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4-H Projects

Program Guide

North Dakota 4-H Program Guide

With more than 100 projects to choose from, you can find a project that interests you. Here are some things to consider:

  1. What are your interests, in and out of school?

  2. What books and magazines do you like best?

  3. What would you like to do for a career?

  4. What would you like to learn about?

What is a 4-H project?2012 New 4-H Goat Exhibitors

A 4-H project is made up of three types of activities:

Hands-On Activities; making, producing, selling, practicing, observing, testing interviewing, etc.

Organized Activities; demonstrations, speeches, workshops, camps, county judging, project activities, exhibits, etc.

Leadership/Citizenship Activities; conducting, planning, teaching, assisting, informing, organizing, etc.


4-H members take a project as either an individual or group project.

How to Plan a ProjectLivestock Achievement Day

4-H members begin projects by reading the section called "project planning guide" in the project guide. You do not need to do everything in the project guide. Plan to do as many activities based on your interest and abilities. Keep in mind that the project plan can change as your interests change.

4-H members can spend days, weeks, or even month's on a project depending on the size and scope of the project plan. Projects can be repeated to accomplish additional project goals. Many project guides are designed to be used for more than one year. Although many project guides have levels or units, 4-H members can enroll in the level they feel comfortable with and are challenged in.

Many projects have leader or helper guides that contains information to help the adult or teen leaders work with youth in a project area. It may include information on working with activities, understanding youth, answer keys, suggestions for modifying activities, a list of resources, or other useful material.

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