Dairy Team 3rd in Nation 17 Nov 11

(L-R) Coach Colette Thorson (Waverly); Austin Davis (Cokato); Rebecca Groos (Howard Lake); Bethany Kozitka (Howard Lake); Ethan Groos (Howard Lake)

After earning first place in the Minnesota 4-H State Project Bowl competition last April, the Wright County 4-H Dairy Bowl team competed in the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Kentucky, this month (November).

This competition was part of the North American Livestock Exposition. Representing Minnesota, the high-schoolers competed against 16 other teams from across the nation. The Wright County team placed third overall, narrowly losing to first-place Wisconsin and second-place New York.

4-H Dairy Bowl contestants compete in a “quiz-bowl” type competition, answering questions about dairy nutrition, anatomy, diseases, breeding, and more.

The national trip was made possible by sponsors including: Wright County American Dairy Association; Munson Lakes Nutrition; Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association; Wright County Farm Bureau; and Wright County DHIA.