Dairy Challenge Academy

2018 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
April 12-14, 2018
Hosted by the Western Region in Visalia, CA
Information coming soon!

2017 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge: March 30-April 1, 2017
Hosted by the Western Region in Visalia, California

2017 Contest Information
Letter of Invitation Rules & Regulations
Entry Form Schedule
Computer Requirements Hotel and Travel Information
Student Information Form Learning Objectives
Academy Advisor Information University Housing Form

Resources for Student Preparation

Information for Sponsors and Volunteers
Volunteer Registration Volunteers: Pay for Meals here
Sponsorship Information Sponsors: Donate Now
2017 National Contest: Coaches Webinar
2017 Dairy Challenge Post Contest Information


Started in 2013, Dairy Challenge now impacts even more students through Dairy Challenge Academy. The Academy includes sophomores, juniors and seniors in four-year dairy programs, along with students from community colleges and technical schools.


  • Offer dairy education and networking to as many as 200 students.
  • Further engage university and industry professionals in teaching contemporary dairy issues.


The Dairy Challenge Academy runs in conjunction with the national Dairy Challenge contest. More than 300 students both contest participants and academy participants - start together on Thursday. That evening, the two groups part: contest participants begin the competition while Academy students continue educational work. Academy students spend the next two days working with Academy Advisors to experience first-hand how to evaluate and consult on a dairy farm.

Click here for the intended Learning Objectives of the Dairy Challenge Academy

For details on the National Contest, Click Here!

North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
3310 Latham Drive, Madison, WI 53713
608-224-0400   |   Fax: 608-224-0300   |   Email: naidc@wdexpo.com