Gopher Dairy Camp

Registration is now open for the 2022 Gopher Dairy Camp will be held June 23-25, 2022. The Gopher Dairy Camp is open to youth who have completed grades six through nine but haven’t yet started grade ten. It is hosted by the University of Minnesota’s Gopher Dairy Club in cooperation with the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Project Committee and Minnesota Livestock Breeders’ Association. The goal of the camp is to provide dairy youth the opportunity to strengthen their dairy knowledge and skills, as well as to network with other dairy youth that share their interests. The total camp cost is $75 per camper which includes all accommodations during their time at camp. Link for registration: https://z.umn.edu/GDCcampregister2022 

 

The primary focus areas of the camp are cattle grooming & fitting, showring preparation of dairy cattle and showmanship. Campers have the opportunity to select a calf from the St. Paul dairy herd, via the Gopher Gold Auction, and prepare that calf for the showing. Professional cattle fitters will be on-site for demonstrations and hands-on assistance in clipping and showring preparation. On the final day of the camp, a showmanship contest will allow campers to showcase what they have learned. Throughout the camp, a number of social mixers are offered, including a tour of Autumnwood Farm and a night at Skyzone in Woodbury. 

The Gopher Dairy Club is looking forward to hosting the 2022 Gopher Dairy Camp!

 

 

Questions?: Contact camp co-chairs Mikayla Peper at 715-294-0688 or peper033@umn.edu or Matthew Gunst at 262-229-7795 or gunst012@umn.edu for questions about past or future Gopher Dairy Camps!

 

Thank you to all campers who attended the 2021 virtual Gopher Dairy Camp!

 

 

 

Sponsors play a major role in the success of the Gopher Dairy Camp.
 

Thank you to previous Camp Sponsors!