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 kilpatri@anr.msu.edu

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:

  1. Recognize what an agricultural commodity is and associate commodities with products.
  2. Learn what investments are required to raise a commodity (hogs).
  3. Discover how a commodity’s risks in getting to market factor into its selling price.

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