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Iowa Takes Third in International 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

Dairy quiz bowl team

11/10/2005

AMES, Iowa -- Iowa placed third in the National Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl held Nov. 5, 2005, at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

A test of knowledge, the Dairy Quiz Bowl is an educational experience for participants, according to Mary Clancy, ag program coordinator with Iowa State University Extension 4-H Youth Development.

The champion Iowa team (Fayette County) finished third out of 19 teams. Top place teams were, in rank order, New York, Maryland, Iowa and Minnesota.

Clancy described the Dairy Quiz Bowl as one of the nation’s most challenging contests for dairy industry youth to test their knowledge of dairy cattle and dairy products. It attracts youth from across the country -- Wisconsin to Alabama and Vermont to Washington.

The Expo is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock event in the world and attracts nearly 22,000 entries in nine livestock types and nearly 225,000 visitors.

4-H is a community of young people across America who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills.

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Contacts :
Mary Clancy, 4-H Youth Development, (515) 294-8617, clancy@iastate.edu

Carol Ouverson, Continuing Education and Communication Services, (515) 294-9640, couverso@iastate.edu

A high resolution copy of the above photo is available.QuizBowl300.jpg

Iowa's top dairy quiz bowl team members and coaches (front, l to r): Marilyn Steffens (coach), Jared Stewart (coach) and Jonna Worden (coach); (back, l to r): Jacob Worden, Michael Stewart, Emily Schmitt, Gayle Bishop and Mandy Koester.