Cerro Gordo County - 4-H Record Books

Cerro Gordo County - 4-H Record Books:

The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach you how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Record keeping is an ongoing process that does not end when the 4-H year ends. 
AchievingGoals through 4-H Record Keeping (4H-91)

Record Book Forms:
Fall Recognition Awards description
Fair Record
Recognition Tracking Sheet (all ages-keep same sheet each year)
Title Page (all members)
Cerro Gordo Expected Standards (all members) 
4-H Yearly Summary (all members)
Junior Project Worksheet (for Juniors 4-6th)
Intermediate Project Worksheet (for Intermediates 7-8th)
Advanced Project Record (for Seniors 9-12th)
Alumni, Honorary Award Application-call office, 641-423-0844
Specific Project Records:
Photography (all ages)
Beef, Meat Goat, Sheep, Swine:
Market Animals
Record Worksheet (junior members)
Project Worksheet (intermediate & senior members)
Breeding Animals
Record Worksheet (junior members)
Project Worksheet (intermediate & senior members)
Horse & Pony:
Horse/Pony Project Worksheet (all members who have horse)
Use your Basic/Experienced/Advanced Project Record Worksheet
Poultry Project Worksheet (all ages use)
Rabbit Project Worksheet (all ages use)
4-H Record Keeping Awards: Turned into your leader with completed record book at September Meeting—they will determine county & club awards, along with Junior Project Awards
Award Descriptions (see award description document): All members who complete record book & turn into leader are eligible
Junior Leader Evaluation & Award Application
Intermediate Leader Evaluation & Award Application
Senior Leader Evaluation & Award Application
** Intermediate & Senior Record books need to be additionally turned into Extension Office by October 15 for project award evaluation, interviews and also for senior awards. 
Senior (9-12th grade) Award Application:
Senior Awards - Descriptions
·         Application-(being updated)
·         Service above self-application (12th grade only)
·         Senior Scholarship Application

Cerro Gordo County - Suggested Order for 4-H Record Book

1. Title Page with Photo
Suggestions for your title page: current photo, name, 4-H club, years in 4-H, grade in school (last fall).

2. Expected Standards for Cerro Gordo County
3. Local 4-H Club Program (optional)

4. 4-H Yearly Summary – The summary helps you summarize your participation in 4-H projects, local group involvement and at community, county, area, and state levels.  Pictures and clippings related to club events may be placed here. Examples: club meetings, camps, float, county and state fair non-project activities

5. Project Records – One form is needed for each project in which you are enrolled.

*Goals are required for each project area.
*Financial records are encouraged for all members. Intermediate and senior members are required to include some type of financial statement on their projects. 
*Project related photos, clippings, and exhibit information should be placed after the forms.

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Remember to organize your 4-H record book.
It is recommended that each project area should be separated with a “tab” divider, and arranged with the most recent material on top in each project area.
Record Keeping Tips:

1. Be Neat.

2. Check spelling, grammar, and math.

3. Be sure to tell what you learned in each project throughout the year.

4. Please do not include the following items:  fair ribbons, feed tags, 4-H newsletter, club programs, or stall cards.—those would all be great things to put into a 4-H scrapbook, etc.

5. Goals are what you want to learn in each project and includes three parts:
          • ACTION - how you are going to do it.
          • RESULT - what you will do
          • TIMETABLE - when you plan to have it completed
Ask yourself: Do you have control over all 3 parts of the goal? 
Examples:  I want to learn how to make chocolate chips cookies to serve at the March 4-H meeting. I want to train my dog to sit before county fair time. NOT: I want to win a blue ribbon at fair.

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