The 66th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest will be conducted as an in-person contest. This annual event is sponsored during June Dairy Month by Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Arkansas Dairy Cooperative Association.
The contest is divided into two categories:
Each county may enter one recipe in each of the two categories.
Students enrolled in 4-H aged 9-19 or in the 4th through 12th grades as of Jan. 01, 2023, and living in Arkansas may enter. Home-schooled students may also enter. Entries must be approved by the county
dairy committee or by the county Extension agent.
Each contestant must agree to participate in the in-person state cook-off if his or her recipe is selected for the semifinals.
Local entries must be received for selection of state finalists by May 26, 2023.
To keep consistent with previous year’s rules, limit the work from unprepared product ingredients to final end dish to a span on 3 hours.
First Place – $150.00/Each Category
Second Place – $125.00/Each Category
Third Place – $100.00/Each Category
Fourth Place – $75.00/Each Category
The top four entries in each category will prepare and serve the recipes at the State Contest, June 19, 2023, in Little Rock. Contestant must follow the recipe entered in the contest. Each cook-off contestant is responsible for the ingredients and equipment necessary for preparing and serving the recipe, except major appliances, which will be provided.