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Consumer Grains

January 9, 2020


 4-H Consumer Grain Record Sheet. Turn in with your project.

 The purpose of this project is to study and experiment with a particular grain each year. The ripened seed or fruits of cultivated grasses, grains, and rice are the world’s most important staple foods. Grains are wholesome, delicious, and nourishing. More and more variety in grains is available in grocery stores, health food stores, and specialty grocers. Try something new – try a grain you haven’t tasted before! Study a different grain each year.


This project is divided into a Junior (Grade 3-7) and Senior (Grade 8-12) Division.

In the Junior Division, you may study Corn, Oats, Rice, Rye, Sorghum, Soybeans, Sunflowers, or Wheat.


In the Senior Division, you may study Amaranth, Barley, Buckwheat (kasha), Bulgur, Couscous, Millet, or Quinoa.



Display a 22” x 28” poster explaining ONE of the following topics:

  1. Nutritional value of grain
  2. Uses of grain (industrial, food, farm, etc.)
  3. Proper storage of grain in the kitchen.
  4. Also on the poster, include two recipes that use the grain in different forms. Include a photo of a dish you prepared using one of the recipes displayed. Also include a sample of the grain in a Ziploc bag.
  5. See pages 13 and 14 for poster requirements.


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