University of Maryland Extension

4-H Record Books

NEW FOR 2019

In order to exhibit at the Washington County Ag Expo and Fair, a 4-H Project Record Book must be submitted to your primary Club Leader by January 15, 2020. Record Books will not be accepted at the Extension Office.

When completing the Record Book forms on-line you must have the most recent version of Adobe Reader installed on your computer.  Download is free visit the site below to download.

Adobe Reader

Please be advised that the old record forms will not be accepted.


**If you would like to hand write your records, please scroll to the bottom of this page for blank record forms.

Record Book Forms (download, fill-out, save and print)

Supplemental/Reference Materials:

Essay Question for 2020 Leadership (formerly Out of State) Trips & Senior Record Books

 "Explain how you have developed life skills to help support your pledge to the 4 H’s (head, heart, hands and health) and how they have benefited your own development."


Project Record Forms (download, fill-out, save and print)

General Project Record

  • Any non-animal projects: Crafts, Photography, Gardening & Horticulture, Food & Nutrition, Agronomy, STEM, Aerospace, etc.

Camelid Project Record

  • Llama
  • Alpaca

Dog Project Record

Horse Project Record

Large Animal Breeding Project Record

  • Beef (Breeding)
  • Dairy Cattle (Breeding)
  • Goat (Meat Breeding)
  • Goat (Diary Breeding)
  • Horse (Breeding)
  • Sheep (Breeding)
  • Swine (Breeding)

Market Livestock Project Record

  • Beef / Dairy Steer
  • Market Goat
  • Market Sheep
  • Market Swine

Example 1st Year Dairy Steer Project

Example 2nd Year Dairy Steer Project

Poultry Project Record

  • Broiler/Roaster (Meat Production/Market)
  • Egg Production (Layers and Eggs)
  • Fancy Birds
  • Gamebirds (quail, pigeons, guinea fowl, partridges & pheasants)
  • Turkeys
  • Waterfowl (ducks & geese)

* Fill out separate project records for each poultry type.

Rabbit and Cavy Project Record

  • Rabbit (Breeding)
  • Rabbit (Market)
  • Cavy

* If you exhibit both Breeding Rabbits and Market Rabbits, fill out two separate project records for each.

Small Pet Project Record

  • Cat
  • Gerbil
  • Hamster
  • Snake
  • Other – any other small pet

Blank Record Forms

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