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4-H Project Resources

With the help of your parents, 4-H club, project leaders and agents, you will learn skills to last a lifetime! It is very important to sit down as a family to select 4-H projects for the upcoming year. 4-H is a family affair, so time required, costs involved, parental help, etc. should all be carefully considered when selecting projects.

Not sure of what 4-H projects to enroll in? Explanations of each project are include in the guide below. 1st year members are encouraged to select no more than 2 to 3 projects. All other members, regardless of age and years of membership, are encouraged to enroll in no more than 4 projects. Remember that a 4-H project is designed to encompass the entire 4-H year (Oct. 1- Sept. 30), including project meetings, special workshops/contests, individual time, fair exhibits, record books, etc.

Setting 4-H Project Goals

2023-2024 Kansas 4-H Projects

Project Selection Guide (free pdf)

Exploring your interests through 4-H project work is an excellent way to discover new skills and potential careers. While projects can vary depending on your local program and availability, this guide offers a starting point for each of the official Kansas 4-H projects. Resources for each project can be ordered through your county or district K-State Research and Extension Office.
For full details about a project area, including resources, event info, and more, visit the individual project pages listed below. 
Ag & Natural Resources
Animal Science
Creative Arts
Agronomy (Field Crops)BeefPerforming Arts
EntomologyDairy CattlePhotography
Environmental ScienceDairy GoatsVisual Arts
ForestryDog Care and Training 
HorticultureMeat Goats 
Shooting SportsPets 
Sport FishingPoultry 
 Veterinary Science 
Family Consumer SciencePersonal DevelopmentSTEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
Clothing and TextilesCivic EngagementAg Mechanics (Welding)
Family StudiesCommunicationsArchitectural Block Construction 
Fiber ArtsExploring 4-HAstronomy
Foods and NutritionLeadershipComputer Science
Health and WellnessReadingElectricity/Electronics
Home EnvironmentSelf-DeterminedRenewable Energy (Power of Wind)
  Small Engines
  Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
  Wood Science

Additional educational resources for Beef, Swine, Sheep, Meat Goat, and more. Click K-State Animal Sciences & Industry Youth Page.