Conway has served as chair of the college’s alumni council since 2012. She holds a joint appointment in the UF College of Medicine’s department of dermatology and was recently nominated by the Alachua Veterinary Medical Association to run for a position on the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s District 2 Budget and Finance Committee in this year’s election.
Arkansas State 4-H Dairy Days set
The 2014 Arkansas 4-H Dairy Camp and competitive activities will be held in conjunction with the 25th Annual 4-State Dairy Days, June 19-22, at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The activities include the annual Dairy Camp, Dairy Ambassador Interview/Presentations, Dairy Skillathon and Dairy Quiz Bowl.
The annual 4-H Dairy Camp will start at noon on June 19 and conclude at noon on June 20. This year’s camp will focus on dairy cattle grooming and showmanship. Professional dairy fitters will be the guest instructors. Guest clinicians will guide you through the basics and finer points of dairy cattle grooming and showmanship. Youth will work in small groups and receive individual assistance from dairy professionals, county agents and volunteer leaders. In addition, there will be presentations by dairy industry professionals about career opportunities in the dairy industry. Youth should bring their show animals and grooming equipment. Lodging for camp participants (youth and adults) will be provided on Thursday at the Wingate by Wyndham Hotel. Meals, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Registration will be $35 per participant (youth and adults) with the registration deadline on June 2, 2014.
The Dairy Ambassador Presentation/Interview will be on Friday, June 20, at 1 p.m.
The Dairy Quiz Bowl will begin at 6 p.m. The Dairy Quiz Bowl is a tournament-style contest made up of teams of three to four 4-H members. There is a junior (9-13) and senior (14-19) division. Question topics will cover animal health, nutrition, reproduction, marketing, milk and more.
The Dairy Judging contest will be conducted on Saturday, June 21, at 9 a.m. Age is determined by age as of January 1 of the current year. There will be both a junior (9-13) and senior (14-19) age division. This is considered the Arkansas State 4-H Contest.
Other Dairy Days activities include 1) Dairy Olympics, 2) Select Dairy Heifer Sale, 3) Senior Fitting Contest, 4) Showmanship Contests and 5) All Breeds Show.
For details of all activities, go to the 4-States Dairy Days web site at http://www.4statedairydays.org.