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Consumer Education Project

You need to manage money throughout your life. Improve your money management skills and become a more informed consumer. Learn to distinguish between wants and needs, identify, set and evaluate goals, track expenses and income, and more.

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State & Regional Events

To view county or local club events, visit the county website.

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Consumer Decision Making Judging Contests

Participants judge five classes in the areas of Personal Care, Entertainment & Leisure, Clothing & Textiles, Consumerism & Personal Finance, and Nutrition. Participants also have a questions class where they recall facts about the items in a class. Intermediate participants (grades 6-8) present one set of reasons and senior participants (grades 9+) present two sets of reasons to a judge. More info.

Minnesota State Fair

4-H plays a pivotal role in youth development and public education at the Minnesota State Fair. Over 7,000 4-H youth have the opportunity to interact with the public and educate fairgoers through 4-H exhibits, demonstrations, performances, and 4-H promotion. More info.

Consumer Education Project resources

Beginning to learn about consumer education:

Some experience with this project:

Looking for a challenge:

Project leader resources

4-H Youth record keeping

Project evaluation

Contact

To get involved with the 4-H Consumer Education project, contact your county 4-H office.

Carrie Ann Olson, olson166@umn.edu, 320-589-1711


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