Resources for Clubs and Projects

Clubs

Resources for Clubs and Projects
Clubs
Planning and organizing 4-H club meetings can be a challenge! Here are several publications with ideas and tips for making the most of your club’s time together.
Planning and Conducting 4-H Club Meetings (PDF)
Exciting Meetings for Great Groups (PDF)
Active Teaching—Active Learning: Teaching Techniques and Tools (PDF)
4-H Club Secretary's Book (PDF)
4-H Club Treasurer's Book (PDF)
4-H Club Officer Handbook (PDF)
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Record Books
The 4-H Record Book is a summary of every good thing that you did in 4-H and outside of 4-H during the past year. They contain the following parts:
Cover page
Identification page
Resume (fillable or printable PDF; replaces Permanent Records)
Notes (fillable or printable PDF)
Project records with dividers between projects (see below for links to project-specific records)
Optional: Advancements (see below for links to project-specific advancements)
Optional: Photos 
The 4-H Resume stays with you through your 4-H career and you add new information to it each year. Project records are new each year. In the future, your 4-H record book can be used for job applications, college scholarships, proof of community service hours, etc.
County Fair Record Book Deadline: To receive your Coos County Fair season pass, 4-H members (ages 9-19) must turn in their finished record book at the OSU Extension Service office by July 15 at 5pm or at the Davenport 4-H Building at the fairgrounds on July 16 - 17 between 9 am - 5pm. Your records will be reviewed and will be available for pick up when you check in at county fair July 23 – 25. Cloverbud 4-H members (ages 5-8) also receive a Coos County Fair season pass with membership, but are not required to complete record books. 
Project Resources
Art
The 4-H Art project is designed to allow members to experience a variety of art forms. The application of the elements and principles of design is the foundation that allows the inclusion of almost any medium or technique.
Oregon 4-H Art Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Expressive Arts Exhibit Card (PDF)
Beef
The Beef project provides a variety of experiences for 4-H members. The type of project (market or breeding) depends on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H member.
Oregon 4-H Beef Project
4-H Beef Record (fillable or printable PDF) 
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program (PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Livestock Stall Card (PDF)
Cake Decorating
The 4-H Cake Decorating project is designed to provide members with the skills and knowledge to bake, frost, and decorate a variety of cakes and cake foams.  Members learn to combine color, design, and flavors in a pleasing way.
Oregon 4-H Cake Decorating Project
Contest Materials:
o Expressive Arts Exhibit Card (PDF)
Cast Ceramics
The 4-H Cast Ceramics project gives members a basic knowledge of ceramics through clay products that are cast by pouring slip into plaster-of-Paris molds. Members may work with greenware from earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain clays. Finishes include glazes, underglazes, overglazes, unfired finishes, and one-of-a-kind finishes and designs.
Oregon 4-H Cast Ceramics Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Expressive Arts Exhibit Card (PDF)
Cavies (Guinea Pigs)
In this project, members own and care for one or more guinea pigs. This is an excellent project for youth who live where they cannot keep larger animals. In this project, 4-H members learn about the feeding, management, and record keeping involved with raising guinea pigs.
Oregon 4-H Cavy Project
Cavy Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
Clothing
Through the 4-H Clothing project, youth develop decision making abilities, express themselves creatively, gain knowledge and skills in the area of clothing and personal appearance, and learn how to construct sewn items.
Oregon 4-H Clothing Project
4-H Clothing Record (fillable or printable PDF) 
4-H Clothing Advancement Guide (PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Sewing/Clothing Exhibit Card (fillable or printable PDF)
o Fashion Revue Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)
o Fashion Revue - Ready to Wear Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Cloverbuds
The Oregon Cloverbuds (former Adventures) Program is an informal education program designed for children ages 5-8. Cloverbuds require more adult supervision, introduce young people to cooperative learning and the many things they can do in 4-H.
Oregon 4-H Cloverbuds Program
  
