2014 Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge, Appleton, WI


Capturing first place on Farm 1 was the “Cooperative Resources International” team. Front (left to right) are team members Ryan Pralle, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Andrew Plumski, University of Minnesota. In back are Heather Smith, Purdue University; Jessie Hammerand, Iowa State University; and Jamie Pfaff, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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Earning the top honor on Farm 2 was the “Renaissance Nutrition, Inc.” team. Front (left to right) are team members Max Luchterhand, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Kristopher Boucher, Kansas State University. In back are Veronica Hilton, Purdue University: Kara Uhlenhake, The Ohio State University; and Kristin Leiteritz, Lakeshore Technical College.

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College students inspect the milking cow ration during the Midwest Dairy Challenge, as part of assessment and recommendations for a northeastern Wisconsin dairy farm.

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A college dairy student visits with representatives from Select Sires, a sponsor of Dairy Challenge since its start in 2002.

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During the Midwest Dairy Challenge, teams took an in-depth view of procedures in the milking parlor.

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The culmination of Dairy Challenge is presenting recommendations to the farm owners and judges panel, comprised of industry professionals, financial consultants, veterinarians and dairy producers.

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North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge
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