2017 NAIDC Contest & Academy


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Coming from 37 colleges in 25 states and three provinces, 230 students participated in the three-day Dairy Challenge, held March 30-April 1, in Visalia, Calif.

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2017 NAIDC First Place Teams

Earning first place honors at the 2017 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge® were teams from Cornell University, North Carolina State University, University of Minnesota, and Virginia Tech.
First Row Row (L-R): Jared Robbins, Aimee Sink, Amanda Smith and Melissa Helms (all of NC State); Andrew Krause, Fredrick Mansfield, Lance Sexton and Johanna Knorr (all from University of Minnesota).
Second Row Row (L-R): Dr Alex White, Virginia Tech coach; Kas Ingawa, NC State coach; Whitney Bowman, Virginia Tech; Dr. Steve Washburn, NC State coach; Daniel Comyn, Virginia Tech; Linda Beckett and Mary-Katherine Jones from Virginia Tech; Lauren Hill, Clyde Sammons, Jamie St. Pierre and Grant Feldpausch (all from Cornell); Dr. Mike Van Amburgh, Coach at Cornell University; Dr. Marcia Endres, Coach at University of Minnesota.

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2017 NAIDC – Career Fair

Representatives from agribusinesses that support Dairy Challenge visit with students about career opportunities and industry product and service innovations.

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2017 NAIDC - Data Review

Dairy Challenge students, like this pair from University of Florida, take a deep dive into the herd management and finance records that are provided by the dairy they are assigned to evaluate and develop recommendations for continuous improvement.

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2017 NAIDC – Dairy Inspection

During Dairy Challenge, students have a relatively short time on the dairy – about two hours – to understand current operating procedures, assess strengths and gather clues about opportunities for improvement.

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2017 NAIDC - Calf Management Review

Dairy Challenge Academy participants explore the calf raising area to evaluate nutrition, health, comfort and other management areas.

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2017 The Ohio State University Team

L to R Brittany Webb, Angela Evers, Coach Maurice Eastridge, Jacob Triplett, Greta Stridsberg

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2017 Michigan State University Team

L to R Coach Joe Domecq, Raymond Powell, Emily Peacock, Allison Pung, Marin Western, Coach Roger Thomson

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2017 Utah State Team

L to R Kyle Ackerman, Cody McCary, Teanna Beckstead, Coach Justin Jenson

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2017 University of Guelph Team

L to R Coach Matt Groen, Dennis Catt, Coach Mark Carson, Coach Trevor DeVries, Cassandra Gorrill Shelley Nyentap, Chad Bender

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2017 University of Connecticut Team

L to R Coach Mary Margaret Cole, Erin Norris, Jessica Everett, Alyssa Condon, Katelyn Williams

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2017 Aggregate Team: University of Alberta, University of Idaho, California Polytechnic State University, Vermont Technical College

L to R Coach Julie Huzzey, Coach Amin Ahmadzadeh, Brenna Clark, Derrick Mamer, Elizabeth Russell, Evan Rowe, Coach Wanda Emerich, Coach David Vagnoni

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2017 University of Idaho Team

L to R Coach Amin Ahmadzadeh, Lani Martin, Allison Stevens, Randie Wert, Nicholas Bauer

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2017 California Polytechnic State University Team

L to R Coach David Vagnoni, Katie Migliazzo, Marilyn Van Beek, Bryson Wind, Frankie Gambonini, Coach Julie Huzzey

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2017 University of Mount Olive Team

L to R Coach Heath Glennon, Danielle Henderson, Janeice Leonard, Alexandra Holton, Cody Langston

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2017 McGill University Team

L to R Patrick Levac, Josee Bourdon, Coach Christian Molgat, Jodie Crack, Derek Oliver

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2017 Purdue University Team

L to R Coach Elizabeth Karcher, Kendra Arnholt, Ashley Curry, Erika Smith, MaryGrace Erickson

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2017 West Virginia University Team

L to R Josh Dransfield, Jordan Carte, Megan Maxwell, Brian Young, Coach Robert Dailey

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2017 Washington State University Team

L to R Coach Larry Fox, Maite Muse, Stephanie VanVolkenburg, Grace Montgomery, Teresa Erwin

