Northeast Kingdom 4-H clubs competed in the Northeast Region 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl on Feb. 25 in Orleans. There were 32 participants in the event held at he Orleans Elementary School. The competition gave the 4-H’ers an opportunity to showcase their dairy knowledge through participation in a written test and fast-paced buzzer rounds. They scored points for knowing the answers to questions about the dairy industry from nutrition, milk production and anatomy to calf health and marketing of dairy products, among other topics. The quiz bowl was coordinated by University of Vermont Extension 4-H educators Lindy Birch and Holly Ferris with milk provided by Orleans County Dairy Promotion. Room moderators included adult volunteers Jared Birch, Leslie Michaud, and Maddie Nadeau, 4-H teen Liviya Russo. Scorekeepers were Brooke Bury, Peggy Kelley and 4-H teen Grace Patenaude, all from Derby, and Clara Nadeau, Holland. Hilary Paquet, Melissa Purchase and Jodi Sibley, all from East Montpelier, scored the tests. Sarah Birch, Derby, tabulated the overall results. For information on the Vermont 4-H dairy program in the Northeast region, contact Lindy Birch at email@example.com.
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