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4-H Arts & Crafts: Farm Models Project

October 23, 2019

The Arts and Crafts 4-H project allows youth to learn life skills and grow in project knowledge while expressing creativity in a variety of mediums. Farm models is a great way to depict the farm you have or a farm you would dream of having. Let your creativity strive! 

Level A (grades 3-4)

Level B (grades 5-6)

Level C (grades 7-9)

 Level D (grades 10-12)




No manual required; however, a Lake County record sheet must be completed (attached below)

**Only a Lake County Record Sheet is needed**

General Exhibit Requirements

Arts & Crafts Record Sheet Required (No Manual)

  1. Create a realistic display around manufactured or custom built farm toys. All displays must be built on rigid wood (plywood).
  2. Farm Displays can be modeled in 1/64 or 1/16 or any other scale desired.
  3. Farm Displays can be obtained at farm equipment dealers, farm stores, and farm toy shows.
  4. If there is not enough space for display, exhibits may be removed after judging. Members are encouraged to bring a photograph.
  5. Judging criteria includes artistic arrangement of exhibit, detail of exhibit, and realistic setting of display.
  6. Display may depict any season of the year.


Level A (grades 3-4)

  1. Exhibit a farm display measuring 24" X 24".
  2. Display involves field work tilling only (plows, disc, or planting equipment). Roads, lanes, trees, fence rows, may be used to set off fields. Livestock and people may be used. No ponds, creeks or buildings may be used.

Level B (grades 5-6)

  1. Exhibit a farm display measuring 24" X 36".
  2. Display may include everything in Level A plus may show any kind of field work, harvesting, or crops. It may include ponds, creeks, railroad tracks. No buildings.

Level C (grades 7-9)

  1. Exhibit a farm display measuring 30" X 40".
  2. Display may include everything in Level A and B plus buildings.

Level D (Grades 10-12)

  1. Exhibit a farm display measuring 30" X 48".
  2. Display may create any type of farm or to an agriculture scene or display of farm businesses or events. Additional detail should be displayed in this level.


Interested in sponsoring a trophy or award for this project? Please contact the project superintendent or Extension Office at 219-755-3240 to learn more!

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