Natlionaal I-H Dairy, C'ountl~~leres
In September,. a group of youth traveled to Madison. WI to paraaicpate In the 56th
Annual Naaional 4-H Dair~y Confer~ence hosted at the Univer~sity of Wisconsin. Tr~ent
johnson (Hillsbor~ough County). Glenn Snowberge ( Lake County) and Pamela Mayo
(Hillsbor~ough County) r~epr~esented Flor~ida, accompanied by Timothy Best as chaper~one.
The group had a wonder-ful time and had the opportcunity to pairticipate In many memo-
r~able events thr~oughout the week. One of the many highlights, was the day filled of tours
to Hoar~ds Dair~y Far~m. Hoar~ds Magazine. National Dairy Shr~ine, and Nasco Far~m &
Ranch. These Individuals also had many opportcunities to meet youth Involved In the dairy
industry fr~om all partcs of the country and attended many
educational seminars. Fr~om there, the group had the chance
to tour many farims In the Madison, WI vicinity Including the
Univer~sity of Wisconsin Agr~icultur~al Campus. And then who
can for~get the chance to tour the main event of the
!~week...che Wor~ld Dair~y Expo!
The National 4-H Dair~y Confer~ence Is an annual
Sevens which allows youth Involved In the 4-H dair~y project
o congr~egate. Partcicipants learn about pr~oducuion, pr~ocess-
Ing, mar~keting and use of dair~y pr~oducts, and develop a
br~oader under~standing of dair~y car~eer~s. To attend, partcici-
pants must have been Involved In the 4-H dair~y projects for at
least three years, be In 10-12th grade during the conference,
PI~lle doleTi l[10111511and not be exhibiting cattle or paraccipating at the Nacional
Eski ~ll~ow\biace'l & P.Inteil.l DaIr.y judging Contest at the Wor~ld Dair~y Expo during the
N~ie Il lmi ofthe\fokI CUlffent year of the Confer~ence. Congr~atulations again to
Gloe .1 he folI .II) EpoTrent. Glenn & Pamela for repr~esenaing the State Dair~y Pro-
gr~am at this year's National 4-H Dair~y Confer~ence.
20 10 Barl(owI Faill C~lassic Ja-crlgol Heifer Sllour
The fir~st-ever 20 10 Barrcow Fall Classic Jackpot Helfer Show and Wor~kshop will
cake place November 20-21., 20 10 at the Barrcow County Agr~icultur~al Center (UF/IFAS
Polk County Extension Center) In Barrcow. FL. Deadline for entr~ies Is November 12. 20 10
and open to youth ages 8-18 In good standing with 4-H or FFA. Saturday. Nov. 20th we
wi|| hold the state clipping and fitaing workshop. followed by the Helfer Show. Sunday,
Nov. 2I1st the showmanship workshop and Showmanship Contests will be held. Mark
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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, COOPERATIVE EXTENSION SERVICE, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA, IFAS, FLORIDA A&M
MariOn COunty Extension Office *
January 7 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
4:00-6:00 p.m. -CHECK-IN
(Dinner on your own)
6:00 p.m. White Swap Begins
6:00 p.m. -Silent Auction Begins
6:00 p.m. -Youth Dairy Knowledge Exam
6:30 p.m. -Junior Brown Swiss Association Meeting
8:00 p.m. -Junior Guernsey Breeders Association Meeting
9:00 p.m. -Ice Cream Social
Saturday. January 8. 2011
7:00 a.m. -Quiz Bowl Tryouts for Breed Convention Teams
8:00 a.m. -Silent Auction & White Swap Begins
10:00 a.m. -State Dairy Ambassador Interviews
12:00 p.m. -Awards Luncheon
(Quiz Bowl Awards & Ambassador Questions)
2:00 p.m. -Junior Holstein Association Meeting
3:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. -SEMINARS
6:15 p.m. -SILENT AUCTION ENDS
6:30 p.m. -Awards Banquet
(State 4-H Dairy Judging Awards & State Dairy Ambassador Announced)
Chris Holcomb UF IFAS/Extension Regional Specialized Agent Dairy
Please mail/fax/email registration form to:
PO Box 9005 Drawer HSO3
Bartow, FL 33831
Ph: (863) 519-8677 Ext 145
Fax: (863) 534-0001
E-ma ilI: christophersholc@ ufl.ed u
Make checks payable to "Polk County 4-H Foundation"
Ouiz Bowl Ape Divisions/Repulations for Holstein & Guernsey Associa-
tion Breed Contests
Welcome to the 1st annual
Florida Junior All-Breeds Convention to be held January 7-8, 2011 at the Marion
County Extension Office in Ocala, Florida. The weekend will be filled with many
competitions and events to benefit and recognize our Florida Youth Dairy Pro-
JUNIOR ALL-90EEDS CONVENTION HEADOUAETRRS
Marion County Extension Office
All Events will take place at:
2232 NE Jacksonville Rd. Ocala, FL 34470-3615
Directions: From 1-75, take Exit #354 (US-27). Go east on US-27 approxi-
mately 3 miles to US-441. Turn left and go north on US-441 to the next
traffic light, NW 20th St. Turn right on NW 20 St (which becomes NE Jack-
sonville Road) and travel approximately/ mile to the Extension Service /
Southeastern Livestock Pavilion, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road. The building
is on the left.
