ORONO, Maine — University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H welcomed four members of the state dairy team home after their successful event competitions at the Eastern States Exposition Sept. 17–18 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
The multistate fair, known as the Big E, is an annual event that draws 4-H members from across the Northeast. UMaine Extension 4-H was represented in part by dairy team members Owen Brown of Exeter; Alexis Landry of Gorham; Jillian Sawyer of Limington; and Kat Leach of Arundel. Events included the 4-H dairy quiz bowl and two dairy cooking competitions, which involved creating grilled cheese sandwiches and extreme milkshake recipes.
The Maine 4-H dairy team took first place in the quiz bowl competition, with Leach named high-scoring junior and Sawyer named high-scoring senior in written exams. Brown, Landry and Sawyer also won first place in the grilled cheese sandwich competition. In the extreme milkshake competition, Brown and Leach took first place for their entry using only Maine-made ingredients.
–University of Maine Cooperative Extension
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