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Walworth County Tops 2003 State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest

Walworth County won the State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest Aug. 6 at the Wisconsin State Fair, and earned a trip to compete at the National 4-H Contest in Madison during World Dairy Expo. Dane County finished second in the contest and will compete at the Pennsylvania All-American Youth Dairy Judging Contest in Harrisburg, Pa., according to contest coordinator Ted Halbach, UW-Madison extension dairy youth specialist.

Jerome Meyer of Walworth Country and Jessica Lundgren of Polk County finished 1-2 in the overall individual competition. Daniel Walker of Columbia County captured first in the oral reasons portion of the contest. The other top 10 individuals included: Shelly Bohn, Dodge County; Daniel Walker, Columbia County; Lea McCullough, Green County; Mitch Amundson, Grant County; Joe Sarbacker, Dane County; Shay Ott, Calumet County; Vickie Cooper, Dane County; and Tony Galgowski, Pierce County.

Walworth County was also the high team in oral reasons, followed by Dodge County.

A team consisting of Jessica Lundgren of Polk County, Daniel Walker of Columbia County, Lea McCullough of Green County, and Mitch Amundson of Grant County will represent Wisconsin at the North American Youth Dairy Judging Contest in Louisville, Ky. They earned a place on the team because of their high individual placings in the contest.

Several volunteers assisted with this year”s contest. Linda Hodorff, Dan Cnossen, Roy Hetts, and Angie Ulness were the official judges. Pete Rindal, dairy youth program assistant, helped coordinate classes and organized the reasons portion of the contest. Melanie Miller and Laura Biesterveld scored the contest.