NO STATE FAIR EXHIBIT.
Completed record sheets and manuals are due into the Extension Office on or before June 29, 2020, 4:00 PM. No records, or late/incomplete record sheets will result in an exhibit being considered for EXHIBITION ONLY—NO PLACING.
The 4-H Wheat project will have three levels:
BEGINNER - grades 3 and 4
INTERMEDIATE - grades 5, 6 and 7
ADVANCED - grades 8 through 12.
Things you will learn in the 4-H Wheat project:
1. The growth stages and parts of plants.
2. The characteristics of different varieties.
3. Requirements for good germination.
4. Recognition of injurious weeds, diseases, and insects.
5. Optimum use of fertilizers.
6. Products made from harvest (edible, non-edible).
7. Good management practices and their importance.
Things you will do working with wheat:
1. Plan your project years with the help of your parents, and/or club leader.
2. Grow a plot of wheat (at least one acre) and check on it a minimum of four (4) times during the growing season. If you do not have space at your home for this plot, see if a friend or neighbor will let you use some land or help them with their crop.
3. Complete the activities as suggested below:
BEGINNER - complete one (1) activity each year (do not repeat any activity).
INTERMEDIATE - complete one (1) activity each year (do not repeat any activity).
ADVANCED - complete two (2) activities each year (do not repeat any activity).
4. Make an exhibit from one of the project activities that you selected and display it at the Fair. Discussed below are some additional suggested exhibits.
5. Complete the Noble County 4-H Crops Record Sheet that are appropriate for your project and have your leader sign it.
SUGGESTED FAIR EXHIBITS: See Poster Construction Rules on page 24 of your Handbook for poster hints. A notebook could be a three-ring binder, or appropriate folder.
1. The Parts of a Plant (see "Parts of the Plant" in the manual). Display a full-grown wheat plant (including roots), with the plant parts correctly identified and labeled, using 3" x 5" cards.
2. The Effects of Moisture and Temperature on Seed Germination (see Activity 4 in manual). Display the experiment set up as run (or actual experiment if possible) plus a poster or notebook summarizing the results from the grain you tested.
3. The Effects of Plant Competition and Growth (see Activity 5 in manual). Display your actual experiment plus a poster or notebook summarizing your conclusions based on the results produced.
4. The Effects of Planting Depths (see Activity 6 in manual). Display your actual experiment plus a poster or notebook summarizing your conclusion based on the results produced.
5. The Effects of Soil Types and Growth (see Activity 7 in manual). Display your actual experiment plus a poster or notebook summarizing your conclusions based on the results produced.
6. Role of Wheat in the Consumer's Life (see Activity 14 and 15 in manual). Create a display of a minimum of 10 products (edible and non-edible) that come from wheat. Your display may be the actual product or pictures. On a 3" x 5" card give each product name and its use. Notebook or poster would be acceptable.
In addition to the activity you chose to exhibit, you may also display one gallon of wheat you harvested within the past year.