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Consumer Decision Making (formerly Consumer Choices Judging)

4-H judging event helps members learn to make wise choices.

Why Consumer Judging?

We make choices everyday: what to eat, what to wear, what to buy. Consumer Decision Making teaches decision making based on information learned and studied and on facts that have been collected. 

The 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest helps 4-H members practice making decisions by matching knowledge, skills and abilities against those of others. 4-H members learn to rank articles or products over others based on standards and quality.

Classes for 2018:
Junior and Senior Classes: 1) Wearable Technology; 2) Toys; 3) Healthy Snacks
Beginner Classes: 1) Bread; 2) Pets; 3) T-shirts

The Stark-Billings County events will be scheduled soon. Check back for dates. All events will be held at the Stark-Billings County Extension Office. See more information on Consumer Judging here!

Anna Friedt, Stark-Billings County 4-H Leader, has volunteered to coach 4-H youth who are interested in this event in 2018.

 

Who Takes Part in Consumer Decision Making?

This activity is open to any 4-H member--boy or girl. 

  • Beginner - Ages 8 & 9
  • Junior - Ages 10-13 
  • Senior - Ages 14-19

What's Involved in the Contest?

The contest will consist of six classes. There will be two classes in each of three topics. Standards (guidelines) are developed for each topic. See the study guides for classes to be offered this year:

The set of standards (guidelines) for the classes are available at the extension office or see Consumer Decision Making. 4-Hers who read through the standards before the workouts are better prepared to judge the classes. The topics are listed hereunder study guides and sample classes.

The Consumer Decision Making publication is available on the 4-H web site from the Consumer Decision Making page.

The state contest for junior and senior contestants will be held on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, during the North Dakota State Fair in Minot.

Oral reasons will be given on three of the classes. Classes selected for the oral reasons will include one from each topic area and will be announced as they are judged. Oral reasons will be given at the conclusion of judging all classes. 

Participants will be allowed 12 minutes for placing classes. 

How Does the Stark-Billings County Contest Work?

The schedule of county workouts will be set at a later date.

The set of standards (guidelines) for the classes are available at the extension office or see Consumer Decision Making. 4-Hers who read through the standards before the workouts are better prepared to judge the classes. 

Also see Consumer Decision Making

 

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