American Student Dairy Challenge

US - Students from 15 universities will compete in the sixth Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge, 11-13 February in Wooster, Ohio.
calendar icon 25 January 2010
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The annual event draws the best and brightest among Midwest college students enrolled in dairy science programmes. According to contest chair John Goeser of Vita Plus, 75 students are scheduled to participate in the management analysis and recommendation programme. Host for this year's contest is The Ohio State University.

Over the two-day event, students will work with teammates they have just met to visit a dairy farm and evaluate the business through both observation and interviews with the herd owner and/or manager. Their task is to identify management recommendations, which are then presented to a panel of judges with expertise in dairy management, nutrition and reproduction, animal health and ag business finance.

The Midwest event is one of four regional contests associated with the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge. NAIDC was established in 2002 as a management contest spanning all phases of a specific dairy business. It strives to incorporate a higher-learning atmosphere with practical application, in turn generating highly qualified graduates to lead and further improve the dairy industry. More than 1,500 students have enhanced their dairy management, communication and business skills through the Dairy Challenge programme.

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