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Quiz Bowl

2024 State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl 

Date: February 17, 2024  

Location: Litton Reaves Hall, Virginia Tech, 175 West Campus Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24061

Registration: 10:00 AM

Instructions/seeding test: 10:15 AM
Matches begin as soon as testing and seeding are completed.

Registration is required.
Please complete the form to pre-register your team(s). (Your 4-H Extension Agent or 4-H Dairy Volunteer Leader should have the form link.)

Lunch will be provided. Please indicate food restrictions for any participants on the pre-registration form.

Dairy Quiz Bowl Study Materials are available below. The file is a living document and will be updated annually. The latest version on the web always supersedes previous versions.

These materials are for both junior and senior age groups. The study materials are in PDF format. 

        2024 Quiz Bowl Materials

You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print the document. Make sure that you have the most recent version of the Acrobat Reader if you have problems with the file. This software is free and may be downloaded from the following website:

Contest Rules
The contest format will be the same as in previous years. The written test will only be used to seed teams; it will not be used in match scores.  Please note that youth born between January 1, 2010 and September 30, 2010 have the option of choosing to compete either as a junior or a senior.

State Team Selection
The State 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Team will be selected at the conclusion of the senior contest. All Dairy Bowl participants in the senior division will be asked whether or not they wish to be considered for the state team at registration. A 4-H member must reach their 15th birthday during the contest year but not be past the year they reach their 19th birthday to be eligible for the state team. (This year's team members must be born in one of the following years: 2005, 2006, 2007,  2008, or 2009.)

Of those who wish to be considered, the eight individuals with the highest quiz scores will be invited to participate in a toss-up round. There will be 25 questions in the round. The same rules as used for toss-up question rounds will apply except that there will be no bonus questions. Scores from the quiz and toss-up round will be added together to rank the individuals. The top four individuals will be named to the state team with the remaining four named as alternates in order of score. In the event of a tie, toss-up questions will be asked until the tie is broken.

The winning coach at the state contest will have the opportunity to accompany the state team to the Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest in Louisville, Kentucky in November and to assist in training the team.

Health History and Code of Conduct Forms
Remember: It is the responsibility of the lead chaperone to ensure the participant is enrolled and to have the health history form and code of conduct forms for their team/group members with them at all times.  The chaperone should remain in close proximity to the event.

COVID Restrictions
Anyone who is sick or showing signs of illness within 14 days prior to the contest should not participate. The COVID protocol for Virginia Tech and Virginia Cooperative Extension, at the time of the contest, will be followed and enforced. Current guidelines require that ALL participants, regardless of vaccination status (contestants, coaches, volunteers, parents, and contest administrators) wear a mask when indoors on the Virginia Tech Blacksburg campus. Please contact me ( if you need additional information.


Virginia Cooperative Extension is a partnership of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and local governments. Its programs and employment are open to all, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other basis protected by law.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact Dave Winston in the Department of Dairy Science at (540.231.5693/TDD*) during business hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations.

*TDD number is (800) 828-1120.



If you have questions about the program or problems accessing any of the study materials, email