The 4-H Cotton Boll and Consumer Jamboree is a district competition where 4-H’ers use their consumer judging skills and decision making skills to compete.
This contest is sponsored by the Georgia Cotton Commission. The contest emphasizes cotton but allows 4-H members to use their judging skills when they judge four classes of items, which include one class on clothing, one on a consumer item, one on a foods item and one on a consumer service.
At this year’s competition the class items were: jeans, movie rentals, fast food menus and watches. The 4-H’ers were given a situation on each class and they had to choose from the four items in each of the classes, which one was the preferred pick or buy.
The junior team members also had to prepare and present a poster along with a 30 second commercial promoting cotton.
The senior 4-H team members had to prepare and present a 2 minute speech on some aspect of cotton.
If you would like more information about Gordon County 4-H contact our office at 706-629-8685 or visit our web site at www.ugaextension.com/gordon.