MSU dairy education fall recap

The MSU Dairy Education Program welcomed over 20 new students this Fall and continues to expand practical hands-on learning experiences for students at every level of their academic career.

Dairy judging team standing for a photo

Dairy judging

The MSU Collegiate, Ag Tech, and Michigan 4-H Dairy Judging teams traveled to the All-American Dairy Show (Harrisburg, PA), World Dairy Expo (Madison, WI), and NAILE (Louisville, KY) this Fall and represented the state of Michigan well in each of these contests. A few notable achievements include the Michigan 4-H team placing 1st overall in Harrisburg with Olivia Black and Chloe Steiner individually placing 1st and 2nd respectively. Additionally, the MSU Collegiate Team placed 2nd overall in Harrisburg with Drew Neyer and Brianna Hill individually placing 2nd and 4th respectively. Congratulations to all who competed this season! To see a complete list of results, check out our website:

Dairy Challenge

The MSU Dairy Challenge kicked off the 2024 season with the Internal Dairy Challenge Contest in December. Three divisions provided students of all levels within the program the opportunity to participate. Over 50 students participated in this year’s event which included 6 intermediate division teams, 3 advanced division teams, and an academy experience. A banquet that included over 100 students, alumni, and industry professionals celebrated student success. Brianna Hill, Adalee Thelen, Irie Moussiaux, and Lauren Ringewold placed first in the advanced division while Grant Gasper, Calle Loew, Bette Eggink, and Rhianna Bruursema placed first in the intermediate division. Thank you to Preston Farms for hosting this year’s internal contest.


MSU Dairy Education Academy

The Dairy Education Program hosted the 2nd Dairy Education Academy in November which provided 23 high school students and their parents the opportunity to come to campus learn about the program, meet students and professors, and visit a dairy. The next Dairy Academy will be hosted in Fall 2024. If you are a high school student or recent graduate interested in studying dairy at MSU, be sure to look for the application to apply for this fully funded opportunity in the Summer of 2024. In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more about the Dairy Education Program at MSU contact Joe Domecq, Coordinator of Dairy Education (


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