show like a pro dairy workshop is open to all dairy youth between the ages of 8 to 21 years old as of January 1st. This two-day, overnight workshop is available to Maryland and out-of-state participants who desire to learn hands-on experience in showmanship, fitting, animal husbandry and cattle evaluation in cooperation of PDCA etiquette and regulations.
how can you help?
The success of our program is dependent on generous and tax-deductible donations from industry sponsors.
Monetary, product and volunteer gifts are welcomed.
The future of the dairy industry is in your hands!
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Dairy Arena #32
797 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21705
(Enter via Highland St. Lot)
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to bring my own animal?
Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own animal to the workshop for a one-on-one experience working with their project for the year. Special circumstances do arise, so an animal could be provided if needed. Heifers only, we do not have the facility for milking cows.
Can I do the fit-out and the master program?
As separate classes, participants involved in the master program will automatically be entered into the fit-out challenge.
How do I know if I am ready for the master program?
Seniors who have completed Show Like A Pro workshop and feel comfortable in a hands-free competitive atmosphere are welcome to sign up for the master program.
Where do we stay overnight?
This experience is meant to simulate a real show, including bedding down in the barns. The workshop is a heavily chaperoned event. The fairgrounds is equipped with restrooms and a shower.
What ages can participate in the workshop?
Based on the standard PDCA guidelines, participants who are ages 8 to 21 as of January 1st of the present year are able to enter.
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