Gophers Travel North to Bison Country for Midwest Meeting of Dairy Science Clubs

Fifty members of the Gopher Dairy Club attended the Midwest regional meeting of dairy science clubs.

Fifty student members of the Gopher Dairy Club traveled to Fargo, ND, for the Midwest Student Affiliate Regional Meeting of the American Dairy Science Association the weekend of January 25-27.  The Bison Dairy Club at North Dakota State University hosted the meeting.  Approximately, 400 university students from 12 Midwestern universities participated in the gathering. GDC member Brooke Roberts served as the President of the Midwest student affiliates of ADSA and presided over the weekend.  


On Friday, Senior Quiz Bowl and Junior Quiz Bowl teams competed, a pasta buffet was provided, and an opening program included a comedy act.  To conclude the day, a DJ provided dance music.  Educational workshops were provided Saturday on the NDSU campus.  Back at the hotel, a banquet dinner with a featured speaker (Corey Geiger, Editor of Hoard's Dairyman) and awards program finished out the formal portion of the meeting.  A dance with a live band rounded out the event on Saturday night.


The Gopher Dairy Club placed well in competitions -- 1st club yearbook, 1st Senior Quiz Bowl Team, and 1st Junior Quiz Bowl Team.  In addition, GDC member Rachel Coyne was elected Secretary/Treasurer of the Midwest student organization for the upcoming year.  GDC adviser, Dr. Les Hansen, accompanied the 50 students who traveled in a chartered bus.

1st place senior quiz bowl team (l. to r.): Haely Leiding, Lauren Hendel, Kayla Leiding, and Emily Annexstad.

1st place yearbook for editors Emily Annexstad (left) and Morgan Krause (right).

1st place junior quiz bowl team (l. to r.): Leif Annexstad, Isaac Nelson, Katherine Gathje, and Matthias Annexstad.