Dairy

alt=""4-H dairy lovers can expand their knowledge by participating in the following:

  • Badger Dairy Camp
  • Dairy Cattle Evaluation
  • Dairy Bowl
  • National 4-H Dairy Conference
  • Jim Crowley Memorial Award Interviews – High schoolers in grades 10 through 12 and enrolled in the 4-H dairy project are invited to apply for the James W. Crowley 4-H Dairy Leadership Awards. The deadline for applications or nominations for the 15 awards is July 15. Winners receive plaques and partial scholarships to attend the National 4-H Dairy Conference in September. The top two candidates will each receive $500 awards for continuing their dairy education. The James W. Crowley Dairy Management and Extension Fund sponsor this 4-H dairy award program. Finalists will be interviewed at the Wisconsin State Fair.

The Wisconsin Dairy Youth program sponsors these opportunities and many more.  Find out how you can get involved!

County Fair

The county fair . . . what a great time it is! Every summer, families flock to county fairs to see the latest 4-H project exhibits. Exhibiting is a fun and educational way for youth to showcase their project work to judges and to the public. Judging materials are supported by Bill Shaw in memory of his wife, Shirley.

 Related Links

There’s so much more to learn in the 4-H Dairy Project. Just follow these links!

American Guernsey Association See links including: Cow of the Week, Guernsey History, News and Upcoming Events, Programs and Services, Guernsey Merchandise, and more.

American Jersey Cattle Association Site offers a Jersey directory, appraisal schedules, marketing services and links to more information.

Ayrshire Breeders Association Site offers member’s directory, genetic information, youth programs, marketing services and links to more information.

Babcock Institute Babcock Institute serves as a crossroads for international dairy activities at University of Wisconsin. Its mission is to lay the foundation for mutually beneficial ties between the U.S. dairy industry and the rest of the world.

Brown Swiss Association Site offers a member’s directory, applications, youth programs, sales catalogs, and more.

Dairy Council of California Games, quizzes and checklists to help kids, teens and adults increase their understanding of nutrition and fitness.

Extension Dairy Youth – Wisconsin Extension Youth Dairy Specialist Beth Heinze has information on upcoming events and topics important to 4-H and FFA members in Wisconsin. Check out htis site.

Holstein Association USA Site offers free materials, genetic evaluations, junior member information and links to more information.

Hoard’s Dairyman Each issue of the National Dairy Farm Magazine covers a wealth of dairy information. This site features recent dairy and marketing news, and information for youth.

National Dairy Shrine National Dairy Shrine brings together dairy producers, scientists, students, educators, marketers and others who share a desire to preserve our dairy heritage and keep the dairy industry strong. Founded in 1949, the Shrine now has over 17,000 members. The Shrine’s Visitor Center is located in Fort Atkinson, WI.

Red & White Dairy Cattle Association Site encourages and promotes the breeding and development of a new breed of Red & White Dairy Cattle that measure up to a high standard production of milk and butterfat and possess good utility value.

UW-Madison Dept. of Dairy Sciences Site with links to information on instruction, faculty and staff, newsletters, and contact information, including information on conferences, dairy youth, genetics, heifers, management, milk quality, nutrition, and reproductive physiology.

Wisconsin Holstein Association Site provides links on Wisconsin Holstein information for both members and youth. Links also include information on the Wisconsin Holstein Association’s news, membership, and shows.

World Dairy Expo More than 65,000 people visit World Dairy Expo. They come from all over the world. Find out why.

Project Support

For more information on the 4-H Dairy Project, contact the following:

Cooperative Extension Media Collection
This lending library features several resources on dairy, ethics, nutrition, and more.

UW-Extension Youth Dairy Specialist: Beth Heinze