4-H Member Resources

Enrolling in 4-H Online

4-H Online opens for enrollment on November 1st to start the new 4-H year. Every youth participating in 4-H must be enrolled to exhibit at the Paulding County Fair. Enrollment deadline for 2023-2024 program year is January 5th, 2024.

4-H Online Enrollment Website 

4-H Calendar of Events

The 4-H calendar has all the important dates families need to be aware of for the year.

2023-2024 Paulding County 4-H Calendar

Livestock Calendar

The livestock calendar has all the important dates families need to be aware of pertaining to livestock. This includes possession dates, and tagging/tattooing dates.

2024 Paulding County Junior Fair Livestock Calendar

4-H Family Guide

The family guide is full of information, opportunities, and projects available to complete.

2024 Family Guide

Paulding County 4-H Handbook

Similar to the family guide, but tailored for Paulding County 4-H, this handbook contains all the basic information about participating in the 4-H program. It was designed with new families in mind to answer any questions they may  have about the 4-H program but it really is a great resource for any 4-H family!

Paulding County 4-H Handbook

Project Book Ordering

Project books are ordered directly from The Ohio State Extension Publications website. Free shipping is available when placing a book order of $40 or more and using the coupon code FREE2024 at checkout. For families that will not have $40 in book orders, consider ordering with another family in your club or contact our office at 419-399-8225.

Project Book Ordering Instructions

Project Completion Guidelines and Fair Requirements

This document outlines what is needed for a project to be considered complete. These are the minimum requirements, but youth are encouraged to complete more than the minimum as it will increase their chances of winning awards and being selected for the Ohio State Fair. These requirements may also be found in the front of the project books.

Along with the standard project completion requirements, there are requirements for the Paulding County Fair and the Ohio State Fair which are not found in the project book. Below is a document containing all requirements for completing each 4-H project, as well as, the fair requirements for each project.

2024 Project Completion Guidelines and Fair Requirements

Registering for the Paulding County Fair

Fair Entry is an online database that the Junior Fairboard uses to manage the Paulding County Fair. ALL projects must be registered in Fair Entry in order to be exhibited at the Paulding County Fair.

Deadline for all projects (except Market Rabbits) → Friday, May 10, 2024

Deadline for Market Rabbits → Sunday, May 19, 2024

Fair Entry Website

Scholarship Opportunities

2024 Paulding County 4-H College Scholarship Instructions

2024 Paulding County Agronomy Scholarship Instructions

Ohio 4-H Achievement Awards, Scholarship Opportunities, and Older 4-H Youth Opportunities