4-H Record Keeping Forms

4-H Record Keeping & Awards 

All record forms and award applications are DUE OCTOBER 3rd, 2022


Awards Night: Location & Date: TBD



 Record Book Guide 


Record Book Forms:

Yearly Summary (must accompany all record books.)

Project Area Forms

Junior 4-H Project Award (grades 4-6)
Intermediate 4-H Project Award  (grades 7-8) 
Senior 4-H Project Award  (grades 9-12)
Project Research Award Application 


Livestock Project Record Sheets


Breeding Animals
Dairy and Dairy Goat
Horse and Pony
Market Animals
Safety and Education in Shooting Sports (SESS)

Award Applications: 

Why Should We Do Record Books: 

  • To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action and how to evaluated yourself 
  • To learn skills of organization that can be used now and in the future
  • To learn to communicate and summarize 
  • To learn responsibilty by completing a task
  • This is a great way to look back on all you have done through out 4-H! We promise one day you will be glad you pushed through and completed these books! 


Record Keeping Tips

  • As you work on your record books, particularly your project records, you need to keep in mind the difference between a project and an exhibit.

    • Project Areas: This is a specific project area you would like to learn more about throughout your year in 4-H. Therre are 42 different project areas to chose from. They are: Beef, Dairy Cattle, Dairy Goats, Dog, Bottle Calf, Horse & Pony, Meat Goats, Pets, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, Swine, Veterinary Sciece, Music, Photography, Visual Arts, Horticulture, Crop Production, Child Development, Clothing, Food & Nutrition, Consumer Management, Health, Home Improvement, Sewing, Citizenship, Communication, Digital Storytelling, Leadership, Self Determined, Mechanics & Design, Woodworking, Science, Engineering and Technology, Outdoor Adventures, Safety & Education in Shooting Sports, Environment and Sustainablity
    • Exhibits: This is an outgrowth of what you learned in your project area. This is what you bring to the County Fair to have evaluated by a judge such as a photograph or a market steer.

      • You do NOT have to complete a Project Record for each of your fair exhibits. For example: You may have taken three photographs  and a visual arts project to the County Fair with four different Indoor Judging Day Write-Ups. For your record book, however, you only need to complete one Project Record for Creative Arts.
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