Computer Project
Youth will learn how to use a variety of software, add hardware, and take advantage of information on the Internet.
Oregon 4-H Computer Project
4-H Computer Project Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Computer Hardware Project Description (PDF)
o Computer Programming Project Description (PDF)
o Computer Software Application Project Description (PDF)
Crocheting
The Crocheting project offers opportunities for members to develop skills that can be useful and bring pleasure throughout a lifetime.
Oregon 4-H Crocheting Project
4-H Crocheting Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Crocheting Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)
o Fashion Revue Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Dairy Cattle 
The Dairy Cattle project helps youth develop knowledge and skills related to identifying, selecting, showing, judging, and raising dairy cattle. Advanced members learn appropriate dairy health, herdsmanship, and husbandry. Dairy project members also explore dairy-related career opportunities.
Oregon 4-H Dairy Cattle Project
Dairy Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
4-H Dairy Production Record (fillable or printable PDF) 
4-H Yearly Lactation Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Designing Spaces
Youth of all ages learn basic elements and principles of design by doing hands-on activities focused on understanding and improving the home environment.
Oregon 4-H Designing Spaces Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Designing Spaces Explanation Card (PDF)
Dogs
Oregon 4-H Dog Project
4-H Dog Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Dog Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Educational Displays
An educational display is a visual presentation of information. Displays are exhibited on their own without the 4-H member present. A good display will catch the viewer’s attention, arouse interest, stimulate thought, and motivate the viewer to learn more about the subject.
Oregon 4-H Educational Displays
Contest Materials:
o Educational Display Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Electricity
Energize and electrify youth with Electric Excitement, the 4-H electric energy series. Through this curriculum, youth demystify the “magic” of electric circuits, magnetism, motors, and electronics.
Oregon 4-H Electricity Project
Contest Materials:
o Electric Energy Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Entomology
This 4-H Project area has an array of ways to engage youth in learning about insects.
Oregon 4-H Entomology Project
4-H Entomology Record (PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Information on New Insects in Collection for Current Project Year (PDF)
Fiber Arts
Fiber Arts includes a variety of experiences based on the manipulation of fiber. Possibilities include weaving, spinning, felting, basketry, knotting (macramé, tatting), braiding, hooking, embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, and papermaking. Members may sample several of these areas or concentrate on one.
Oregon 4-H Fiber Arts Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Fiber Arts Explanation Card (fillable PDF or printable doc)
Flowers and Ornamentals
In this project, members learn the fundamentals of growing flowers and ornamental plants. Learners study seeds, plant parts, and their functions. They will have opportunities to learn to plant and grow ornamentals in gardens or containers. Topics include plant propagation techniques, soils, light, water, fertilizer, composting, crowding, hydroponics, mulches, and identification of plant pest damage.
Oregon 4-H Flowers and Ornamentals Project
4-H Horticulture Advancement Guide (PDF)
4-H Horticulture Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Container Garden Exhibit Information Card (PDF)
Food Preservation
The Food Preservation project provides opportunities for members to learn safe food preservation; practice techniques in canning, freezing, and drying of foods; and use preserved foods creatively in meals and snacks.
Oregon 4-H Food Preservation Project
4-H Food Preservation Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Food Preservation Explanation Card (PDF)
Foods and Nutrition
In the Food and Nutrition project, members learn to plan, select, and prepare nutritious, attractive, and well-balanced meals. The major focus of the project includes food preparation, food safety and storage, nutrition and fitness, management and consumerism.
Oregon 4-H Foods and Nutrition Project
4-H Food and Nutrition Advancement Guide (PDF)
4-H Food and Nutrition Record - Junior (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Food and Nutrition Record – Intermediate/Senior (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o 4-H Foods Exhibit Recipe Card (PDF)
o Foods of the PNW Judge's Information Form (fillable or printable PDF)
o Mini Meal Contest Judge's Information Form (fillable or printable PDF)
Food Preservation
The Food Preservation project provides opportunities for members to learn safe food preservation; practice techniques in canning, freezing, and drying of foods; and use preserved foods creatively in meals and snacks.
Oregon 4-H Food Preservation Project
4-H Food Preservation Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o 4-H Food Preservation Explanation Card (PDF)
Forestry
The Oregon 4-H Forestry Member Guide is designed to introduce learners to Oregon’s unique forest resources and their management. The manual provides basic information on tree parts, growth requirements and characteristics, tree identification, succession, dendrology, and the locations and species composition of Oregon’s forests. Then, learners put their knowledge to use by focusing on forest management. They gain skills in map reading, compass use, measuring trees, and taking an inventory. They also explore forestry-related career options.
Oregon 4-H Forestry Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Forestry Specimen Collection Site Analysis Sheet (PDF)
