Judges at this year’s competition agree that the dairy challenge is one of the best development tools for dairy science students to see and evaluate dairies and then be judged by recognized experts in the industry. “Students who participate in these events are our future industry leaders, dairy farmers and allied industry,” says Henry Tevelde, owner of JVJ Dairies and judge at this year’s competition. “It’s a Joy to see the quality of the students who participate each year.”
Receiving Platinum awards were:
Philip deVries - Washington State University, Jami Lady - California State University Fresno, Heather Fleck - University of Alberta, Jennifer Trice - Washington State University, Tyler Reynolds - University of Idaho
Receiving Gold awards were:
Edward DeJager - California State University Fresno, Keliesha Roth - University of Alberta, Jeff Blickenstaff - University of Idaho, Everet Leyendekker - California State University Fresno, Nicole Hoff - Texas A&M University.
Students from the regional contest will go on to compete at the national contest which will be held March 31-April 2, 2001 in Hickory, N.C. This will be the 10th anniversary of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge and it will be hosted by North Carolina State University and Virginia Polytechnic Institute.
About Dairy Challenge
The mission of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge is to facilitate education, communication and an exchange of ideas among students, agribusiness, dairy producers and universities that enhances the development of the dairy industry and its leaders.
The program is fully funded through the generous support of companies and producer associations serving the dairy industry, as well as a growing number of individual dairy business owners. For more information or to become a sponsor of the Dairy Challenge program, visit www.dairychallenge.org or contact Molly J. Kelley, NAIDC Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.