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Results of 2017 State Fall Judging Day

Oct 13, 2017


Lori Gallimore, Extension Specialist

State 4-H Fall Judging Day was held on Satur- day, October 7, 2017 at the University of Tennessee agriculture campus in Knoxville. A total of 37 teams representing 31 counties gathered to compete in four judging events and outdoor meat cookery. The results are as follows:

High Individuals (overall):

  • Calley Overton, Hardeman County
  • Hannah Bernhardt, Putnam County
  • Abby Parker, Bedford County
  • Emily Welte, Putnam County

Winning Team:

Putnam County’s team placed first. Members of the winning team included Hannah Bernhardt, Shelby Mainord, Hannah Steger and Emily Welte. Melissa Henry, Putnam County 4-H agent, was the team’s coach. The team qualifies to represent Tennessee at the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver, Colorado in January 2018.

Other Teams Competing:

Other teams competing in Consumer Decision Making included (in alphabetical order):

  • Bedford County
  • Bradley County
  • Crockett County
  • Hardeman County
  • Knox County
  • Lauderdale County
  • Loudon County
  • Madison County
  • Monroe County
  • Robertson County
  • Sumner County

High Individuals (overall):

  • Amber Jones, Robertson County
  • Samuel Moore, Robertson County
  • Kaylee Dorris, Robertson County
  • Milynn Armistead, Robertson County

Winning Team:

Robertson County’s team was the only team competing in this non-qualifying competition and therefore, placed first. Kathy Finley, Robertson County 4-H agent, was the team’s coach. The team qualifies for an educational tour. The high individual receives a scholarship.

High Individuals (overall):

  • Betsy Adair, Dyer County
  • Zach Yeary, Claiborne County
  • Haley Rankhorn, Carter County
  • Rebecca Pyburn, Shelby County

Winning Team:

The winning team was Carter County. Members of the winning team included Haley Rankhorn, Kaci Ritchie, John Tapp and Mayna Turbyfield. The team was coached by their 4-H agent, Emily Barton. The team qualifies to represent Tennessee at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational in West Virginia in 2018.

Other Teams Competing:

Other teams competing in Forestry included (in alphabetical order):

  • Claiborne County
  • Dyer County
  • Giles County
  • Hardin County
  • McNairy County
  • Moore County
  • Polk County
  • Putnam County
  • Sequatchie County
  • Shelby County

High Individuals (overall):

  • Jeana Romines, Sumner County
  • Abigail Buchanan, Cannon County
  • Austin Parker, Sumner County
  • Austin Powell, Cannon County

High Individual in Production: Casey Jansch, Sumner County
High Individual in Market Products: Jeana Romines, Sumner County

Winning Team:

Sumner County took top honors and qualifies to represent Tennessee at the National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky in November 2017. Members of the winning team included Aubrey Garrison, Casey Jansch, Austin Parker and Jeana Romines. The team was coached by their 4-H agent, Clint Parker.

Other Teams Competing:

Other teams competing in Poultry included (in alphabetical order):

  • Cannon County
  • DeKalb County
  • Knox County
  • Rutherford County

High Individual Beef:     Zach Snoddy, Lincoln County
High Individual Lamb: Luke Welte, Putnam County
High Individual Pork: Kade Allen, Macon County

The top two individual in the poultry division can compete at the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Kentucky in November of this year.

High Individual in Poultry:      Caz Bilbrey, White County
2nd High Individual in Poultry: Robby Borders, Loudon County

Winning Team

Congratulations is extended to Macon County for placing first in team rankings for the Outdoor Meat Cookery event. The team was coached by their agents, Kayla Jenkins and Keith Allen.   Members of the winning team included Kade Allen, Eli Borders, Samantha Bussell and Zach Goad.

Other Teams Competing:

Other teams competing in Outdoor Meat Cookery included (in alphabetical order):

  • DeKalb County
  • Hancock County
  • Henry County
  • Loudon County
  • Montgomery County
  • Morgan County
  • White County
Outdoor Meat Cooking