o Forestry Mounting Card (PDF)
Geology
Geology is the science of earth materials and their features. It includes the study of rocks, miner-als, and the fossils of animals and plants. The 4-H Geology Member Guide supports the traditional 4-H Geology project including a four-level advancement program for self-directed study and information about preparing rock and mineral collections and displays.
Oregon 4-H Geology Project
4-H Geology Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Specimen Collection Geology Site Analysis Sheet (PDF)
Goats
The Goat project provides a variety of experiences for the 4-H’er depending on the age, interest, physical facilities, and financial ability of the member. Options within this project area are Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, or Pygmy Goats. Members also may elect to undertake a breeding project and learn to evaluate and incorporate production records into the project.
Oregon 4-H Goat Project
4-H Pygmy Goat Advancement Guide (PDF)
4-H Meat Goat Advancement Guide (PDF)
Dairy Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
4-H Dairy Production Record (fillable or printable PDF) 
4-H Yearly Lactation Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Horse
The 4-H Horse project provides opportunities for youth to develop into competent horsemen and gain vast equine knowledge while participating in a wide range of activities.
Oregon 4-H Horse Project
4-H Horse Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Horse Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Knitting
The 4-H Knitting project has two divisions: Knitting with hand-held needles and knitting with looms, boards, and machines.
Oregon 4-H Knitting Project
4-H Knitting Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o 4-H Knitting Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)
o Fashion Revue Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Leathercraft
In the Leathercraft project, girls and boys learn to make attractive, useful, hand-tooled leather arti-cles. This project teaches coordination and helps develop creativity. Members learn to select and care for leather and may make their own patterns and designs.
Oregon 4-H Leathercraft Project
4-H Leathercraft Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Expressive Arts Exhibit Card (PDF)
Photography
In the 4-H Photography project members learn to take attractive, interesting pictures that show good composition, sharp detail, and good use of light with whatever type of camera they have.
Oregon 4-H Photography Project
4-H Photography Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Photography Explanation Card (PDF)
Pigeons and Doves
The Pigeon and Doves project offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to work with fancy or production breeds.
Oregon 4-H Pigeon and Dove Project
Oregon 4-H Poultry and Pigeon Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Poultry
The Poultry project offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to work with a family flock, laying flock, broiler project, fancy or bantam breeds, ducks, geese, or turkeys.
Oregon 4-H Poultry Project
Oregon 4-H Poultry and Pigeon Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Presentations
A presentation is a way to share information with others, to teach what you know or have learned. While there are many types of presentations, 4-H materials concentrate on these four: demonstrations, illustrated talks, public speeches, and impromptu speeches.
Oregon 4-H Presentations Project
Rabbits
In the 4-H Rabbit project, members own and care for a doe and her litters. This is an excellent project for younger 4-H members and those who live where they cannot keep larger animals. By participating in the Rabbit project, 4-H members can learn more about feeding, management, breeding, record keeping, and marketing livestock in less time and with less money invested than with other projects.
Oregon 4-H Rabbit Project
Oregon 4-H Rabbit Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Rabbit Production Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Buck Performance Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Robotics
Use the newest LEGO® technology to learn about what a robot is, how to build one, and how to program it.
Oregon 4-H Robotics Project
Contest Materials:
o Robotics Project Description (PDF)
o Robotics Poster Project Description (PDF)
Sheep
The Sheep project provides a variety of experiences depending on the type (market or breeding) of project chosen. Sheep project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H’er.
Oregon 4-H Sheep Project
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Wool Tag (PDF)
Swine
The Swine project provides a variety of experiences depending on the type (market or breeding) of project chosen. Swine project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H’er.
Oregon 4-H Swine Project
Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF) 
Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Sow Production Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Vegetables and Herbs
In this project, members learn the fundamentals of growing vegetables in gardens and containers. Herb gardening is an additional option. 
Oregon 4-H Vegetables and Herbs Project
4-H Horticulture Advancement Guide (PDF)
4-H Horticulture Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Container Garden Exhibit Information Card (PDF)
o Vegetable Exhibit/Collections Explanation Card (PDF)
o Herb Dried, Fresh-Cut Explanation Card (PDF)
Videography
Videography is the making of videos or movies.  It is a way to communicate a message through the thoughts and creativity of one person or a team of people.
Oregon 4-H Videography Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Contest Materials:
o Videography Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)
For more information, contact the 4-H Office.

