Tri-State Dairy Youth Expo Training Materials

Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00pm
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tri-state expo judging

Hello! We wanted to take this time to let you know given the circumstances of COVID-19, the Tri-State Dairy Youth Expo originally scheduled for Thursday, September 10, 2020 has now been cancelled.

However,…. Iowa's Dairy Center, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, and Northeast Iowa Community College  are proud to bring you virtual class curriculum for your students and keep them on task for next year’s contest! These materials can be used in your classroom as you see fit.

Dairy Science students at both ISU and NICC are working together to provide dairy judging resources for your students. The ISU Dairy Science Club have recorded virtual trainings on how to judge a dairy cow and how to give oral reasons.

The NICC Dairy Science Club has put together pre-recorded sets of cow classes that you can use for classroom instruction. ISU Dairy Science Club has also provided official placings on the classes, along with an official set of reasons on one of the cow classes.

Dr. Stephanie Clark, Iowa State University Food Science Department, provided virtual instruction of the Dairy Foods Contest and a copy of a Dairy Foods Test/Key that can be used as a practice for future contests.

While we know part of the experience of the Tri-State Dairy Youth Expo is coming to Iowa’s Dairy Center, networking with other students, visiting NICC campus, and tour a working dairy, we hope these trainings will help you going forward in preparing for many contests in years to come.

We will be asking for feedback on the curriculum provided. An evaluation can be found HERE, we would appreciate your feedback!

Best regards and have a safe start to your upcoming school year! Kind regards, Tri-State Dairy Youth Committee

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