4-H'ers learn teamwork and cooperation as members
of a judging team while developing their decision making
skills. Competition is held in 10 different judging areas,
as well as outdoor meat cookery.
Results for the state competitions can be found below.
Each team or individual was previously selected as a
in regional competition. The state-winning teams and
high individuals receive plaques, out-of-state educational
or competitive trips and in some cases, savings bonds
as their awards.
County 4-H meats judging team took top
in state competition, June 3, in Knoxville.
Standing on the front row from
to right are Shane Williams, Tennessee Cattlemen's
Association (donor); Ronnie Millsaps, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative
(donor); Gary Rodgers, UT Extension agent; Dwight Loveday, UT Extension
meats specialist; and Darrell Ailshie, Tennessee Livestock Producers
(donor). Standing on the back row from left to right are team members
Deidra Bowers; Alaina Davis; Kylan Harron; and Emily Swortzel.
Heather Colwell of Warren County was the high scoring
individual at the State 4-H Meats Judging Contest in Knoxville.
Congratulating Heather from left to right are Dwight Loveday, Extension
meat specialist; Ronnie Millsaps, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (donor);
Heather; Darrell Ailshie, Darrell Ailshie, Tennessee Livestock
Producers (donor); and Shane Williams, Tennessee Cattlemen's Association
1. Hardeman County
2. Bedford County
3. Warren County (A)
4. Monroe County (A)
5. Rhea County
6. Monroe County (B)
7. Hancock County
8. Wilson County
9. Warren County (B) Individual Placings
1. Heather Colwell, Warren County (A)
2. Alaina Davis, Hardeman County
3. Caelan Paul, Monroe County (A)
4. Candace Reagan, Monroe (A)
5. Jordin Hockaday, Bedford
The winning meats team will represent Tennessee at the National 4-H Meats Judging Contest in Manhattan, Kansas.