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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

Contest Objectives

  • To develop and demonstrate leadership and communication skills.
  • To use sound nutritional knowledge when planning meals.
  • To acquire scientific knowledge and improved understanding of the economy, versatility and nutritional value of Louisiana agriculture commodities and its relationship to human nutrition and health.
  • To help youth develop skills in the preparation and use of Louisiana agriculture commodities and to acquire the ability to express their ideas proficiently and efficiently through participation in projects, talks, discussions, demonstrations, and exhibits.
  • Date and Location

    The Louisiana 4-H Commodity Ambassador Contests will be held on February 15, 2022 during the LSU Livestock Show at Lamar-Dixon Expo Center in Gonzales, Louisiana.

    Registration

  • Registration form is due by February 1, 2022.
  • Each parish is eligible to enter one bona fide 4-H Club member in each division in each category of the contest. However, an individual may only enter one of the barbecuing events due to an overlap in the cooking and presentation times between the chicken, beef, and turkey events.
  • Registration form must be completed by the designated deadline. Failure to submit all information may result in point deduction and delay of contest.
  • Order of presentation and contestant number will be determined at registration on contest day.

  • Age Divisions and Details

    Division I4th to 6th graders3 to 5 minutesPosters or Powerpoint Slides
    Division II7th to 9th graders6 to 8 minutesPosters or Powerpoint Slides
    Division III10th to 12th graders8 to 10 minutesPosters or Powerpoint Slides

    Contest Contacts

    Primary ContactSecondary Contact
    Hannah Devall
    hdevall@agcenter.lsu.edu
    Claire Zak
    czak@agcenter.lsu.edu


    See complete rules for all contest updates, changes, and details


    For Agents:

    2022 Ambassador Contest Registration Form

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