2016 VA dairy Youth Events
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DateDaysEventLocationOther Information
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1/13/2017Friday - SaturdayVA Holstein Youth RetreatBlacksburg, VA
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1/24/2018WednesdayVA dairy Princess Pagaent Roanoke, VAhttp://www.vsdaonline.com/princess.php
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3/10/2018SaturdayState 4-H Dairy Bowl ContestTBD/ Staunton areahttp://www.youth.dasc.vt.edu/pdfs/2016bowlmat.pdf
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4/7/2018SaturdayVA Spring Holstein Show
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
www.vaholstein.org
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4/21/2018Friday - SaturdayPittsylvania youth dairy showChatham, VA
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5/13/2017
Saturday & Sunday
MD-Show Like a Pro WorkshopFrederick, MDhttp://showlikeapro.org/
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5/19/2018Saturday
State Dairy Judging Workshop & Contest
Cedar Bluff Farm, New Market, VA
For more info contact Dave Winston dwinston@vt.edu
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6/9/2018SaturdayState Dairy Judging ContestHarvue/Waverly Farms
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6/10/2017SaturdayFranklin County fun showRocky Mount, VA Contact: Cynthia Martel  cmartel@vt.edu
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6/26/2017
Monday - Thursday
State FFA ConventionBlacksburg, VA
https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/cde_dairycattle_2012.pdf
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5/29/2018 Friday - MondayNational Holstein ConventionMichigan
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6/19/2017
Monday - Thursday
VA 4-H CongressBlacksburg, VA
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TBD
Wednesday - Thurs
PA Jr Judging SchoolMifflin Co. PA
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7/8/2018
Sunday - Thursday
Southeast Youth RetreatGeorgia
http://blog.extension.uga.edu/dairy/files/2016/04/SEDYRSchedule.pdf
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7/14/2017FridayVA dairy ExpoStoney Run Farmhttp://www.vsdaonline.com/expo/attendees.php
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8/2/2018ThursdayVA Colored Breed Show
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
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8/4/2018SaturdayVA Holstein Summer Show
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
www.vaholstein.org
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8/13/2018
Monday - Saturday
Rockingham County Fair
Rockingham County Fairgrounds
http://www.rockinghamcountyfair.com/events/2016-fair
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9/16/2018Sunday
Premier National Jr. Showmanship Contest
Harrisburg, PAhttp://www.allamerican.state.pa.us/
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9/17/2018MondayPremier National Jr. Dairy ShowHarrisburg, PA
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9/18/2018TuesdayPA Jr. Dairy Management ContestHarrisburg, PA
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9/18/2018TuesdayPA Jr. Dairy Judging ForumHarrisburg, PA
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9/28/2018Friday
VA state fair Jr. Dairy Management Contest
VA State Fair, Doswell, VAhttp://www.statefairva.org/
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9/29/2018SaturdayVA State Fair Dairy ShowVA State Fair, Doswell, VA
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10/1/2018Monday
National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest
Madison, WI
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November
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/pdfs/2016bowlmat.pdf
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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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