Department X

   Karly West

1. Refer to the General Rules for Wise County Youth Fair eligibility guidelines.

2. The Agricultural Product Identification contest is open to all 4-H, FFA and FCCLA members.

3. Contestants will be divided into three age categories. Age is determined as of August 31st of the previous calendar year.
     A) Juniors 3rd through 5th grade
     B) Intermediates 6th through 8th grade
     C) Seniors 9th through 12th grade

4. Each team shall consist of a minimum of three (3) and a maximum of four (4) contestants, with the three (3) highest scores being used to compute team scores. Contestants without a team can participate as an individual.

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 e. Uses f. Growing season g. Specific nutrition

5. Contestants have 30 seconds at each station to answer both the identification and the multiple choice questions.  

1. Contestants will receive five (5) points for each product that is correctly identified and five (5) points for each question that is correctly answered. Points will only be awarded on the follow up questions (pertaining to the product displayed) if the product is correctly identified.
    Total Points Possible Individual 300 points
    Team (high three scores counted) 900 points

2. Ties: 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.

3. References: 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. Resources related to the contest may be found at under Ag Product Guide. Teams will also benefit from their own web searches and by visiting supermarkets to view products. 

Texas Produce Association
(http'//www texElsprodnceElssociation.comlindex.asp)

TAMU Extension Texas Horticulture & Crops

USDA Cuts of Beef

Pork Cuts

Ag ID Study Guide


   Awards will be given to the top 3 teams in each age division and the top 3 individuals in each age division.

1. Agricultural Product Identification—Junior
2. Agricultural Product Identification—Intermediate
3. Agricultural Product Identification—Senior