What are 4-H Animal Project Certificates?
Each 4-H animal project must have an identification certificate on file at the 4-H office by June 1st of the current 4-H year. This certificate verifies that a 4-H member has enrolled this animal as a 4-H animal project and has been working with their animal project at least 60 days prior to the County fair.
If you are leasing an animal from another person, you must fill out an "animal identifications and non-Ownership agreement."
This non-owner certificate verifies that a 4-H member in New York and the owner of the animal have entered an agreement. A lease agreement allows a 4-H member to use the specified animal as a 4-H project.
Non-owner/lease opportunities are intended for youth who do not already own an animal of this type. For exhibition purposes, youth are limited to one non-owned breeding class animal of this type. Youth are allowed to lease two animals of the same species but only allowed to show one at the fair.
A separate form must be completed for each animal/species.
This form must be completed and submitted to our office by June 1st.
Last updated June 11, 2021