Dairy Challenge Team members win in regional competition

dairy-challengeNine students from Virginia Tech’s Dairy Challenge Team competed as members of mixed-school teams at the 2012 Southern Regional Dairy Challenge, held Nov. 8-10, 2012, in Newberry, S.C.

Representing Virginia Tech were (left row, bottom to top) Peter Bachmann, a senior from Fallston, Md.; Clayborne Zimmerman, a junior from Walkersville, Md.; Trey Huffard, a senior from Crockett, Va.; Mark Hanigan, the David R. and Margaret Lincicome Professor of Agriculture; and Bob James, professor of dairy science and Extension dairy scientist. Hanigan and James were the team’s coaches. Right row, bottom to top: Roxanne Seltzer, a junior from Selinsgrove, Pa.; Erin Klingensmith, a junior from New London Township, Pa.; Elizabeth Sumners, a senior from Paris, Tenn.; Alli Davis, a senior from Philadelphia, Tenn.; Isaac Hammock, a senior from Chatham, Va.; and Tyler Boyd, a senior from Parrottsville, Tenn.

Davis, Seltzer, Zimmerman, and Hammock were on winning teams with students from other universities.

Four students will be selected to represent Virginia Tech at the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge in April 2013.