Record Keeping

Purpose of 4-H Record Keeping

The purpose of 4-H record keeping is to teach 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. Youth are encouraged to select from a variety of alternatives to meet their individual record keeping needs and learning styles.

Objectives For Record Keeping
  • To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation).
  • To learn the skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
  • To learn to communicate and summarize.
  • To learn responsibility by completing a task.
  • To evaluate information that will market personal skills through future resumes and application forms.
Record Keeping Tips

Record Book and Record Keeping Tips
Project vs. Exhibit
Goal Setting
Record Book Order and Judging Rubric
Record Keeping Self Evaluation

Record Keeping Forms

Record Book Title Page

Yearly 4-H Summary

Basic 4-H Project Record
(For Juniors: 4th - 6th grade)

Experienced 4-H Project Area Record
(For Intermediates: 7th - 8th grade)

Advanced 4-H Project Area Record
(For Seniors: 9th - 12th grade)

Photography Project Worksheet

Vegetable Garden Project Worksheet

Livestock Record Keeping Forms

Market Beef, Sheep or Swine Worksheet   For Juniors

Market Beef, Sheep or Swine Worksheet   For Intermediates and Seniors

Breeding Beef, Sheep or Swine Worksheet   For Juniors

Breeding Beef, Sheep or Swine Worksheet   For Intermediates & Seniors

Bottle/Bucket Calf Worksheet

Horse & Pony Worksheet

Dog Worksheet

Goat  Worksheet

Poultry Worksheet

Rabbit Worksheet

Award Applications

4-H Project Awards Application - Word | PDF

4-H Outstanding Character Award Application - Word | PDF