A team of four Maryland 4-H’ers tied for seventh place in the invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Competition Nov. 2 and 3 at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.
The competition included a written exam along with team group and individual quiz questions. Participants were recognized at an awards banquet Nov. 3.
This was the 33rd year for the quiz bowl competition at NAILE, the largest purebred livestock exposition in the world.
Teams from 19 states competed for top honors by testing their dairy science knowledge on many levels of the industry, including anatomy and physiology, feeding and nutrition, health and diseases, breeding and genetics, herd management, lactation and production, dairy foods and marketing, and other dairy business trivia.
Maryland team members included Garret Buckmeier of Frederick County, Curtis Gannon of Montgomery County, Dunchadhn Lyons of Montgomery County and Josiah Manning of Calvert County.
The team was accompanied by coaches April Hall Barczewski, an Extension educator in 4-H youth development from the University of Maryland Extension, Cecil County office, and Gail Yeiser, assistant to the dean for alumni and external relations at the University of Maryland and a 4-H volunteer from Anne Arundel County.
The team from New York edged out the team from Wisconsin for first place, while the teams from Maine and Virginia placed third and fourth, respectively, overall.
For more information about the University of Maryland Extension 4-H Youth Development Program, including the dairy project area, contact Barczewski at 410-996-5280 or email adhall<\@>umd.edu.