Welcome to Ottawa County 4-H!

We are so excited you have decided to join us! We are dedicated to making the best better in Ottawa County and providing opportunities for youth to learn by doing.

This section of our website was designed with new families in mind and includes all the resources you may need in your first year in 4-H.


Getting Started

All 4-H project members must be in a 4-H club. Still need to find a club? Check out our Club Brochure, which includes the advisor's name and contact information for every club in the county.

Our New Family Information Guide is full of great information for new families. We encourage you to read through this and contact us with questions.

The 2024 Ohio 4-H Family Guide is another great resource.

What projects can I take in 4-H?  Here is a quick look at a list of a variety of projects that you are available to take.

Join Ottawa County 4-H Video will answer some of your questions as you get started in 4-H.



Before enrolling, you'll want to browse through our 4-H Handbook and visit Project Central to determine which projects you'd like to take this year.

Once you have your club and projects picked, visit 4-H Online to make your enrollment official. The deadline is April 1st.

Click here for a 4-H Online Help Sheet for New Families

Click here for a quick 4-H Online YouTube Tutorial for New Families

For additional help with 4-H Online, please contact Rhonda at mahaney.23@osu.edu.



Looking for other chances to get involved in 4-H? Visit the Countywide Youth Opportunities tab to explore the involvement opportunities we have for youth ages 5-19.


Ottawa County Fair

The 60th annual Ottawa County Fair will run July 15-21, 2024. For up-to-date fair information, please visit the Ottawa County Fair tab.

Pre-fair project judging is the way that our youth demonstrate their new knowledge and show what they learned over the course of their project. For information about judging for this year, please visit the Project Judging tab.


Stay connected!

We publish quarterly 4-H Family Newsletters with all the latest information at the beginning of January, April, July, and October.

Like us on Facebook for regular updates and helpful reminders!


Contact Us

We know there is a lot of information to sift through, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. For assistance, please call the Extension Office at (419) 898-3631 or email a staff member directly.

Molly Avers,  4-H Youth Development Educator



Ameliah Michaels,  4-H Youth Development Program Assistant



Rhonda Mahaney, Office Associate