Lincoln County was among 11 counties to send youth to the 2020 state livestock judging contest as well as one of the seven counties to send youth to the 2020 4-H dairy judging contest. In the case of both of these competitions Lincoln County brought home 1st place in the overall category.

Livestock Judging is an activity in which youth evaluate live classes of beef cattle, swine, sheep and meat goats, then defend their decision through oral reasons. Youth participating in livestock judging learn animal related skills, but more importantly enhance their communication, decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving skills. This contest consisted of 8 placing classes, 4 sets of oral reasons and 2 sets of questions.

The High Team Overall was Lincoln County, consisting of Ella Pollock, Colton Moorehead, Cason Seals and Hillary Heffington. Lincoln County was also the High Team in Sheep/Goat Judging, High Team in Swine Judging and High Team in Reasons. They will represent Tennessee at the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest in Louisville, KY in November.

Dairy Judging is an activity in which youth evaluate live classes of dairy cattle and then defend their decision through oral reasons. Youth participating in dairy judging learn animal related skills, but more importantly enhance their communication, decision-making, critical thinking and problem solving skills. This contest consisted of 5 placing classes and 3 sets of oral reasons.

The High Team Overall was Lincoln County, consisting of Colton Moorehead, Ada Corder, Ella Pollock and Clay Owen. Lincoln County was also the High Team in Reasons.