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Members complete a written exam on milk production and marketing, evaluate milk samples for flavor and quality, identify cheeses, evaluate sediment pads and milker parts for defects, demonstrate problem-solving skills in distinguishing real and artificial dairy foods, merchandising dairy foods, and current issues in marketing dairy foods.

Expectations at Convention for Milk Quality
  • Need to stay away from teammates

  • Each product that you taste or touch needs to be thrown out afterward (example - milk - pour in your own glass, taste, throw out OR cheese - touch or eat cheese, taste, throw out)

  • Students will not actually DO the CMT - instead, they will watch someone else do the test. 

  • Students will use a scantron

What SHOULD students bring? (Tools/equipment/materials)
  • Two pencils

  • Clean clipboards  

  • Bottle of water for each student (Some like to bring crackers or apples; we recommend water)

What can students NOT BRING for themselves? 
  • Any paper materials

  • Bringing a scale to help score milk defects or cheese matrix

  • ANY documents to assist in scoring defects/cheese matrix

  • Calculator


What will get a student/team disqualified? 
  • Talking to other students and especially teammates

  • Using personal electronic devices

  • Bringing a scale to help score milk defects or cheese matrix


What will be provided by the event?
  • Scantron sheet

  • Calculator

Past Event Details

2021 California Mastitis Test Video

2021 Cheese Identification

     Milk Quality Cheese Matrix

2021 Milk Defect Flavor Identification

2021 Milk Quality and Products Exam and Problem Solving

2021 Product Identification

2021 Materials to duplicate

2021 Milk Quality Officials and Key



For your specific questions contact:


Dennis (BJ) Bjorklund

Minnesota FFA CDE Coordinator


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