2013 Tennessee 4-H Skillathon Team
The Tennessee 4-H Skillathon Team brought home third place at the 2012 National 4-H Skillathon Contest at the North American International Livestock Expo. Pictured are coach Keith Allen (Macon County), Jared Bruhin (Sevier County), Rosa Haynes (Polk County), Kristen Walker (Blount County), and Rachael Wolters (Maury County)
4-H Livestock 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.
Upcoming 4-H Livestock Educational Events
June 4, 2013 - Tennessee State 4-H Livestock Judging. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
July 22-25, 2013 - Tennessee 4-H Roundup. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
July 26-28, 2013 - Volunteer Classic Livestock Judging Camp. University of Tennessee, Knoxville