August 19, 2019 - 11:09am -- staubach.9

As a high quality youth development program of The Ohio State University, College of Food Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Hamilton County 4-H strives to "make the best better." To achieve this national goal we continually seeks feedback from our community partners (including teachers), members, advisors and families to help us on our journey to excellence.

If you or your organization have participated in a Hamilton County 4-H program in the last year, or you are interested in having 4-H participate this year, we invite you to complete this short survey. Your responses are kept private and will help us as we re-evaluate our programs for the 2019-2020 4-H year.

4-H began in Clark County, Ohio. On January 15, 1902, Mr. Albert Belmont Graham, the superintendent of the Springfield Township Schools at that time, organized a meeting with some thirty boys and girls in the county courthouse basement. The intent behind the meeting was to learn more about harvesting corn, planting a garden, testing soil samples, tying knots in rope and identifying natural wildlife such as weeds and insects. Eventually, the group came to be called the "Boy's and Girl's Agricultural Club" with their research continuing well into 1903. Prizes were given to recognize the efforts of all the members in executing projects based upon the previously mentioned areas.

4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. For more than 100 years, 4‑H has welcomed young people of all beliefs and backgrounds, giving kids a voice to express who they are and how they make their lives and communities better. Through life-changing 4‑H programs, nearly six million kids have taken on critical societal issues, such as addressing community health inequities, engaging in civil discourse and advocating for equity and inclusion for all.

To complete the survey visit: https://go.osu.edu/2019hc4hsurvey

If your survey link doesn't work: https://osu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1MRFTBnELDd8Prf