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2017 Kansas State University Team

L to R Coach Jared Johnson, Jocelyn Flowers, Stephanie Geven, Audrey Schmitz, Michael Rottinghaus

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2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison Team

L to R Coach Theodore Halbach, Hendry Holdorf, Courtney McCourt, Jessica Pralle, Maxwell Shenkenberg

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2017 South Dakota State University Team

L to R Coach Melissa Schmidt, Cord Cnossen, Chelsea Schossow, Megan Schaefer, Jacob Weg, Coach Johan Osolia Esteves

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2017 Iowa State University Team

L to R Coach Hugo Ramirez, Jennifer Huhe, Chelsea Daines, James Goldsmith, Nicole Engelken

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2017 The Pennsylvania State University Team

L to R Virginia Ishler, Toni Smith, Matthew Leise, Chase Cashell, Alton Rudgers, Coach Lisa Holden

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2017 University of Georgia Team

L to R Coach Jillian Bohlen, Nathan Webb, Kayla Alward, Sarah Jane Thomsen, Mary Wright

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2017 SUNY Cobleskill Team

L to R Cheryl Staats, Rachael Marsh, Megan Hill, Megan Terrell, Coach Kimberly Tarvis

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2017 University of Wisconsin-River Falls Team

L to R Coach Sylvia Kehowe, Matthew Schueller, Cole Mark, Sabrina Yanke, Jacob Pintens

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2017 University of Wisconsin-Platteville Team

L to R Preston Cernek, Jenna Achterhof, Stephanie Heindl, Phillip Sersch, Coach Tera Montgomery

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2017 University of Minnesota Team

L to R Fredrick Mansfield, Johanna Knorr, Coach Marcia Endres, Andrew Krause, Lance Sexton

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2017 Univeristy of Illinois Team

L to R Coach Felipe Cardoso, Katie McMahon, Kelli Brost, Molly McGhee, Taylor Damery, Coach Russell Pate

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2017 Cornell University Team

L to R Coach Mike Van Amburgh, Clyde Sammons, Lauren Hill, Jamie St. Pierre, Grant Feldpausch

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2017 Aggregate Team: University of Idaho, Delaware Valley University, University of Florida, California Polytechnic State University

L to R Coach Bruce Richard, Coach Mary Sowerby, Coach Julie Huzzey, Coach Amin Ahmadzadeh, Katelyn Peterson, Amanda Clower, Sara Knollinger, Emma Sills

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2017 University of Vermont & Vermont Technical College Team

L to R Jonas Hastings, Nicholas DeGraaf, Courtney Banach, Matthew Montgomery, Coach Wanda Emerich

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2017 University of Missouri Team

L to R Coach Lauren Mayo, Holly Anne Thibodeaux, Bianca Marzolf, Jacob Wilshusen, Haley Linder

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2017 Dordt College Team

L to R Brent Kamper, Logan Renes, Nicholas Leyendekker, Rebecca Steiger, Coach John Olthoff

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2017 Morrisville State College Team

L to R Matthew Fletcher, Kyle Clark, Elsie Jerzak, Michael Cantwell, Coach Steve Mooney

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2017 University of Florida Team

L to R Staci Breske, Ruth Ann Galatowitsch, Catalina Mejia, Mackenzie Spies, Coach Mary Sowerby

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2017 North Carolina State University Team

L to R Coach Kas Ingawa, Amanda Smith, Aimee Sink, Melissa Helms, Jared Robbins, Coach Steve Washburn

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2017 University of Alberta Team

L to R Sarah Nowicki, Erin Carlson, Stephanie Gartner, Coach Masahito Oba

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2017 Delaware Valley University Team

L to R Bridget McConn, Matthew Ringer, Matthew Driscoll, Tess Stahl, Coach Bruce Richard

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2017 University of Maine Orono Team

Kambrea Atkinson, Dominic Barra, Alexa Grissinger, Dakota Stewart, Coach David Marcinkowski

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2017 Virgina Tech Team

Linda Beckett, Whitney Bowman, Daniel Comyn, Mary-Katherine Jones, Coach Alex White

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2017 Academy Team 1

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2017 Academy Team 2

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