2018 National Dairy Challenge, Visalia, CA
2018 National Dairy Challenge
Coming from 38 colleges in 28 states and provinces, 235 students participated in the three-day Dairy Challenge, held April 12-14, 2018 in Visalia, California.
Michigan State University - 1st Place
1st Place Team - Michigan State University: L to R: Coach Thompson, Ethan Haywood, Ellen Launstein, Alycia Burch, Nicole Chase, Coach Domecq
University of Wisconsin - Madison - 1st Place
1st Place Team - University of Wisconsin-Madison: L to R Coach Theodore Halbach, Logan Voigts, Connor Willems, Charles Hamilton, Anthony Schmitz, Coach Dave Combs
California Polytechnic State University - 1st Place
1st Place Team - California Polytechnic State University: L to R: Coach Vagnoni, Anthony Echeverria, Amber LaSalle, Matthew Ruby, Tony Lopes
Iowa State University - 1st Place
1st Place Team - Iowa State University: L to R Coach Hugo A Ramirez, Sabrina Portner, Kassidy Buse, Cassie Krebill, Brady Goetz
2018 NAIDC Career Fair
Representatives from agribusinesses that support Dairy Challenge visit with students about career opportunities and industry product and service innovations.
2018 NAIDC Data Review
Dairy Challenge students 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.
2018 NAIDC Dairy Assessment
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.