Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ohio 4-H Dairy Palooza was Awesome!

Last Saturday, I attended the Ohio 4-H Dairy Palooza with my oldest son, Garrett. This is his first year as a member of the Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club. I had lots of fun being involved in 4-H when I was younger, so it’s neat to see my son participating in 4-H!

Over 300 people participated in the 3rd annual Dairy Palooza. The mission of this event is to teach young people more about Ohio’s dairy industry and animal husbandry including nutrition, fitting, animal care, cattle feed, and more.

We participated in several educational sessions through the day.

The Dairy Palooza Participants
The Farm Safety session provided tips on how to be safe around cattle
Learning how cows eat a balanced diet & making their own balanced recipe
Demonstrating how to clip an animal to get her ready to show at the Fair
Identifying cattle feeds to build a nutritious ration
A cow has 4 stomach compartments that help her digest food
Garrett & Vincent with the Ohio State cow
The Geauga Dairymen 4-H Club members
There was plenty of delicious food at the Palooza!
What a great learning opportunity for the 4-H members. Thanks to the volunteers and
sponsors who made this event possible!


  1. Thank you for your blog post! We're glad you and your son enjoyed DairyPalooza! It's great to see so many youth participating in our event, especially those younger youth just getting their start in 4-H. Hope to see you next year!

    1. Thank you Eileen for helping organize this educational event!


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