I know there have been many concerns about getting project books during this stay-at-home order. The Ohio 4-H State Office has been working hard to make it possible for you to get your books without leaving your home. Here are a couple different ways to get your books:
- Download one for free. A special collection of project books is available for free on the Perfect Stay-at-Home Projects web page. Click on the book you want, and when the file opens on your screen, save or print it from there. (For accessible formats of these publications, visit cfaes.osu.edu/accessibility.) Any member can switch to one of these projects by logging into 4HOnline and editing your projects or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Buy one online. If you would like to buy a print copy of a Perfect Stay-at-Home project or any other project book, you can order directly fromextensionpubs.osu.edu with one of these special discounts for Ohio residents: FREE2020 (for free shipping) OR 20IN2020 (20% off the entire order). Use the coupon that works best for you. Orders can be shipped directly to a person’s home as long as it is an Ohio address. Please review your order carefully. No returns are accepted. There is no restriction on the number of times a coupon can be used. See printable ordering instructions HERE. Advisors CANNOT use this method to order for the entire club and distribute. Large orders are being HELD by Extension publishing until the stay at home order is lifted, so each individual household must complete their own order.
- Make your own. If you would rather not purchase a book in this way, self-determined projects are an excellent choice for self-motivated members eager to get started by creating their own projects. Although self-determined projects may be better suited for older 4-H members, they are available for any member and are often based on idea starters already available online. Many of the idea starters are great stay-at-home projects too, for example, Music, Bats, String Art, Climate Change, American Sign Language, etc. Our extraordinary educators are even preparing one called My Stay-at-Home Summer! (For project judging, self-determined projects are judged in self-determined categories.) Hardin County 4-H Plans to hold a self-determined project training online for those who enroll in this project.
Livestock Project Record Book. If you do not have your livestock project book for 2020, you can now download the NEW Hardin County Record Book for free at https://hardin.osu.edu/sites/hardin/files/imce/Livestock%20Record%202020.2.pdf. ALL members can print and use this generic book for any species. The Hardin County Livestock Project Record will be accepted at local judging, but it will NOT be accepted at the Ohio State Fair.
If you have any questions about selecting a project or ordering project materials, please reach out to one of us. Our 4-H Enrollment deadline is MAY 31. All projects must be selected by that date and entered into 4HOnline. No project changes will be made after the deadline. Livestock possession date is remaining JUNE 1.
Have a great day,
Amanda Raines - 419-767-6044
Mark Light - 419-767-6042
Tori Kirian - 419-767-6041