4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl & Management Date Set!

The Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl and Dairy Management contest will take place on Saturday, February 7th in Portage, WI.  This year the contest will be moving back to the John Muir Elementary School due to a scheduling conflict with ACT testing which will be taking place that same day at the high school.

Competition in the 4-H Dairy Bowl and Dairy Management Contests encourages a 4-H member to develop a more complete knowledge of dairy animals and related subjects.  These contests provides an educational dairy program for all dairy project members, including those who may not own or show a dairy project animal, and provides a way to develop alertness and self-confidence.

 The Dairy Bowl is a “quiz bowl” competition where all questions deal with dairy topics.  Teams of four members compete with each other in giving oral answers to questions posed by a moderator.  Teams receive points for correct answers and may lose points for incorrect answers.  The team with the highest final score is the winner.

In the Dairy Management Contest, teams work both as individuals and together to answer questions related to the management of a dairy farm and dairy cattle.  Team members work through various stations and at the end of the event, the total score for the team is added together to determine the final team score.

Both of these contest offer the opportunity for youth to test and showcase their knowledge of dairy cattle science and the dairy industry.  For more information, including entry forms and contest rules, please visit the Dairy Management Contest page and the Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest page.

Cream of the Crop Dairy Challenge

The Cream of the Crop 4-H Club in Jefferson County is again hosting their Dairy Challenge Contest.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 13 at the Jefferson High School with registration starting at  9:30am for the 10:00am contest.  Participants will be tested on their knowledge of dairy cows and dairy farming as well their dairy judging skills.  Entries are due by September 5th!  Click on the following link for your entry form!

Dairy Challenge Entry Form

Crowley Leadership Award Top 15 and Scholarship Award Winners Selected

Twenty youth from across Wisconsin interviewed on Wednesday, July 30th for the James W Crowley 4-H Dairy Leadership Award.  Fifteen award winners were selected and are listed as follows in alphabetical order:

Taylor Behnke
Bieke de Bruijn
Adam Field
Andrew Greenfield
Sara Griswold
Laura Jensen
Kati Kindschuh
Wanda Kunde
Jade Pinter
Megan Rolowski
Elizabeth Sarbacker
Jordan Siemers
Alex Sievert
Logan Voigts
Nicole Wright

2014 James Crowley Leadership Award Winners

2014 James Crowley Leadership Award Winners

Three of these 15 individuals were selected to each win a $500 scholarship provided by the James W. Crowley Management and Extension Fund.  These individuals are Taylor Behnke, Andrew Greenfield and Kati Kindschuh.

2014 James Crowley Leadership Award Scholarship Recipients

2014 James Crowley Leadership Award Scholarship Recipients

All 20 interviewees, the Top 15 and the three scholarship award winners were recognized at the Junior Dairyland Youth Celebration on Sunday August 3rd at the Wisconsin State Fair.  Congratulations to all of these hard working individuals!

State Dairy Judging Results

Here are the Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Judging results!

14 State Junior State Dairy Team

2014 State Senior Dairy Team Rank

14 State Junior Dairy Individual Results

2014 State Senior Dairy Individual Rank

State Dairy Judging Contest Qualifiers

Here are the State Dairy Judging Contest qualifiers!

2014 State Dairy Judging Qualifiers

Apply to Attend the National 4-H Dairy Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR WI YOUTH!!!!  APPLICATIONS ARE DUE BY JULY 25TH FOR THE 2014 NATIONAL 4-H DAIRY CONFERENCE

Applications are now available for the National 4-H Dairy Conference!  Wisconsin 4-H members who are in grades 10-12 as of January 1 2014 are eligible to apply for a chance to represent WI as a delegate at the conference.  The 2014 National 4-H Dairy Conference will take place on September 28 through October 1 in Madison, WI.  For more information and to fill out your application click here.

State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest Date Set

The State 4-H Dairy Judging contest has been set for Monday July 21st at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Black River Falls!  The 4 Area Animal Science Days, and other events, can be found on the Calendar page.  For rules and more information on Dairy Judging you can head to the Dairy Judging page!

Badger Dairy Camp Applications Available

Applications for the 2014 Badger Dairy Camp are now available!  This year’s camp will be held June 11-13, a Wednesday through Friday, at UW Madison.  Campers will be staying in the new Dejope residence hall and enjoy hands on experience with dairy cattle.  For more information and applications head on over to the Badger Dairy Camp page!

4-H Dairy Management Contest

Congratulations to the Senior team from Sheboygan County, the Mixed team from Fond Du Lac county and the Junior team from Rock county on winning the 2014 4-H Dairy Management Contest!

For full results head to the Dairy Management page.

4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Results

Congratulations to the all of the teams who competed in the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl on Saturday January 18th!  The Champion and Reserve teams in each division were as follows:

 

Senior:

Champions – Grant County

Reserve Champions – Dane County

 

Mixed:

Champions – Barron County

Reserve Champions – Sauk County

 

Junior:

Champions – Dodge County

Reserve Champions – Wood County


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