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State Fall Judging Day Is October 14

Aug 25, 2017


Lori Gallimore, Extension Specialist

Fall Judging Day is scheduled for Saturday, October 7 on the University of Tennes- see, Knoxville campus. Registration will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the courtyard of the Plant Sciences Building (outside of Hollingsworth Auditorium) with competition be- ginning at 2:00 p.m. Please note: registration for Forestry Judging will begin at 12:30 p.m. with the contest beginning promptly at 1:00 p.m. at the judging location. More information regarding locations is forthcoming. The event will conclude with an awards banquet at 5:30 p.m. in the Hollingsworth Plant Science Auditorium.

Competition will be for senior judging teams only (9th-12th grade as of January 1, 2017) in the following areas:

Consumer Decision-Making Judging
Each region will qualify four (4) teams for state competition. The winning team will represent Tennessee at the Western National 4-H Roundup in Denver, Colorado in early January 2018.

Dairy Products Judging
This is a non-qualifying event. There is no limit as to the number of teams that may participate from a county.

Forestry Judging
Each region will qualify four (4) teams for state competition through a regional contest. The winning team will represent Tennessee at the National 4-H Forestry Invitational near Weston, West Virginia. Please note the special eligibility rule for forestry judging participants. In order to be eligible for the 2018 National 4-H Forestry Invitational, all contestants must be in the 8th, 9th, 10th or 11th grade on January 1, 2017. 12th graders are not eligible.

Poultry Judging
This is a non-qualifying event. There is no limit to the number of teams that may participate from a county. The winning team will represent Tennessee in the National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest in Louisville, Kentucky.

Outdoor Meat Cookery
Each region will qualify three (3) teams for state competition through a regional contest. A team consists of four (4) individuals in each of four divisions: beef, lamb, pork and poultry. Individual specie winners from regional contests, not on state –qualifying teams, will also be eligible to cook in the state contest and compete for individual awards. The top two chicken barbecue contestants will represent Tennessee in the National 4-H Poultry and Egg Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

Registration Details
In order to prepare for the judging event, we need to know how many are coming. There is a preregistration requirement for all teams through SUPER. EVERYONE who is going to the event, including 4-H agents, coaches, parents, guests, etc… must register through SUPER. All registration should be completed by Thursday, September 28, 2017. Your SUPER registration will be your reservation for the awards banquet. If you are NOT planning to stay for the awards banquet, there will be a space in SUPER to indicate this.

The cost for the banquet meal is $16.00 per meal and will be catered by “The Entertainer.”   You may pay in advance or at the registration table as you arrive. All checks should be made out to “Tennessee 4-H Foundation.” Counties will be responsible for any meals not cancelled by Tuesday, October 3, 2017.

If you have any questions, please contact me – (865) 974-72