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Ohio State University Extension


Books and Resources

Project Books: How to Get One in 2024

  • Order and pick up project books in your county office. To purchase a project book, check with your club advisor and county educator. Ohio residents get the best price on printed books when they order and pick up their purchases through local Extension offices.

  • Buy one online. Anyone also can order directly from Ohio residents receive free standard shipping on orders of $40 or more with coupon FREE2024. Books cost slightly more this way, but orders can be shipped directly to any Ohio address. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used. See our printable Ordering Is Easy instructions. Please review your order carefully. Extension Publishing is not able to accept returns.
  • Make your own. Members can create their own self-determined projects. We're sharing some great ideas with the idea starters here

Want a handy list of project possibilities? Here you go!

Results are in! See if you agree with the more than 1,800 4-H volunteers and members who responded to our 2023 print v. digital survey.

Complete descriptions of Ohio 4-H projects are in the Family Guide and on Ohio 4-H Project Central, an interactive web site that includes sample pages, ratings, and comments. Project Central works best when you use Firefox or Chrome web browsers. A step-by-step guide is here

Publications can be purchased directly from Ohio State University Extension Publications or from local county Extension offices, where Ohio 4-H club advisors, club members, and other Ohio residents get the best price. Other state 4-H offices can benefit from our Partner Pricing program.

Club officer handbooks and related materials are available on the Club Officer Resources page.

Dog Achievement Program information and materials are available on the Dog Achievement Program page.

Digital Publications

Publications Available for Download

The following publications are available for download in pdf format. Adobe Reader is required for viewing and printing these publications.

4-H Members

Self-Determined Projects, Idea Starters, and Master Projects

More Publications

4-H Volunteers

Additional Resources

Publication Updates