The 4-H meat goat educational program and related activities (such as workshops, tours) provide youth a fun and hands-on learning experience which develops both goat subject skills (such as nutrition, housing, and health care) and life skills (such as responsibility, decision-making, nurturing, and communications) under the direction of caring adults.


Important documents can be found at the bottom of this page underneath "Related Files".


Helpful Information

Important Project Dates: 

May 1, 2015            Goat ID Day

May 15, 2015 (11:59PM)  Deadline to enroll 4-H registered goats online through 4-HOnline

July 1, 2015            Deadline to enroll Dairy Goats for State Fair without penalty. State Fair Entry website: click here



  • Each 4-H member needs to turn in a record sheet and worksheet to complete the Meat Goat project for the year.
  • Grade is based on the grade you were in when you enrolled in 4-H for the 2015 year.
  • Answers to the worksheet are found in the Goat Resource Manual (Ohio State). One resource manual is provided per family the first year a family member takes a Goat Project.
  • If you exhibit an animal poster project you need to complete the General 4-H Record Sheet and turn it in at judging check-in in order to have your poster judged. This is required even if you plan to exhibit an animal in that project at the county fair.


Here are some additional website that you might helpful for this project:


Indiana 4-H Livestock Website

    Here you will find:

            Animal workshops offered by Purdue

            Results from Career Development Events for 4-H & FFA members

Indiana 4-H Animal Online Enrollment- closed for 2014

News and Management Information for Sheep and Goat Producers

Indiana State Fair

How to create a 4-H Poster