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Ohio State University Extension


Family Guide

This is your place to connect to our entire collection of Ohio 4-H project books for the year. Each project book contains information and activities for members to explore as an organized group project or at home under the guidance of a parent or interested adult. When choosing a project, consider your interests, background, what is necessary to start the project, and the resources available to help you complete it. Cover of the 2024 Family Guide showing artwork from new projects

Ohio residents can order project books and other publications described in the Family Guide through local county Ohio State University Extension offices. Out-of-state residents or Ohio residents who want to buy online can go directly to

Download 2024 Ohio 4-H Family Guide
(Corrections below are included.)

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Changes/Corrections to the 2024 Family Guide

We like to avoid any changes to the family guide, and we sincerely apologize for these this year. They are based on program changes made after the 2024 Family Guide was printed.

  • Page 2: Add 551 Starting Up: Getting to Know Your Tractor, Level A to the list of discontinued titles. 
  • Pages 13, 14, and 34: Change "TBD" to actual prices for three books. The Dog Resource Handbook is $19.50, the Rabbit Resource Handbook is $17.25, and the National Farm and Ranch Safety Leader's Guide is $79.
  • Page 16: Under 182 Small Equine, delete the requirement for youth to complete 191R Horses, Safety, and You. This is the new sentence: Youth must complete 174 Beginning Horse Management before taking this project.
  • Page 17: Under 191R Horses, Safety, and You, change "This is required reading for all 4-H members" to "This is optional reading for all 4-H members."
  • Page 33: Update the Tractor Series paragraph with new buying information. Instead of from Purdue, tractor project books are available only from for $9.95 each, plus shipping. Cross out the project book 551 Starting Up: Getting to Know Your Tractor, Level A, which is no longer available. Project 552 Tractor Operations: Gearing Up for Safety, Level B is now beginning-level and "may require significant project helper involvement."
  • Page 45: Delete the row for 551 Starting Up: Getting to Know Your Tractor, Level A. Change the skill level of 552 Tractor Operations: Gearing Up for Safety, Level B to B, for beginning.

Download 2023 Ohio 4-H Family Guide

2023 Ohio 4-H Family Guide (.pdf)

Youth in Franklin County smiling with their 2023 Family Guides.


Thank you to Kroger for sponsoring Ohio 4-H's annual family guide mailing! Your support is crucial to the success of our 4‑H'ers as they complete their projects.