Interested in joining Trumbull's 4-H Program?
You've come to the right place! If you prefer a hard copy, we can certainly send a packet in the mail if you provide your home address. You can call or email to provide your information.
Ashlee Meardith, Trumbull 4-H Educator
If you're able to print from home, please click on the links below to read about what Trumbull 4-H has to offer! I'm sure you're wondering: What is 4-H? What are the age requirements? How do I get involved? Please read the following paragraphs & click on the links below in the table to learn more!
What is 4-H? 4-H is a non-formal educational, youth development program. Youth are involved in hands-on learning that allows members to learn by doing. All 4-H programs focus on active involvement and quality experiences.
Who is in charge of 4-H? County, Regional and State 4-H professionals, who are staff members of Ohio State University Extension, are responsible for the management of the 4-H program. In each county, adult volunteers go through a selection and training process. These volunteers have day-to-day contact with the youth.
What is a 4-H Club? A 4-H club is a group of boys and girls organized with officers and with one or more leaders under the guidance of OSU Extension.
What are the age requirements? Begins when a child is age 5 and is enrolled in kindergarten as of January 1 of the current year (Cloverbuds; please read more information about cloverbud involvement below table). Membership to the 4-H club program begins when a child is at least age 8 and enrolled in 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year. Any youth age 9 or above is eligible for project membership, regardless of grade level. Ohio 4-H membership ends December 31 of the year in which an individual attains the age of 19. Membership begins when an eligible individual is enrolled in a club or group that is under the direction of a trained advisor and within the scope of Ohio State University Extension.
In 2018-2019, we had 31 traditional 4-H clubs in Trumbull County! Not sure which one to join? The Trumbull 4-H Program Guide will help explain specific Trumbull 4-H events and requirements. The Ohio 4-H Family Guide & Project Central links will show you what 4-H projects are currently supported in Ohio. The 2020 Family Guide will be available later this fall. Project Central allows you to browse project books based on interest/keywords to see which may be the best fit!
4-H Clubs generally meet once to twice a month at various locations. You can view the club list to see where the clubs met this past year and what projects they currently support!
Have more questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
Trumbull County 4-H Cloverbud Information
The 4-H Cloverbud program exists as a distinctive component within the total 4-H youth development program. It is designed as a non-formal approach to developing the confidence, social skills, decision making abilities, subject matter knowledge, and physical skills of kindergarten through second grade youth. As youth begin their 4-H Cloverbud experience, they take part in a unique blend of activities and opportunities specially designed for their age level.
Who Can Be a Cloverbud?
Membership eligibility for the 4-H Cloverbud Program begins when a child has reached the age of 5 and is enrolled in kindergarten as of January 1 of the current 4-H year.
Can Cloverbuds Exhibit at the County Fair?
Yes, Cloverbuds are encouraged to exhibit something from their approved curriculum at the county fair. However, Cloverbud exhibitions must be noncompetitive and for an exhibition only. A Cloverbud "show-n-tell" is an example of how youth can feel a part of the fair without being competitive. Members are provided a place and time to talk about their activity and show what they have learned.
Formal scoring of Cloverbuds or competition of any kind between Cloverbuds and 4-H members 8-19 is not permissible. Any fair participation recognition system, special prizes, or awards must be given equally to all Cloverbud members.
State 4-H Cloverbud Website: http://www.ohio4h.org/families/cloverbuds/learn-about-ohio-cloverbuds