Dairy Challenge Academy

2021 North American Intercollegiate VIRTUAL Dairy Challenge
April 14-16, 2021
Hosted by the NAIDC Board

More information coming soon!

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The NAIDC Board invites you to participate in this year's VIRTUAL Dairy Challenge Contest & Academy. This year's event has transitioned to an online format, but will maintain many of the traditional schedule elements. Events will begin with data release on Wednesday morning and will end with group presentations on Friday. Register below to participate in this groundbreaking event!

If you have questions leading up to or during the event, contact Cassi Miller at our help desk: cmiller@wdexpo.com or 608-224-0400.

2021 Contest Information
Letter of Invitation Rules & Regulations
Entry Form Schedule
Coaches Webinar
Access Passcode: V18^J5p$
Student Information Form
Academy Advisor Information  
Dairy Questionnaire Scorecard
Resources for Student Preparation Social Media Corps Application
Information for Sponsors and Volunteers Volunteer Registration
Sponsorship Information Sponsors: Donate Now
2019 Dairy Challenge Post Contest Information 2019 Post-Event Press Release


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

Ph: 608-224-0400   |   Email: naidc@wdexpo.com