Prepare Record Books

This page is dedicated to only 4-H Record Books.


Record Books are due to the extension office October 2nd 2020 by 4:30 pm

COVID Record book update 9/11/2020
2020 Awards Ceremony Annoucement 9/17/2020


The purpose of 4-H recordkeeping is to teach how to keep records, which is an important life skill. Recordkeeping 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 recordkeeping needs and learning styles.

1.To learn how to set goals, how to make plans for action, and how to decide how well you did (evaluation).
2.To learn the skills of record keeping and organization to use now and in the future.
3.To learn to communicate and summarize.
4.To learn responsibility by completing a task.
5.To evaluate information that will market personal skills through future resumes and application forms.
The following is a guide for putting together your record books. This guide is what will be given to the judges.
Record Book Guide
Record Book Front Cover Page
The following forms are those made available to you by the Extension Office and are in the order they are to be in the record book. These are required forms.
Participation Summary
Extra Back Pages
Personal Goals and Leadership Record
How to set goals? Smart Goals
If you are taking an exhibit to the fair, you will need your exhibit form. This will also double as your Project Record for the record book. NO OTHER PAPERWORK WILL BE NEEDED outside of support materials.
Exhibit Form
Photography Exhibit Form
If you are not taking the project as an exhibit to the fair, but you are doing activities outside the fair, you will use this form.
General Project Record Sheet
Livestock Record Pages 
Junior Market
Intermediate/Senior Market
Junior Breeding
Intermediate/Senior Breeding
Horse & Pony All Levels
Dairy All Levels
Cat/Pet/Dog All Levels
Rabbit/Poultry All Levels
The current Unified Policy is also required to be in your book at the back of the current year.
Unified Policy
One thing to remember in doing a record book, add pictures of what you are doing and documentation, but also try to keep it simple. 3 pages front and back are allowed.
When it comes time to turn in your record book, you will be provided with 3 pages to be put in your book. They are an Awards Application , a Grading Sheet,  and a Judge's Award Rating Sheet.
The Award Application will be where you apply for the awards you want to receive.
Awards Form
The Grading Sheet will be the document the Leader's first look at to verify your attendance, participation and conduct. A grader will then grade your book and give you feedback as to what you can do to improve for the future.
Grading Sheet
The Judge's Award Rating Sheet will be where the judges will leave feedback regarding your application for awards and if there is something they can tell you to help you when you apply for an award in the following years.
Judge's Award Rating Sheet
Spirit Award, Mentoring Award, Helping Hands Award Nominations DUE OCT 5th
Nomination Word
Nomination PDF

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