Locate answers to questions you might have concerning projects, judging, and project completion requirements.

2020 Hancock County 4-H Family Handbook (Complete Handbook)

All 4-H members should follow exhibit requirements listed, as this is the standard judges will use. The handbook contains descriptions of 4-H projects, guidelines and exhibit requirements for Hancock County. Exhibits which fail to meet the requirements may result in low scores and reduced project grade.

Welcome to 4-H - Page 4-11

Project Skill Levels are as follows:

B = Beginning level - for members with little or no experience in a project level, or 8-10 years of age

I = Intermediate level - for members with 'some' experience in a project area, or 11-13 years of age.

A = Advanced level - for 'experienced' members in a project area, or ages 14+

X = All levels - for all skill and age levels. Exceptions to these age guidelines are noted.


Welcome - What is 4-H? - 4-H Membership Eligibility - Cloverbud Program - Enrollment & Completion Requirements .......... 4-5

Instructions for Completing Enrollment Forms - Instructions for Online Enrollment - Add/Drop forms - Project Guidelines & Exhibit Requirements - Project Skill Level Description .......... 5

Poster Guidelines - How Project Grades Work - Hancock County Junior Fair Participation - Quality Assurance Training .......... 6

Livestock Project Entries - Non-Livestock Project Entries - Awards & Recognition for 4-H Members .......... 7-8

Opportunities for Adult 4-H Volunteers ........ 8-9

Special Reminders .......... 9-10

4-H Buddies - Winning 4-H Plan - Some Ways to Get Involved in Hancock County 4-H .......... 10-11

Project Completion and Fair Requirements

About 4-H     ........................................................................ 12

     91       Discovering 4-H

     92       4-H Around the Globe  (**NEW**)

Animal Science............................................................. 12-19

     Beef       ........................................................................ 12

     117B       Beef Breeding

     117BF       Beef Feeder

     117DF       Dairy Beef Feeder

     117M       Market Beef

     Companion Animals and Rabbits....................... 12-14

     200       All About Dogs

     201D     You and Your Dog

     201O       Obedience

     201P       Performance

     201S       Showmanship

     201W       Working Dog

     202       Dog Achievement Program

     215       Cavy

     216       Cat I – Purr-fect Pals, Level 1

     217       Cat II – Climbing Up, Level 2

     218       Cat III – Leaping Forward, Level 3

     220       Pocket Pets

     225       Breeding Rabbit

     226       Market Rabbit

     227       Pet Rabbit, Small Animal, No Animal to Fair

     1227       Pet Rabbit, Livestock Interview, Animal to Fair

     Dairy             ................................................................ 14

     122       Dairy Heifer

     126       Dairy Cow

     Goats            ................................................................ 15

     135BD       Breeding – Dairy Goat

     135BM       Breeding – Meat Goats

     135F       Fiber Goat                   

     135H       Harness Goat              

     135M       Market – Dairy, Meat or Cross Goats

     135P       Pack Goat

     135PY       Pygmy Goat                

     135C       Companion – Pet Goats, No Animal to Fair

     Horses          ........................................................... 15-17

     173       Horseless Horse

     174       Beginning Horse Management

     175       Light Horse Selection

     177       Horse Training: How to Talk to your Horse

     180       Learning to Jump

     181       Draft Horse

     182       Small Equine

     184       Standardbred Horses

     185       Equine Reproduction and Genetics

     188       Trail Riding

     189       Dressage

     762       Horse Nutrition

     Llamas & Alpacas....................................................... 17

     132       Llama and Alpaca Project and Record Book

     Poultry          ................................................................ 18

     150CE       Chicken, Exhibition (Fancy)

     150CM       Chicken, Market

     150CEP       Chicken, Egg Production: Hens and Pullet

     150DE       Duck, Exhibition

     150DM       Duck, Market

     150GE       Goose, Exhibition

     150GM       Goose, Market

     150TE     Turkey, Exhibition (Fancy)

     150TM       Turkey, Market

     150H       Helmeted Guinea Fowl

     Sheep            ................................................................ 18

     198       Market Lamb Project & Record Book

     199       Sheep Breeding Project and Record Book

     Swine            ........................................................... 18-19