Planning and organizing 4-H club meetings can be a challenge! Here are several publications with ideas and tips for making the most of your club’s time together.

• Planning and Conducting 4-H Club Meetings (PDF)
• Exciting Meetings for Great Groups (PDF)
• Active Teaching—Active Learning: Teaching Techniques and Tools (PDF)
• 4-H Club Secretary's Book (PDF)
• 4-H Club Treasurer's Book (PDF)
• 4-H Club Officer Handbook (PDF)
• National 4-H Resources available online by creating a free account
• 2014-2015 Club Financial Form (PDF)

Record Books

The 4-H Record Book is a summary of every good thing that you did in 4-H and outside of 4-H during the past year. They contain the following parts:

1. Cover page
2. Identification page (doc)
3. Resume (fillable or printable PDF; replaces Permanent Records)
4. Notes (fillable or printable PDF)
5. Project records with dividers between projects (see below for links to project-specific records)
Optional: Advancements (see below for links to project-specific advancements)
Optional: Photos

The 4-H Resume stays with you through your 4-H career and you add new information to it each year. Project records are new each year. In the future, your 4-H record book can be used for job applications, college scholarships, proof of community service hours, etc.

  • County Fair Record Book Deadline: To receive your Coos County Fair season pass, 4-H members (ages 9-19) must turn in their finished record book at the OSU Extension Service office by July 15 at 5pm or at the Davenport 4-H Building at the fairgrounds on July 16 - 17 between 9 am - 5pm. Your records will be reviewed and will be available for pick up when you check in at county fair July 23 – 25. Cloverbud 4-H members (ages 5-8) also receive a Coos County Fair season pass with membership, but are not required to complete record books. 

Project Resources

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Art

The 4-H Art project is designed to allow members to experience a variety of art forms. The application of the elements and principles of design is the foundation that allows the inclusion of almost any medium or technique.

• Oregon 4-H Art Project
• General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
• Expressive Arts Exhibit Card (PDF)

Beef

The Beef project provides a variety of experiences for 4-H members. The type of project (market or breeding) depends on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H member.

• Oregon 4-H Beef Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program (PDF)
• Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
• Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Beef Cow Production Record (fillable or printable PDF)
• Livestock Stall Card (PDF)

Cake Decorating

The 4-H Cake Decorating project is designed to provide members with the skills and knowledge to bake, frost, and decorate a variety of cakes and cake foams.  Members learn to combine color, design, and flavors in a pleasing way.

Oregon 4-H Cake Decorating Project
4-H Expressive Arts Explanation Card (PDF)

Cast Ceramics

The 4-H Cast Ceramics project gives members a basic knowledge of ceramics through clay products that are cast by pouring slip into plaster-of-Paris molds. Members may work with greenware from earthenware, stoneware, or porcelain clays. Finishes include glazes, underglazes, overglazes, unfired finishes, and one-of-a-kind finishes and designs.

Oregon 4-H Cast Ceramics Project
• General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Expressive Arts Explanation Card (PDF)

Cavies (Guinea Pigs)

In this project, members own and care for one or more guinea pigs. This is an excellent project for youth who live where they cannot keep larger animals. In this project, 4-H members learn about the feeding, management, and record keeping involved with raising guinea pigs.

Oregon 4-H Cavy Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
Cavy Advancement Program (PDF)

Clothing

Through the 4-H Clothing project, youth develop decision making abilities, express themselves creatively, gain knowledge and skills in the area of clothing and personal appearance, and learn how to construct sewn items.

Oregon 4-H Clothing Project
4-H Clothing Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Clothing Advancement Guide (PDF)
Sewing/Clothing Exhibit Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Fashion Revue Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Fashion Revue - Ready to Wear Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)

Cloverbuds

The Oregon Cloverbuds (former Adventures) Program is an informal education program designed for children ages 5-8. Cloverbuds require more adult supervision, introduce young people to cooperative learning and the many things they can do in 4-H.

Oregon 4-H Cloverbuds Program

Computer Project

Youth will learn how to use a variety of software, add hardware, and take advantage of information on the Internet.

Oregon 4-H Computer Project
4-H Computer Project Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Computer Hardware Project Description (PDF)
Computer Programming Project Description (PDF)
Computer Software Application Project Description (PDF)

Crocheting

The Crocheting project offers opportunities for members to develop skills that can be useful and bring pleasure throughout a lifetime.

Oregon 4-H Crocheting Project
4-H Crocheting Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Crocheting Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Fashion Revue Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)

Dairy Cattle

The Dairy Cattle project helps youth develop knowledge and skills related to identifying, selecting, showing, judging, and raising dairy cattle. Advanced members learn appropriate dairy health, herdsmanship, and husbandry. Dairy project members also explore dairy-related career opportunities.

