Educational Opportunities

Dairy Judging
Judging dairy cattle is a comparative evaluation of cattle in which animals are ranked based on their closeness to “ideal” dairy confirmation. Learn more about desirable dairy confirmation and functional traits associated with high milk production over a longer, productive life. Youth learn to evaluate and judge classes of four animals. Practices take place on various farms throughout late spring and early summer with a district contest in June. For more information, please contact:

Derrek Kamphuis 920.904.2174
Darren Kamphuis 920.346.5892
Valerie Kramer 920.477.4963

Dairy Quiz Bowl
Dairy Quiz Bowl is a program designed to encourage youth to increase their dairy knowledge through study and team competition. Teams are awarded points for correctly answering dairy-related questions. Practices are held weekly November-January in preparation for district competition. For more information, please contact:

Karla Stumpf or 920-585-4949

Dairy Management Project
The Dairy Management Project provide opportunities for project members grades 9-13 to learn about various management practices, technologies and business models in the dairy industry. The project is a unique county-wide project giving youth an opportunity to learn more about the dairy industry. The project is tailored toward what members want to learn. The project year consists of 2-3 local meetings approximately 1 hour in length, 1 out-of-county farm tours day and a fair project highlighting experiences learned through the management project. For more information, please contact:

Tina Kohlman 920.929.3180
Mark Ludtke 920.901.1479

Dairy Day of Learning
A meeting held each February, the Dairy Day of Learning exposes youth to all things dairy and dairy-related careers. For more information, please contact:

Tina Kohlman 920.929.3180

National 4-H Dairy Conference
Delegates at National 4-H Dairy Conference are high-school students who participate in their local 4-H Dairy Programs. While on campus, the students will attend seminars through UW-Madison’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on topics such as farm finance, dairy food quality, dairy cattle nutrition and reproduction, and producing alternative dairy products from sheep and goats. The conference also includes trips to ABS Global, Hoard’s Dairyman, Nasco, and World Dairy Expo allowing young people considering careers in dairy production to learn about the latest technology and business practices being implemented around the world. See the conference website here.

To apply to be a part of the Wisconsin delegation to the National 4-H Dairy Conference you must be in grades 10-12 as of January 1.