NEW FOR 2020!

Project Completion and State Fair Requirements

What are the county guidelines for my project? What do I need to exhibit at the county fair? Is my project eligible for State Fair? What are the State Fair requirements for this project? Where can I find more information?

Right here! The Project Completion and State Fair Requirements lists all Miscellaneous, FCS, and FCS Related project guidelines, project Skill Level, county fair exhibit requirements, and their eligibility for State Fair and what is required. The chart is broken down by project area (About 4-H, Companion Animals, Food and Nutrition, etc.) then numerically by project number. All members need to access these requirements for their project(s). Due to the size, it will not be provided for each project book. Advisors receive a copy with their first publication order. Members/Parents can access the chart by clicking on the link. Additional information for these project areas are listed below.

Why are we no longer printing project guidelines for each book?

Project guidelines have been compiled into one very large document that includes our county guidelines as well as the guidelines to compete at State Fair. Having all the information you need in one place will help lessen the confusion and questions that often come when children qualify for State Fair. You know from the very beginning of the project what the requirements for State are, and if your child has a goal of competing at that level, you can prepare.

Brightly colored stickers have been placed on all project books which provides the link to the online version of the document (this page).

We at Extension are working hard to reduce waste and conserve costs. We view online documents routinely and 4-H documents are no different.

Each and every 4-H'er has an in-school email that is utilized consistently and communication in this fashion is the norm. We feel that if you can locate, view, and print/save documetns for school, you can also do this with 4-H documents.

We know this is a change for everyone - which is why we still included livestock guidelines this year in the project books so everyone could adjust to the changes, but they will be going to digital next year, too.

 

Click on the Animal Sciences Projects link, below, for guidelines in these project areas. Members in these project areas will continue to receive project guidelines with the project book(s).

Miscellaneous Projects FCS and Related Projects Animal Sciences Projects
Miscellaneous Clothing Beef
Shooting Sports FCS Related Dairy
  Food and Nutrition Swine
    Sheep
    Goat
    Poultry
    Rabbit
    Equine

County 4-H Projects Overview

Please carefully read the information provided in the overview as it may answer most Interview Judging or county fair questions.

Advisors have this information in the Tuscarawas County 4-H Member and Volunteer Handbook. All members should receive this information. It lists information pertaining to Project Completion and Interview Judging, State Fair eligibility, and limited county fair requirements as well as premium requirements. Click here for the Overview.


MISCELLANEOUS

Please contact Kiersten Heckel if you have any questions regarding these projects or guidelines.


FCS AND RELATED

Please contact Christine Kendle if you have any questions regarding these projects or guidelines.

#442 Family History Treasure Hunt Supplement - Provides tips and web sites to help you in your family history search.

Clothing

Food and Nutrition

All Ohio 4-H food and nutrition projects use MyPlate, which incorporates current USDA recommendations about eating and exercise. Depending on a project book's publication date, it may refer instead to the older MyPyramid or Food Guide Pyramid, but 4-H members should still know the MyPlate recommendations. For information about MyPlate, go to choosemyplate.gov.

Recipe Completion Charts


ANIMAL SCIENCES

Please contact Kiersten Heckel if you have any questions regarding projects or guidelines in large and small livestock or dairy.

Please contact Christine Kendle if you have any questions regarding Equine projects or guidelines.

Beef Projects
All members enrolled in beef projects are REQUIRED to attend Quality Assurance.

Dairy Projects
All members enrolled in dairy projects are REQUIRED to attend Quality Assurance.

Swine Projects
All members enrolled in swine projects are REQUIRED to attend Quality Assurance.

Sheep Projects
All members enrolled in sheep rojects are REQUIRED to attend Quality Assurance.

Small Livestock
Members enrolled in small livestock projects are REQUIRED to attend Quality Assurance.

Goats

Poultry
See information about Poultry Resource handbook and other poultry resources here.

The Poisonous Plants Extension Goat Handbook and Goat Vaccine Protocol handouts are available by clicking on the respective links.

2020 Small Animal Educational Opportunities/Important Dates sheet.

Rabbits

Equine