The Southern Regional Dairy Challenge was held November 18-20 at Mississippi State University in Tupelo, Mississippi. MSU hosted 70 students from 15 universities.

Other participating schools included Alabama A&M University, Berry College, Clemson University, Eastern Kentucky University, Florida State College of Jacksonville, Louisiana State University, Middle Tenneessee State University, North Carolina State University, Santa Fe College, Southern Illinois University, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech and West Virginia University.

Scroll down to view a slideshow of photos, featuring the platinum teams.

The next North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) event is the Midwest Regional, to be held February 9-11, 2011, in Menomonie, Wisconsin. It will be followed by the West Regional Dairy Challenge, to be held March 3-5, 2011, in Fresno, California. The National Dairy Challenge will take place March 31 - April 2, 2011, in Hickory, North Carolina.

To download a pdf of the results from the Southern Regional Dairy Challenge, click here.

Look for an interview with the host farms of the Southern Regional Dairy Challenge in Issue 18 of Progressive Dairyman magazine, due in mailboxes December 11. PD


—Information provided by Molly Kelley, NAIDC. Photo provided by Albert De Vries, associate professor of dairy science at University of Florida.

Check out more NAIDC coverage:
2010 Northeast Dairy Challenge: Producer feedback
114 attend Northeast Regional Dairy Challenge