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
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.
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