Workshop – August 29th, 2023
Entries Due October 18th, 2023
Contest November 9th in Belton
|Check-in by:||Orientation/Contest Starts|
|Ag Product Identification||9:00-9:30am||9:45 am|
|Awards Ceremony||Approximately 11:30 am or immediately following completion of tabulation for Ag Product Identification.|
|Waiver||All students need to fill out the contest waiver (can be done during 4-H Online registration)|
Rules & Guidelines
District 8 4-H Ag Product ID Rules & Guidelines:
1.Up to 30 agricultural products are chosen and displayed at separate stations from the 2023-
2027 Ag Product ID Guide.
2. Contestants need to correctly identify each product from four possible answers.
3. Additionally, each station has a multiple-choice question related to the product on display.
4. These questions cover both general industry knowledge and specific details about the product
such as but not limited to
a. Texas’ national ranking in Production
b. Economic impact
c. Nutritional content
d. Cooking methods
f. Growing season
g. Specific nutrition
5. Questions are 5 points each.
a. Contestants will receive five (5) points for each product that is correctly identified and
five (5) points for each question that is correctly answered.
b. Points will only be awarded on the follow up questions (pertaining to the product
displayed) if the product is correctly identified.
6. Contestants have 30 seconds at each station to answer both the identification and the multiplechoice questions.
7. Seven (7) stations will be selected as tie breakers in advance of the contest. The highest
cumulative scores for these classes followed by the lowest standard deviation of all classes will
be used for both individual and team ties.
8. The products selected for the contest can vary widely, from items like garlic to a rib-eye steak
based on the contest coordinator’s preferences.
9. Resources related to the contest may be found at https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/events/roundup/
under Ag Product Guide. Teams will also benefit from their own web searches and by visiting
supermarkets to view products.
Texas 4-H Ag Product Identification Contest Study Guide:
The following websites are recommended references. Teams will also benefit from their own web searches and by visiting supermarkets to view products.
- Texas A&M University Extension Horticulture & Crops https://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu
- Texas A&M University Department of Poultry Science https://posc.tamu.edu/texas-agrilife-poultry-extension-specialists/publications/
- Ag Product ID Explore Guide https://texas4-h.tamu.edu/school-curriculum/
- Texas Produce Availability Chart http://www.gotexan.org/Portals/1/PDF/produce%20availability%20brochure%202015-nocropmarks.pdf
- Texas Beef Council http://www.beeflovingtexans.com/
- USDA Cuts of Beef https://www.certifiedangusbeef.com/cuts/
- Texas Pork Producers Association https://texaspork.org/
- Go TEXAN Shrimp http://www.gotexan.org/ExperienceGOTEXAN/GOTEXANShrimp.aspx
- Texas Sea Grant – Seafood http://texasseagrant.org/programs/cook-ing-with-seafood/health-and-nutrition/
- Path to the Plate https://pathtotheplate.tamu.edu/