2015 NAIDC Contest & Dairy Challenge Academy


2015NAIDC-1st Place Teams

Earning first place honors at the 2015 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® were teams from California Polytechnic State University, University of Guelph, University of Tennessee and Washington State University.
First Row Row (L-R) from University of Tennessee: Coach Gina Pighetti, Rebecca Davis, Stephanie Nash, Jeanette Peterson and Billy Rochell.
Second Row Row (L-R) from Washington State University: Landon Macy, Megan Cihak, Kelby Stadt, Joseph Britt and Coach John Swain.
Third Row Row (L-R) from University of Guelph: Coach John Walton, Courtney O’Neil, Myranda Morrison, Laura Donkers, Kevin Reijnen, Coach Mark Carson and Coach Ken Leslie.
Fourth Row Row (L-R) from California Polytechnic State University: Coach Stan Henderson, Preston Fernandes, Amy McBirney, Anthony Alamo and Russell Pate.

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2015 NAIDC Academy Data Review

Kirk Sattazahn (right) of Select Sire Power serves as an Academy Advisor for the 2015 Dairy Challenge Academy, where students work in mixed-university teams and conduct a dairy farm business analysis.

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2015 NAIDC Academy Students at Venture Farms

Dairy Challenge Academy students tour Venture Farms LLC in Tully, NY.

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2015 NAIDC Contest Presentation

Team members from University of Idaho discuss their management recommendations with the judge panel, which included a farmer, financial expert, veterinarian and other dairy professionals.

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2015 NAIDC Contest Student Assessing Calves

Students assess calves at Patterson Farms, Inc. located in Auburn, NY.

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2015 NAIDC Contest Student in Parlor

Dairy Challenge participant, Joseph Mulcahy of University of Wisconsin-Madison, reviews milking procedures during the on-farm evaluation.

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2015 NAIDC Contest Team at North Harbor Dairy

Ron Robbins (middle), owner of North Harbor Dairy in Sackets Harbor, NY, poses with team members from the University of New Hampshire.

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2015 NAIDC Full Group Photo

Dairy Challenge contest and Academy students join together for a tour and group photo at Spring Hope Dairy.

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2015 NAIDC Spring Hope Dairy Tour

Spring Hope Dairy in Clifton Springs, NY hosted a tour of the operation along with learning stations for contest and Academy students.

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2015 NAIDC Thursday Young Producer Panel

Four younger farmers shared their experiences of starting or entering a dairy operation. Panelists included Ryan Clark of Tyrone, Pa., Jordan Fisher of Madrid, NY, Luke Getty of Hudson Falls, NY and Jessica Slaymaker of Mansfield, Pa.

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2015 California Polytechnic State University Team

One of four first-place teams at 2015 NAIDC.

California Polytechnic State University
Front row (L-R): Preston Fernandes, Amy McBirney, Coach Stan Henderson; Back row (L-R): Russell Pate, Anthony Alamo

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2015 University of Guelph Team

One of four first-place teams at 2015 NAIDC.

University of Guelph
Front row (L-R): Courtney O’Neil, Myranda Morrison, Laura Donkers, Coach John Walton; Back row (L-R): Coach Ken Leslie, Kevin Reijnen, Coach Mark Carson

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2015 University of Tennessee Team

One of four first-place teams at 2015 NAIDC.


University of Tennessee
(L-R): Coach Gina Pighetti, Stephanie Nash, Billy Rochell, Rebecca Davis, Jeanette Peterson

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2015 Washington State University Team

One of four first-place teams at 2015 NAIDC.

Washington State University
Front row (L-R): Megan Cihak, Coach John Swain; Back row (L-R): Joseph Britt, Landon Macy, Kelby Stadt

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2015 Cornell University Team

Cornell University
Front row (L-R): Coach Betsey Howland, Meghan Vaill, Amanda Moretti; Back row (L-R): Kristin King, Edward Facer, Coach Mike Van Amburgh

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2015 Delaware Valley University Team

Delaware Valley University
Front row (L-R): Kristy Kern, Kali Terrel; Back row (L-R) Coach Bruce Richards, Victoria Macatee, Callie Parker

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2015 Dordt College Team

Dordt College
(L-R): Danielle Zuidema, Brett Beyer, Coach John Olthoff; Back row (L-R): Dirk Okkema, Adrian Vreugdenhil

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2015 Iowa State University Team

Iowa State University
(L-R): Coach Christen Jackson, Andrea McGowan, Cody Sacquitne, Kelsey Casebere, Kevin Bauer

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2015 Kansas State University Team

Kansas State University
Front row (L-R): Coach Michael Brouk, Roxann Steinlage, Maggie Seiler; Back row (L-R): Jake Erceg, Carl Dreis

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2015 McGill University Team

McGill University
Front row (L-R): Ashlie Hardy, Patricia Lefebvre; Back row (L-R): Coach Christian Molgat, Martin Gagnon, David-Alexandre Bedard

