SDSU Jackrabbit Dairy Camp set for June 4-6

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS — South Dakota State University Jackrabbit Dairy Camp will host a three-day workshop for youth wanting to learn about the dairy industry June 4-6, 2015 on the campus of SDSU in Brookings, S.D.

The SDSU Dairy Club sponsors this event for youth between the ages 8 to 18 who want to enhance their dairy cattle skills and learn about the dairy industry.

Participants from all states are welcome to attend.

Opportunity campers receive is that of introducing or enhancing skills in dairy judging, showmanship, fitting and industry promotion. There is also a focus on education at dairy camp. Youth learn about a different subject within the dairy production and manufacturing industry.

Not only do the participants work and bond with a provided heifer for three days, they also develop friendships with other campers. These memories and experiences at Jackrabbit Dairy Camp will stick with the participants into their future.

Highlights of the 2015 dairy camp include:

• Dairy Workshops on fitting, showmanship, judging and oral reasons, dairy promotion, and dairy products;

• Hands-on fitting demonstration;

• Mock heifer auction;

• Dairy cattle judging contest;

• Fun dairy products demonstrations; and

• Showmanship contest and fitting contest

After camp, participants will also have the opportunity to attend the second annual Dairy Fest that will be held in Brookings June 5-6th, 2015. Registration deadline is May 15, 2015

Registration for the event is $60 and includes lodging for two evenings in an SDSU residence hall, meals and materials.

Registration materials can be obtained by going to the Dairy Science website or e-mail: . Camp size is limited, so registrations is on a first come first served basis.

For more information, contact Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist at or Camp co-coordinators Anna Hemenway at or Brandon Hawkins at