Dairy students with senior standing and juniors accepted into Vet School vie for one of four spots to represent UW-Madison at the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge National Contest held annually in April. To be eligible, students must be enrolled in DYSCI 375: Intercollegiate Dairy Comp 2 during the spring semester. All students enrolled in the class are offered an opportunity to compete at the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge in early February.
North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge is a two-day competition that enables four-person teams to evaluate a well-managed dairy farm business and then recommend management enhancements to a panel of judges comprised of industry and academic professionals. This has become the premier dairy event in the country for undergraduate students. Dairy industry leaders recognize that this contest attracts the top students from every major undergraduate dairy program in the US and Canada. This competitive format not only lets students show their skills, but also provides the opportunity to network with industry people who are looking for students interested in careers in the dairy industry.
Teams from 36 universities participate in the national contest each year. UW-Madison has achieved a record of excellence in prior NAIDC National Contests. Team selection is competitive. Travel, hotel and meals are covered by the UW Foundation’s David P. Dickson Student Activity Fund and the NAIDC.
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