohio. Local 4-H member Gyllien Anderson was recognized with the Clothing and Textiles Achievement Award sponsored by the Huffman Family.

Gyllien Anderson, 16, daughter of Bill and Kellie Anderson, is a sophomore at Rootstown High School and has been a 4-H member in Portage County for six years. Specializing in clothing and textiles, she has gained many lifeskills and leadership skills that she uses daily and will continue to use in her career in psychology. She attributes her success to the support given to her by her club, the Edinburg Seambusters. Gyllien has loved every second she has been in 4-H and looks forward to making the most of her last 2 years in 4-H.

The recognition program was hosted by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Ohio 4-H is the youth development program of Ohio State University Extension, with more than 171,000 young Ohioans participating in 4-H clubs, groups and special interest programs.