Press Release

UMaine Extension co-hosting Student Dairy Challenge

WATERVILLE, Maine — More than 120 undergraduate animal and dairy science majors from 14 colleges throughout the Northeast U.S. and Canada will put their dairy farm knowledge to the test at the 2012 Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge Nov.1-3 at the Best Western Plus Waterville Grand Hotel.

The Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge, being held in Maine for the first time, is cosponsored by the University of Maine Cooperative Extension and the Maine Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences.

The regional challenge is a three-day event that’s part of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC).  In addition to the competition, the event will include a technology seminar for local dairy producers led by some of the dairy industry sponsors and researchers who will be at the dairy challenge.

For more information about the event, visit the

NAIDC website at: http://www.dairychallenge.org/ or contact David Marcinkowski at (207) 581-2740 or 1-800-287-7170 in-state.

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