Agriculture Product Identification Contest

Event Information

Date: Friday, April 5, 2019

Location:
Tarleton State University
Agricultural Center
Ag Mechanics Building
County Road 518
Stephenville, TX  76401

The GPS coordinates you can use are 32.237415, -98.201903.
https://goo.gl/maps/GKnfyxjCZBt

Schedule:

Registration opens at 7:30 am and will be open all day. Registration will be at the Tarleton Agricultural Center Ag Mechanics Building.
  Check-in by: Orientation/Contest Starts
Livestock Skillathon “Come & Go”
See rules for details
8:00 am – 12:00 noon
Entomology Identification 7:45 am 8:00 am
Mohair Judging & Evaluation 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range & Pasture Grass Identification 8:45 am 9:00 am
Range Evaluation 9:45 am 10:00 am
Wool Judging & Evaluation 11:15 am 11:30 pm
Awards Ceremony #1 Approximately 1:00 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation for Entomology, Mohair, Wool, Range Evaluation, and Range & Pasture Grass (Plant ID) contests.
Ag Product Identification 1:45 pm 2:00 pm
Awards Approximately 3:30 pm or immediately following completion of tabulation for Livestock Skillathon and Ag Product Identification.

Printable Schedule (pdf)

Entry Fee:


Rules & Guidelines

District 8 4-H Spring Judging Contests Rules & Guidelines
Ag Product Identification Scan Sheet


Overview/Contest Format:

  • 20 Texas agricultural products are selected and exhibited at separate stations. Products can range from garlic to a ribeye steak.
  • Contestants select the correct identification of each product from four possible answers
  • Each station also has one multiple choice question pertaining to the product on display.
    • Questions are general to the industry that produced the product, (i.e. Texas’ national ranking, economic impact to Texas, general nutritional content, region of production) or specific to the individual product that is on display (i.e. cooking method, use, growing season, specific nutrition of the cut or variety).
  • Contestants are given 30 seconds at each station to answer both questions.
  • Contestants must advance from one exhibit to the next when instructed to do so.
  • Contestants must evaluate each exhibit in sequence and will not be allowed to return to any exhibit after advancing.
  • The contest will be open for all youth and adults present to walk-through the exhibits following the completion of the contest.

Check with your local county Extension office to ask about deadlines specific to your county.

Texas 4-H Ag Product Identification Contest Guide
http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/wp-content/uploads/agproductidguide.pdf


Resources

The following websites are recommended references. Teams will also benefit from their own web searches and by visiting supermarkets to view products.


Agent Information

2019 Contest Letter – MS Wordpdf


Results

2017 Ag Product Identification Contest Results
2016 Ag Product Identification Contest Results
2015 Ag Product Identification Contest Results
2014 Ag Product Identification Contest Results
2013 Ag Product Identification Contest Results

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