4-H dairy challenge winners named
BURLINGTON — The annual 4-H Dairy Challenge on Nov. 19 provided an opportunity for 83 4-H participants to explore dairy-related topics and compete with fellow 4-H’ers in buzzer rounds to test their dairy knowledge.
The event, sponsored by the University of Vermont (UVM) 4-H, took place on the UVM campus in Burlington. In addition to the dairy challenge, the 4-H’ers also attended learning sessions on rumination, milking systems, diseases, soils and forages, followed by a written quiz to assess their comprehension.
Placing in the top 10 in their respective age groups in the dairy challenge, in order of placement, were:
12- and 13-year-olds: Courtney Curler, Bridport; McKenna Phillips, Bridport; Michael Plouffe, Bridport.
10- and 11-year-olds: Alexandra Williams, Orwell; Emma Oliver, Bridport.
8- and 9-year-olds: Chyanna Stone, Leicester.
Contact Wendy Sorrell, UVM Extension 4-H livestock educator, at (802) 656-5418 or (800) 571-0668, ext. 2 (within Vermont) to learn more about the 4-H dairy program.