Lincoln Co. was well represented by several FFA members as they traveled to Louisville to participate in the KY State Fair Career Development Events and show off their SAE projects.
Daniel Noland and Nick Jones entered alfalfa mixed hay as part of their SAE projects. On Thursday, August 17, the Dairy Judging Team which consisted of Kyle Porter, Niki Patterson, Mary Shea , and Heather Renee Turpin, judged six classes of Dairy cattle, gave two sets of oral reasons and put their heads together to receive a perfect score on the pedigree class. They placed 17th out of 51 teams with Niki Patterson as 16th high individual. FFA Advisors, Mr. Joe Means, coached the Dairy Judging Team.
Lincoln Co.'s Livestock Judging team placed 2nd out of 58 teams and won the right to represent Kentucky at the Mid-South Fair on September 23rd in Memphis TN. They will be competing against other teams from Tennessee, Missouri, Mississippi, and Arkansas. The Team was required to place six classes, (market and breeding) swine, sheep, and beef cattle. They gave one set of oral reasons on the heifer class and selected four of eight Angus bulls based on pedigrees, in the keep/cull class. The other three classes required the teams to evaluate muscle thickness, back fat, and U.S. grades of market swine; quality grades, and yield grades of fat cattle; and muscle thickness and frame size of feeder cattle. This years Livestock Team consisted of Kyle Trowbridge, Nick Jones, Nikki Gooch, Lindsay Brock, with Daniel Noland as an alternate member. Kyle Trowbridge was second high individual overall, and an impressive high individual for the Beef section. FFA Advisor, Mrs. Denise Thomas coached the Livestock Team.