4-H Commodity Carnival
Date: August 5, 2013 - August 7, 2013
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Kent County Fairgrounds, Lowell, MI
Contact: Glenda Kilpatrick firstname.lastname@example.org
The learning activity will be made up of two hands-on mini-carnival activities to introduce the concepts of agricultural futures and options to the target audience of families and youth ages 8 - 14.
4-H youth will run each activity and guide the participant through the process of producing a commodity and selling it. In the process, participants will discover how investments and risks factor into agricultural markets and prices. As each participant goes through the two mini-carnival stations, they will:
- Recognize what an agricultural commodity is and associate commodities with products.
- Learn what investments are required to raise a commodity (hogs).
- Discover how a commodity’s risks in getting to market factor into its selling price.