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2015 Michigan State University Team

Michigan State University
Front row (L-R): Samantha Mamarow, Malissa Reed; Back row (L-R): Coach Joe Domecq, Garrett Slavik, Carmen Zwemmer

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2015 Morrisville State College Team

Morrisville State College
Front row (L-R): Brittany Mumbulo, Veronique Krohn; Back row (L-R): Coach Steve Mooney, Duncan Bailey, Tristan Peterson

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2015 Oregon State University Team

Oregon State University
Front row (L-R): Danielle Bull, Mieke DeJong; Back row (L-R): Rebecca Thomas, Coach Jim Krahn, Andrea Smaciarz

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2015 Purdue University Team

Purdue University
Front row (L-R): Lydia Hoene, Allison Culp; Back row (L-R): Coach Mike Grott, Bryant See, Patrick Neff

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2015 South Dakota State University Team

South Dakota State University
Front row (L-R): Emily Martin, Sara Sontag, Coach Melissa Schmitt; Back row (L-R): Coach David Casper, Benjamin Choudek, Riley Pitman

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2015 SUNY Cobleskill Team

SUNY Cobleskill
Front row (L-R): Coach Kimberly Tarvis, Brittany Perry, Marissa Larson; Back row (L-R): Jared Kent, Justin Hanehan

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2015 The Ohio State University Team

The Ohio State University
Front row (L-R): Carter Wallinger, Kira Andre; Back row (L-R): Brandom Colby, Joey Brown, Coach Maurice Eastridge

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2015 The Pennsylvania State University Team

The Pennsylvania State University
Front row (L-R): Coach Gabriella Varga, Coach Lisa Holden, Gearet FitzPatrick, Coach Virginia Ishler; Back row (L-R): Isaac Haagen, Evan Snyder, Amy Kraus

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2015 University of Alberta Team

University of Alberta
Front row (L-R): Emilie Baerends, Deanna Larsen, Jenna Galbraith; Back row (L-R): Sarah-Lynn Beukema, Coach Mike Steele

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2015 University of Connecticut Team

University of Connecticut
Front row (L-R): Coach Sheila Andrew, Brigid Ernst, Victoria Vendetta; Back row (L-R): Kaitlyn Way, Jenifer Pantazis

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2015 University of Florida Team

University of Florida
(L-R): Coach Mary Sowerby, Jonathon Smith, Sloane Garcia, Blake Klein, Alexandra Lemus

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2015 University of Georgia Team

University of Georgia
(L-R): Coach Jillian Bohlen, Alicia Sweeney, Stephanie Williammee, Emily Wright, Halie Tuten

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2015 University of Idaho Team

University of Idaho
Front row (L-R): Coach Amin Ahmadzadeh, Sarah Herrmann, Mary Bieganski; Back row (L-R): Nathaneal Caires, Dylan Burrows

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2015 University of Illinois Team

University of Illinois
(L-R): Coach Filepe Cardoso, Erik Sheppelman, Claire Nkhikhssi, Alyssa Brodsky, Samantha Ropp, Coach Katie Haerr

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2015 University of Kentucky Team

University of Kentucky
Front row (L-R): Coach Donna Amaral-Phillips, Katie Wolf, Jordan Martinez; Back row (L-R): Alexis Thompson, Coach Derek Nolan, Luke Arthur

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2015 University of Maine – Orono Team

University of Maine – Orono
Front row (L-R): Caitlin Morgan, Sierra Perry, Victoria Bobbe; Back row (L-R): Jeffrey Vigue, Coach Dave Marcinkowski

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2015 University of Minnesota Team

University of Minnesota
Front row (L-R): Abby Mills, Coach Marcia Endres; Back row (L-R): Michael Schmitt, Andrew Plumski, Nathan Bos

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2015 University of Missouri Team

University of Missouri
(L-R): Coach Scott Poock, Zoe Warder, Madeline Sweeney, Amanda Fischer, Kirsten Farewell

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2015 University of New Hampshire Team

University of New Hampshire
Front row (L-R): Caleb Flint, Alayna Perkins, Devan Chirgwin; Back row (L-R): Mark Trabold, Coach Peter Erickson, Coach Andre Pereira

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2015 University of Wisconsin – Madison Team

University of Wisconsin – Madison
Front row (L-R): Carrie Warmka, Austin Prichard; Back row (L-R): Ryan Pralle, Joseph Mulcahy, Coach Dave Combs

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2015 University of Wisconsin – Platteville Team

University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Front row (L-R): Coach Tera Montgomery, Cassy Krull; Back row (L-R): Jacob Leum, Steven Stachura, Allison Quick

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2015 Virginia Tech Team

Virginia Tech
Front row (L-R): Jessica Sentelle, Amanda Micheltree, Amber Ettinger; Back row (L-R): Coach Gonzalo Ferreira, Coty Goodwin, Coach Mark Hanigan

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