4-H Projects and Contests
There are many avenues for youth to participate in horticulture through a local 4-H program. Shelley Mitchell is the 4-H contact for horticulture at the state level. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact her directly, 405-744-5755.
4-H Horticulture Projects
- #681 Gardening
- #682 Home Grounds
- #683 Houseplants also see OCES Fact Sheet F-6438 Terrariums and F-6411 Houseplant Care
4-H Landscape Design Drawing Project
- Use white 11" x 17" paper to horizontal exhibit landscape drawings.
- Create a column on right side of sheet for title block, 2 inches wide from top of drawing to bottom. List the following in INK: Scale, symbols of plants, numbers representing trees, shrubs and plants and how many of each plant were used in the landscape. Example: 1- Rose (6), 2 - Oak trees (4), 3- Petunia (3 dozen or 36). List name, date and club on the back for competition.
- Drawing is top view (plan view).
- Use the scale provided: 1 in = 10 ft
- Hand drawings will be accepted.
- Draw plant symbols at mature plant size.
- Use the plant symbols and the materials symbols provided.
- Drawings must be full color.
- Walkways should be 3 ft or 5 ft wide.
- Patio(s) are required on the back of the house.
- In the drawings use a lie to indicate the planting beds. All small trees, shrubs and perennials should be inside a planting bed. Large trees could be found in the lawn or inside planting beds.
Pecan Exhibit Fair Entry - NEW for 2015!
- The exhibit shall consist of an educational exhibit that will fit a 3' wide x 3' deep area. It must be free-standing with sides attached. A notebook should be included in the display. Each county may have one exhibit in each class.
- The exhibit should provide information about the pecan industry such as history, importance to state, health benefits and nutrition, uses, production, processing, storage requirements or other topics pertaining to pecan.
- The exhibit should increase the public awareness of the importance and impact of the specific sector of the pecan industry. The notebook should include any involvement the exhibitor has had with teaching others, giving talks or demonstration, preparing pecan foods, planning programs, producing pecans, field trips, etc.\The notebook may be typed or handwritten and should include pictures.
- Awards furnished by the Oklahoma Pecan Growers Association. 1st place entries should be available to display at annual OPGA meeting in June the following summer.
- Criteria for judging: 30 points completeness of educational lesson; 30 points public appeal; 40 points notebook. Ribbons will be placed on the top ten (10) in each class.
Oklahoma State Fair 4-H Horticulture Judging Contest