Oregon 4-H Dairy Cattle Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
Dairy Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Dairy Production Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Yearly Lactation Record (fillable or printable PDF)

Designing Spaces

Youth of all ages learn basic elements and principles of design by doing hands-on activities focused on understanding and improving the home environment.

Oregon 4-H Designing Spaces Project
• General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Designing Spaces Explanation Card (PDF)

Dogs

Oregon 4-H Dog Project
4-H Dog Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Dog Advancement Program (PDF)

Educational Displays

An educational display is a visual presentation of information. Displays are exhibited on their own without the 4-H member present. A good display will catch the viewer’s attention, arouse interest, stimulate thought, and motivate the viewer to learn more about the subject.

Oregon 4-H Educational Displays
Educational Display Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)

Electricity

Energize and electrify youth with Electric Excitement, the 4-H electric energy series. Through this curriculum, youth demystify the “magic” of electric circuits, magnetism, motors, and electronics.

Oregon 4-H Electricity Project
Electric Energy Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)

Entomology

This 4-H Project area has an array of ways to engage youth in learning about insects.

Oregon 4-H Entomology Project
4-H Entomology Record (PDF)
Information on New Insects in Collection for Current Project Year (PDF)

Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts includes a variety of experiences based on the manipulation of fiber. Possibilities include weaving, spinning, felting, basketry, knotting (macramé, tatting), braiding, hooking, embroidery, cross-stitch, needlepoint, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, and papermaking. Members may sample several of these areas or concentrate on one.

Oregon 4-H Fiber Arts Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Fiber Arts Explanation Card (fillable PDF or printable doc)

Flowers and Ornamentals

In this project, members learn the fundamentals of growing flowers and ornamental plants. Learners study seeds, plant parts, and their functions. They will have opportunities to learn to plant and grow ornamentals in gardens or containers. Topics include plant propagation techniques, soils, light, water, fertilizer, composting, crowding, hydroponics, mulches, and identification of plant pest damage.

Oregon 4-H Flowers and Ornamentals Project
4-H Horticulture Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Horticulture Advancement Guide (PDF)
Container Garden Exhibit Information Card (PDF)

Food Preservation

The Food Preservation project provides opportunities for members to learn safe food preservation; practice techniques in canning, freezing, and drying of foods; and use preserved foods creatively in meals and snacks.

Oregon 4-H Food Preservation Project
4-H Food Preservation Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Food Preservation Explanation Card (PDF)

Foods and Nutrition

In the Food and Nutrition project, members learn to plan, select, and prepare nutritious, attractive, and well-balanced meals. The major focus of the project includes food preparation, food safety and storage, nutrition and fitness, management and consumerism.

Oregon 4-H Foods and Nutrition Project
4-H Food and Nutrition Record - Junior (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Food and Nutrition Record – Intermediate/Senior (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Food and Nutrition Advancement Guide (PDF)
4-H Foods Exhibit Recipe Card (PDF)
Foods of the PNW Judge's Information Form (fillable or printable PDF)
Mini Meal Contest Judge's Information Form (fillable or printable PDF)

Forestry

The Oregon 4-H Forestry Member Guide is designed to introduce learners to Oregon’s unique forest resources and their management. The manual provides basic information on tree parts, growth requirements and characteristics, tree identification, succession, dendrology, and the locations and species composition of Oregon’s forests. Then, learners put their knowledge to use by focusing on forest management. They gain skills in map reading, compass use, measuring trees, and taking an inventory. They also explore forestry-related career options.

Oregon 4-H Forestry Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Forestry Specimen Collection Site Analysis Sheet (PDF)
Forestry Mounting Card (PDF)

Geology

Geology is the science of earth materials and their features. It includes the study of rocks, minerals, and the fossils of animals and plants. The 4-H Geology Member Guide supports the traditional 4-H Geology project including a four-level advancement program for self-directed study and information about preparing rock and mineral collections and displays.

Oregon 4-H Geology Project
4-H Geology Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Specimen Collection Geology Site Analysis Sheet (PDF)

Goats

The Goat project provides a variety of experiences for the 4-H’er depending on the age, interest, physical facilities, and financial ability of the member. Options within this project area are Dairy Goats, Meat Goats, or Pygmy Goats. Members also may elect to undertake a breeding project and learn to evaluate and incorporate production records into the project.

