Books and Resources

Project Books

For complete descriptions of Ohio 4-H projects and the publications that support them, please refer to the latest Family Guide or to Ohio 4-H Project Central, an interactive web site that includes sample pages, ratings, and comments.

Publications can be purchased directly from the Ohio State University Extension eStore 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.

Order information is available at
Media Distribution
College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
364 West Lane Avenue, Suite B 120
Columbus, Ohio 43201
phone 1-800-678-6114
(Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.)

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

4-H 375i Leadership Road Trip iBook (available on iPad only)

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
4-H 365 Self-Determined Projects and Idea Starters
4-H 378M Leadership Master
4-H 432M Sewing and Textiles Master
4-H 503M Rocketry Master
Designing Your Own Model Rocket
(supplement to the Rocketry Master project above)
4-H 512M Robotics Master
4-H 560M Woodworking Master
4-H 589M Photography Master
More Publications
4-H 150 Poultry Project and Record Book, Project Pictures  (page 10)
4-H 150 Poultry Project and Record Book, Weight Record (page 14)
4-H 150 Poultry Project and Record Book, Weight Summary and Feed Efficiency (page 15)
4-H 150 Poultry Project and Record Book, Egg Production Record (page 17)
4-H 150 Poultry Resources (for use with Poultry Project and Record Book)
4-H 104R Pennsylvania Livestock Judging Manual
4-H 370
4-H 495 Your First Home Away From Home
4-H 554GPM National 4-H ATV Safety Leaders Guide and Tool Kit Items
751 Archery Member Record Book, NEW pages for 2015
4-H 909r Demonstrations for 4-H Members
4-H 927 Forty Questions You Always Wanted Answered about Ohio 4-H
4-H 941 Installation Ceremony
  MyPlate Food Guide flyer for all food and nutrition projects
4-H 596, 597, 598 Imagination in Action link replacement for
4-H Volunteers
Additional Resources
--- Ohio 4-H Volunteer Handbook
4-H 36 Interviewing Tips for Judges pdf | link
4-H 554GPM ATV Safety, Leader's Guide
4-H 897 Developing Experientially Based 4-H Curriculum Materials
4-H 915 Livestock Judging Cards
Card with placing and questions
Cards with placings only
4-H 953.1 4-H Project Learning
4-H 955 Working with Officers and Committees
4-H 959

Launching into the Next Millennium, 4-H Achieves Liftoff

Download Chapters Individually:
Ch. 1: Small Animals and Veterinary Science
Ch. 2: Livestock
Ch. 3: Citizenship, International, Careers, Leadership, and Communications
Ch. 4: Food and Nutrition
Ch. 5: Field and Garden
Ch. 6: Equine Science 
Ch. 7: Human Development
Ch. 8: Engineering 
Ch. 9: Entomology and the Environment 
Ch. 10: Clothing

4-H 961L Horse Member Card (front)
Horse Member Card (back)
  Science, Engineering and Technology Programming in the Context of 4-H Youth Development (1.1mb)
  Nurturing Scientific Literacy Among Youth Through Experientially Based Curriculum Materials (.6mb)

Publication Updates

117R Beef Resource Handbook, Changes in the 2011 Edition
191R Horses, Safety and You, Changes in the 2003 Edition
194R Sheep Resouces Handbook, Changes in the 2011 Edition
200 All About Dogs. Changes in the 2017 Edition
201R Dog Resource Handbook, Changes in the 2016 Edition
201R Dog Resource Handbook, Changes in the 2018 Edition
220R Pocket Pets Resource Handbook Change in the 2017 Edition
499 You Can Quilt Changes in the 2011 Edition