Room Reservations can be made at: Red Roof Inn-Ocala
120 NW 40th St (1-75 Exit #352) (352) 732-4590
Mention Group Code: B638HOLCOM
Special Room Rate $63.99/night
Reservations can be made until 12/17/10
WHITE SWAP Please bring any used "white's" (4-H dairy show attire) to
be "swapped" at our white exchange area.
SILENT AUCTION Items for our silent auction will be on display during
the convention and bidding for items will be open during convention
(bidding closes Sat. 1/8/11 at 6:15 p.m.) All proceeds will benefit the Flor-
ida Youth Dairy Programs.
YOUTH DAIRY KNOWLEDGE EXAM A fun opening to the convention.
Open to all ages come see how much you know how the dairy industry!
JUNIOR BREED ASSOCIATION MEETINGS The Jr. Brown Swiss,
Guernsey & Holstein Associations will be meeting/re-organizing at the
convention. Please come and join these junior associations and be pre-
pared to plan out junior association events and elect officers.
AWARDS LUNCHEON Past State Quiz Bowl Teams will be recognized
and 2011 State Quiz Bowl Teams for the National Holstein & National
Guernsey Quiz Bowl Competitions will be announced.
AWARDS BANQUET The State 4-H Dairy Judging Teams will be recog-
nized and awards presented. The State Youth Dairy Ambassador winners
will be announced.
** pr Annual
2011 Florida Junior All-19reeds Convention
Registration Deadline: December 17, 2010
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Jumior Ape Division: Ages 96-15 (as of Jan. 1, 2011)
2011 Florida Junior All-Oreedls Convention
Marion County Extension Office Ocala, FL
January 7 8, 2011
Registration Deadline: December 17, 2010
Cost $20 (Adult/Youth) / $8 7 & under)
ADULT/VOUTH RtGISTEATION ~ROM
Name (s) :
Chaperone to be responsible (if youth participant is under 18):
Address: City: State: Zip:
Phone: ( Email:
I authorize UF IFAS Extension and the Florida 4-H Foundation or their assignees to record and photograph my image (or that of my
under 18) for use in research, educational and promotional programs. I also recognize that these audio, video and image recordings are
the property of UF IFAS Extension and/or the Florida 4r-H Foundation.
YOUTH/ADULT CODE OF CONDUCT
As a participant in the Florida Junior All-Breeds Convention, I agree to:
1) Obey local, state and federal laws. Follow policies set for county, district, state or national youth programs. I am responsible to know
the rules for the event.
2) Speak and act in a responsible, courteous, and respectful way.
3) Act responsibly to maintain a safe environment for all participants. Report threats to the wellbeing of a participant.
4) Know that the use or possession of tobacco, alcohol and illegal drugs is prohibited at all events.
5) Know that the possession or use of firearms is prohibited, except when part of an approved educational program.
6) Respect all persons, facilities and vehicles. I will be responsible for any damage caused resulting from my behavior. Know that
harassment of any type is illegal.
7) Help others have a pleasant experience by making every attempt to include all participants in activities.
8) Be in the assigned program area. If I am unable to attend, I will tell the adult
9) Dress appropriately for each event.
10) Not use a cell phone during any scheduled events. I understand that abuse of this could lead to loss of
cell phone privileges or confiscation of my phone.
PARTICIPANT: I have read the Florida Junior All-Breeds Events Code of Conduct above and agree to live up to the expectations. I realize
my failure to do so could result in a loss of privileges during the event and/or in the future.
Participant Signature Date
MEDICAL RELEASE (if under 18)
I give permission for emergency care to be sought for
at a physician's office, clinic or hospital if the parent or guardian cannot be reached in the event of illness or injury. I hereby release the
hospital, its medical staff, nursing staff and physician from any liability that may arise out of any medical procedure perfo rmed pursuant
to this consent form that is necessary for proper treatment of medical emergency. I understand that I am financially responsible for
charges and hereby guarantee full payment to the attending physician and/or health care unit.
