Tennessee 4-H has over 186,000 great youth across the state! The Tennessee 4-H foundation is excited to be able to highlight a student each month for his or her outstanding work in the 4-H organization!

The month of February’s ‘Member Spotlight’ is Rutherford County 4-H’er, Haylee Ferguson. She is a Junior at Eagleville High School. Haylee is involved in the Leadership and Beef projects, Public Speaking and judging team activities.

Most recently, Haylee competed in the National Western Round Up Meats Judging contest. She was also named the Level 1 State Winner in the Leadership, Beef, and Consumer Education projects at Tennessee 4-H Congress and Roundup. 

Encouraging younger 4-H’ers to try new activities as well as training future showmen and meats ID judges are primary project goals for Haylee. She expresses that 4-H has allowed her to explore and learn not only about Beef production but about government and leadership training opportunities as well. 

Haylee’s future plans include a career in the agriculture field. Her aspirations revolve around livestock nutrition or meat science. She attributes her experiences in 4-H to truly providing the foundation of her interests.

Haylee (right) pictured with Kellie Harper, head basketball coach of the Tennessee Lady Vols (left).

Haylee is also a varsity basketball player. She recently met and heard from 4-H alumna and Coach Kellie Jolly Harper at the 4-H Livestock All-Star recognition banquet. This experience reminded Haylee of how important Tennessee 4-H’s leaders, volunteers and donors are in making opportunities possible. 

“Our 4-H donors are so important in continuing our program. I realize these activities would not be possible without them. Thank you for continuing to invest in our future!” — Haylee Ferguson 

The Tennessee 4-H Foundation is committed to being “Invested in Youth” in providing financial resources for youth development through 4-H. Consider donating to the Tennessee 4-H Foundation to support outstanding members like Haylee!