I began judging livestock as a 4-H and FFA member in high school. While I was a youth, I exhibited market lambs and registered Suffolk sheep and market hogs. During my senior year in high school, my FFA chapter (White House, Tennessee) won the State FFA Livestock Judging Contest. I was the high individual scorer in oral reasons and high overall individual scorer at the state contest. My team competed at the National FFA Livestock Judging Contest in Kansas City, where I was awarded a Bronze Individual Award.
I have worked as a 4-H agent in Tennessee for 20 years. I enjoy working with youth and helping them develop life skills through working with livestock projects.
I believe that showmanship is the most important class in a youth livestock show. It allows the kids to showcase their skills, and allows the judge to educate the kids in the show ring.
I have judged at numerous county fairs, area livestock shows, and county 4-H livestock shows. I have experience judging showmanship, beef heifers, market hogs, poultry, and meat goats; however, my preference is judging sheep (market type and breeding sheep).
B.S. Middle Tennessee State University M.S. University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Judging Experience & Honors:
I have served as a judge in the past 3 years at the following events... Smith County (TN) 4-H Livestock Show (heifers, market goats, sheep) Sumner County (TN) Fair Sheep Show Overton County (TN) Fair Market Goat Show Central Region (TN) 4-H Market Goat Show Montgomery County (TN) 4-H Sheep Show Robertson County (TN) Fair Sheep Show Overton County (TN) Fair Sheep Show Putnam County (TN) Fair Market Goat Show Putnam County (TN) Fair Sheep Show Macon County (TN) Fair Poultry Show Green River District (KY) Lamb Show DeKalb County (TN) Fair Beef Show Franklin County (TN) Fair Beef Show Tennessee River Agriculture Exposition (TRAE) Sheep Show Middle TN District Fair Jr. Meat Goat Show