Geauga County 4-H Online Livestock Project Judging 2024

Beef, Dairy, Dogs, Goats, All Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, and Swine

No in-person project completion for livestock projects.

Project judging will be open from July 1 through 11:59pm, July 12.
Do not wait until the last minute.

Animal Project Judging Links

Online Skillathon Test Project Judging

  • Project completion tests are an Ohio 4-H approved skillathon test. Completion of test and project book reviewed by the club advisor results in project completion for 2024.
  • Tests are age based not years in project.
  • Tests are species based. Ex: All goat projects (pygmy, pack, meat, etc.) will take the Goat test.Members complete one test per species.
  • Youth must correctly enter an email address to have their score emailed to them. Please print a copy of the email for your records and to share with your club advisor.
  • There is no time limit for the test and a while a minimum score is not required, members should still take this method of project completion seriously
  • Members can take the tests from any computer or smartphone. Youth are welcome to take their tests at the Extension Office if they need assistance. Prior arrangements must be made.
  • Youth must complete the entire test in one sitting. Partial tests will be scored.
  • Youth should only take the test one time. The first test score recorded will be the official score.
  • ***Market project test scores will be shared with Jr. Fair to assist with the livestock sale order.

Scenario: Dakota’s 4-H age is 16. This is his second year in Market Ducks, fifth year in Market Turkey, and first year in Beef Breeding. To complete project judging, Dakota’s club advisor will review his books and he will complete the Poultry Senior Test and Beef Senior Test.


Late Project Completion: July 15-19

  • Youth who fail to complete their judging by the deadline must contact the Extension Office.
  • Youth must complete their judging tests at the Extension Office during regular office hours by appointment only.
  • There is a $25 per project late fee for completion after July 12th.
  • Late judging scores will NOT be shared with Jr. Fair.

Members must complete project judging to complete their 4-H project.  Completion is also required to exhibit at the Geauga County Fair as a 4-H member.  As always, fair participation is not a requirement for Geauga 4-H project completion.  Contact the Geauga County Extension Office with any questions at (440) 834-4656 regarding judging completion. The Extension Office cannot answer Jr. Fair/Livestock Sale related questions.

Clothing & Textile Judging Registration

Clubs with members participating in clothing and textile judging should register their members and the project(s) they wish to have judged and submit a $5.00 registration fee. This registration fee helps the Style Review Committee cover the cost of the Style Show. Members pay the fee regardless of whether they are participating in the Style Show or Alternative Judging. Failure to pay will result in not being judged (projects not judged result in an incomplete and do not count towards members 4-H years or fair eligibility).

Registration fee is $5.00 per member (not per project). Clubs should collect the fees and write a club check to the Style Review Committee. Money and the registration form are due by July 1st to the Extension Office.

Clothing judging registration form can be found: HERE

Miscellaneous/General Project Judging 2024: School Building, Geauga Fairgrounds

In-person project judging: Saturday, July 20th – by appointment only 10:00am – 1:00pm Miscellaneous/General Project Judging includes the following projects areas: Child & Family Development, Creative
Arts, Food & Nutrition, Health Living, Home Living, Leadership & Citizenship, Money Management, Natural Resources, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, and Self-Determined Projects.

Guinea Pigs and Pocket Pets (Hamsters, Gerbils, Rats, Mice) will also participate in General Project

Judging. Members should bring their completed project book and a poster display depicting their project and what they learned. No animals permitted.
All members wishing to be judged need to contact the Extension Office starting June 24th and register for a judging appointment by July 1st.
Members will need to bring their completed project book, pen or pencil, and their presentation materials.
Miscellaneous projects must be judged on July 20th to be eligible for State Fair. Members should arrive no more than 5 minutes before their appointment.

Alternate Miscellaneous/General Project Judging: Please contact the Extension Office

Advisors interested in serving as a judge or would like to recommend a judge should also contact the Extension Office.
Not sure what needs to be completed before judging? Visit for a complete list of project requirements. County completion requirements are the
same as the State Fair requirements

2024 Project Completion and Fair Requirments

Animal Project Judging Study Guidelines

Beef Project Study Guideline

Dairy Project Study Guideline

Dog Project Study Guideline

Goats (All Goats) Project Study Guideline

Horse Project Study Guideline

Poultry (All Poultry) Project Study Guideline

Rabbit Project Study Guideline

Sheep Project Study Guideline

Swine Project Study Guideline


(4-H Age is age as of Jan 1 of the current year)