Update on Dairy Youth Programs

Pictured: (left to right in back) Richard Owens, Eileen Gress, and Dr. Roger Rennekamp; (left to right in front) Deb Owens, Bonnie Ayars, and Julie Martig

Ms. Bonnie Ayars, Dairy Program Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State University

In the midst of these times in the industry, youth programs are a testimonial to our future and the commitment of the adults who give much of their time.  Recently, the Dairy Palooza planning committee was honored to receive the “Innovator Award” presented at the Bob Evans Farms 4-H Volunteer Recognition Conference Luncheon.  This happened in late March and once again both Dairy Palooza Northeast and West grew in numbers.  Northeast was held on April 30 at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds, and West was located again at Auglaize County Fairgrounds.  We specialize in hands-on training for Quality Assurance, as well as a series of workshops offered by faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, industry leaders, and elementary school teachers for Cloverbuds programs.  If you have not visited our webpage, please do so at www.ohiodairypalooza.com.  This program takes place because of Ohio 4-H grants, loyal sponsors, and dedicated volunteers.

New at the Ohio State Fair (OSF) is the Dairy Incentive Premium (see attachment). Remember to meet the deadline for OSF Dairy entries by June 20th.

Congratulations to the Ohio 4-H Achievement winners who will be recognized at the Annual  4-H Achievement Awards dinner.  The Dairy Achievement award will be presented to Julie Gress of Wayne County and Kate Mc Govern (Ashland County) and Virginia Schappacher (Fayette County) will attend the National 4-H Dairy Conference to be held this fall during World Dairy Expo