Decatur County 4-H’ers joined 13 other counties as they participated in the Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging Southwest District area contest in Tifton, Georgia on October 30, 2018. Junior members (7th-8th grade) were Aidan Angle, Jamirica Brown, Olivia Griner, Rachel Hayes, Fatima Peralta, Lailae Smith and Kinsey Ward. Senior 4-H’er (9th-12th grade), Abby Bennett competed as an individual.
Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging is a competitive judging contest where 4-H’ers learn about cotton as an agriculture commodity in our state as well as to promote cotton through commercials or advertisements. 4-H’ers gain skills in making rational decisions when purchasing goods and services while maximizing resources. The contest is made up of two competition areas: judging classes and advertisements/commercials.
4-H’ers are required to judge four classes of consumer items or services. Each class contains four similar items and has an accompanying situation statement. This scenario describes a consumer and gives the needs to be considered when he/she makes a decision to purchase the item. The class categories for this year were sunglasses, fast food meals, gift cards and neckties.
The Decatur County 4-H Junior Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging team took 3rd place honors with Rachel Hayes receiving 8th place Junior High Individual.
For more information about this or any 4-H activity, contact Lindsey B. Hayes or Teresa Adkins at the Decatur County Extension Office 248-3033 or email email@example.com.