2015 4-H Land Judging Competition

Want to know more about soil texture and water holding capacity? Perhaps you are interested in potential crop yields for a given site? Tennessee 4-H members who participate in state land judging learn all of this and then some.

On October 19, twelve 4-H land judging teams, combined with 12 FFA teams, participated in the state contest at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville.

The state winning team, announced at the awards banquet at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville, was Rutherford County (Taylor Turnage, Morgan Cardiff, Emily Lynch and Kayla Stiles, along with their coach Bruce Haley). Pictured with the winning team is State 4-H Council Senior Representative Christian Dalton, Hancock County.

Special thanks to Dr. Hugh Savoy (Biosystems Engineering department) for facilitating the contest and the Tennessee Farmers Insurance Companies for providing support for the event. Congratulations to all teams participating and best of luck to the Rutherford and Wilson county teams in the national event.

Team placings
1. Rutherford County
2. Wilson County
3. Bedford County
4. Roane County (B)
5. Grainger County
6. Roane County (A)
7. McNairy County (A)
8. McNairy County (B)
9. Macon County
10. Claiborne County
11. Carroll County (B)
12. Carroll County (A)

High Individuals
1. Morgan Cardiff
2. Kayla Stiles
3. Bo Watson
4. Brian McCarty
5. Matthew Parker

--Justin Crowe
Tennessee 4-H Ideas
October 2015

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