2018 National Applications and Entry Forms

In an effort to recognize more youth, Holstein Association USA Production/Breeder awards will be automatically calculated, beginning in 2016 using 2015 animal information. Juniors are no longer required to submit entries for these awards. They include Junior National Star Performer Award, National Cream of the Crop Award, Junior Breeder of an Excellent, Multiple E Cow Award, 150,000 LB Lifetime Milk Production Award, 200,000 LB Lifetime Milk Production Award.


Missouri 4-H Dairy Cow Camp Dates
Dairy Cow Camp Prepares Future Dairy Leaders

May 27-29, 2018
NEW LOCATION: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Freistatt, MO

Entry Deadline: April 15, 2018

The Committee has set the dates for the 2018 Cow Camp. It will be later this year to try and accomodate all of the schools that are extended due to snow days. The camp will be in a NEW location this year. It will be held at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO. Adult hotel rooms will be limited due to Memorial Day Weekend.

For financial assistance contact your county 4-H agent.
Entry deadline is April 15, 2018 applications will be available soon. Watch this spot for applications.

Show Me Quality Assurance

The University of Missouri Food Safety curriculum, (Show Me Quality Assurance) will BE required in 2018 for 4-H members showing livestock at the Missouri State Fair.

Those attending Missouri 4-H Dairy Cow Camp will be certified in Show-Me Quality Assurance.


National Convention Teams and Competitions

Yes, I know it seems early, but...

-Taking sign-ups for contests NOW! If you missed signing up at State Convention, please contact Shannon by Feb. 28th if you wish to compete in any contests.

The Juniors have voted to increase the amount of money competing kids receive towards registration fees. They will now split $1000 among the competing kids with each junior receiving a minimum of $100.

National Convention 2018 will be in Michigan from June 29 - July 3, 2018. If you have any questions or are interested let Shannon know. See you there!!

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Penny Wars

Missouri has won Penny in the past and we are collecting money to compete again this year. Penny Wars is a Holstein Foundation fundraiser that helps with national junior activities. We collect pennies and fill a jar at national convention. Whoever has the largest amount in their jar gets to claim Penny. The winning state gets to bring home "Penny" a traveling stuffed cow and have their name added to her "Registration Paper." We would love to keep Penny in Missouri! Contact Shannon if you have pennies to donate!!!! Money is accepted in all forms and thank-you for all your efforts!!

Do you have a donation?? Be sure to contact Shannon before they leave on June 26!


Internationally bound Dairy Judging Teams


We had lots of great items donated and LOTS of bidders. Thank you for coming out and supporting our youth!

Auction items for 4H Judging Team

The 4-H team raised over $11,000 toward the trip during the three day event. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for supporting dairy youth! If you missed out and would still like to support the team please see the letter below and how you can help.

Karla Deaver and Ted Probert 417-466-3102 or 417-741-6134 deaverk@missouri.edu or probertt@missouri.edu

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FSA Youth Loans

The Farm Service Agency makes loans to youth to establish and operate agricultural income-producing projects in connection with 4-H clubs, FFA and other agricultural groups. Projects must be planned and operated with the help of the organization advisor, produce sufficient income to repay the loan and provide the youth with practical business and educational experience. The maximum loan amount is $5000.

Youth Loan Eligibility Requirements:

  • • Be a citizen of the United States (which includes Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands) or a legal resident alien
  • • Be 10 years to 20 years of age
  • • Comply with FSA’s general eligibility requirements
  • • Be unable to get a loan from other sources
  • • Conduct a modest income-producing project in a supervised program of work as outlined above
  • • Demonstrate capability of planning, managing and operating the project under guidance and assistance from a project advisor. The project supervisor must recommend the youth loan applicant, along with providing adequate supervision.

Stop by the county USDA Farm Service Agency office for help preparing and processing the application forms.


The Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship Program

The Missouri Dairy Scholars Scholarship Program was created to support students pursuing careers in the dairy industry. Students may qualify for up to $5,000 in scholarships if they are enrolled in a two-year or four-year Missouri college and work on a dairy farm or have a dairy-related internship. Students must also make a commitment to work in Missouri’s agriculture industry as a condition of receiving the scholarship.

Applications will open on Jan. 16, 2018, and close on March 16, 2018. This year, $40,000 will be awarded.

Scholarships will be selected on a competitive basis. Each application will be evaluated and rated using the following criteria:

- Agriculture-related degree
- Dairy-related work experience
- Academic achievement and year in school
- Resume and letters of recommendation
- Future career plans
Applications and Guidelines can be found here. Must be received by March 16, 2018.


June 1 - 3, 2018

We invite dairy youth ages 5-19 to participate in an all-breed dairy show!
June 1-3, Bentonville, AR

Dairy Quiz Bowl
Dairy Skill-A-Thon
Arkansas Dairy Ambassador Contest
Ice Cream Social

Pancake Breakfast
Dairy Judging
Exhibitor Lunch
Silent Auction
Select Heifer Sale
Senior Fitting Contest
Exhibitors Dinner
Dairy Olympics
Pee Wee Showmanship (4 and under)
Cloverbud Showmanship
Jr. & Sr. Showmanship

Commercial Heifer Show
4-H, FFA, & FCCLA All-Breeds Dairy Cattle Show

For more information contact Tim or Nikki Crawley at (479) 291-4552 or tlcrawley@centurytel.net www.facebook.com/4statedairydays

Jr. All-Missouri Points - Rule Clarifications for 2018

There are now only two shows that constitute the winners: District Show and State Fair. Arkansas will now have the 4-State Dairy days as their district show. Check and see when and where your district show is. State fair points come from the open show placings and NOT the junior show.

