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TBDFriday - SaturdayVA Holstein Youth Retreat
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1/9/2023Monday VA dairy Princess Pagaent Harrisonburg, VAhttp://www.vsdaonline.com/princess.php
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3/25/2023SaturdayState 4-H Dairy Bowl ContestVirginia Techhttps://www.youth.dasc.vt.edu/quiz-bowl.html
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4/21/2023FridayVA State Dairy SkillathonRockingham County FairgroundsSkillathon Resources
https://tinyurl.com/vadairyskillathon
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4/22/2023SaturdayVA Spring Holstein ShowRockingham County Fairgroundswww.vaholstein.org
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TBDFriday - SaturdayPittsylvania youth dairy showChatham, VA
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TBDSaturday & SundayMD-Show Like a Pro WorkshopFrederick, MDwww.showlikeapro.org
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8/3/2023ThursdayState Dairy Judging ContestRockingham County Fairgrounds
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TBDSaturdayFranklin County fun showRocky Mount, VA Contact: Cynthia Martel  cmartel@vt.edu
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6/19/2023
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State FFA ConventionBlacksburg, VA
https://www.ffa.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/cde_dairycattle_2012.pdf
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6/26/2023
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National Holstein ConventionSioux Falls, SD https://www.2022nationalholsteinconvention.com/
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6/26/2023
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VA 4-H CongressBlacksburg, VA
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Wednesday - Thurs
PA Jr Judging SchoolPA
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7/9/23Sunday - ThursdaySoutheast Youth Dairy RetreatStatesville, NChttps://www.youth.dasc.vt.edu/se-dairy-youth-retreat.html
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TBDFridayVA dairy ExpoDayton, VAhttp://www.vsdaonline.com/expo/attendees.php
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8/4/2023Friday-SaturdayVA Colored Breed ShowRockingham County Fairgrounds
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8/4/2023Friday-SaturdayVA Holstein Summer ShowRockingham County Fairgroundswww.vaholstein.org
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8/14/2023Monday - SaturdayRockingham County FairRockingham County Fairgroundshttp://www.rockinghamcountyfair.com/events/2016-fair
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9/17/23Sunday
Premier National Jr. Showmanship Contest
Harrisburg, PAhttp://www.allamerican.state.pa.us/
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9/18/23MondayPremier National Jr. Dairy ShowHarrisburg, PA
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9/19/23TuesdayPA Jr. Dairy Management ContestHarrisburg, PA
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9/22/23Friday
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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9/23/2023SaturdayVA State Fair Dairy ShowVA State Fair, Doswell, VAhttp://www.statefairva.org/
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10/1/23SundayNational 4-H Dairy Judging ContestMadison, WI
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11/05/2022SaturdayNational 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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