Applications are available for the 2015 National Dairy Conference

Contact: Beth Heinze, (608) 263-9409 or heinze2@wisc.edu

Applications are now being accepted to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Conference on September 27 through October 1, 2015 in Madison, WI. More than 200 students from 30 states are expected to attend the conference where they will learn about new farm technologies, dairy processing, how to be an advocate for agriculture and careers in the dairy industry.

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.

The National 4-H Dairy Conference has been held in Madison since 1970, giving young people from around the country an opportunity to learn about the dairy industry from established professionals.

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, 2015. Apply online on the Wisconsin Dairy Youth website. You can also contact Beth Heinze directly at (608) 263-9409 or heinze2@wisc.edu. Applications are due by July 31, 2015 and accepted delegates will be notified by August 5, 2015.

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