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4-H'er Todd Irwin competes in National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

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[November 12, 2012]  The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl team, including Logan County 4-H member Todd Irwin, participated in the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 2-3. Team members were Dakota Grayling, of Trenton; Irwin, of Beason; Becca Sprague, of Roscoe; and Meredith Ziller, of Huntley. The Illinois team placed in the top 12 among the 19 states competing from throughout the United States.

The 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl has become a premier event of education and competition among young people involved with 4-H dairy project work. This was the 33rd consecutive year for the invitational competition, in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition.

The quiz bowl is one of the nation's most challenging contests for dairy youth as it tests the contestants' knowledge in various areas, including dairy production, dairy business management, dairy products and dairy science. The competition includes each team member answering a 50-question test, and then each team competes with other teams in the double-elimination contest. Each round consists of a series of five team questions and 20 toss-up questions.

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Diamond V Mills, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, sponsored the team jackets, and the Illinois 4-H Foundation sponsored the team expenses. Dave Fischer, retired University of Illinois Extension dairy educator, served as the team coach and was assisted by Becky Meier, of Ridott.

[Text from news release received from Patty Huffer, Logan County 4-H]

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