NICC’s Fifth-Place Dairy Judging Team at World Dairy Expo

Nicc Dairy Judging Team
Pictured above in the submitted photo, left to right, are team members Coach Blake Courtney of Decorah, Kaylee Ferfecki of Cecil, WI, Cheyanne Troendle of Waterville, Becky Schumann of Garber and Peyton Luehmann of Lewiston, MN.

October 11, 2023

The Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) Dairy Judging Team placed fifth in the National Dairy Judging Competition at the World Dairy Expo in Madison, WI on October 1st.

“We are very proud to have these individuals as ambassadors for Northeast Iowa Community College on a national stage,” stated Dave Lawstuen, NICC Dairy Science instructor. The annual World Dairy Expo offers conferences for the youth in the dairy industry. There are several regional and national judging contests which teams and individuals from high school FFA chapters and 4-H programs can compete in as well as a division for collegiate-level teams. Contestants compete for honors in dairy judging, dairy foods and dairy forage.

Through the Dairy Science Technology program at NICC students develop their knowledge of operations and advanced technologies on-site at the nationally recognized Iowa’s Dairy Center. Many graduates return to manage and implement new strategies on their family farms, or advance their careers locally and nationally.

Original Article by Waukon Standard