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The Tennessee 4-H State 4-H Livestock Judging Contest winning team from Lawrence County. Pictured are Emily Buck (Tennessee Farmers Cooperative), John Calvin Bryant, Tori Bryant, Mandy Whitfield, Bryant Gobble, and Doug Dawkins (Tennessee Cattlemen's Association).

4-H Animal Science Programs

Tennessee 4-H and FFA Beef, Sheep and Horse activities are popular with Tennessee youth. In the Tennessee 4-H program, approximately 45,000 youth are involved in the Beef, Goat, Horse, Poultry, Sheep and Swine projects. More than 2,000 youth from 80 different counties are anticipated to exhibit approximately 5,000 head of beef cattle, goats, horses, sheep and hogs.

State-wide shows include The Knoxville Spring Junior Cattle Exposition, The 4-H Horse Championships, Tennessee Junior Livestock Exposition (Beef and Sheep Events), Junior Dairy Show, Market Hog Show and State Goat Show. The educational programs and activities associated with the shows are carried out by the UT Extension and the University of Tennessee. These shows provide opportunities for 4-H and FFA members to demonstrate the skills and knowledge they have learned by participating in the 4-H Livestock Projects.

4-H Animal Science License Plate

The Tennessee 4-H Animal Science Program is offering license plates for sale. All the proceeds from the license plates sales go to support state 4-H Livestock and Horse programs.

Purchasing Information

4-H Animal Science License Plate Order Form

Upcoming 4-H Animal Science Educational Events

January 25, 2014 - Beef Quiz Bowl Contest. TCA Convention, Pigeon Forge

February 14-15, 2014 - State 4-H Horse Educational Contest. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

June 3, 2014 - Tennessee State 4-H Livestock Judging. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

June 10-13, 2014 - Junior High Academic Conference. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

July 21-25, 2014 - Tennessee 4-H Roundup. University of Tennessee - Martin

July 25-26 , 2014 - Volunteer Classic Livestock Judging Camp. University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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