National Team Selected for 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl - U of I Extension

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National Team Selected for 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

This article was originally published on March 6, 2018 and expired on April 6, 2018. It is provided here for archival purposes and may contain dated information.

Four youth will represent Illinois at the National 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl in Louisville, Ky., based on their performance at the state 4-H qualifying contest. Emma Carlson, Kirkland; Payton Erbsen, Lanark; Lane Heinzmann, Carlyle; and Briley Lenkaitis, Eldorado; took top honors in the senior division of the contest to earn a spot on the national team. Zachary Paul of Wordon will serve as alternate.

The Illinois 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl was help Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center in East Peoria and included 48 youth from around the state.

“The dairy quiz bowl challenges the 4-H members’ knowledge and quick recall of information relating to the various aspects of dairy cattle management and dairy products,” said Dave Fischer, University of Illinois Extension 4-H dairy coordinator and coach of the national team. “The 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl requires many hours of dedicated learning and a good understanding of the dairy industry,”

Each competition round included 12 questions presented one-on-one, followed by 16 toss-up questions with bonus point options.

Top junior team was from Stephenson County and included Lila Sloan, Davis; Ella and Owen Gunderson, both of Shannon; and Mathew Busker, Ridott. The second place team included members from Clinton, Saline, and Randolph counties and included Drew Lueking and Evan Beal, both of Centralia; A.J. Lenkaitis, Eldorado; and Matthew Koester, Red Bud.

The national team is supported by the Illinois 4-H Foundation.


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

Pull date: April 6, 2018