Upcoming Contests

Dairy Challenge offers several contests for undergraduate students as part of the premier dairy event in the country. National and regional contests give students the opportunity to evaluate a well-managed dairy and then recommend management enhancements to a panel of judges comprised of industry and academic professionals. The Dairy Challenge Academy runs in conjunction with the national contest and offers students an intensive program using the educational component of the Dairy Challenge contest without the competition.

National Contest & Academy

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NAIDC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants. NAIDC has developed the following COVID-19 plan, which includes policies and procedures to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

As the success of our event relies on teamwork, networking and interaction, we are recommending participants be fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.

We will cooperate fully with our hotels and host facilities to follow their safety guidelines. We will closely monitor the CDC guidelines including mandates and policies in the areas where our events are being hosted and will be prepared to adjust our policy and/or our event if necessary.

We are asking for every participant to take personal responsibility for their safety and wellbeing and ask that they do their part to keep those around them safe.

2023 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
March 30 - April 1, 2023
Hosted by the Northeast Region in Saratoga Springs, NY


The 2022 North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge contest will be a return to meeting in person. This year's national will be hosted by The Midwest Region, UW-Madison, and Fox Valley Technical College in Green Bay, Wisconsin March 31 - April 2, 2022. We invite you as a student, sponsor, or volunteer to learn more about the event and make your plans to join us.

Coaches: as a reminder, you have access to past presentations and data sets that you can also use for student preparation. If you need assistance logging in, contact Molly Kelley at mollyk@dairychallenge.org.

Coaches Resources

2023 Contest Information – Coming Soon!
Letter of Invitation Rules & Regulations
Entry Form Schedule
Computer Requirements Hotel and Travel Information | KI Convention Center Floor Plan
Coaches Webinar
Passcode:  .K4!?9Y@
Student Information Form
Students: Upload Resumes Here Academy Advisor Information
University Housing Form Saturday Corporate Technology Presentations
Travel Assistance Application Scorecard
Contest and Academy students, Academy Advisors and Judges should install this software before traveling to Green Bay:

DCTeach Info Sheet - Attention Academic Version Users, click to view and download ACADEMIC backup. If you need help, click here
DHI-PLUS Software Installation Information - To install DHI-PLUS software, click here. If you have questions, contact:
Cathy Myers, Amelicor at (559) 289-2585.
PCDART Software Installation Information - To install PCDART software, contact:
Kas Ingawa, DRMS at (919) 889-9131

THURSDAY FARM TOUR

Resources for Student Preparation Social Media Corps Application
Information for Sponsors and Volunteers Volunteer Registration
Sponsorship Information Donate Now
2022 Contest Results 2021 Dairy Challenge Post Contest Information
2022 Post-Event Press Release Download Team Photos Here
Archived Contest Results and Photos  

Northeast Regional Event

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NAIDC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants. NAIDC has developed the following COVID-19 plan, which includes policies and procedures to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

As the success of our event relies on teamwork, networking and interaction, we are recommending participants be fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.

We will cooperate fully with our hotels and host facilities to follow their safety guidelines. We will closely monitor the CDC guidelines including mandates and policies in the areas where our events are being hosted and will be prepared to adjust our policy and/or our event if necessary.

We are asking for every participant to take personal responsibility for their safety and wellbeing and ask that they do their part to keep those around them safe.

2022 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge
October 27 - 29, 2022
Hosted by Northeast Regional Planning Committee in Lyons Falls, NY


The 2022 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge contest will be held in person in Lyons Falls, New York October 27 - 29, 2022. We invite you as a student, sponsor, or volunteer to learn more about the event and make your plans to join us.

Coaches: as a reminder, you have access to past presentations and data sets that you can also use for student preparation. If you need assistance logging in, contact Molly Kelley at mollyk@dairychallenge.org.