     139       Market Hog Project & Record Book

     140       Swine Breeding Project & Record Book

     Veterinary Science..................................................... 19

     244       From Airedales to Zebras, Level 1

     245       All Systems Go! Level 2

     246       On the Cutting Edge, Level 3

Clothing & Textiles....................................................... 19-23

     All-Level Projects....................................................... 19

     418       Loungewear

     Beginning-Level Projects.......................................... 20

     407       Accessories for Teens

     409       Sew Fun

     410       Designed by Me

     413       Sundresses and Jumpers

     419       Terrific Tops

     Intermediate-Level Projects...................................... 21

     411       em-bel-lish: A 4-H Guide to Wearable Art

     412       Sew for Others

     415       Ready, Set, Sew Active!

     424       Clothing for Middle School

     430       Shopping Savvy

 Advanced-Level Projects..................................... 22-23

     406       Clothes for High School and College

     408       Creative Costumes

     417       Dress-Up Outfit

     420       Outerwear for Anywhere

     425       Look Great for Less

     426       Clothing for Your Career

     432M       Sewing and Textile Master (non-Clothing)

Communication  ................................................................ 23

     377       Finding Your Voice

Creative & Leisure Arts............................................... 23-25

     Cake Decorating......................................................... 23

     492       Cake Decorating

     Collecting     ................................................................ 23

     496       My Favorite Things

     Fine Arts      ........................................................... 23-24

     498      Quilting the Best Better

     499       You Can Quilt!

     592       Get Started in Art

     593       Seeing Through Graphic Design

     Genealogy    ................................................................ 24

     442     Family History Treasure Hunt

     Photography............................................................... 24

     584       Focus on Photography, Level 1

     585       Controlling the Image, Level 2

     586       Mastering Photography, Level 3

     589M       Photography Master

     Scrapbooking.............................................................. 25

     497       Scrapbooking

     Writing          ................................................................ 25

     588       The Writer in You

Food & Nutrition ........................................................... 25-27

     Beginning Level.................................................... 25-26

     459       Let’s Start Cooking

     481       Everyday Food and Fitness

     484       Snack Attack!

     487       Take a Break for Breakfast

     Intermediate Level....................................................... 26

     461       Let’s Bake Quick Bread

     463       Sports Nutrition: Ready, Set, Go

     472       Grill Master

     475       Star Spangled Foods

     477      Party Planner

     485       Racing the Clock to Awesome Meals!

     486       Dashboard Dining

Advanced Level..................................................... 26-27

     462       Yeast Breads on the Rise

     467       You’re the Chef

     469       Global Gourmet

     474       Beyond the Grill

     476       Pathways to Culinary Success

Healthy Living     ........................................................... 27-28

     300       You’re the Athlete

     351       Staying Healthy

     352       Keeping Fit

     353       First Aid in Action

     357       Alcohol and Drug Abuse

     358       The Truth About Tobacco

     359       Your Thoughts Matter

Home Living        ........................................................... 28-29

