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The primary objective of Dairy Bowl contests is to provide an opportunity for youth interested in the field of dairy management to demonstrate their knowledge of dairy related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fun prevail.  It is also hoped that these contests will provide an educational experience for both participants and spectators.

State Contest Eligibility

  1. All 4-H members age 8 to 18 are eligible to participate.  All contestants must be current 4-H members. Contestants are not required to be enrolled in a dairy project.
  2. Each Extension county or multi-county group may enter an unlimited number of four-member teams or individual members (they will be grouped to form teams).  Junior team ages are 14 and under; senior age division are 15 and over (by January 1 of current year). 
  3. Send (via email preferred) the completed entry form to Dave Fischer; dfischer@illinois.edu, or mail hard copy to Dave Fischer, 901 Oak Hill St., Trenton, IL 62293, due by February 15.
  4. Study reference sources include the Illinois 4-H dairy manuals plus Hoard's Dairyman Reference Books, IL Extension Livestock E-Quiz website, Holstein Foundation website, and Virginia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl study materials online.

2019 Dairy Quiz Bowl

You don’t need a cow. You don’t need to like milk (though you should REALLY like milk). You don’t need to be taking a dairy project. All you need to compete in the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest is a desire to do it. (You would probably do better if you study, too.) The state contest is Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria. Check in before 11:30 a.m. The first test begins at 11:30 a.m. Contest rounds begin at 1 p.m., and the contest will be completed by 5 p.m.  Participants will need to pay for their group lunch at the hotel OR you can go (with adult supervision) across the parking lot to Steak ‘n Shake between noon and 1 p.m.   

Register with your local Extension office before Feb. 15. Questions will cover all aspects of dairy production and marketing.  Study reference sources include the Illinois 4-H dairy manuals plus Hoard's Dairyman Reference Books, IL Extension Livestock E-Quiz website, Holstein Foundation website, and Virginia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl study materials online.

Teams of four may compete, or individuals can be added to other groups to form a team.  The State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team will be selected from the eligible 4-H members participating at this state contest. Youth 15 to 18 are eligible for the national team. For information, contact Dave Fischer @ dfischer@illinois.edu or call 618-830-4957.

Eligibility

National Contest Eligibility Contestants must be a current 4-H club member and be 15 years of age and older during the current contest year but not pass the year they reach their 19th birthday to be eligible to compete at Louisville, Kentucky (national contest). Contestants may attend college beyond high school. However, a member who is enrolled in Animal Science courses prior to the fall term is not eligible.

Required Document

Contact for More Information:

Coordinator
David Fischer
U of I Extension Animal Science Educator
Dan Jennings
Photo of Dairy Cow and Girl

Event Information

Feb 23, 2019
Embassy Suites, East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria
Illinois

Registration Deadline:

February 15, 2019