CME Group and the National 4-H Council, along with OSU Extension, 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, which made a stop at The Ohio State Fair on Thursday, 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. Game participants raised a hog during the 2013 season. This year, participants will grow and sell a steer.
Joel Penhorwood stopped by the game’s location in the Ag/Hort building to learn more.