     405       The Laundry Project

     491       It’s My Home

     494       Makeover My Space

     495       Your First Home Away from Home (online)

Leadership & Citizenship............................................ 29-30

     370       One on One

     371       Club Leadership 1

     372       Diversity: The Source of Our Strength

     373       My Hands to Larger Service

     374       Teens on Board

     375       Leadership Road Trip: Where Are You Going?

     375i       Leadership Road Trip iBook

     376       Pantry Panic

     378M       Leadership Master

     383       Club Leadership 2

     1014       County Government I

     1015       County Government II

Money Management..................................................... 30-31

     445       Becoming Money Wise, Levels I and II

     448       Teens On the Road to Financial Success

Natural Resources........................................................ 31-34

     Gardening and Plant Science................................... 31

     670       Canning and Freezing

     671       How Does Your Garden Grow?

     691       Grow Your Own Vegetables

     692       Growing with the Seasons

     The Natural World................................................. 31-33

     611       Explore the Outdoors

     612       Geology: Can You Dig It?

     617       Exploring Ponds

     620       Why Trees Matter

     621       Ohio Birds

     622       Trapping Muskrats in Ohio

     623       Outdoor Adventurer: Beginning Fishing

     624       Outdoor Adventurer: Intermediate Fishing

     641       Beekeeping Project & Record Book

     644       Insect Adventures 1

     645       Insect Adventures 2

     646       Insect Adventures 3

     Shooting Sports.................................................... 33-34

     630       Safe Use of Guns

     631       Basic Archery

     750       Rifle Member Record Book  (**Revised**)

     751       Archery Member Record Book  (**Revised**)

     752       Shotgun Member Record Book

     753       Pistol Member Record Book   (**Revised**)

     754       Hunting and Wildlife Member Record Book

     755       Muzzleloader Member Record Book

     756       Living History Member Record Book

     757       Crossbow Member Record Book

     758       Western Heritage Project (**NEW**)

Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) 34-38

     Aerospace.............................................................. 34-35

     501       Rockets Away (2-liter Bottle)

     502       Science Fun with Flight

     503       Rockets Away (Solid-Fuel Model Rockets)

     503M       Solid-Fuel Rocketry Master

     All Terrain Vehicles (ATV)......................................... 35

     555       ATV Safety

     Bicycle          ................................................................ 35

     517       Bicycling for Fun, Level 1

     518       Wheels in Motion, Level 2

     Chemistry     ................................................................ 35

     493       Science Fun with Kitchen Chemistry

     Electric Radio Controlled Vehicles.......................... 35

     504       Electric Radio-Controlled Vehicles

     Electricity     ................................................................ 36

     527       Magic of Electricity, Level 1

     528       Investigating Electricity, Level 2

     529       Wired for Power, Level 3

     530       Entering Electronics, Level 4

     531       Science Fun with Electricity

     Energy          ................................................................ 36

     550       Young Engineers in Solar Energy

     Food Science.............................................................. 36

     490       Science Fun with Dairy Foods

     Knots            ................................................................ 36

     540       Not Just Knots

     Physics         ................................................................ 37

     500       Science Fun with Physics

     Robotics       ................................................................ 37

     507       Robotics 1 with EV3

     508       Robotics 2: EV3N More

     512M       Robotics Master

     Small Engines............................................................. 37

     541       Crank It Up, Level 1

     542       Warm It Up, Level 2

     543       Tune It Up, Level 3

     Tractor & Machinery Operation................................ 37

     551       Starting Up: Getting to Know Your Tractor, Level A

     552       Tractor Operations: Gearing Up for Safety, Level B

     553       Moving Out: Learning About Your Tractor and Farm Machinery, Level C

     554       Learning More: Learning about Agricultural Tractors and Equipment, Level D

     Welding        ................................................................ 38

     573       Arcs & Sparks-Shielded Metal Arc Welding

     Woodworking.............................................................. 38

     556       Measuring Up, Level 1

     557       Making the Cut, Level 2

     558       Nailing It Together, Level 3

     559       Finishing Up, Level 4

     560M       Woodworking Master

Self Determined  ........................................................... 38-39

     365       Self Determined

     365.01       Astronomy

     365.02       Model Railroading

     365.03       Weather

     365.04       Clowning

     365.06       American Sign Language

     365.07       Computers

     365.08       Discovering Genetics

     365.09       Canoeing

     365.10       Local Food: Does it Matter What You Eat?

     365.11       Camp Counseling  (**Revised**)

     365.12       Miniature Gardens

     365.13       Reptiles and Amphibians

     365.14       Climate Change

     365.15       Music

     365.16       Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungi, On My!

     365.17       Babysitting

     365.18       Ways of Knowing Water

     365.19       The Work World Is Calling…Are You Ready?

     365.20       Paper Craft

     365.21       Skateboarding

     365.22       Pigeons

     365.23       Native American Artifacts: Arrowheads

     365.24       Shale Gas Extraction

     365.25       Flower Gardening

     365.26       Hedgehog

     365.27       Ferrets

     365.28       Chinchillas

     365.29       Water Quality: Field to Faucet

     365.30       String Art (**NEW**)

     365.31       Crop Production

Workforce Preparation...................................................... 39

     382       Am I Ready for Work?