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What is the commodity ambassador contest?

The Louisiana 4-H Commodity Ambassador contest is a state level speaking competition designed to allow youth to demonstration their ability to effectively communicate about some of Louisiana's most important commodities including poultry, eggs, beef, seafood, sugar, sweet potatoes and rice.

Purpose of the contest

  • 4-H members will develop and demonstrate leadership and communication skills.
  • Participants will acquire knowledge and improved understanding of the economic importance, versatility, and nutritive value of Louisiana commodities.
  • Youth will develop sound knowledge in the preparation, nutritional, financial and environmental aspects of commodities in order to advocate for agriculture effectively.

Participation and Age Requirements

Each parish is eligible to enter one enrolled 4-H member in good standing in each category and age division.

If you are interested in participating in the commodity ambassador contest make sure to join 4-H and ask your local parish 4-H agent about qualifying events in your area!

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Contest Format

Each participant must present a demonstration on the preparation of an affordable, nutritious dish showcasing one of the following commodities: chicken, turkey, eggs, beef, seafood, sugar, sweet potatoes, or rice.

The demonstration should include information regarding the chosen commodity including but not limited to:

  • Steps in preparation of a dish utilizing the selected commodity.
  • Information on nutritional value, preparation and storage, food safety, product quality, product versatility, and economic benefit of cooking with the commodity.
  • After each demonstration judges will be allowed to ask 3-5 questions per contestant.

FOR 2021

Division I and II demonstrations will be judged as pre-recorded video submission with no question and answer session. The videos will be submitted along with the required recipe at the time of registration.

Division III demonstrations will be judged as live presentations via Microsoft Teams

For Agents:

Register for 2021 State Commodity Ambassador Contest

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