Support for 4-H Dairy Judging Team to Travel to Europe

Ms. Sherry Smith, 4-H Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, Ohio State University Extension

Wow what a year! Many workouts and competitions through the years prepared these four young people to compete on the Ohio 4-H Dairy Judging Team. At the World Dairy Expo (WDE), they only missed first place honors by one point! It takes many important skills to do well as a dairy judge. Successful judges make great decisions and defend those decisions by giving oral reasons. I believe this program helps to prepare our young people for future leadership roles. With their placement at WDE, they have earned the opportunity to compete in the International Dairy Judging competition in Scotland and the Charleville Show in the Republic of Ireland this June. They will be touring many farms and agribusinesses on the 12 day tour through Scotland and Ireland. This is an opportunity of a lifetime! The cost of this trip will be $2750/person plus $1500 for airfare. We need the monetary support of family, community, and industry friends to make this dream a reality. We hope you will see this as a valuable investment in our youth. Your donation is tax deductible and checks can be made out to: “The Ohio State University” and mailed to the Department of Animal Sciences, Attn: Sherry Smith, 222B Animal Science Bldg., 2029 Fyffe Ct., Columbus, OH 43210.

In addition to support the travel by the team, we will be hosting a cow pie bingo. The cow will be turned loose on Saturday, April 4th at the Spring Dairy Expo following the judging contest.

The winner will be announced prior to Supreme Champion. Ticket price is $20 and a maximum of 500 tickets will be sold. Tickets will be randomly assigned to squares, and you need not be present to win! All profits will go toward the OHIO 4-H Dairy Judging Team’s trip! Call (330-465-2376) or email ( me to get your tickets or if you have any questions about this effort.

We thank you for your support!