RECORD BOOKS

Record Books are an important part of the 4-H program and an important life skill to develop. All members are required to keep records as a part of their 4-H learning experience. Online record keeping is available at ZSuite.com. ZSuite is a mobile friendly website that allows members to do thier record keeping online and then download and print forms that mirror Montana 4-H record sheets or you can use the record sheets below . For additional information about completing record books go to Montana 4-H Record Books & Project Completion or checkout the FAQs About Record Books. 
 
To see  what is required to complete each project and earn a gold seal on your record book check the Project Completion Guidelines
 

PROJECT RECORD SHEETS

Project record sheets detail your goals, what you did, what you learned, finances, feed records, productions records, etc. They include My 4-H Year, Animal Records and Non-Animal Records.

My 4-H Year

All sections of this record sheet must be completed, including three goals and the member and
leader’s signature. A picture of the member should be included. Every section must have something listed. If nothing was done in an area or section of a record sheet, write “none”. Members should complete a project journal for every project listed on this sheet. Cloverbuds are encouraged to complete a "My 4-H Year" record sheet but it is not a requirement.

Non- Animal Project and Financial Journal

A Project/financial journal is needed for each non-animal related project. Project journals need to
contain the name of the project, the year these records were kept, and a leader/parent signature.
All sections of the journal need to be completed. If nothing was done in an area or section of a
record sheet, write “none”.

Animal Record and Journal

An Animal Records/Journal is needed for each animal related project including any livestock
project, cat, dog, rabbit, poultry, pocket pet, etc. They are for all animal projects, not just market
projects. Project journals need to contain the name of the project, the year these records were
kept, and a leader/parent signature. All sections of the journal need to be completed. If nothing
was done in an area or section of a record sheet, write “none”. One journal can be used if the
same animal is used in more than 1 project. Example – breeding and market swine, 1 horse for
both ranch and green projects.
 

Self-Determined/Independent Project Outline

Members must complete a project outline for any Self-determined or Independent Study project. The outline should be turned into the Extension Office by March 1st. 

*Self-Determined projects offer the member an opportunity to explore any subject of interest. Members select a topic, set goals, obtain resource materials to research their topic and design records. 

**Independent Study projects allow a member to build onto a previous project by exploring topics that may not have been covered in the various levels.


Addition Record Sheets

Livestock Feed Sheet

Poultry Feed Sheet

Rabbit Breeding Records