Consumer Education

A savvy consumer knows their stuff.  Utah County 4-H consumer education projects focus on developing critical decision-making skills that support youth now and in the future.   This program area focuses upon the skills of consumer observation, comparison, and the ability to make a fact-based purchases, adhere to a budget, and examine quality and quantity.  Additionally, the development of entrepreneurship, and financial responsibility.

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Find your "SPARK"

      • Explore 4-H Discover Curriculums.
      • Join or start a 4-H club.
      • Complete a Consumer Decision Making Challenge Activity
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Camps, Clinics, and Opportunities
      • Attend a Consumer Decision Making workshop.
        • FCS Consumer Decision Making Workshop 1.26.2021 (virtual)
        • FCS Consumer Decision Making County Qualifier 10.22.2020 (virtual)
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Contests and Fairs
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Develop your career pathway
      • Become an FCS Project Ambassador
      • Serve as a Youth Mentor as a TRY Team Member
      • Job shadow a specialist
      • Obtain an internship in your area of interest
This contest is based on the skills of consumer observation, comparison, and the ability to make a fact-based decisions. Participants review a series of items in four categories and prioritize the items based upon the needs in the provided scenario. Each participant is then expected to defend their rankings to a panel of judges during an Oral Reasons session.

This contest is held at the county level and at the national 4-H event, Western National Round-Up. 

For rules, tutorials, and more information visit our state 4-H page.

Earn points on your Utah County 4-H Scorecard by participating in these challenges!

Market Madness
Become familiar with the price of several common grocery items, compare them to store brands, and make an informed decision regarding the best produce based upon price. This activity is perfect for younger 4-H'ers.

Shopping Challenge
Watch for more details.
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