Consumer Decision Making Project

Consumer Decision Making is a great way to learn how to shop better!

Dates for 2013-2014 Meetings:

  • October 6: Heart of Texas Consumer Contest, 9am, Waco HOT Fairgrounds
  • October 15, 29, November 19, 26, December 17, January 28: Consumer Project Meetings, 6:00pm, CEO
  • January 8-14: National Consumer Contest, Denver, CO
  • February 13: County Consumer Contest
  • February 15: Consumer– San Antonio
  • March 1: District Consumer– Waco

Consumer Class Guide 2013-2014:

District 8 4-H Consumer Contest Classes 2013-2014:



Western Boots Western Boots
Fast Food Fast Food
Televisions Outdoor Equipment
Cookware Printers
Computers Computers
Mystery Mystery

Lessons and Scenarios:

County Contest 2014:

Other Practice Classes:



County Contest 2013:

CDM Classes Overview- Lesson (Created by Bill Holcombe, CEA 4-H Galveston County)

Scenarios developed by: Micah Holcombe, CEA 4-H Bell County, Cheryl Walker, CEA FCS Milam County, and Elaine Luckey, Past 4-Her from Milam County)

Digital Media Players:

Movie Rentals:

Digital Cameras:

Cell Phones:



Green Products:



Nutritious Snacks:

County Contest:

Note Taking Format Page

Giving Oral Reasons Handout

Judging.Com Hormel scoring system (You put your placing and cuts in and it will give you the score)

State Lesson Plans:

These lesson plans were developed to help other leaders in other Counties learn how to teach the consumer project in their County. These were developed by Micah Holcombe and Cheryl Walker. Please email if you used these in your County, so we can keep track on the number reached! Thanks!

East Region FCS Retreat Training Presentation– (download in Microsoft Powerpoint)

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