All-Missouri Points:  Juniors voted to continue the point system. The points are as follows:
District Show — 16
State Fair — 20 points

There were some updates to the Junior All-MO Rules at the convention. Below are the current rules:

  1. All animals (cows and heifers) will be owned and transferred into junior owner name before June 1 of the year showing.
  2. Junior must be a member of the Missouri Junior Holstein Association by June 1st of the year showing.
  3. An animal owned by more than one junior will be acceptable. If a junior and an adult own the animal, it is NOT eligible for a Junior All-Missouri or a Reserve Junior All-Missouri award.
  4. If more than one junior owns an animal, only one award will be given. Again, awards will be given per child instead of per class, and one award will be presented for partnership animals.
  5. Animals MUST be shown throughout the entire class by a junior to qualify for points in the Junior All-Missouri contest.
  6. A certificate of Registration on each animal must be available for review by show staff at any time. Animal’s registration will be checked with Holstein USA before any award is given.
  7. Age limits for juniors are the same as your youth organizations.
    - 4-H –18 as of January 1 of year showing.
    - FFA—4 national conventions after graduation
    - Holstein Junior member only—21 as of January 1 of year showing
  8. To break ties--- to animal placing highest at State Fair.
  9. Point system is as follows—
    - District Show-16 16-14-12-10---each place dropping by 2 points
    - State Fair—20—20-18-16-14-etc.—each place dropping by 2 points (Results from open class will be used, not 4-H/FFA show)
  10. .First place junior animal exhibited by junior member in each open class receives full points, with following places decreasing by 2 points each as listed above.



March 16 Southern Nat'l Entries DUE
March 16 MPP Scholarship Application Due to Jeff City
April 9-14 Southern Spring National, Stillwater

April 12 Southern Nat'l Jr Show & Youth Judging Contest

June 2-4 4-State Dairy Days, Arkansas

June 29 - July 3 National Holstein Convention, Michigan

July 18-20 Dairy Judging Camp




2017 Junior Officer Team:
Reporters, Blake Wright & Taylor Groves; Vice President, Dalton Smith; President, Lora Wright; Secretary, Katie Wantland; Reporters, Sophia Geppert & Zach Scrivner

Missouri Junior Holstein Association Officers
Lora Wright, President & Historian
11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769
(417) 743-2921

Dalton Smith, Vice President
12300 Cty Rd 5300, Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 247-1864

Katie Wantland, Secretary
1491 Macedonia Rd, Niangua, MO 65713
(417) 872-5543

Taylor Groves, Reporter
2937 State Hwy 413, Billings, MO 65610
(417) 880-7012

Zach Scrivner, Co-Reporter
Rt 1, Box 425, Ava, MO 65608
(417) 683-6684

Blake Wright, Reporter
11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769
(417) 743-2921

Sophia Geppert, Reporter
5803 Redwing Dr, Columbia, MO 65202
(573) 814-3148

Shannon Wilson-Kleiboeker, State Advisor
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, MO 64873
(417) 737-2876


This is a statewide organization open to any boy or girl in Missouri under 21. It promotes Registered Holsteins and has 172 members. 
Dues are $5.00 per year per member. 
Click For Membership Form


  • Dairy Bowl, Public Speaking, Jeopardy, and building a banner for National Convention.

  • Judging at local, state and national levels.

  • Showing at local, state and national shows

  • Cow Camp


  • State Spring Show Awards

  • All-Missouri Junior Awards

  • Distinguished Jr. Member Award

  • Princess and Missouri Miss

  • Spring Show

  • Junior District Show Awards

  • All-Missouri

  • District Junior and Senior Member Awards

  • Princess Scholarship

  • Spring Classic Scholarship




  1. Selling the 100th Anniversary T-Shirts!



  1. Jr. All-Missouri Points:  Juniors voted to continue the point system. The points are as follows:
    District Show — 16
    State Fair — 20 points
    First junior animal exhibited by a junior in each open class receives full points, with following places decreasing by 2 points each.  Again awards will be given per child instead of per class, and one award will be presented for partnership animals.
  2. Jr. Membership Fees due March 15: Membership form on main page to print or in Pulsator newsletter. It is important for juniors also to get their state dues paid on time, with the correct address, phone number and email address. This is the information we utilize to contact you throughout the year regarding awards, programs, activities, etc. We do not want you to miss out on an event because we did not have your accurate information. State membership fees are due by March 15. If your household only has junior members (no adult membership) then you might want to consider adding a Mid-States Magazine subscription for $5. A great way to stay connected.



Call or E-Mail me any time if you have questions about 
Missouri Junior Holstein activities. 
My address is shannonkleiboeker@hotmail.com
My home address is:
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, Missouri 64873.
Shannon Kleiboeker 417-737-2876
State Junior Holstein Chairman


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