Holding a 4-K Club Show

A 4-K Club show should be held when the majority of club members have mature agricultural produce. The show can be a simple event but can generate interest for members, 4-K Club leaders, parents and the community in general. The show should be held in a public building or even under a large shade tree, tents etc. It should have:

  • Each member exhibiting his/her produce e.g. carrots, tomatoes, beans, maize, fish, rabbits, honey, milk etc.

  • Each club member displaying her/his record book

  • Invited guests who may include the parents, extension providers, officials from the National and County Government (CG), School teachers, local leaders and other interested stakeholders

  • A team of judges appointed to select the best exhibits and award prizes on merit. A catalogue should be prepared with the criteria of judging the exhibits

  • The Director of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries to preside over the function

General Requirements for 4-K Club Show

  • All 4-K Club members with projects may exhibit at a local club show

  • It is the responsibility of the Chair to inform MoALFC and other stakeholders of the number of entries in each class, one week ahead of the show to allow for planning

  • All members must exhibit an up-to-date record book with their entry

  • All entries must be in place at the specified time

  • Only one entry may be entered in each class by any member

  • Members shall be present at the time of judging to answer the judge’s questions

  • Defective livestock, diseased, insect damaged or bruised entries are disqualified


For a successful show it is important to prepare adequately. The following should be noted:

  • Set an appropriate date convenient to all members at least 6 months before and inform all participating clubs
  • Identify and secure a proper location for the show
  • Provide tables for displays; temporary ones could be used including timber or mats
  • Inform and invite all extension service providers, the parents, and the community and other leaders of the approaching event
  • Secure qualified judges for the Show from MoALFC or other relevant stakeholders
  • Prepare the show award cards
  • Publicize the event through posters, churches, barazas and media
  • Acquire a well calibrated weighing scale for weighing exhibits.
  • Mobilize resources from stakeholders (MoALFC, local leaders, politicians, local NGOs, institutions, state corporations, parents)


Displays may be conducted as individual or as group: individual 4-K Club members may bring exhibit(s) from their home projects. Group displays will consist of 4-K Club members’ own group work (all accompanied with records). The exhibits will be judged in consideration of class entered and recommended quantities

  • 4-K Club members should select produce that are uniform in size and colour, free from insects, disease or mechanical damage
  • Members should present clean produce to the show
  • All exhibitors should bring their record books which are certified and up-to-date to form part of the displayed items
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A typical agenda of a 4-K Club Show might be as follows:

  • 08.00am – 10.30am – Assemble and label exhibits
  • 10.30am – 11.15am – Judging
  • 11.15am – 1.15pm – Viewing of exhibits by show goers
  • 1.15pm – 2.00pm – Speeches by local 4-K Club and community leaders
  • 2.00pm – 2.30pm – Address by Chief Guest and presentation of awards