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Lynne Middleton, Interim State 4-H Curriculum Specialist

At this time of year, it is important to remind 4-H members that project work is the basis for all reporting. If you have not completed the Beginner Project Area Guide in your project area, it would be ideal for you to do so.
In the section called, “Size and Scope,” on the e-Portfolio Section A form, judges can see that you have spent a lot of time learning skills and lessons through your main project work.
As more project guides are developed and published, more project work is becoming available. The project areas that currently have project guides published are as follows. Click on the hyperlink to be taken to the project guide: Citizenship, Clothing & Textiles, Communications, Companion Animal, Computers & Technology, Consumer Education, Creative Arts & Design, Dairy, Food Science, Forestry, Wildlife, & Fisheries, Leadership,  Nutrition, Health & Fitness, Personal Development, and Photography
Project guides still in the process of being developed and/or published include Beef, Electric, Entomology, Horse, Horticulture & Gardening, Plant Science, Poultry, Sheep, and Swine.

It’s never too early to start planning to turn in your e-portfolio for Tennessee 4-H Roundup. Portfolios are due in May so now is the perfect time to get a head-start.
For 6th-8th graders interested in attending Academic Conference, identify your project area now so you can get your portfolio sheets completed and submitted for judging.