The UVM Dairy Club participated in NESA (North East Student Affiliates) held in Orono, Maine in February of 2012. NESA is a collegiate competition in which teams of four compete against each other in Livestock Judging, Quiz Bowl, and Paper Presentations. The team of Lucy Howe, Jack O'day, Alexis Brown, and Megan Swasey took 6th place in Livestock Judging. The team of Matt Sammons, Rebecca Calder, John Franklin, and Liz Remick took 8th place in Quiz Bowl. Lucy Howe received an individual ribbon for 7th place in Livestock Judging. Jack O'day received an individual ribbon for 6th place in Livestock Judging.