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4-H Online

What is 4-H Online?

4HOnline is a fully integrated management system that brings together all levels of the 4-H experience. Whether it’s a member logging in to manage her record, registering for an event, a club leader printing mailing labels, or a county agent approving a member’s enrollment, 4HOnline brings the 4-H community together and keeps everyone involved. Online enrollment means no more paper copies which you have to take somewhere to someone who may or may not lose them. Select your projects online. Change your mind? No problem; just sign in, click your change and start learning something new. There’s an exact date anytime you add information, so there’s no more questioning if you met local county deadlines. 

FairEntry vs. 4-H Online

What's the difference?! 4-H Online is where families go to enroll in 4-H. Individuals enter in their contact information and pick which club(s) they would like to join. Members can then register for state 4-H events such as State Communication Arts, Shooting Sports Matches and Trainings, Extension Youth Conference, etc. FairEntry is where members enter specific details about exhibits coming to Achievement Day. 

The main objective of 4-H Online is to sign up for project areas for Achievement Day. Project areas are those such as Market Beef Animal, Cloverbud, Outdoor Skills: Fish II, Horticulture: Garden D, or Fiber Arts: How to Knit. Project areas are the general category of what an exhibit fits into. Some may notice there are different levels of the same category marked by either a roman numeral (I, II, III, IV) or letter (A, B, C, D). These indicate what level of difficulty/quality is expected of the individual.

For example, a member who has never taken a photography exhibit and wants to sign up for a photography project, regardless of age, would sign up for Photography: Photo I. This would be a beginners level and the judge will ask questions accordingly. As members move up in difficultly levels, judges will ask more complex questions and expect higher quality work.

FairEntry, as of right now, is only used to register exhibits going to county Achievement Day. Then, based on the list handed back in to the 4-H Office during Achievement Day, the office can promote exhibits to the Sate Fair. FairEntry is where members add details about their project such as a description of their static exhibit or a ear tag number of their livestock. With this program, members can see updated exhibit and premium results on their account.

For example, a member is bringing their yearling heifer to Achievement Day. They previously singed up for Beef Breeding on 4-H Online, this now integrates to FairEntry. They go to FairEntry and select the Beef Breeding division, then click spring yearling heifer, born March or April of previous year. Then they will be prompted to fill in information about the animal like tag number, animal name. birth date, breed, sex, and color. 

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