Dairy Challenge

  • We hope to use this page to recognize any past and current Alpha Gamma Rho men on an SDSU team


    For the offcial Dairy Judging team page Click Here



         The North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge (NAIDC) was established as a management contest to incorporate all phases of a specific dairy business. It strives to incorporate a higher-learning atmosphere with practical application to help prepare students for careers in the dairy industry.

         As part of the competition, each four-person team received information about a working dairy, including production and farm-management data. After an in-person inspection of one of three designated dairies, participants conducted interviews with the herd managers. Then each team developed a farm analysis and presentation materials, including recommendations for nutrition, reproduction, milking procedures, animal health, housing and financial management.

    On the second day of the competition, team members gave a Powerpoint presentation and made formal recommendations to a panel of judges, then fielded questions from the judges.


         The Dairy Challenge Academy was developed in 2013 to expand this educational and networking event to more college students. Academy student-participants also analyzed and developed recommendations for operating dairies; however, the Academy was organized in mixed-university teams with two Advisors to help coach these younger students. Academy participants from South Dakota State University included Jennifer Casperson, Sam Fuchs, Emily Martin, Riley Pitman, and Sara Sontag. 



    This list will obviously be missing many at first if you could help us by letting us know if you or any other brother was on a team that would be great.

    Send any info to agralphaphialumni@gmail.com