The Mizzou dairy products evaluation team competed at the National Dairy Products Evaluation Contest on Wednesday, April 13, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event was hosted by the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association. The MU team finished second in ice cream; third in butter; third in cottage cheese; and fourth in all products.
Undergraduate students Neilson Hadlock (sophomore, food science and nutrition) and Michael Tran (junior, food science and nutrition) earned a third-place finish in butter and a fourth-place finish fourth all products, respectively. Graduate student Yun Wang (food and hospitality systems) finished third in butter.
Along with Hadlock, Tran and Wang, the Mizzou team includes Alex Dickinson (junior, agribusiness management) and Samantha Morris (senior, food science and nutrition). The team is coached by Rick Linhardt, instructor of food science.