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Educational Contests

Jeopardy-style competition where teams of three to four youth answer questions related to the dairy cattle industry. The state competition is held in June with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Teams of three to four youth evaluate six classes of dairy cattle based on structure, mammary system, and other production traits. They also present three sets of oral reasons. Regional qualifying contests are held in early August. The state competition is in late August with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest will be August 20, 2020
Wilson County Fairgrounds
945 E Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087

Directions

Comprehensive knowledge-based competition where teams of three to four youth complete an exam, stations, slides, and judging covering all aspects of the horse industry. The competition is divided into three divisions (Junior, Junior High, Senior) with age-appropriate information included in each division. Regional qualifying contests are held in January. The state competition is held in February with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Horse Bowl in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

A comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition can be found at UTHorse.

Jeopardy-style competition where teams of three to four youth answer questions related to the horse industry. The competition is divided into three divisions (Junior, Junior High, Senior) with age-appropriate information included in each division. Regional qualifying contests are held in January. The state competition is held in February with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Horse Bowl in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

A comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition can be found at UTHorse.

Public speaking contests where youth compete in individual demonstration, team demonstration, and individual public speaking events using a topic from their horse project. The state competition is held in the spring with the winners of the three events representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Horse Communications Contest in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

A comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition can be found at UTHorse.

Teams of three to four youth evaluate horses based on conformation, performance, and other relevant traits. They also present oral reasons. Regional qualifying contests are held in May. The state competition is held in June at the state 4-H Horse Show with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Horse Judging Contest in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

A comprehensive resource list to prepare for the competition can be found at UTHorse.

The 4-H Horse Judging Contest
Cancelled for 2020
Tennessee Miller Coliseum
304 W Thompson Lane
Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37129

Directions

Jeopardy-style competition where teams of three to four youth answer questions related to the beef cattle, swine, sheep, and goat industries. The state competition is held in January with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Livestock Quiz Bowl in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Link to the Quiz Bowl Rules

Teams of three to four youth evaluate eight classes of beef cattle, swine, sheep, and meat goats based on structure, muscle, volume, and other production traits. They also present four sets of oral reasons and answer questions on two classes. Regional qualifying contests are held in April and May. The state competition is held the first Tuesday of June with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Link to the Quiz Bowl Rules

State 4-H Livestock and Meat Judging
August 17, 2020
Wilson County Fairgrounds
945 E Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087

Directions

Teams of three to four youth evaluate and identify cuts of beef, pork, and lamb. They also present oral reasons and answer questions. Regional qualifying contests are held in April and May. The state competition is held the first Tuesday of June with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Meat Judging Contest in October in Kansas City, Missouri.

State 4-H Livestock and Meat Judging
August 17, 2020
Wilson County Fairgrounds
945 E Baddour Parkway
Lebanon, TN 37087

Directions

Teams of three to four youth evaluate and identify poultry meat cuts, poultry parts, eggs, and live birds. They also present oral reasons. The state competition is held in September or October with the winning team representing Tennessee at the National 4-H Poultry Judging Contest in November in Louisville, Kentucky.

Agribition Judging Contest

Block and Bridle Roundup Judging Contest

  • Invitational livestock judging contest held the first Saturday in March at the UT Block and Bridle Roundup in Knoxville.