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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. Questions will cover all aspects of dairy production and marketing. The Illinois 4-H dairy manuals plus Hoard's Dairyman Reference Books and Livestock E-Quiz will be the main resource of study materials.

2018 Dairy Quiz Bowl

The 2017 State 4-H Dairy Quiz bowl contest will be held on Saturday, February 24 at the Chateau Hotel and Conference Center, 1601 Jumer Dr., Bloomington, IL 61704.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the contest at 9:00 a.m.  The contest will be completed by 2:30 p.m.  Participants will need to pay for their group lunch.


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:

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

Event Information

Feb 24, 2018
Embassy Suites, East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
100 Conference Center Drive
East Peoria

Registration Deadline:

February 15, 2017