Once again, Ohio claimed the win for the national 4-H Raise Your Hand campaign. We'd like to provide a huge thank you to all of the alumni, volunteers and friends who got Ohio to the top spot.
After trailing Nebraska by 83 votes in the week before the campaign closed, Ohio hands shot up and surged us to the top with 17,778 votes. Ohio wins $20,000 from national 4-H. and all of the funds will be divided amongst the 35 counties with the most hands raised. The funds will support youth programming in those counties.
“I’ve said that the lyrics of ‘Carmen Ohio,’ the alma mater of The Ohio State University, truly live within our community of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. ‘Time and change will surely show, how firm thy friendship’ applies to our 4-H alumni and supporters as well,” said Cathann A. Kress, Ohio State’s vice president for agricultural administration and dean of CFAES.
“I consider 4-H to be the first CFAES class youth can take — and am proud that Ohio 4-H once again will benefit due to the overwhelming support of our loyal community,” Kress said. “Thank you all for your dedication and support of our 4-H youth.”
We couldn't have done it without you!