4-H Consumer Judging

4-H Consumer Judging allows 4-H'ers to practice making decisions by comparing items and deciding which is better and why based on product standards.  The goal of 4-H Consumer Judging is to teach 4-H'ers to make wise consumer choices.

2013 4-H Consumer Judging Contest County Situation Resources 

The resources below can be used to prepare for your county 4-H Consumer Judging Contest.

Food and Nutrition

     Iowa 4-H Food and Nutrition

     Yogurt Study Guide – Tennessee 4-H 

     Yogurt Smart Shopping – Iowa Extension and Outreach Families, Spend Smart, Eat Smart

     Proper Measuring Techniques – Alabama Cooperative Extension System


     Iowa 4-H Communications


     Iowa 4-H STEM

     Cell Phone Savvy – Florida 4-H

     Cell Phone Etiquette – Penn State Better Kid Care 

      MP3 Players 

      How to buy an MP3 Player – Florida 4-H


2013 Iowa 4-H Consumer Judging District Contest Resources

The resources below can be used to prepare for the Iowa 4-H Northwest District Consumer Judging Contest on Saturday, September 7 at the Clay County Fair.


Communicating through Technology

Microsoft PowerPoint (link: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/powerpoint/ )

Keynote  (link: http://www.apple.com/iwork/keynote/)

Prezi (link: http://prezi.com/)

Score with your Poster (link: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4hfiles/statefair/EEHandbook/EEHScoreWithYourPosters.pdf)

National 4-H Communication Project (link: http://new.4-hcurriculum.org/projects/communications/)

Iowa 4-H Communication Project (link: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/communication)

Consumer Rights

“File a Complaint”  Available on p. 55-57 of the “2013 Consumer Action Handbook” (link to http://www.usa.gov/topics/consumer/consumer-action-handbook.pdf)

National 4-H Consumer Savvy Project (link: http://new.4-hcurriculum.org/projects/consumer/)

 “Am I a Responsible Consumer” – Available in the 4-H Consumer Savvy manual “Consumer Roadmap” p. 12-13.

“I Have Rights Too, You Know!” – Available in the 4-H Consumer Savvy manual “Consumer Roadmap” p. 14-15.

“Got a Complaint?” – Available in the 4-H Consumer Savvy manual “Consumer Roadmap” p. 20-21.

“How to Write a Wrong” – Available in the 4-H Consumer Savvy manual “Consumer Roadmap”  p. 22-23.

Iowa 4-H Consumer Management Project (link: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/consumermanagement)

Insect Repellent

Center for Disease Control (link: http://www.cdc.gov/westnile/index.html)

Consumer Reports Insect Repellent Report (link: http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/2012/08/best-insect-repellents/index.htm)

Using Insect and Tick Repellents Safely (link: http://pubs.cas.psu.edu/freepubs/pdfs/uo211.pdf)

National 4-H Exploring Your Environment Project (link: http://www.4-h.org/resource-library/curriculum/4-h-exploring-your-environment/)

National 4-H Entomology Project (link: http://www.4-h.org/resource-library/curriculum/4-h-teaming-with-insects/)

Iowa 4-H Environment and Sustainability Project (link: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/environment)


The Shadows Show – Available in the 4-H Photography manual “Controlling the Image” p. 26-27.

National 4-H Photography Project (link: http://www.4-h.org/resource-library/curriculum/4-h-photography/)

Iowa 4-H Photography Project (link: http://www.extension.iastate.edu/4h/projects/photography)


Iowa 4-H Consumer Judging Resources

Consumer Judging Club Kit

Iowa 4-H Consumer Management Project

Iowa 4-H Food & Nutrition Project

Iowa 4-H Health Project

Iowa 4-H Clothing Project

Iowa 4-H Science, Engineering, and Technology Project

Iowa 4-H Consumer Judging Video   Excellent introduction to the basics of Consumer Judging.  Topics include: Introduction to Consumer Judging, Setting up a Consumer Judging Contest, and Introduction to the Consumer Judging Classes. 


4-H Consumer Judging Contest Materials

Consumer Judging   What is Consumer Judging?  This article contains a brief overview of Consumer Judging and what happens at a contest. 

Consumer Judging Flier   Counties can use this flier to promote Consumer Judging. 


National 4-H Consumer Judging Resources

"Consumer Savvy"    National 4-H Consumer Management Project Curriculum

"Decision Making - Such a Deal" Cyber Savvy Arcade Game   Located under Grades 9-12 "Consumer Road Map"

Louisiana State 4-H: 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest 2010 Guide

Tennessee Consumer Decision Making   Includes practice classes and guides to oral reasons



Northwest Iowa District Consumer Judging Staff

Carol Ehlers, Region 6 Youth Program Specialist

 (712) 732-5056                 xehlers@iastate.edu

Brenda Welch, Region 5 Youth Program Specialist

(712) 546-7835                  bwelch@iastate.edu

Jo Engel, Clay County Program Coordinator

(712) 262-2264                  joengel@iastate.edu

Jan Monahan, Family Resource Management Specialist

(712) 336-3488                  jmonahan@iastate.edu

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