State dairy show set at Jackson’s Mill

Youths, West Virginia University Extension agents and agriculture education teachers will take part in West Virginia’s 73rd annual State Dairy show at West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill through Aug. 12.

Photography and film opportunities at the show include:


  • 9 a.m.: Colored Cow Breed Show
  • 8 p.m. Pretty Cow Contest


  • All shows and contests will take place in the WVU Jackson’s Mill barn located on the grounds.

The State Dairy show, an annual West Virginia agricultural event since 1941, draws upon the state’s youths involved in agriculture to showcase their abilities and livestock they’ve raised.

The event educates youths in skills like public speaking and leadership. It also teaches responsibility through animal care and competition preparation.

Some youths who participate in the State Dairy show go on to earn college degrees in related agriculture and animal science areas that can turn into rewarding careers.

To learn more about youth opportunities in 4-H visit, or contact your local office of the WVU Extension