Agriculture Awareness 4-H

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AGRICULTURE AWARENESS SECTION 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 106

Agriculture Awareness: Chair - Mikhaila Kavanagh (613) 613 314-4536, Mike Kavanagh

4H: Chair - Cindy Brown (613) 838-3081

Deadline for entries is Thursday, September 14, 2023.

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The purpose of the Agricultural Awareness Program is to educate grade school students about food and where it comes from. The Program has a number of presenters who give a 10 to 15 minute presentation to the students on their specific topic.

All display will be located in the Agriculture Awareness Building

Drop off times for exhibits are Wednesday, Sept 13th from 6 - 8:30pm, and Thursday, Sept 14th from 7 - 8:30am with tags attached. A

$10 exhibitor fee must be included with registration unless deducted from last year's prize money. The Richmond Agricultural Society will not be responsible for loss or damage to entries

Exhibitors with identification are able to pick uptheir work from committee members at 5:00 - 6:00 pm, Sunday, September 17th

Note: Prize money will be mailed out after the Fair. No exhibitor will be allowed to make more than one entry in any one section


Section 40 - Scarecrow

Prizes: 1st: $50, 2nd: $35, 3rd: $20, 4th: $10, 5th: $10, 6th: $10


  1. Scarecrow

Only one entry per exhibitor, contest open to individuals, families or groups Entries will be judged according to originality

Entry will consist of 1 or 2 figures (i.e. pair of scarecrows together as one entry)

Scarecrows may be mounted on a stick or seated. If seated, exhibitor must supply own seating.

Do not put valuable accessories on your entry


Section 40 - Scarecrow

Prizes: 1st: $50, 2nd: $35, 3rd: $20, 4th: $10, 5th: $10, 6th: $10

  1. Largest Pumpkin

Entries will be judged according to weight

Any type of pumpkin or squash grown by exhibitor


Section 42 - Longest Gourd

Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $15, 4th: $5, 5th: $5, 6th: $5


  1. Longest Gourd Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $15, 4th: $10, 5th: $5, 6th: $5, others: $0 Entries will be judged by lenght of gourd

Gourd must be grown by exhibitor


Section 43 - Specialty Items

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3


  1. Display of 6 Gourds on a tray, any variety, named if known
  2. Pie Pumpkins (2)
  3. Largest Field Pumpkin (1)
  4. Three (3) Miniature Pumpkins
  5. Tallest Corn Stalk (1)
  6. Tallest Broom Corn Stalk (1)
  7. Largest Sunflower Head (1), any variety
  8. Tallest Sunflower, any variety (1)

The honey is to be a 2021 product and is to be displayed in one (1) 500 gram jar per section


Section 44 - Honey

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5

The honey is to be a 2021 product and is to be displayed in one (1) 500 gram jar per section

  1. Light
  2. Golden
  3. Amber
  4. Creamed Honey
  5. Comb Honey - 3" x 4" block in a commercial foil container
  6. Beeswax - 2 samples to be shown


45.   Section 45 - Maple Syrup

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5


  1. Amber 250 ml container
  2. Light 250 ml container


106. Section 106 - 4H

Committee: Chair: Cindy Brown (613) 838-3081

NOTE: All entries submitted must be made by a current member of a 4H Club located in Carleton County.

4H Regular: PRIZES: 1st $5, 2nd $3, 3rd $2

  1. Chocolate 4H Brownies, not iced, 3 on a paper plate inside a Ziplock Pieces approximately 2” x 2”. Use the Chocolate 4H Brownies recipe below.
  2. Display of 3 garden vegetables on a tray, ALL NAMED, grown by
  3. A 4” x 6” (glossy or matte finish) photograph collection (minimum four, maximum eight) of You depicting ‘Learn to Do by Doing’, mounted on Bristol board. Must include the current Canadian 4H emblem, minimum size 2” x 2”.

4H Field Crop Members: PRIZES: 1st $10, 2nd $6, 3rd $4

  1. Open to 4H Field crop members…a sample of grain (barley, oats, spring/winter wheat, or beans (any variety) – 3lb displayed in a large or extra-large Ziplock bag and properly Hay – 1 four-inch flake of machine baled (not from a round bale) cut hay…displayed in a supplied bag and properly labelled.
  2. First cut alfalfa – 85% or more alfalfa
  3. First cut legume other than alfalfa – 85% or more legume
  4. First cut legume and grass – 70% and 30% either way
  5. First cut grass – 85% or more grass
  6. Second cut alfalfa or another legume – 85% or more legume
  7. Second cut mixed legume and grass – 70% and 30% either way

Chocolate 4H Brownies

250ml (1 cup) butter 500ml (2 cups) sugar 4 eggs

425ml (1½ cups) flour 5ml (1 tsp) baking powder 2ml (½ tsp) salt

175ml (¾ cup) cocoa 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla

Preheat oven to 175°Celcius (350° Fahrenheit) Melt butter. Stir in sugar, then eggs.

Sift and add flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa. Mix in vanilla. Bake for 30 minutes in a greased 22x33cm (9 x 13inch) pan.


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