NDSU Extension - Nelson County


Nelson County Extension 

Nelson County Courthouse

210 B. Ave W. Suite 101

Lakota, ND 58344


Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 


Phone: (701)247-2521

Fax: (701)247-2412

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4H Record Books

Nelson County Record Book and Project Guide

Will be uploaded soon. Please contact the Extension Office for a hard copy.


Animal Record Books


If a 4-H Member plans to complete an animal project, there are a couple of options for completing records to track their time and efforts. We highly recommend that 4-H members complete a 4-H Project Book relating to their animal. These can be requested at the Extension Office or purchased online an the 4-H Shop. The Extension Office will purchase up to two books per year for members at their request.   These can be completed in place of the Project Achievement Record found in Section F of the Nelson County Record Book.

Caring for an animal can be a rewarding experience for a 4-H Member. It is very important that we give these animals the care they deserve. Project Books are a great guides to foster the "learn by doing" 4-H Slogan, which can help a 4-H member in providing for their animal. Youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification is another great tool in offering the best management and care for an animal. YQCA certification is mandatory for those showing at the State Fair.

Along with 4-H Project Books, we want to instill the importance of record keeping skills goes along with raising animals for market or breeding. North Dakota 4-H has provided a Record Sheet for all Market and Breeding Animals. The Nelson County Extension Office has tried to shorten this record sheet for each animal for convenience. Either format can be used- only one needs to be completed. These Record Sheets are mandatory and should be shown to the Livestock Interview Judge and the Livestock Judge during the day of the Livestock show during Achievement Days. If you worked on a Project Book, interview judging would be an excellent time to show what you have completed. 


Cloverbuds (age 5-7)

 Cloverbud Animal Record Book - Word Document

4-H Members (age 8+)

  Beef Project Record Sheet - Word Document

  Poultry Project Record Sheet - Word Document

  Rabbit Project Record Sheet  - Word Document

  Please check back soon for horse, sheep/goat and swine records. 

Absentee Form for Nelson County Fair and Achievement Days Exhibits

Absentee form

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