4-H is open to any youth that meets the age requirements!

Generally speaking, enrollment is due April 1, and all project changes need to be submitted on or before May 1.

Members are required to complete at least one project each year, and participate in the evaluation of that project through county 4-H project judging or by a club advisor.

Interested in joining Hancock County 4-H? Continue on for more information and be sure to reach out to and advisor before enrolling. 

Quick Tips for Successful 4-H Enrollment

Call the Extension Office at 419-422-3851 to find a club

Need some additional enrollment help? Check out this additional resource: 

Ready to enroll? Visit https://oh.4honline.com

FAQ - Frequently asked 4-H Online Enrollment Questions

Q: I forgot my password, how can I get it?

A: On the login page, click on "Reset Password".

Q: I forgot the email address that I used, how can I get it?

A: Email Kathy at adams.2885@osu.edu

Q: I was given/emailed a password but when I typed it in, it did not work?

A: Because of the sensitivity of the passwords it is recommended that you "cut and paste" the password into the password field. Then once you are logged into the system, you can reset it to seomthing that you will remember as long as it has a minimum of 8 characters and includes letters, plus numbers an/or symbols.

Q: I completed my profile over a week ago and it is still pending, what do I do?

A: Email Kathy at adams.2885@osu.edu

Completion of a 4-H year requires youth to:

  1. Complete the requirements of at least one of the projects enrolled in at the beginning of the 4-H year.

  2. Have at least one of the completed projects evaluated during the county 4-H project judging or by a club advisor.

  3. Be in good standing in the club, including attending the required amount of meetings.

4-H projects may be judged as follows:

  1. County judging event - varies by project, dates are in 4-H calendar

  2. County "make up" judging event. 

  3. 4-H Advisors may judge projects (not eligible for county awards); Advisor must report grade by August 1 to the Extension staff in order for member to display at the fair

Link to the Hancock 4-H Judging Booklet - click here

More detailed list of guidelines:

  • 4-H is open to any youth that meets the age requirements - 8 years old and enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year.
  • Members must select at least one project from the list of approved Ohio and Hancock County 4-H projects. (see current Hancock County 4-H Family Handbook or Ohio Family Guide)
  • Completed Enrollment must be submitted via https://oh.4honline.com no later than April 1. (Clubs may earn bonus points toward the Banner Club Award by submitting forms by posted date)
  • Online enrollment - oh.4honline.com - All new and returning members with email addresses must enroll online. If you do not have an email address, contact the Extension Office at 419-422-3851.
  • All project changes are due in writing by May 1 - link to Project Add/Drop Form.
  • Project books will be distributed by club advisors; most books cost $9, resource manuals and some project books are higher in cost. In many cases, books can be reused when repeating a project. If repeating a project, you must have records and learning experiences for the current year. A new book should be purchased if the project has been "revised" or is listed as "new". In addition, members who plan to enter Ohio State Fair Jr Livestock shows should purchase new project books. If you are reusing a project book, you will need to print off new feed record pages each year. 
  • Project guidelines and judging/exhibit requirements are listed in the Hancock County 4-H Family Handbook.
  • Jr Fair Requirements - Additional rules of importance to 4-H members may be found in the Hancock County Jr Fair premium book. It is the member's responsibility to be familiar with Jr Fair policy if you choose to exhibit at the fair. Exhibiting at the fair, is not completion of the 4-H project, 4-H project judging is the completion of the 4-H project.
  • All 4-H members are responsibile for bringing completed project to appropriate judging event.