Family & Consumer Sciences
CHILD DEVELOPMENT- Department 14
501 - CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Educational display or other type of exhibit relating to a child development project/program, such as age appropriate games and toys, original stories, babysitting, toy safety, positive guidance and discipline, kids with special needs, careers, etc. Exhibit information should include what you have learned 1) about yourself and/or; 2) about children while creating and using this exhibit or; 3) what the child gained or learned from use of the items in the exhibit
CLOTHING - Department 12
1. Garment may have been worn before showing but must be laundered or dry-cleaned before being entered.
2. Projects selected to go to the Iowa State Fair will be required to use the application of design elements and art principles must explained when appropriate.
511.1 - CLOTHING DESIGN & CREATIVE SEWING
Includes, but not limited to, constructed garments, or accessories; design illustrations, sketches, models, etc.; modified, designed or recycled garments; making a garment that enhances the way you look, etc.
511.2 - CHOOSING CLOTHES & LEARNING ABOUT FABRICS
Includes, but not limited to, purchased garments or accessories, textile fiber or fabric characteristics, choosing clothes or accessories to enhance the way you look, labeling, etc. (Include only one shoe, earring, etc. if part of the exhibit.)
511.3 - CLOTHING CARE & SAFETY
Includes, but not limited to, decisions about clothes for sports, temperature control and protection, laundry experiences, clothing care, etc.
511.4 - PERSONAL POINTERS FOR YOURSELF & OTHERS
Includes, but not limited to, importance of personal hygiene; dress as a means of expression; clothes for special needs of handicapped, elderly, children, etc.; cultural expression through clothes, etc.
511.5 - OTHER CLOTHING & SEWING IDEAS
Any other exhibit, which is an outgrowth of a 4-H textile and clothing educational experience. Could include but not restricted to: 1) exploration of ethnic or historical clothing; 2) career or processes in the textile and/or apparel industry; 3) decorative processes such as textile dying, printing, embroidery, knitting, or quilting; 4) construction of household textile. The exhibit may be an object, notebook, or poster. Application of design elements and art principles must be explained when appropriate.
CONSUMER MANAGEMENT - Department 23
541.1 - SPENDING PLANS & RECORD KEEPING
* Track your spending
* Set up family record keeping system
* Survey your spending habits
* Track your 4-H project spending (livestock records, photography)
* Describe appropriate use of credit
* Track how you spend your time (calendar system, diary, etc.)
* Set up a family calendar system
541.2 - COMPARISION SHOPPING
* Compare products
* Compare type of stores or places to shop
* Compare cost of shopping with cash or credit
* Compare college, trade schools, etc.
* Compare cost of recreational activities
* Compare financial institutions (banks, savings & loans, credit unions, etc.)
* Compare car insurance
* Compare investments and savings
541.3 - CONSUMER RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES
* Explore advertising influences
* Show how to make a consumer complaint
* Show how to find consumer information
* Evaluate reliability of consumer information
* Describe cost of fraud (shoplifting, bad check, fake ID, etc.)
* Describe potential problems related to privacy issues (social security #, credit card, internet shopping)
FOOD AND NUTRITION - Department 13
1. The recipe (ingredients, preparation instructions, time, and temperature) MUST be included for any PREPARED food exhibit. SOURCE OF RECIPE MUST BE CREDITED. If not included; project will be dropped one ribbon placing.
2. PRESERVED foods MUST include the Food Preservation Exhibit Label, VI-991201-WB/SAS. These labels may be picked up from the Extension Office or 4-H Leaders. If not included will be dropped one ribbon placing.
a. Type of food
b. Method of preservation
c. Processing time
d. Date processed
e. Source of recipe and/or method of preservation (if publication, include name and date)
Current USDA and/or Iowa State University guidelines for home food preservation methods must be used. (Check at County Extension Office for recommended practices or call the ISU Answer Line at 1-800-262-3804 for current researched information.
