University of Maryland Extension

Maryland Finishes 5th at National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest

LOUISVILLE, KY - (November 2013)  - A team of four Maryland 4-Hers participated in the invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl.  The Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl was the first major youth contest to be held at the 40th annual North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Kentucky. Competition took place on Saturday, November 9, and winners were announced at a banquet later that day. The event features a test of knowledge among young people who have set their sights on a career in the dairy business, or in some other aspect of agriculture. This year marks the 34th year for the Dairy Quiz Bowl.

Teams of knowledgeable young people from 19-states competed for top honors by testing their knowledge on many levels of the dairy business at the November exposition. Dr. Donna M. Amaral-Phillips, Extension Professor & Extension Dairy Nutritionist at the University of Kentucky, has been the contest superintendent for 25-years and she views the Dairy Quiz Bowl as a venue that provides extremely valuable experience for young people. “Participation in the Dairy Quiz Bowl broadens educational horizons and expands potential industry opportunities for young people who are involved,” observed Dr. Amaral-Phillips.
 
The North American International Livestock Exposition encourages youth training through participation in virtually every aspect of the exposition's vast activities. The NAILE hosted seven (7) major youth judging contests in 2013.
The teams from Maryland  and Iowa received Honorable Mention for their performance in this year's contest.  Wisconsin finished in 4th place, Illinois in 3rd, New York in 2nd and Georgia in 1st.
 
Shown in the attached picture is the Maryland 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team:  
Front Row (left to right):  Gary Brauning, Coach (Carroll County), Karen Zimmerman, Coach (Frederick County), Katelyn Allen (Frederick County); Back Row (left to right):  Shelby Hahn (Frederick County), Patrick Fendrick (Montgomery County), Jillian Seay (Cecil County

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