Please list any food or drugs to which the above named is allergic:
Please list any other information, medical or physical that should be known:
I further give my permission for the above named to participate in activities planned for the Florida Junior All-Breeds Convention and
agree to release the IFAS/Extension, and any others assisting in hosting this convention from any claim for injuries or damage of any
nature sustained while participating in such activities.
Signature of Parent/Guardian Date
Telephone numbers] to contact in case of emergency, include area code
Florida 4-H Dairy Quirr Bo~l Program
|The Florida State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest was held on August 11, 2010 in
SGainesville, FL. It was great day with a wonderful turnout for our Youth Dairy Program.
Thank you to all the participants & volunteers that made the day a success!
I Congratulations to the following individuals for their achievements:
| JUNIOR DIVISION:
1 st place team: Kara Croft, Garrett Greaves, Destiny Fennell
2nd place team: Payton Devine, Christian Rodricuez, Makenzie Greaves
3rd place team: Cady McGehee, West Lane, Kylie Ogden
I INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
| 1st place team: Alex Pluskot, Ross Laskey, John McGehee, Jacob McGehee
12nd place team: Garion Pforr, Jon Locke, Shelby McCall, Chandler Decubellis
3rd place team: Spencer Hewitt, John Akin, Tucker McDaniel
I 1st place team: Austin Pluskot, Fallon Curren, Raychel Rabon
| 2nd place team: Holly Whetsell, Aviendha Burgoyne, William Curren
Florida Dairy Quiz Bowl TriviaI
DO YOU KNOW???
1) Which state had the highest average price per cwt. In 2009?
12) Which compartment of the cow's stomach in called the "honeycomb"?
13) What does "BMR" stand for when referring to corn varieties?
4) Who is the newly elected Florida Commissioner of Agriculture?
5) What do the initials "TRI" mean following an animal's name on a registration paper.
(ex. Meadowlawn Sk~ipper joy-TRI)
Answers will be given in the next issue of The Scoop!
ANSWERS FROM LAST NEWSLETTERS QUESTIONS??
1) How much feed can 30 sparrows eat in one month? ONE TON
12) What cow now holds the world record for milke production? EVER-GREEN-VIEW MY 1326-ET
I 3) At what length should alfalfa stubble be cut? 2 INCHES
4) What hormone is released by the corpus luteum ("CL")? (Hint: maintains pregnancy)
5) DFI was the previous name of the Dairy Products Promotion organization in Florida...What is their new name?
SFLORIDA DAIRY FARMERS
SNational 4l-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest
The National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest was held at the North American Livestock Expo
in Louisville, KY on November 6, 2010. Representing the Florida 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl
team was Holly Whetsell (Hillsborough County), Fallon Curren (Okeechobee County) and
Austin Pluskot (Okeechobee County). The team placed 5th team overall (Honorable Men-
tion). This is a great accomplishment for a three-person team to place so high as they were
penalized for not having a 4th team member. Thank you to Kim Pluskot for chaperoning and
volunteering your time.
If you are interested in representing Florida next year on the State Quiz Bowl Team, make
sure you study ALL YEAR long!
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Florida 4-H Dairy Judg~ing Program
I NATIONAL 4-H DAIRY JUDGING CONTEST
The National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest was held September 27, 2010 at the Word Dairy Expo in
SMadison, WI. The Florida 4-H Dairy Judging Team was well represented by team members Holly Whetsell
S(Hillsborough Countv), Fallon Curren (Okeechobee Countv) and Mariah Shelton (Lake Countv). The team
first traveled to Maryland during Labor Day Weekend to practice for preparation for the National Contest with
SDebbie Clements and Chris Holcomb. Once in Madison, the team participated at the practices on Saturday and
SSunday before the contests and prepared for their last 4-H Dairy Judging event. Thank you to Gene Holcomb
& Debbie Clements for accompanying the team with myself. After the contest, the team was able to enjoy
Some of the National Dairy Shows and tour the World Dairy Expo.
I The team did extremely well and represented our state team with pride!
Please help me congratulate the Madison dairy judging team. They placed:
I 7th Overall Team
I 6th Team in Reasons. (Only 3 points out of 5th overall)
I Guernsey Breed-5th Overall Team
Holstein Breed-5th Overall Team
SFallon Current 9th Individual Overall, 12th Individual Reasons, 2nd in Jersev, 5th in Brown Swiss,
I and 8th in Holstein.
