Defending champion Manitowoc proved to be too much for the Door County Dairy Quiz Bowl team over the weekend at the Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center in Newton. The Door County team took second place in the district competition, forcing an extra round against Manitowoc after splitting their first two matches. The annual event had to be pared down to four district competitions ahead of a state showdown due to COVID-19 precautions. The Door County Dairy Quiz Bowl team of Anna Olson, Zach Olson, Chloe LaCrosse, and Madisyn Baudhuin answered questions on a variety of topics such as milk quality, herd health, breeding, genetics, and nutrition. Coach Rich Olson says he is proud of how his team performed.
Olson says the team has practiced around his kitchen table on Sunday nights since around October. Manitowoc and three other counties will now compete for the top prize on April 25th in Marshfield. The competition usually takes place around Christmas and New Year’s Day during the state Junior Holstein Convention.
Picture courtesy of Rich Olson