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Fair Judging

First, thank you for your decision to judge foods and/or food preservation at county fairs or the State fair. This experience can be very rewarding for you and is a great way to help educate youth and others in making good quality and safe products.

Below are resources to help educate you on how to be a judge for foods and food preservation. Please take the time to watch the videos on each topic. There are extra resources to accompany each video.

Foods & Nutrition

It's More Than Keeping Your Fingers Out of the Cookie Dough! - Video on judging tips

  • Video length - 1 hour, 15 minutes

 

And the Winner Is! - Tips on judging foods

Judge's Guide for Foods & Nutrition Exhibits

Foods Exhibit Evaluation Form

Food Gift Basket Evaluation Form

Food Educational Exhibit Evaluation Form

Foods Label

Key Breadmaking Temperatures

When are Baked Goods Done?

Bread Machine Problems and Solutions

 

Food Preservation

Just Because it Seals, Doesn't Mean It's Safe! - Video on judging tips

  • Video length - 1 hour, 2 minutes

 

And the Winner Is! - Tips on judging food preservation

Food Preservation Labels Small 1 x 2.58

Food Preservation Labels Large 2 x 4

Food Preservation Judging Criteria

Food Safety Recommendations for Food Preservation Exhibits

Judging Home Preserved Foods - University of Georgia

Food Preservation Problems and Solutions

Canning Meat - Problems and Solutions

Scorecards

 

If you experience any technical difficulties with viewing the videos, please contact Sara Reasoner, 785-532-1396, sreason@ksu.edu. Thank you!