What are 4-H projects? Learning by doing is not only a philosophy of UVM, but also of 4-H. Take part in a short-term opportunity to learn a particular subject while also learning life skills. Short-term programs and projects are less formal than a 4-H club and participants apply for awards/recognition along the way. Our programs and projects create hands-on, fun learning opportunities. Within a particular project, members find things to learn, to do, to make, and to explore.

    How do the projects proceed?

    Each year, a 4-H member enrolls in at least one project. Your project group may meet once a week or as little as once or twice a month. The purpose of these meetings is to guide participants in gaining the knowledge and habits needed to complete their work successfully.

    What do you do with project area record books?

    Completing a 4-H record book is a process where 4-H members record project and club work. They give members an opportunity to reflect on their yearly work and encourage members to set goals and develop plans to meet those goals.

    How is project achievement monitored?

    The purpose of 4-H awards is to recognize achievement in a 4-H project area. A project contains various sequential learning experiences meeting a minimum of 6-8 hours over a period of at least a few weeks to as along as a full 4-H year.

    Main project packets and record books.

    PDF icon Need to know the project categories/reporting codes for 4-H projects? Reference the ES 237 Project Codes list (PDF)

    4-H Cloverbud Record

    4-H Member Record

    • PDF icon Official 4-H member record booklet - Fillable PDF (October 2010). How to use: Save the PDF file to your computer "desktop" area. Rename the file (example: jane_doe_member_record_2010.pdf). Open Adobe Reader then open the saved file. Type information into the PDF, saving frequently. (Download Adobe Reader.)

    4-H Member Alternative Records

    4-H Project Record

    Beginner Animal Record

    Beef Project

    Dairy Project

    Dog Project

    Equine Project

    Gardening Project

    Goat Project

    Poultry Project

    Pumpkin Project

    Sewing Project

    Sheep Project

    Shooting Sports

    Local 4-H Shooting Sports clubs are open to all youth ages 8 to 18 years as of January 1st; and at least 14 years old to participate in the .22 Pistol discipline. Each year, 4-H teaches a shooting sport to more than 300,000 boys and girls. Shooting sports can be gratifying for youngsters, especially those who aren't athletes. The program provides a supportive environment in which young people can experience hands-on, fun learning experiences.

    Swine Project

    Teen Leadership

    Working Steer