Major Contributors to Ohio's Dairy 4-H Programs
Brewster Dairy, Inc.
Dairy Farmers of America
DHI Cooperative, Inc.
Mideast American Dairy Association (ADA)
Smith Dairy Products
The Ohio State Fair
Ohio Purebred Cattle Breeders Association (There is no web site for this state group.)
Ohio Dairy Producer's Association
Ohio Brown Swiss Association
Trumbull County Fairgrounds (site of DairyPalooza Northeast)
Auglaize County Fairgrounds (site of DairyPalooza West
Blue Ribbon Volunteers
Many words of appreciation should be given to our volunteers at the state contest on Saturday, April 4. It was an impressive event with impressive results. Behind the scenes, the scoring room did not finish till 4PM with much more to finish up yet on Sunday. The officials worked hard to create good classes and listened to reasons with patience and advice. Exhibitors trusted us with their cattle and had them looking their best when they arrived at Voinovich. In the forefront, you saw 4-H volunteers in each ring and hats off to our moderator, NEAL SMITH, who kept everything on schedule. Our healthy sack lunches (prepared by Jackie Murray and her crew of the Beef Barn) were a new and appreciated addition to the event. The milk was needed to boost the brain cells before reasons for Senior and Intermediate contestants. Juniors even had an opportunity to learn more about their reasons taught by Lara Staples and Anna Hall, former OSU judging team alum. They then spent an hour or more evaluating for the top 6 award winners that were later recognized with a medallion.
And to all of our coaches, volunteers, and parents....thanks for placing such a high educational value on this experience.
The strength of the Ohio 4-H Dairy program is due to the volunteer support of people who are willing to donate their time!