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 - Updated March 2019
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 Safety Recommendations for Food Preservation Exhibits - Updated March 2019
Judging Home Preserved Foods - University of Georgia
- Judging Dried Fruits & Leather
- Judging Fruits
- Judging Herbs
- Judging Pickles
- Judging Preserves
- Judging Dried Meat Jerky
- Judging Meat and Poultry
- Judging Tomatoes and Tomato Products
- Judging Dried Vegetables
- Judging Vegetables
If you experience any technical difficulties with viewing the videos, please contact Sara Reasoner, 785-532-1396, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!