Commodity Carnival

Visit Commodity Carnival at a Fair Near You!

CME Group and the National 4-H Council partnered to create the Commodity Carnival, a fun learning activity for students to experience managing the business risks associated with producing and bringing livestock to market. The game aims to build greater literacy in agricultural science and economics at state and county fairs.

The Commodity Carnival consists of three activities that guide participants through the process of producing and selling livestock: grow your livestock, sell your livestock and win a ribbon. This year, participants will grow and sell a steer.

The Commodity Carnival will appear at over 100 state and county fairs throughout the Midwest during the 2019 summer and fall of bring a steer to market at a fair near you.

Visit the Commodity Carnival Fair Schedule.

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    Interact with CME Group and 4-H during Commodity Carnival through social media by using #RiskRanch.

    About 4-H

    4-H is a community of seven million young people around the world learning leadership, citizenship, and life skills. National 4-H Council is the private sector, non-profit partner of the Cooperative Extension System and 4-H National Headquarters located at the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In the United States, 4-H programs are implemented by the 109 land-grant universities and Cooperative Extension through more than 3,000 local offices serving every county and parish in the country. Outside the United States, 4-H programs operate through independent, country-led organizations in more than 50 countries. Learn more about 4-H at, on Facebook at and Twitter at

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