WHAT ARE 4-H PROJECTS?
Members have the opportunity to learn more about a subject matter that they choose to study through completing hands on activities. We refer to these as projects. In order to enroll in a project, members must sign up for them at the time of enrolling in 4-H. Each project has a manual that guides the youth through the learning process as well as a set of guidelines that helps them meet the project requirements. We provide adult volunteers and staff who are knowledgeable on that particular subject who will often times provide workshops to allow the youth to learn about that topic in a social environment. Each project has a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level-this allows youth to build on their knowledge each year and continue to challenge their skills. Projects are meant to be worked on over time, providing an educational opportunity for youth outside of the classroom setting. Often times, youth will exhibit and display their project at a local county fair in order to show the community what they have learned.
There is no limit to the number of projects youth can sign up for, however, we suggest starting out with one or two your first year. If you know what project(s) you are looking for, simply find it listed under a specific category listed below.
Record of Achievement
As you complete your projects use 4-H-620-W "My Record of 4-H Achievement" to keep detailed records of your exhibits. Click here for a Microsoft Word version of the "My Record of 4-H Achievement."
The Extension Office also has copies for you to pick up if you'd like!
This is the sheet in the front of the Green Book that tracks what projects you've completed for each year.
Projects by Category
- Cake Decorating
- Child Development
- Consumer Clothing
- Crafts (Arts & Crafts, Construction & Architectural Replica, Fine Arts, Models, Needle Craft)
- Do Your Own Thing
- General (Aerospace, Animal Poster, Computer, Small Engines, Tractors, Woodworking, Yesteryear, Zero-Turn)
- Gift Wrapping
- Home Environment
- Horse & Pony
- Livestock (Beef, Dairy, Goat, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine)
- Mini 4-H (All projects)
- Reading For Fun
- Shooting Sports
- Small Animals
- Soil & Water Science
- Vet Science
- Woodworking (General Record Sheet)