3. Preserved foods will be returned to the exhibitor. All other perishable food products will be discarded when removed from display.
4. Prepared foods should be placed on a firm disposable plate or flat cardboard. Consider this recommendation rather than pans, plates, china, or baskets due to potential damage or loss. Place exhibit in a reclosable plastic bag with entry card fastened outside the bag.
5. Products that require refrigeration (cream fillings, cream pies, cream cheese frosting, meat or broth, relish or fruit trays, cheeses, eggs, custards, egg noodles, and friendship starters, etc.) are not appropriate entries for the fair. These items do not hold up well at room temperature and often pose a food safety hazard. WE DISCOURAGE THE USE OF ALL FROSTINGS. SUCH ITEMS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, JUDGED, OR DISPLAYED.
6. Due to safe handling concerns during processing, no meat jerky product exhibits will be allowed.
7. All food products and food preparation procedures used, illustrated, or described must be unquestionably safe. Any exhibit considered to be or to portray a food safety risk will not be accepted, judged or displayed.
8. The use of alcoholic beverages in the preparation or production of 4-H food exhibits is NOT permitted.
9. If you choose to use a display box, the dimensions are not to exceed 10"x12"x14". (The three dimensions can be applied to best fit the exhibit size
for height, width or depth.) Poster size maximum: poster board 22"x28" or foam core board 22"x30".
10. All food products/exhibits should be appropriate for human consumption/nutritional evaluation.
11. Adequate size number of food items should be displayed - one loaf of bread or 3-5 individual items such as rolls or cookies.
521.1 - FOOD PREPARATION & SAFETY (INCLUDING FOOD PRESERVATION)
Includes, but not limited to, prepared product, product evaluation, food preparation terms, storage practices, etc.
521.2 - CONSUMER BEHAVIOR & MANAGMENT
Includes, but not limited to, resource management, product comparison, meal planning and service, purchasing, food packaging and recycling, nutrition labeling, etc.
521.3- NUTRITION & WELLNESS
Includes, but not limited to dietary guidelines, nutrient functions, physical health, etc.
521.4 - OTHER FOOD & NUTRITION IDEAS
Exhibit can tell or show any special related topic such as measurement of ingredients, eating out, special recipe collection, cultural food traditions, food science "whys," careers, etc.
The Dug Out Lounge & Banquet Room
Primghar Dental Clinic
C & H Supply
Hartley Farm & Home
HOME IMPROVEMENT- Department 11
*** A 4-H or FFA member may only bring a total of TEN home Improvement Exhibits
*** Principles of Art and Elements of Design ARE REQUIRED in this area.
531.1 - DESIGN IN THE HOME
An educational display, notebook, poster or other type of exhibit such as a design element or art principle, explaining design of an item, selecting an item illustrating design, etc.
531.2 - FURNITURE IN THE HOME
Includes, but not limited to, reclaimed furniture, room plans, furniture styles, historic furniture, buymanship, etc.
531.3 - ACCESSORIES IN THE HOME
Includes, but not limited to, wall accessories, nature accessories, flatware selection/coordination, table design, lighting design, etc.
531.4- FABRICS IN THE HOME
Includes, but not limited to upholstered furniture, pillows, curtains, table liners, storage protection, etc.
531.5 - MAINTENANCE IN THE HOME
Includes, but not limited to cleaning plan, storage, energy conservation, recycling, own home away from home, etc.
531.6 - OTHER HOME IMPROVEMENT IDEAS
Any exhibit which is an outgrowth of a home improvement project or program such as decision-making process, careers, etc.
Red's Café & Catering
****When you sign up for a project area under Personal Development, you must be able to tell how your involvement in that project has helped you grow and develop personally. Commenting about your personal growth on the goal card is the first step. Then you must be able to tell the judge about your personal growth. This includes all classes under Personal Development, including Self-Determined. Self-Determined is not a catchall for other projects.