May 11 2018
Volunteering at a judging contest that I participated in during high school has been a rewarding experience
Oct. 27 2017
With a healthy 74-point margin of victory, Spencer County FFA chapter took home the top prize at the 2017 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind
Oct. 6 2017
The FFA Dairy Judging Contest drew the largest field of participants of all judging events at World Dairy Expo
Sept. 20 2017
Four classes and a set of questions make up the Central National FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest that takes place during World Dairy Expo each year. Around 400 students compete.Early on the Tuesday m
Oct. 24 2016
With a healthy margin of victory, four members of the Spencer County FFA chapter took home the top prize at the 2016 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. For this national FFA contest
Oct. 5 2016
Over 380 FFA members participated in the FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest held at World Dairy Expo on Tuesday morning. The contest was organized by the University of Wisconsin-Platteville
May 6 2016
Each year new knowledge and skills were gained. So, how do teams that win, well . . . win? I asked one of those teams, "Why did you win?"
Feb. 26 2016
National organization continues to develop skills of young people. National FFA Week concludes tomorrow. This weeklong celebration of FFA happens every February, and in honor of the occasion, I recently...
Nov. 10 2015
National-winning FFA Dairy Judging Coach talks about preparing a non-traditional dairy judging team. "This was an extremely hard-working bunch of kids," commented coach Bland Baird. His dairy judging program...
Nov. 3 2015
Three years running and six wins in 11 years. Coach Baird, Tanner Goodlett, Marissa Allen, Jacob Whitely and Ryan Linton Winning the 2015 National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career Development...
Feb. 25 2015
Week-long celebration promotes national ag program. We are in the heart of national FFA week, which started on Saturday, February 21 and concludes on February 28. The week is celebrated each year over...
Nov. 3 2014
Spencer County FFA wins 5th National FFA Dairy Judging title in 10 years. When you say you've won the National FFA Dairy Judging Contest, you have done more than just judged cows. The two-day contest encompasses...
Oct. 2 2014
Westby FFA wins Central National FFA Dairy Judging Contest. FFA members swarmed the World Dairy Expo grounds on Tuesday, September 30. Many were competing in judging contests, while others were enjoying...
Feb. 19 2014
While dairy cows aren't always an option, dairy steers can be just as valuable as a 4-H project. Every 4-H member has a unique story. Whether they've consistently bred show ring champions or have overcome...
Oct. 30 2013
Over 55,000 are expected to converge on Louisville, Ky., this weekend. The National FFA Convention and Expo is a highlight for many FFA members. With nearly 580,000 FFA members in every state, along with...
Oct. 4 2013
130 teams compete for top honors The largest dairy judging contest at World Dairy Expo is not the 4-H, college or post-secondary contest – it's the FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest. This year, 130...
Oct. 23 2012
A sea of blue corduroy will flood Indianapolis, Ind., in the next few days. High school agricultural students will descend on the 85th annual National FFA Convention on October 24 to October 27, 2012....
May 7 2012
The National FFA Contest encompasses dairy management into their judging contest. by Hoard's Dairyman staff Many of us began dairy judging in 4-H programs. The younger members started by just filling out...
Oct. 14 2011
Fear not, there is hope yet for America's youth. Not all teenagers have withdrawn into a black hole of no manners, nonstop texting, and social dysfunction. Just look at Future Farmers of America. Incomprehensibly...
June 20 2011
The FFA is one of the nation's premier youth organizations and agriculture is blessed to have the organization training future leaders in our industry. The Washington Leadership Conference, one of the...