Oregon 4-H Goat Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Pygmy Goat Advancement Guide (PDF)
4-H Meat Goat Advancement Guide (PDF)
Dairy Advancement Program (PDF)
4-H Dairy Production Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Yearly Lactation Record (fillable or printable PDF)

Horse

The 4-H Horse project provides opportunities for youth to develop into competent horsemen and gain vast equine knowledge while participating in a wide range of activities.

Oregon 4-H Horse Project
4-H Horse Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Horse Advancement Program (PDF)

Knitting

The 4-H Knitting project has two divisions: Knitting with hand-held needles and knitting with looms, boards, and machines.

Oregon 4-H Knitting Project
4-H Knitting Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Knitting Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)
Fashion Revue Information Card (fillable or printable PDF)

Leathercraft

In the Leathercraft project, youth learn to make attractive, useful, hand-tooled leather articles. This project teaches coordination and helps develop creativity. Members learn to select and care for leather and may make their own patterns and designs.

Oregon 4-H Leathercraft Project
4-H Leathercraft Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Expressive Arts Exhibit Card (PDF)

Photography

In the 4-H Photography project, members learn to take attractive, interesting pictures that show good composition, sharp detail, and good use of light with whatever type of camera they have.

Oregon 4-H Photography Project
4-H Photography Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Photography Explanation Card (PDF)

Pigeons and Doves

The Pigeon and Doves project offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to work with fancy or production breeds.

Oregon 4-H Pigeon and Dove Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
Oregon 4-H Poultry and Pigeon Advancement Program (PDF)
• Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
• Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)

Poultry

The Poultry project offers 4-H’ers an opportunity to work with a family flock, laying flock, broiler project, fancy or bantam breeds, ducks, geese, or turkeys.

Oregon 4-H Poultry Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
Oregon 4-H Poultry and Pigeon Advancement Program (PDF)
• Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
• Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)

Presentations

A presentation is a way to share information with others, to teach what you know or have learned. While there are many types of presentations, 4-H materials concentrate on these four: demonstrations, illustrated talks, public speeches, and impromptu speeches.

Oregon 4-H Presentations

Rabbits

In the 4-H Rabbit project, members own and care for a doe and her litters. This is an excellent project for younger 4-H members and those who live where they cannot keep larger animals. By participating in the Rabbit project, 4-H members can learn more about feeding, management, breeding, record keeping, and marketing livestock in less time and with less money invested than with other projects.

Oregon 4-H Rabbit Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
Oregon 4-H Rabbit Advancement Program (PDF)
• Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
• Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Rabbit Production Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Buck Performance Record (fillable or printable PDF)

Robotics

Use the newest LEGO® technology to learn about what a robot is, how to build one, and how to program it.

Oregon 4-H Robotics Project
Robotics Project Description (PDF)
Robotics Poster Project Description (PDF)

Sheep

The Sheep project provides a variety of experiences depending on the type (market or breeding) of project chosen. Sheep project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H’er.

Oregon 4-H Sheep Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program (PDF)
• Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
• Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
Wool Tag (PDF)

Swine

The Swine project provides a variety of experiences depending on the type (market or breeding) of project chosen. Swine project types are chosen depending on the age, interest, home situation, and financial ability of the 4-H’er.

Oregon 4-H Swine Project
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Junior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• 4-H Animal Science Record for Intermediate and Senior Members (fillable or printable PDF)
• Oregon 4-H Meat Animal Advancement Program (PDF)
• Feed and Growth Record for 4-H Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
• Daily Feed Record for Market Animals (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Sow Production Record (fillable or printable PDF)
How to Calculate a Pig's Weight (PDF)

Vegetables and Herbs

In this project, members learn the fundamentals of growing vegetables in gardens and containers. Herb gardening is an additional option.

Oregon 4-H Vegetables and Herbs Project
4-H Horticulture Record (fillable or printable PDF)
4-H Horticulture Advancement Guide (PDF)
Container Garden Exhibit Information Card (PDF)
Vegetable Exhibit/Collections Explanation Card (PDF)
Herb Dried, Fresh-Cut Explanation Card (PDF)

Videography

Videography is the making of videos or movies.  It is a way to communicate a message through the thoughts and creativity of one person or a team of people.

Oregon 4-H Videography Project
General 4-H Record (fillable or printable PDF)
Videography Exhibit Explanation Card (fillable or printable PDF)

 

For more information, contact the 4-H Office.