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1/10/2020Friday - SaturdayVA Holstein Youth RetreatRockingham County
Cancelled 2021
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1/14/2020WednesdayVA dairy Princess Pagaent Harrisonburg, VAhttp://www.vsdaonline.com/princess.php
Cancelled 2021
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6/12/2021SaturdayState 4-H Dairy Bowl ContestVirginia Techhttps://www.youth.dasc.vt.edu/quiz-bowl.html
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5/1/2021SaturdayVA Spring Holstein Show
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
www.vaholstein.org
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4/17/2021Friday - SaturdayPittsylvania youth dairy showChatham, VA
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5/15/2021
Saturday & Sunday
MD-Show Like a Pro WorkshopFrederick, MD
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State Dairy Judging Workshop & Contest
Cedar Bluff Farm, New Market, VA
For more info contact Dave Winston dwinston@vt.edu
Cancelled 2021
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8/6/2021FridayState Dairy Judging Contest
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
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6/12/2021SaturdayFranklin County fun showRocky Mount, VA Contact: Cynthia Martel  cmartel@vt.edu
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State FFA ConventionBlacksburg, VA
https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/cde_dairycattle_2012.pdf
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6/20/2021
Monday - Thursday
National Holstein ConventionLancaster, PA
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VA 4-H CongressBlacksburg, VAOnline?
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PA Jr Judging SchoolLebanon, PA
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Southeast Youth Retreathttps://www.youth.dasc.vt.edu/se-dairy-youth-retreat.html
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7/9/2021FridayVA dairy ExpoAugusta Expohttp://www.vsdaonline.com/expo/attendees.php
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8/5/2021ThursdayVA Colored Breed Show
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
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8/7/2021SaturdayVA Holstein Summer Show
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
www.vaholstein.org
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8/16/2021
Monday - Saturday
Rockingham County Fair
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
http://www.rockinghamcountyfair.com/events/2016-fair
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8/28/21SaturdayDairy Skillathon
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
Skillathon Resources
https://tinyurl.com/vadairyskillathon
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9/19/21Sunday
Premier National Jr. Showmanship Contest
Harrisburg, PAhttp://www.allamerican.state.pa.us/
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9/20/21MondayPremier National Jr. Dairy ShowHarrisburg, PA
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9/21/21TuesdayPA Jr. Dairy Management ContestHarrisburg, PA
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9/24/21Friday
VA state fair Jr. Dairy Management Contest
VA State Fair, Doswell, VAhttps://sites.google.com/a/vt.edu/jr-dairymens-contest/home
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9/25/2021SaturdayVA State Fair Dairy ShowVA State Fair, Doswell, VAhttp://www.statefairva.org/
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9/27/21Monday
National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
Madison, WI
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National 4-H Dairy Quiz BowlLouisville, KY
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For more information on any of these events contact Jeremy Daubert, jdaubert@vt.edu , 540-705-4627
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Dairy Bowl Info:
http://www.youth.dasc.vt.edu
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Dairy Bowl is a team event that consists of 4 people on a team. There is a state contest with Jr. and Sr. divisions. The top Sr. individuals may compete in the national competition in Louisville, KY.
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Dairy Bowl teaches critical thinking skills, the ability to analyze a question quickly and increase overall general knowledge of the dairy industry. Practices typically start in early January and run through the contest in March.
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VA Holstein info: http://www.vaholstein.org/  
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The VA Holstein Assoc. sponsors 2 regional shows in VA and supports youth in the Dairy Jeopardy Contest at the national Holstein Association.
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Dairy Judging and Showing Info: http://www.holsteinfoundation.org/education/workbooks.html
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Dairy Judging will run from April through the state contest in July. The top individual Sr’s will have the opportunity to participate in the national contests in Harrisburg, Madison, or Louisville. Dairy judging involves “placing” 4 animals of a similar age and giving “reasons” why you placed them that way. Dairy judging develops key life skills! The ability make a decision and analyze that decision, public speaking, critical thinking skills, and reasoning skills.
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Dairy judging involves “placing” 4 animals of a similar age and giving “reasons” why you placed them that way. Dairy judging develops key life skills! The ability make a decision and analyze that decision, public speaking, critical thinking skills, and reasoning skills.
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Premier National Jr. Show Info: http://www.allamerican.state.pa.us/page/forms-brochures.aspx
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This show is the largest all breed youth dairy show in the United States and is only a few hours north of VA. It is also home to a national showmanship contest and dairy judging and dairy management contests
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VA Jr Dairyman Contest: http://www.vtdairy.dasc.vt.edu/youth/sfjdc.html
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The state fair hosts the state Jr Dairyman’s Contest. This is a one day event that test’s the student’s knowledge in a variety of dairy areas, including Judging, equipment, dairy products, pedigree’s, and general knowledge.
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We typically practice once a week for about 5 weeks prior to the contest in late September and take both Jr. and Sr. Teams.
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Dairy Jeopardy info: http://www.holsteinfoundation.org/youthprograms/dairyjeopardy.html
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Dairy Jeopardy is similar to dairy bowl, but it is set up like the game jeopardy with a final wager. This contest is an individual contest.
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National FFA CDE info: https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/cde_dairycattle_2012.pdf
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Virginia Dairy Youth Page
https://www.youth.dasc.vt.edu
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