Why Sponsor Dairy Challenge?

Invest in the next generation of dairy leaders

Share your company's knowledge through mentorship and educational presentations

Recruit the best and brightest in dairy through trade shows and mixers at contests

Dairy Challenge Sponsor Benefits

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1 Star Platinum Platinum Gold Silver Bronze Friend of Dairy Challenge
$15,000+ $10,000 - $14,999 $5,000 - $9,999 $2,500 - $4,999 $1,000 - $2,499 Less than $1,000
Opportunity to provide Corporate Technology Seminar speaker National
Recognition at Events Regional & National Regional & National Regional & National Regional & National Sponsored event only Sponsored event only
Invitation to view participant presentations
Student resumes & student contact information
Free job/internship posting on Dairy Challenge website Unlimited Unlimited Two included One included
Participation in student recruitment mixers
Booth space for recruitment trade shows at contests Premium spot Premium spot
Sponsor link on Dairy Challenge website
Sponsor recognition in National Advertising
Opportunity to provide contest officials

By the Numbers

More than 500 students gain from Dairy Challenge each year, through four regional events, one national contest and the Dairy Challenge Academy.

50+ Participating Schools
340+ Regional Participants
300+ National & Academy Participants
80 Supporting Companies
$300,000+ Donated
300+ Volunteers
7,700+ Alumni
101,553 Miles Traveled by Universities

Thank you to our Sponsors!

* The companies listed in orange are Foundation Sponsors who have sponsored Dairy Challenge since our inception in 2002.

11 Star Platinum

3 Star Platinum

2 Star Platinum

1 Star Platinum



Dairy Farmers of America
DHI Computing Service
Edge Dairy Consulting
GEA Farm Technologies Inc.
GPS Dairy Consulting, LLC
Jefo Nutrition Inc.
Kemin Industries
Lutz Feed
North Carolina Dairy Producers
North Carolina Farm Bureau
Northeast Dairy Producers Assn., Inc.
Renaissance Nutrition
Seneca Dairy Systems
Standard Dairy Consultants
Virtus Nutrition
Vita Plus Corporation


Adisseo (move up to 1 star Platinum)
4CG Construction
A. White Enterprises
Central New York Feeds
Chr Hansen Company
Citizen's Business Bank
Cooperative Milk Producers
Corwin & Debby Holtz
Dairy Herd Management
David Lee
DeLaval, Inc.
DSM Nutritional Products
Feedworks USA
Frazer, LLP
Gold Star Feed & Grain
Growmark Farms
Holtz-Nelson Dairy Consultants, LLC
Innovative Liquids LLC
Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Mercer Milling Company
Milk Moovement
North Carolina Soybean Producers
Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance
Nutrius, LLC
Progressive Dairyman
Quality Liquid Feeds
RP Nutrients
Simplot Animal Sciences
Steve Washburn
The Dairy Alliance
Tri-State Dairy Nutrition Conference

Thanks also to the many Bronze and Friends of Dairy Challenge sponsors who have contributed their time and/or money to support our program.

Dairy Farm Sponsors


Aurora Organic Dairy
Delta View Farms
Mapleview Dairy
Rancho Teresita


Dairyland Farms
De Jager Farms, Inc.
Fernjo Farms
L & J Vanderham Dairy
King's Ransom Dairy
Turning Point Dairy
Zonneveld Dairies, Inc.

Friends of Dairy Challenge

Rocky Creek Dairy