Consumer Decision Making

State 4-H Consumer Decision Making

Every day you make decisions, such as what you are going to eat, what you are going to wear, or what to buy. Consumer Decision Making teaches you how to make decisions based on information that you have learned and studied and on facts that you have collected. It can also help you learn to defend your decisions.

The 4-H Consumer Decision Making Contest can help you practice making decisions by matching your knowledge, skills and abilities against those of others. You will learn to rank items based on standards and quality. 

Contact your local Extension office for information on local contests.

Consumer Decision Making Divisions

Consumer Decision Making is divided into three age divisions: 

  • Beginner: Ages 8-9 before September 1 of the current 4-H year (or may choose to participate in the junior division)
  • Junior: Ages 10-13 (age 10 before September 1 and up to age 13 as of December 31 of the current 4-H year)
  • Senior: Ages 14-18 (as of December 31 of the current 4-H year)

4-H Consumer Decision Making - Powtoon

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