Contact Us

University of Illinois Extension serving Lake and McHenry Counties

Main Office (Lake County)
100 South US Highway 45
Grayslake, IL 60030
Phone: 847-223-8627
FAX: 847-223-9288
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

Branch Office (McHenry County)
1102 McConnell Road
PO Box 1430
Woodstock, IL 60098
Phone: 815-338-3737
FAX: 815-338-4755
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm

News Release

Accent photo

Illinois Places 6th in National Dairy Contest

The Illinois team took sixth place in the National 4-H Dairy Judging Contest held recently during the World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis.

Members of the national team included Jared Dickman, Lanark; Connor Erbsen, Lanark; Dawn Irwin, Beason; and Lauren Robison, Mulberry Grove.

The team earned third place in Ayrshire and Guernsey breeds and fifth in Holsteins. Individually out of 86 competitors, Erbsen placed 13th overall and Irwin placed 18th overall, with both earning the All-American status for the contest.

 In individual breed placings, Irwin placed first in Guernsey and second in Ayrshire. Erbsen placed fifth in Holsteins and 11th in Brown Swiss. Dickman placed seventh in Holstein and 19th in Ayrshires. Robinson placed 18th in Brown Swiss and 20th in Ayrshire.

The Illinois 4-H Foundation and River Valley Dairy of Tremont support the team in national competition. Team jackets were provided by The Equity of Effingham. The team is coached by Dave Fischer, University of Illinois Extension 4-H dairy program coordinator.


Source: Michelle Cox, Extension Educator, 4-H Youth Development,

Local Contact: Sabrina Huley, Program Coordinator, 4-H and Youth Development,