The 2019 4-H Ohio Family Guide is your place to connect to the entire collection of 4-H projects offered for the year. When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start the project, and the resources available to help you complete it.
- Summary of project requirements
- Requirement inserts can be found in your 4-H Project Book.
- If you have questions, contact your club advisor.
- #463 Sports Nutrition 2: Chocolate Chip Yogurt Cookie Recipe
- #481 Everyday Food and Fitness (Bake Review Recipe)
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Q. What is a 4-H Project?
A. A 4-H project ismade up of 3 types of activities:
- Hands-on Activities: making, producing, selling, practicing, observing, testing, interviewing, etc
- Organized Activities: demonstrations, speeches, workshops, county judging, project activities, etc.
- Leadership/Citizenship: conducting, planning, teaching, assisting, imforming, etc.
Q. Does a 4-H member have to take a project?
A. Yes. However, there are 2 ways to take a project: as an Individual Project or as a Group/Club Project
Q. How do I choose a project?
A. With over 200 projects, you can find something designed just for your interests. Pick something you already enjoy doing or explore a project area that is totally new and different! It's your choice!! Refer to the 2017 4-H Ohio Family Guide for a complete list. Please note the age & skill levels for all project areas listed in the Family Guide.
Q. Do 4-H projects have age guidelines?
A. Yes, members should follow the recommeded ages for project areas.
Guidelines are indicated in the Family Guide as follows:
(X) = is a project of all skill and age levels
(B) = is Beginning-level project for members with no experience in a project area
or 8 - 10 year olds
(I) = is Intermediate-level project for members with some experience in a project
area, or 11 - 13 year olds
(A) = is Advanced-level project for members experienced in a project area, or
age 14 and older
Q. Are there any project updates I need to know?
A. Yes, 2019 project updates are below.
Q. Can you recommend projects for a beginning-level 4-H member?
A. Yes. The following titles are good choices for our very youngest members.
91 Discovering 4-H
173 Horseless Horse
216 Cats: Purrr-fect Pals, Level 1
244 Vet Science: From Airedales to Zebras, Level 1
409 Sew Fun
410 Fun with Clothes
459 I Spy in the Kitchen
484 Snack Attack!
490 Science Fun with Dairy Foods: Case of the Missing Milk
493 Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry
502 Science Fun with Flight
571 Bicycling for Fun, Level 1
531 Science Fun with Electricity
Q. What is the difference between "Project Completion" and "Exhibiting at the Ross County Fair"?
A. Project Completion and Exhibiting Projects at the Fair are 2 separate things!
Project Completion / Project Grade:
- The requirements necessary to complete a 4-H project are listed in your Project Requirements (included in every project book)
- To receive a Project Grade, members must complete all project requirements and attend project judging/evaluation day(s).
Exhibiting Projects at the Fair:
- County Fair Exhibition is a privilege and is encouraged. In order to exhibit at the county fair and receive a premium(s), members must complete the 4-H enrollment process by March 1 and fulfill the county judging process.
- To receive project Premium Money, members must exhibit their project at the fair. This monetary benefit is provided by the Ross County Senior Fairboard.
- Refer to your Project Guidelines (included in every project book) for what counts as a fair exhibit.
- For a detailed listing of fair rules & regulations, refer to the current year's 'Ross County Fair Book', which is available in late June in the Extension office.
- 182 Small Equine
- 593 Seeing Through Graphic Design
- 612 Geology: Can You Dig It?
- 757 Crossbow
|New Title||Old Title|
|415 Ready, Set, Sew Active!||Active Sportswear|
|419 Terrific Tops||Tops for Tweens|
|487 Take a Break for Breakfast||Fast Break for Breakfast|
|624 Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing||Intermediate Fishing|
|692 Growing with the Seasons||SAME|
- 587 Writing and Reporting for Teenagers
- 596 Play the Role
- 598 Set the Stage