Every fall, Iowa’s Dairy Center hosts the annual Tri-State Ag and Dairy Expo. The expo features dairy judging and dairy products contests, including the Northeast District FFA Dairy Cattle Career Development Event. The NICC Dairy Science Club and agriculture students help with the preparation of cattle, contests and seminars. In addition to a competition for students, the dairy expo offered seminars on agricultural topics, which range from linear scoring to robotic technology and feeding Holstein steers.
The Little Switzerland FFA Chapter from Waukon, Iowa was named the 2017 champion dairy judging team with reasons. Team members are Kaylee Gibbs, Grace Howe, Cayla Nolting and Faith Palmer. Nolting was also the high-scoring individual of the contest. A complete list of results of the contests can be found here.
Check out photos from the 2017 Tri-State Dairy Expo here.