XENIA — At their regular meeting March 2, Greene County commissioners declared the week of March 5 through 11 to be named Ohio 4-H Week.
“This is a big deal for Greene County and for Ohio. A large part of our county is touched by 4-H whether it’s agricultural or not,” County Administrator Brandon Huddleson said.
The resolution begins: “Whereas, the young people of Ohio and Greene County are one of our greatest resources; and, whereas, the 4-H program has assisted in the growth and development of Ohio and Greene County youth for 115 years … “
The resolution encourages citizens to recognize this program for youth in Greene County.
Huddleson also spoke from a personal perspective on the matter, mentioning his own kids.
“It’s great for the kids, it teaches them leadership, responsibility. It’s phenomenal,” he said, “And good for all kids involved.”
According to OSU Extension Educator for 4-H Youth Development Rebecca Supinger, enrollment for 4-H is due Thursday, March 9. Participants can choose from over 200 projects, which can be found by visiting http://bit.ly/2mL5a3B. Youth can join Greene County 4-H even if they do not live in Greene County.
This summer’s 4-H camp will be held Wednesday-Sunday, June 14-18 at Camp Clifton.
Supinger also says that Ohio 4-H membership is based on a child’s age and grade. Cloverbud eligibility begins when a child is enrolled in Kindergarten and is five years old as of January 1 of the current year. Cloverbud participation ends when a child is eligible for competitive events, 4-H projects, and other older youth activities, which is age eight and in the 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year. A youth’s 4-H eligibility ends December 31 the year they turn 19.
Contact Anna Bolton at 937-502-4498.