Coaches Resources

2022 Contest Information
Letter of Invitation and Coaches Registration Registration Form
Schedule of Events
Scorecard Download and Install Academic version of DC305 with these instructions
  • Demo herd is included for you to practice with.
  • Highly qualified assistance available at the event if you can’t make this work.
  • Does not work on MAC products.
PRESS RELEASE Dress Code Reminder for Dairy Challenge
Contest Rules Sample Presentation
Major Areas to Assess the Dairy Farm Operation Dairy Questionnaire
Financial Template Dairy Challenge Shirt Order Form

Resources for Student Preparation

Dairy Farm Business Summary - New York State

Dairy Farm Summary 2020

INFORMATION FOR SPONSOR/VOLUNTEERS

Invitation to Sponsor

NE Regional Sponsor Levels

Sponsor Event Information

Sponsorship Form

DAIRY CHALLENGE SOCIAL MEDIA CORPS

Social Media Corps Application

VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Volunteer Sign Up Information & Registration Form

Archived Contest Results and Photos

Southern Regional Event

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NAIDC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants. NAIDC has developed the following COVID-19 plan, which includes policies and procedures to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

As the success of our event relies on teamwork, networking and interaction, we are recommending participants be fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.

We will cooperate fully with our hotels and host facilities to follow their safety guidelines. We will closely monitor the CDC guidelines including mandates and policies in the areas where our events are being hosted and will be prepared to adjust our policy and/or our event if necessary.

We are asking for every participant to take personal responsibility for their safety and wellbeing and ask that they do their part to keep those around them safe.

2022 Southern Regional Dairy Challenge
November 17 - 19, 2022
Hosted by North Carolina State University and University of Mount Olive in North Carolina (location TBD)


2022 Southern Regional Dairy Challenge contest will be held in person and hosted by North Carolina State University and University of Mount Olive in North Carolina November 17 - 19, 2022. Be watching this web site for updated date and location details. We invite you as a student, sponsor, or volunteer to learn more about the event and make your plans to join us.

Coaches: as a reminder, you have access to past presentations and data sets that you can also use for student preparation. If you need assistance logging in, contact Molly Kelley at mollyk@dairychallenge.org.

Coaches Resources

2022 Contest Information
Letter of Invitation Rules & Regulations
Entry Form Schedule
Computer Requirements Hotel and Travel Information
Coaches Webinar - PowerPoint
Sponsor Brochure Sponsor Form
Sponsor Volunteer Information Sponsor Volunteer Registration Form
Resources for Student Preparation Social Media Corps Application
DCTeach Info Sheet - Attention Academic Version Users, click to view and download ACADEMIC backup. If you need help, click here
PCDART Software Installation Information - To install PCDART software, contact Kas Ingawa, DRMS at (919) 889-9131

BENCHMARKS

Dairy Questionnaire Student Information Form
Students: Upload Resumes Here Sample Presentation
2021 Results 2021 Press Release
Archived Contest Results and Photos

Midwest Regional Event

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NAIDC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants. NAIDC has developed the following COVID-19 plan, which includes policies and procedures to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

As the success of our event relies on teamwork, networking and interaction, we are recommending participants be fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.

We will cooperate fully with our hotels and host facilities to follow their safety guidelines. We will closely monitor the CDC guidelines including mandates and policies in the areas where our events are being hosted and will be prepared to adjust our policy and/or our event if necessary.

We are asking for every participant to take personal responsibility for their safety and wellbeing and ask that they do their part to keep those around them safe.

2023 Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge
February 15 - 17, 2023
Hosted by Iowa State University and University of Wisconsin-Platteville in Dubuque, IA


The 2022 Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge contest will be a return to meeting in person, and hosted by The Ohio State University, Purdue University & Michigan State University in Fort Wayne, Indiana on February 16 - 18, 2022. We invite you as a student, sponsor, or volunteer to learn more about the event and make your plans to join us.

