Jackson County - Corn

Youth participating in the corn project will learn how to select seeds, grow and maintain their crops, and select and harvest the plants and/or grains for exhibit.

Project Resources

There are no manuals used for this project. Please complete your project according to the exhibit guidelines and scorecard provided. If you have further questions please contact the Jackson County Purdue Extension Office.

Exhibit guidelines

4-H member must fill out a record sheet to be turned in with the green / white record book.

Exhibit Options (can do one or both):

Peck of shelled corn
  1. Exhibit one peck (8 quarts or 1/4 bushel) of corn in sack furnished by member.
  2. One exhibit per member.
Full grown plants
  1. Exhibit three full grown plants in buckets.
  2. All plants must include a washed complete root system.
  3. On one of the plants, using shipping tags or 3"x5" cards, correctly identify and label five exterior plant parts.
Exhibit class guidelines

There will be three divisions divided according to members' grades: Beginner (Grades 3 - 5), Intermediate (Grades 6 - 8), Advanced (Grades 9 - 12). Exhibit options are the same for all youth in grades 3 - 12. 

Note: There will be a champion in each division and one overall grand champion corn exhibit.