Show off your knowledge of the dairy industry in a fun, competitive event.
State Contest Eligibility
- All 4-H members age 8 to 18 are eligible to participate. All contestants must be current 4-H members. Contestants are not required to be enrolled in a dairy project.
- Each Extension county or multi-county group may enter an unlimited number of four-member teams or individual members (they will be grouped to form teams). Junior team ages are 14 and under; senior age division are 15 and over (by January 1 of current year).
- Study reference sources include the Illinois 4-H dairy manuals plus Hoard's Dairyman Reference Books, IL Extension Livestock E-Quiz website, Holstein Foundation website, and Virginia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl study materials online.
If you need reasonable accommodation to participate, please contact the event coordinator. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time to meet your needs.
Contact person: Derek Nolan email@example.com
2021 Dairy Quiz Bowl
You don’t need a cow. You don’t need to like milk (though you should REALLY like milk). You don’t need to be taking a dairy project. All you need to compete in the State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest is a desire to do it. (You would probably do better if you study, too.) The state contest is Saturday, Mar. 6th at The Water Tower LLC. in Gridley, 411 Gridley Road, Gridley IL. Register between 8 and 8:30. To participate in the contest, you MUST be present at 8:30am. Contest rounds begin at 8:45 am., and the contest will be completed by 5 p.m. Please see the resources document for COVID protocol information for this event.
Register with your local Extension office before Feb. 22. Questions will cover all aspects of dairy production and marketing. Study reference sources include the Illinois 4-H dairy manuals plus Hoard's Dairyman Reference Books, IL Extension Livestock E-Quiz website, Holstein Foundation website, and Virginia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl study materials online.
Registration form is available here.
Teams of four may compete, or individuals can be added to other groups to form a team. The State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team will be selected from the eligible 4-H members participating at this state contest. Youth 15 to 18 are eligible for the national team. For information, contact Derek Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Contest Eligibility
Contestants must be a current 4-H club member and be 15 years of age and older during the current contest year but not pass the year they reach their 19th birthday to be eligible to compete at Louisville, Kentucky (national contest). Contestants may attend college beyond high school. However, a member who is enrolled in Animal Science courses prior to the fall term is not eligible.