Coaches: as a reminder, you have access to past presentations and data sets that you can also use for student preparation. If you need assistance logging in, contact Molly Kelley at mollyk@dairychallenge.org.

Coaches Resources

2023 Contest Information - Coming Soon!
Letter of Invitation Rules & Regulations
Entry Form Schedule
Student Information Form Students: Upload Resumes Here
Computer Requirements Sponsorship Opportunities - Letter
Dairy Questionnaire Sample Presentation
Score Card Registration Information for Sponsors & Volunteers
Hotel & Travel Information Sponsor/Volunteer Registration Form
Resources for Student Preparation Social Media Corps Application
DCTeach Info Sheet - Attention Academic Version Users, click to view and download ACADEMIC backup. If you need help, click here
PCDART Software Installation Information - To install PCDART software, contact Kas Ingawa, DRMS at (919) 889-9131

Making a Farm Visit - Hutjens

VIDEOS:

Benchmarks:

Pre-event Press Release
2022 Results Press Release
Archived Contest Results and Photos

Western Regional Event

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NAIDC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants. NAIDC has developed the following COVID-19 plan, which includes policies and procedures to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

As the success of our event relies on teamwork, networking and interaction, we are recommending participants be fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.

We will cooperate fully with our hotels and host facilities to follow their safety guidelines. We will closely monitor the CDC guidelines including mandates and policies in the areas where our events are being hosted and will be prepared to adjust our policy and/or our event if necessary.

We are asking for every participant to take personal responsibility for their safety and wellbeing and ask that they do their part to keep those around them safe.

2023 Western Regional Dairy Challenge
February 23 - 25, 2023
Hosted by the Western Region in California (Location TBD)


The 2022 Western Regional Dairy Challenge contest will be hosted by The Western Region in Fresno, California February 24 - 26, 2022. We invite you as a student, sponsor, or volunteer to learn more about the event and make your plans to join us.

Coaches: as a reminder, you have access to past presentations and data sets that you can also use for student preparation. If you need assistance logging in, contact Molly Kelley at mollyk@dairychallenge.org.

Coaches Resources

2023 Contest Information - Coming Soon!
Letter of Invitation Rules & Regulations
Entry Form Schedule
Travel Information Computer Requirements
Information for Sponsors & Volunteers Sponsor/Volunteer Registration
Pre-event Press Release Student Information Form
Resources for Student Preparation Students: Upload Resumes Here
Social Media Corps Application
DCTeach Info Sheet - Attention Academic Version Users, click to view and download ACADEMIC backup. If you need help, click here
DHI-PLUS Software Installation Information - To install DHI-PLUS software, contact Cathy Myers, Amelicor at (559) 289-2585
PCDART Software Installation Information - To install PCDART software, contact Kas Ingawa, DRMS at (919) 889-9131
Scorecard
Post-Event Release 2022 Results
Archived Contest Results and Photos

Dairy Challenge Vet

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NAIDC is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for all participants. NAIDC has developed the following COVID-19 plan, which includes policies and procedures to minimize the risk of transmission of COVID-19.

As the success of our event relies on teamwork, networking and interaction, we are recommending participants be fully vaccinated or have a negative PCR test within 72 hours of arrival.

We will cooperate fully with our hotels and host facilities to follow their safety guidelines. We will closely monitor the CDC guidelines including mandates and policies in the areas where our events are being hosted and will be prepared to adjust our policy and/or our event if necessary.

We are asking for every participant to take personal responsibility for their safety and wellbeing and ask that they do their part to keep those around them safe.

2022 Contest Information
April 6 - 8, 2022
Hosted by the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio


Coaches: as a reminder, you have access to past presentations and data sets that you can also use for student preparation. If you need assistance logging in, contact Molly Kelley at mollyk@dairychallenge.org.

Coaches Resources

2022 Contest Information
Letter of Invitation Schedule
Resources for Vet Preparation Contest Invitation Flyer
Post-Event Release