Columbus in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
A. B. Graham and the 4-H Movement / Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
A.B. Graham and the 4-H Movement. In 1902, Albert Belmont Graham (1868-1960), a school teacher and superintendent, established the Boys and Girls Agricultural Experiment Club in Springfield, Ohio. Graham believed in learning by doing, a concept at the core of 4-H, which stands for Head, Heart, Hands, and Health. In 1905, Graham became the first Superintendent of Agricultural Extension at The Ohio State University and he brought the idea of 4-H with him. 4-H is in all 50 states and over 70 countries, and more than 7 million members enroll annually. One in six Ohioans have been members.
Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. Dedicated in 2008, the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center is the first campus building for 4-H in the United States and the first "green" building and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified facility on The Ohio State University campus. At the time of construction, the building represented state-of-the-art "green" design, from the use of energy-conserving and recycled materials to extensive use of natural light. In addition to the lead contributions by Nationwide Insurance
Erected 2012 by The Ohio 4-H Foundation The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 117- 25.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Education • Environment • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the 4-H Youth Program, and the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series lists.
Location. 40° 0.486′ N, 83° 1.685′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Fred Taylor Drive and Borror Dr., on the left when traveling north on Fred Taylor Drive. Marker is on The Ohio State University campus, on Fred Taylor Drive north of Lane Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus OH 43221, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Jesse Owens Track (approx. Ό mile away); Jesse Owens (approx. Ό mile away); Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Plaza (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lane Avenue Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Lane Avenue Bridges (approx. 0.3 miles away); Coach Woody HayesThe Lane Avenue Bridges (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Lane Avenue Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Additional keywords. 4-H
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 22, 2016, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.