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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 the 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. 


Before you complete the online enrollment, you will need find a club and contact the club advisor and ask to join the club. You can also ask the advisor about club meeting times, locations, dues, projects and club expectations.


Ohio 4-H uses the 4-H online system to manage all aspects of the 4-H program, including membership, events, projects, activities and communications. All youth and adults who participate in Ohio 4-H, including 4-H Camps, must have a 4-H Online profile.

Creating your 4-H Online profile is easy and only takes a few minutes. 4-H online profiles are family-based, which means every family creates a “master” profile for each family member involved in Ohio  4-H. A family profile may contain both youth and adults. When you create your family profile, you should add the following “members”:

Youth family members (ages 5-18 as of January 1)

Adult family members (ages 18 and older)
•Adults who have been screened and certified as Ohio 4-H Volunteers can re-enroll
•Adults who want to become certified Ohio 4-H Volunteers can complete a volunteer application as part of their first time enrollment.
•Adults who are not/do not want to be certified Ohio 4-H Volunteers can create a PARTICIPANT profile without enrolling in 4-H


4HONLINE 2.0 is the official Ohio 4-H Enrollment system. 

Enrollment Deadline: April 1, 2024

You must be enrolled in a 4-H Club and select your 4-H projects by the deadline date to be eligible for exhibition at the Waterford Community Fair, Washington County Junior Fair or Barlow Independent Fair.

Link to 4-HOnline System:


The following video below explains how to re-enroll your current Washington County 4-H family through Ohio 4HOnline.

Members/Families/Volunteers who are re-enrolling in 2024: Click here for instructions.



New to 4-H and ready to enroll? The following video below explains how to enroll a BRAND NEW Washington County 4-H family through Ohio 4HOnline.

Members/Families/Volunteer who are new to 4-H in 2024: Click here for instructions.