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2005 O'Brien County Fair Handbook

Family and Consumer Science

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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.

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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)

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FOOD AND NUTRITION - Department 13

****Special Rules

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".

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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

Granville 712-727-3000

Primghar Dental Clinic

Primghar 712-957-2460

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C & H Supply

Sheldon 712-324-2309

Hartley Farm & Home

Hartley 712-928-2025

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.

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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.

Rental Corner

Sanborn 712-930-3821

Red's Café & Catering

Hartley 712-928-3324

****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.

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