Students from the Modesto Junior College School of Agriculture recently completed in the 2021 Western Regional Contest of the North American Intercollegiate Dairy Challenge on March 3rd - 5th. Team members included Ava Mosley, Aspen Silva, Julia Heller, Ashley Cloward, John Toste, Selina Lopes, and Dylan Mello. These competitors were guided by coach Nicole Morris and mentor Durbin Pedro. The three-day contest required participants to analyze various aspects of a dairy's operation, including finances, health, reproduction, management, and nutrition. On the final day of the contest, the team then presented their findings to a panel of judges, with an emphasis placed on potential areas of improvement. The 2021 event marks the first time the contest has been held in a virtual format, as well as the first time Modesto Junior College has competed.