**YOUTH SHOW ONLY** this year.
OPEN SHOW has been cancelled
Sedalia, MO August 21-22, 2020

2020 Missouri State Fair Pivots to a Youth Livestock Show

Back to basics approach focuses on youth exhibitions
SEDALIA, Mo. – Today, the Missouri State Fair announced that the traditional fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug. 13-23, 2020. In 1901, the Fair began as a showcase of Missouri agriculture. Staying true to that tradition, the Fair will continue to allow the invaluable agriculture education experience to Missouri 4-H and FFA members by offering a Youth Livestock Show only.

Two primary reasons drove the Fair’s decision today:

Public Health & Safety
We care deeply about the public health and safety of our fairgoers and our community. When the original decision to move forward with the Fair was made, the information and numbers were different than they are now. In collaboration with Governor Parson and the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services it was determined that the best course of action was to work to reduce the number of individuals on the fairgrounds. Best practices for sanitation and public health will still be implemented during the youth livestock show.

Quality Outdoor Experience
The Fair takes pride in hosting a quality outdoor experience for all fairgoers. That success relies heavily on the support of our partners, sponsors and vendors. As those supporters have evaluated the effect the pandemic has had on their ability to participate, many have had to limit or cancel their participation. Limited concessions will be on grounds to service our exhibitors and their families.

Opening Day Ceremony, Governor’s Ham Breakfast, carnival midway and all other non-youth livestock related events will be cancelled. The Fair will be issuing applicable refunds. Exhibitor camping will still be available through the event. All current reservations will be honored. Exhibitor camping inquiries can be sent to campgrounds@mda.mo.gov.

To stay up to date with the latest information, please visit mostatefair.com.

Rescheduling of 2020 All-Missouri Holstein Show

The Missouri State Holstein show has been in conjunction with the Missouri State Fair. Due to the cancelation of the open show at the 2020 fair, the Missouri Holstein Association is looking into rescheduling the All-State Show. This will also be where JUNIORS will compete for their JUNIOR ALL-MISSOURI awards this year. Since so many of the district shows have been cancelled the rules have been changed this year (see below).

Information at this time:
1. Currently obtaining prices of facilities throughout the state
2. Looking at a one day show in late September / early October.
3. Will also host the 2020 Missouri Holstein Futurity at that time.
4. Trying to have a central location with minimal cost to reduce entry frees.
5. Looking at a 1-2 day allowed tie-in with a one day show.

Information will be shared with our membership as soon as it is voted upon.
This is a unique time for all of us.



Junior All-Missouri
**CHANGES for 2020**

**ATTENTION: Jr All-MO CHANGE for 2020!!
Normally Missouri Junior All-MO awards are determined on a points system based on district and state shows. Given that so many of our local / district shows this year have either been cancelled or postponed the Junior Association Committee has voted to alter how Junior All-MO awards are determined for 2020 only.

**2020 RULE CHANGE** Jr All-MO Awards will be based on the Missouri State Holstein show. At this time this show is scheduled to be the Open Show at the Missouri State Fair. At the time of printing all youth and open shows for the dairy division are scheduled to occur. The ENTRY DEADLINE for the MO State Fair is July 1. Open Show will be held Friday, August 21. Jrs must lead their animal to receive the award. Juniors must also be MO Holstein Members.

*If the state fair is ultimately cancelled an alternate state show will be scheduled in the fall.

Questions, contact Shannon Kleiboeker Questions: Shannon Kleiboeker 417-737-2876 or shannonkleiboeker@hotmail.com

**REMINDER: June 1 is the transfer deadline to show in
the 4-H/FFA show @ Missouri State Fair. A state fair rule.
Junior All-MO Points come from open show.



It is time to start preparing for the 2020 National Junior Holstein Programs/Contests. New for this year we have changed the transfer deadline to a July 15th received date. This will allow youth to acquire animals from the National Convention Sale and other sales and allow them to show for junior shows.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at kdunklee@holstein.com or direct at 802-451-4124



August 15 Southern National Holstein & Jersey Show Entry Deadline

August 18-23 2020 MO State Fair Youth Show

August 22 2020 MO State Dairy Judging Contest

September 24-26 Southern National Holstein & Jersey Show, Stillwater, OK




2020 Junior Officer Team:
Secretary - Lila Wantland; President: Blake Wright; Vice President - Whitney Yerina; Reporters - Molly Melzer, Sammi Justice, and Sophia Geppert

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

Whitney Yerina, Vice President
15823 Merchant Dr, Phillipsburg, MO 65722

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

Sammi Justice, SW Reporter
1294 Schupbach Rd, Clever, MO 65631
(417) 880-0165

Molly Melzer, WC Reporter
22215 S. Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO 64701
(816) 289-3589

Sophia Geppert, NE Reporter
4728 Co Rd 240, Kingdom City, MO 65262
(573) 814-3148

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

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


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. 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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