Results from the Quadricentennial Dairy Show

Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the Dairy Cow Arriving to the Plymouth Colony


Twenty-five FFA members from around the state of Minesota exhibited 52 head of dairy cattle at the Quadricentennial Dairy Show hosted by Triton FFA Alumni and Triton FFA on June 6 and 7th at the Dodge County Fairgrounds in Kasson, Minnesota. This event was organized to give FFA members that enjoy working with dairy cattle an opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of the dairy cow coming to Plymouth Colony in 1624.

After checking in their animals and setting up their stalling, FFA members had a fitting and showmanship contest that they could compete in. The evening ended with a Burger Bash meal that was available to FFA members exhibiting and their family members. Members of the community also participated in the event. To conclude the day there was a sponsor recognition ceremony and announcement of the day’s winners in the fitting and showmanship contests. Friday June 7th featured the dairy show starting at 8 am and concluding around 11:30 am.

Financial support for the event was so strong that after show expenses were paid, each exhibitor was awarded a $320 scholarship to go towards investing in their dairy projects. The results of the show are posted below in the tables along with our exhibitors that participated and our list of sponsors. Supreme Champions donors contributed $1000 or more to the show, Grand Champion donors contributed $500 or more to the show, Champion donors contributed $250 or more to the show, and Blue supporters contributed in a range up to $250. All the organizers of the show are extremely grateful for the astounding support of all for the dairy industry. Be sure to partake in one of the many different June Dairy Month events that are hosted around the state.

List of Donors:

Supreme Champion Sponsors:

Triton FFA Alumni

Dodge County ADA

Claremont Chamber of Commerce

Triton Public Schools

Gochnauer Farms - Jacob, Megan, Ryder, and Gracie

Ashland Ag Systems


Grand Champion Sponsors:

Mantorville Restoration

Mantorville Saloon

Herrick Farms LLP

Jake & Addy Carsentensen

Scott Schley

Ellingson Drainage

Triton High School Student Council

McNeilus Steel

Chuck and Patti Klingsporn

Champion Sponsors:

Dodge Center Lions

Cedar Bee Farms

Windland Flats - Registered Highlands

Ag Partners

Olmsted County ADA

Aaron and Wendy Forthun

Heritage Bank

Anderson Vet Clinic

Blue Ribbon Sponsors:

Robert Sr. & Barbara Ickler

Hayfield T-Shirt

Powerlift Doors

LeRoy and Lisa Spearman

Plainview Milk Products Cooperative

Jeannie Herrick

Bob and Kris Carstensen

MN Holstein Association

MN Ayrshire Association

Profinium Bank

Midwest Livestock

Dodge County Farmers Union

River Falls Insurance

AMPI - New Ulm

Ruth Head

Karla and John Baker

MN Farmers Union

Dodge Vet Clinic

Bongards Creameries

Dodge County Farm Bureau