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University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Knox County
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Henderson County
410 E. Main, PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Phone: 309-924-1163
FAX: 309-924-1164
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-2pm and Thursday 8am-4:30pm

McDonough County
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Warren County
1000 North Main Street
P.O. Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161
FAX: 309-734-5532
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30pm (Closed noon to 1 pm)

Upcoming Events

Illinois State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl

February 24, 2018

Embassy Suites, East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center
100 Conference Center Dr.
East Peoria, IL 61611 (Tazewell County)



The primary objective of Dairy Bowl contests is to provide an opportunity for youth interested in the field of dairy management to demonstrate their knowledge of dairy related subject matter in a competitive setting where attitudes of friendliness and fun prevail.  It is also hoped that this contest will provide an educational experience for both participants and spectators.


State Contest Eligibility:


1          All 4-H members age 8 to 18 are eligible to participate.  All contestants must be current 4-H   members. Contestants are not required to be enrolled in a dairy project.


2.         Each Extension county or multi-county group may enter an unlimited number of four member teams or individual members (they will be grouped to form teams).  Junior team ages are 14 and under; senior age division are 15 and over (by January 1 of current year). 


3.         Send (via email preferred) the completed entry form to Dave Fischer;, or mail hard copy to Dave Fischer, 901 Oak Hill St., Trenton, IL 62293, due by February 15th.


4.         Questions will cover all aspects of dairy production and marketing.  The Illinois 4-H dairy manuals plus Hoard's Dairyman Reference Books,  IL Extension Livestock E-Quiz (dairy), and the Virginia 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Study Materials (booklet) will be the main resource of study materials.


National Contest Eligibility:


            Contestants must be a current 4-H club member and be 15 years of age and older during the current contest year but not pass the year they reach their 19th birthday to be eligible to compete at Louisville, Kentucky (national contest). Contestants may attend college beyond high school.  However, a member who is enrolled in Animal Science courses prior to the fall term is not eligible.





The 2018 State 4-H Dairy Quiz bowl contest will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Embassy Suites, East Peoria Riverfront Hotel & Conference Center, 100 Conference Center Drive, East Peoria, IL 61611.  Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the contest at 9:00 a.m.  The contest will be completed by 2:30 p.m.  Participants will need to pay for their group lunch.

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