The objectives of the Georgia 4-H Food Product Development Contest are:
-To develop and demonstrate leadership and communication skills;
-To develop team working skills while integrating individual contributions;
-To encourage innovative and creative thinking skills through the development of new food products and marketing strategies;
-To develop an understanding and appreciation for the many aspects of the food industry; and
-To acquire knowledge of quality standards, preparation and storage functional properties, feasibility of product, and marketing strategies.