2020 UWRF Dairy Club members at ADSA-SAD

The more than 50 UW-River Falls Dairy Club members at the ADSA-SAD Conference. Dairy Club adviser and Animal Science Professor Steve Kelm pictured far right.

Dairy Club excels at Midwest conference

February 24, 2020 - The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Dairy Club was honored with several awards including Largest Club in Attendance, third place for Club Display and the Spirit Award at the Midwest Regional American Dairy Science Association-Student Affiliate Division (ADSA-SAD) hosted by Iowa State University January 24-26. More than 50 members of the UWRF Dairy Club attended the conference.

Both UW-River Falls junior and senior quiz bowl teams competed in their respective divisions. The senior team, which included Hannah Nelson, Ellsworth; Brock Irwin, Belvidere, Ill.; Alyssa Sietz, Seymour; and Kenna Coffeen, DePere, surpassed the competition as champions. The Junior Quiz Bowl Team, comprised of Brent Wolf, Oconto Falls; Katie Yahnke, Milladore; Morgyn Haumschil, Milladore; and Marie Haase, Somerset, took second place.

The club also had the most members participate in the Skillathon, during which UWRF was named Team Champion and Libby Knoebel, of Helenville, took second place in the individual division. Lacey Nelson, of Ellendale, Minn., was also elected secretary/treasurer of the 2020-21 ADSA-SAD Executive Team. In addition to the contests, judging and quiz bowl events, participants of the conference had the opportunity to tour several agricultural and dairy businesses throughout central Iowa.

Next year, UW-River Falls Dairy Club will host the Midwest Regional ADSA-SAD Conference set for January 29-31. The tri-chairs for next year’s ADSA are Vanessa Achterhof, of Baldwin; Irwin and Haase. The students are working to set up unique agricultural visits and workshops in the River Falls area that will make the conference a hands-on experience for attendees.

For more information, contact Dairy Club adviser Steve Kelm, professor of animal science, at


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