The youngest 4-H members are called Cloverbuds (youth ages 5 and in kindergarten to age 8 and in the third grade). 4-H volunteers lead activities that explore topics such as health, earth, and the enviroment, citizenship, plants and animals, science and technology, personal development, creative arts, and more! For more information contact the OSU Extension office at 330-424-7291.




With the new restrictions on programming in June, we have shifted gears and are now offering the Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge for all Cloverbuds to participate individually instead of as a team/club – no registration required. Individual Cloverbuds can construct their models with LEGO’s or whatever kind of interlocking blocks they have available. Then they can send a picture to us for display in a virtual gallery on the state 4-H website. A certificate will also be emailed to each participant. The deadline is June 13, 2020.


Please share this information with your families. This is a great opportunity for Cloverbuds to participate since they don’t have projects to work on right now. All the details can be found at the website:


What is the Cloverbot Challenge?  <NOW INDIVIDUAL Cloverbuds> Instead of Teams…

Look for the new opportunities for individuals instead of teams with our COVID19 Stay At Home Order.  Thanks for all you do!!  Be safe.. stay well!!

The Ohio 4-H Cloverbot Challenge gives 4-H Cloverbuds the opportunity to work cooperatively in teams to problem-solve using STEM (science, engineering, technology and math) skills. A new theme is selected each year and teams  research a topic, build a working model of their solution to the Challenge issue and create a poster to illustrate their findings. Cloverbuds, team advisors and families come to the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in the spring, for the Challenge event. <NOW INDIVIDUAL Cloverbuds> Teams present their models and findings to a team of reviewers, learn about other Cloverbuds’ projects, participate in age-appropriate STEM activities and are recognized at a closing celebration.