Each year 4-H’ERS from all over Georgia compete in area Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging. 4-H’ers from Troup County tested their knowledge in consumer trends at the Conyers Area 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging contest.
The competition was held November 9, 2016, in Rockdale County. The 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Judging event was a two part competition. 4-H’ers in grades 4 – 8, known as Junior 4-Hers, prepared a poster to promote cotton and used the poster to present a 30 second cotton commercial. Each contestant also tested their consumer knowledge by ranking four classes of consumer goods and services from ‘best to worst’ for a particular buying situation.
Items judged this year were: smoothies, formal wear rental, backpacks and toothpaste. The Junior team finished 6th in the contest and all Troup County participants placed in the top 50 percent for their age division. The 4-H Cotton Boll & Consumer Judging contest is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission and the University Of Georgia College Of Agricultural and Environmental Science’s Cooperative Extension Service.
For further information please call Melanie Dabb 4H Extension Agent, (706)883-1675.