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The Project Completion and Fair Requirements lists 4-H projects number and name, skill level, project completion requirements, county requirements and State Fair requirements.  

Just a reminder...4-Hers do not have to exhibit at the fair to have a completed project.  The 4-Her needs to be able to show that they have completed their book or taken care of their animal project, etc.


The project requirements document has been updated and is linked above. This details out what is expected for 4-H project judging at this time. The project book portion will not change, pending how things evolve as we finalize the plan for project judging the educational display portion/what you bring to judging might be modified. 

Please note: Project completion for 4-H projects can be met through project judging (pre-fair 4-H project judging for non-animal projects or through junior fair exhibition for animal projects as designated) OR through an advisor graded project. Only youth who complete project judging through either pre-fair judging and exhibit at the Junior Fair or who participate in the Junior Fair Judging for designated projects are eligible for junior fair awards. Advisor graded projects may be exhibited as part of junior fair but are not eligible for placing awards and it is not required for 4-H project completion.

Advisors will receive information on the process for advisor graded projects. Youth will still need to complete their book and educational components. This process for project completion is not new, just not something that isn’t widely used as we know most of our 4-H’ers enjoy the full process of project judging and exhibition at the fair. With the current situation, we have received more questions on this, so we wanted to provide more information to everyone.  

* Project skill level indicates the project’s intended audience. 

B = Beginning level—for members with little or no experience in a project area, or 8 to 10 year olds;
I = Intermediate level, for members with some experience in a project area, or 11 to 13 year olds;
A = Advanced level—for experienced members in a project area, or 14 or older:
X = All levels—for all skill and age levels.
Exceptions to these age guidelines are noted.

Do you know when your non-livestock project is judged?  Not sure?  Is it judged in July, September, or at the fair? 

Click on one of the times below to view what is judged in July, September and at the fair.







Note...Projects are listed by project number


Brown County 4-H Lego Robotics Rental Agreement

Thanks to an Ohio 4-H Foundation Grant, Brown County 4-H has two EV3 robotics kits available for rent. Kits may be rented jointly by a Brown County 4-H member taking the 4-H #507 Robotics Project and their parent or guardian. 

Kits are reserved, on a first come, first served basis by returning the rental agreement and the $50 deposit to the Brown County OSU Extension Office. Kits are due back to the Extension office within one week of the completion of project judging.

Additional information is provided in the rental agreement available HERE.

Contact the Extension office at 937-378-6716 for any additional questions, reservations for the kit will not be accepted over the phone.