The three-person team of Kenneth Ramsier of Rittman, Owen Greene of Jackson, and Korey Oechsle of Van Wert took home first place at the Ohio Dairy Challenge, held on Nov. 1-2 at Mills Dairy Farm in Hayesville, Ohio. Eighteen teams from the Columbus campus, Wilmington College and Ohio State ATI competed. ATI fielded two teams, with the second consisting of Paige Holdridge, Shiela Miller and Felipe daCosta.
The Ohio Dairy Challenge presents students with the opportunity to act as consultants to a dairy operation. Teams receive some basic information about the farm then conduct an on-site visit, where they have about two hours to look at all aspects of the farm and speak to farm staff. Teams then develop recommendations and make a presentation to a panel of judges.
The event was sponsored by ADM, ST Genetics, Biomin, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Purina Animal Nutrition, and Provimi.