The judging contests that were conducted at the fair included Consumer Decision Making Judging, Life Skills Judging, Forestry Judging, Meat Identification, and Dairy Judging.
During Consumer Decision Making Judging, youth are tested on their consumer decisions.
During Life Skills, youth are tested on their financial management, youth development, and nutritional knowledge.
In Forestry Judging, where youth are tested on their knowledge or forestry, tree identification, bugs/diseases and measuring.
During Meat Judging, youth identify different cuts of meat and where the cuts come from.
In Dairy Judging, youth judge dairy cows for milk production, conformation, and size.
More than 30 counties were represented at the judging day and Bradley County 4-H members did very well.
The Consumer Decision Making Judging Teams, coached by Kathryn Ervin, were comprised of Elisabeth Payne, Cala Chamberlin, and Emily Sherrill (Team A) and Ben Bunch, Sydney Greer, and Carter Wine (Team B).
Team A won fourth place in the region and Team B won seventh place. Team A will advance to the state contest to be held in Knoxville Oct.12.
The Life Skills Judging Team, coached by Lynne Middleton, was comprised of Hailey Guffey, Hannah Raper, Lacey Smith, and Sarah Tanck. The team won second place in the regional contest and a number of top individual placings.
Lacey Smith won first place Individual out of 44 youth. Sarah Tanck won second place Individual, and Hailey Guffey won fifth place Individual.
The Forestry Judging Team, coached by Robin Ramsey, included Hannah Waddell, Austin Roe, Jennings Kelley, Skylar Kelly and Emily Mooneyham.
Youth who are interested in future 4-H activities, including judging contests, should contact the 4-H Office in Bradley County at 728-7001.