Ohio State Students Participate in Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge

Pictured: Front row – Carter Wallinger and Kira Andre; Back row – Joey Brown, Dr. Maurice Eastridge (coach), and Brandon Colby.

Dr. Maurice L. Eastridge, Professor and Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

The Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge was held February 11-13, 2015 in Sioux Center, IA and was hosted by Dordt College. There were 79 students and 20 universities and technical schools that participated in this year’s program. Four students (Kira Andre, Joey Brown, Brandon Colby, and Cater Wallinger) from Ohio State participated in the Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge. The students from each school are split up into different teams among 2 farms, with Ohio State having three students at one farm and one student at the other farm. Brandon Colby’s team placed first and Joey Brown’s team placed second from the same farm. Next year's Midwest Regional Dairy Challenge will be co-hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and Southwest Technical College in Wisconsin.