Among the activities Tuesday at the Butler County 4-H Fair was the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Judging Contest.


Among the activities Tuesday at the Butler County 4-H Fair was the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) Judging Contest.
For this, youth compete in one of three age levels and are given various situations to consider.

"There are four different ways to approach a situation and solve the problem," said Barb Roths, who was organizing the event.

They rank the possible solutions from best to worst. They also are given reasons to consider for each situation and how important those are.

There are three FACS competitions held throughout the year in Butler County.

Individuals competing in the 9 to 13 age level or the 13 and up with the highest scores, who competed in two of the competitions, go to the State Fair.

"These topics are more family consumer science," Roths said.

Some scenarios included bicycle safety, making new friends and food and nutrition, among others.

Other activities Tuesday included the judging of poultry, rabbits, dairy goats, rocketry, pigeons, geology bucket calves and heifers, as well as the presentation of demonstrations and illustrated talks.

Today wraps up the fair, with the rocket shoot-off, barnyard olympics and the buyers supper, awards presentation and livestock sale.