Wisconsin delegates for Nat. 4-H Dairy Conference

Applications are available for the 2018 National 4-H Dairy Conference

Applications are now being accepted to represent Wisconsin at the National 4-H Dairy Conference on September 30- October 3, 2018, in Madison, WI. More than 200 students from 30 states are expected to attend the conference where they will learn about new farm technologies, dairy processing, how to be an advocate for agriculture, and careers in the dairy industry.

Delegates at National 4-H Dairy Conference are high-school students who participate in their local 4-H Dairy Programs. While on campus, the students will attend seminars through UW-Madison’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences on topics such as farm finance, dairy food quality, dairy cattle nutrition and reproduction, and producing alternative dairy products from sheep and goats. The conference also includes trips to ABS Global, Hoard’s Dairyman, Nasco, and World Dairy Expo allowing young people considering careers in dairy production to learn about the latest technology and business practices being implemented around the world.

Delegates will receive $125 towards the cost of attendance.

 

To apply, you must be grades 10-12 as of January 1, 2018. Applications are due on August 20, 2018, and accepted delegates will be notified by August 30. Applications can be found on the Wisconsin Dairy Youth website (fyi.uwex.edu/dairyyouth/) or you can contact Yanna Williams at [email protected]
More information about the National 4-H Dairy Conference (including the official application) can be found at national4hdairyconference.org.