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Horticulture and Pecan 4-H Projects and Exhibits

There are many avenues for youth to participate in horticulture and landscape architecture through a local 4-H program. Eligibility: Any 4-H member may prepare an exhibit(s) for their county fair. First place entries are eligible for their state fair.


Horticulture Projects

681 Gardening

  • Great Pumpkin Project
  • Fair Exhibits available: potatoes, okra, onions, pumpkin, squash, sweet potatoes, peppers, tomatoes, watermelon, red apples, yellow apples, pears and a Home Garden Food Basket

682 Home Grounds

683 Houseplants also see OCES Fact Sheet Terrariums HLA-6438 and Houseplant Care HLA-6411

 

Pecan Exhibit Fair Entry

Eligibility: Any 4-H member interested in learning more about pecans and the pecan industry may prepare an exhibit.

 

  • The exhibit shall consist of an educational exhibit that will fit a 3' wide x 3' deep area. It must be free-standing with sides attached. A notebook should be included in the display. Each county may have one exhibit in each class.
  • The exhibit should provide information about the pecan industry such as history, importance to state, health benefits and nutrition, uses production, processing, storage requirements or other topics pertaining to the pecan.
  • The exhibit should increase the public awareness of the importance and impact of the specific sector of the pecan industry. The notebook should include any involvement the exhibitor has had with teaching others, giving talks or demonstrations, preparing pecan foods, planning programs, producing pecans, field trips, etc. The notebook may be typed or handwritten and should include pictures.
  • Awards furnished by the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association. 1st place entries should be available to display at annual OPGA meeting in June the following summer.
  • Criteria for judging: 30 points completeness of educational lesson; 30 points public appeal; 40 points notebook. Ribbons will be placed on the top ten (10) in each class.

Jr Division (ages 9-13) $40  $30  $20  $10  $10
Sr. Division (ages 14 and over)  $40  $30  $20  $10  $10

Resources:

From a Nut to a Tree - Grow Your Own Pecan Seedlings

Test Your Pecan Knowledge

 

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