Holly Whetsell -24th Individual Overall
I Mariah Shelton--29th Individual Overall
I alt~d... a
I ALABAMA STATE FAIR 4-H JUDGING CONTEST
IOn October I I, 20 10, the Florida 4-H dairy judging Team, consisting of Trent
I johnson (Hillsborough County), Cassidy Delong (Manatee County) and Jessica Turgeon
S(Okeechobee County) traveled to Montgomery, Alabama to the Alabama National Fair
Sto compete in the Youth Dairy judging Contest. Cassidy Delong placed I st high individ-
ual and Trent Johnson placed 2nd high individual, and the team placed Ist high team
overall. In reasons, Cassidy Delong placed I st high individual, Trent Johnson placed 2nd
I high individual and Jessica Turgeon placed 3rd high individual, with the team placing I st in
\ Team Reasons. Congratulations to these youth for their accomplishments!!
IFlorida 4-H Dairy Judging Program (cont...)
NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO 4-H DAIRY JUDGING
I The first week of November, the Florida 4-H Dairy judging Team made up of Pamela Mayo
I (Hillsborough County), Shiloh Anuez (Okeechobee County), Glenn Snowberger (Lake County) and I
Trent Johnson (Hillsborough County), traveled with coaches Gene Holcomb & Debbie Clements to the
North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, KY to compete at the Youth Dairy
judging Contest. The team had the opportunity to stop and practice at farms in Georgia and KentuckyI
I to prepare for the Contest. The team placed very well and should be very proud of their accomplish- I
Iments. Shiloh Anuez placed 9th high individual in Aryshire Breed, Glenn Snowberger placed I3th high
Individual in the Jersey breed, and the team placed 9th Team in Guernsey Breed. Pamela Mayo placed
I8th high individual in Reasons and the team placed 6th in Team Reasons. Overall, Pamela Mayo placed
I13th overall individual and Glenn Snowberger placed 21st high individual, with the team taking honors
with 9th place Team Overall. These judging team individuals placed 10O classes of animals and gave 3 sets
of Oral reasons in the contest. After the contest, the group toured the North American International
Livestock Expo and were given the opportunity to see some outstanding cattle in the showring!I
Pictured: The Youth Dairy Judging
Competitors during the judging
contest at the North American In-
ternational Livestock Exposition in
On behalf of the Florida 4-H Dairy Program we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to all the FLORIDA DAIRY
FARMERS which graciously allowed our youth to visit and practice on your farms during 2010!i Our dairy judging program
would not be a great success without YOU!! Also, we would like to extend a special thanks to Debbie Clements, Gene
Holcomb, and Chanse Huggins for all your help this year with the judging teams!i
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I Florida Dairy Leadership Training
The 2010 Florida Dairy Leadership Training was held Aug, 20-
21, 2010 at the UF/IFAS Hillsborough County Extension Office in
ISeffner, FL. We would like to again thank all the volunteers, FFAS ad-
Ivisors, and extension staff that participated that weekend. The training .
Iwas a huge success and as a result, the Florida Youth Dairy Program
will be implementing a few new program including the Florida Junior
All-Breeds Convention, Bartow Fall Classic Jackpot Heifer Show and
IWorkshops, and the Florida Youth Ambassador Program. We would
Also like to thank our wonderful speakers at the FL Dairy Volunteer
ILeadership Training Georgene Bender, Gene Holcomb, Bob Simon,
Chanse & Hannah Huggins! We had educational seminars about Fitting Pictured above: Volunteers participating in a
and Grooming, Showmanship, Dairy Calf Nutrition, the Florida 4-H training seminar at the Florida Dairy Leadership
IVolunteer Chaperone Training Modules and had a planning session for Training in August 2010
Events upcoming. To everyone that participated we would like to ex-
Ipress our appreciation for your hard work and dedication to the program during the leadership training and through-
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UF IFLSEtesORnUIDASI~~i Youth Events.,..
I20 10 Bartow Fall Classic Jackpot Heifer Show &( Workshop November 20-2 1, 20 10 Bartow, FL
IFlorida State Fair Dairy Show Entry Deadline December 3, 20 10
IFlorida Youth Ambassador Program Application Deadline December 15, 20 10
Florida junior All-Breeds Convention Registration Deadline December 17, 20 10
Florida junior All-Breeds Convention January 7-8, 20 I I Ocala, FL
IFlorida Youth Ambassador Selection January 8 20 1 I Ocala, FL
IFlorida State 4-H Youth Dairy Show February 10-13, 20 1 I Kissimmee, FL
IFlorida State Fair Youth Dairy Show February 16-2 1, 20 1 I Tampa, FL
For more information on any of these upcoming events, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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used as a forum for youth and volunteers to share ideas and helpful information!
O The webpage can be found under FLORIDA 4-H DAIRY!!