Special Thank you to our generous donor!

Calf will be raffled at the Missouri State Fair!!
Tickets will be on sale at Field Day!

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Raffle Calf Tickets
Ada Bluel selling raffle tickets at Holstein Field day!

Colton Selling tickets
Colton Kleiboeker working hard at the Holstein Field Day!


Back From National Holstein Convention

June, 2019

Appleton, Wisconsin

2019 National Holstein Convention Report by: Roper Voskamp
Missouri Jr. Holstein Reporter, SW District

As summer came around and school whittled down to an end, most kids like me are ready for that much needed vacation from school with maybe some sports and some competitions like American baseball or softball or for some of the kids in the dairy industry the National Holstein Convention. Now you may compete in a public speaking contest, dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, poster making and so on and so forth. Now as a junior for the second year I had the chance to compete in two of these events: dairy bowl and public speaking contest.

While I did not win, I did have a wonderful time in the other things I participated in. Starting from the first night we went to the badgers sport park that ranged from arcade games to virtual reality games, some laser tag, go karts, putt putt golf, and even escape rooms that we all had fun in. I mainly took place in go karts by teaming up with old and new friends and racing them and even played a round of putt putt golf which we all had our laughs while doing.

Day two consisted of the public speaking contest which I performed in. My speech entitled the “The Rise of Dairy Sell Outs” has now reached over a thousand views between Facebook and YOUTUBE!! I walked around the Fox Expo Center talking to representatives from ag companies about their product and looking at some of their booths which all were good and I learned a little bit form each one then enjoyed a fun night hanging with my friends at the indoor pool the hotel had.

As the night turned into morning we went to the float and farm tour and got to tour the Brookes Farm that had been there ever since 1886 and had been a closed heard until early 2000 and it was a nice facility to see from new the seven hundred max capacity free stall barn and double 16 parallel milk barn built in 2013 with about two hundred head. Brookes plan on growing into the new calf barn with rotating pens for different age groups built in about 2013. After the tour of Brooks farm we moved on to the float trip that took place on the Wolf River with about a hour give or take float in which we talked, joked and sang songs. After we floated me and about 20 people decided to play a boy vs girl volley ball team. But we weren’t keeping score so it was all laughs from the little kids trying to hit the ball twenty yards, to the bigger kids trying to show off what volleyball skills we thought we had but didn’t have. After all the fun on the river we went back to the hotel to hang out until the next day which included dairy bowl competition. My team didn’t win, but we had fun. Then we went our separate ways which mine was to go to the family tail gate party then to Lambau field and tour. Of course it was amazing, then to head back to the pool for another couple hours with friends playing the all time pool game chicken.

With the next day came the big part of the convention the sale and last junior event the mixer as the sale went on more and more kids went to the mixer as most of us realized it was better to go party at the mixer than to sit and watch a sale when our parents would probably tell us we couldn’t buy anything even no matter how hard we would say we would clean bottles, muck stalls, and wash barn the rest of the year. Myself, well I had my eyes on a beautiful Red and White, but… My Mom said no so we went to the mixer and had a good time dancing singing before the day we had to say farewell till next year.

All too soon the final day rapidly approached and the end of convention. We had the junior awards banquet in which awards were handed out in which our very own Lora Wright received Distinguished Junior! Congratulations Lora! Goodbyes then said to people who weren’t staying longer. The ones who weren’t leaving either went to the adult gala or just went to hang out with friends for a last time, as it would be a year until we see each other again. As the night came to a close, the last goodbyes and hugs were given we left knowing we had a wonderful time and saw some old friends and made some new ones! I can’t wait till Pennsylvania 2020!


Shauna Jones, Betty & Roper Voskamp took in many sights of the convention

4H Dairy Judging Camp - Campers from All over!

Groves-View Dairy
Class of Brown Swiss & Holsteins at Groves-View Farm
They also provided supper for the group!

Dean Dohle
Dean Dohle provided some jersey classes

A huge thank you to all of the youth, adults, advisors, and dairies that contributed to this years Dairy Judging Camp. We had a full camp this year, and had a lot of kids from all over. Campers traveled to 6 dairies in Southwest Missouri to practice their dairy judging skills and oral reasons over a three day period.

Dairies that provided cattle include: Groves-Vu (Holstein & Brown Swiss), Dean Dohle (Jersey), Dixon Dairy (Guernsey), College of the Ozarks (Holsteins), Kaiser Dairy (Guernsey & Jersey), and Wrightvale (Holsteins).

Dixonm Dairy
Karla Deaver and Ted Probert are the backbone of the MO 4-H Dairy Judging Proram!

College of the Ozarks
The College provided several classes and also provided supper! Thank you!

Kaiser Farm
A great group that traveled and learned for 3 days.


Missouri 4-H Dairy Cow Camp


Cow Camp was featured on a local TV show 'From the Tailgate'. Watch the segment below highlighting the kids and this great camp!

Click on the play button within the video to play the segment.


Holstein Foundation Launched Career Resources

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., July 24, 2019 – The Holstein Foundation launched career resources designed to provide basic knowledge in a wide range of careers relating to the dairy industry. They are ideal for use by all ages, from junior dairy project members or leaders seeking reference materials.

The mission of the career resources is to help youth find a dairy-related career path that suits them best.

“We set out to help youth understand the wide variety of career opportunities in the dairy industry,” says Holstein Foundation Programs Manager Jodi Hoynoski. “We plan to expand these resources in the future to help them get the job they want too.”

Currently, 10 careers are outlined to fit a wide variety of interests. The Holstein Foundation will continue to expand the careers profiles offered and provide more resources on things like resumes and interviews.

All career descriptions can be downloaded free of charge from the website in a PDF format. With questions, contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or kdunklee@holstein.com. Visit http://www.holsteinfoundation.org/education/career_resources.html to download online for free.


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. Application Deadline for the 2019-2020 school year is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 13, 2019.

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

Click here for rules and application information



August 13-18 2019 MO State Fair & Futurity Show

August 17 2019 MO State Dairy Judging Contest

September 1 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Jodi

September 8 World Dairy Expo Entries Due

September 13 Dairy Scholars Scholarship Applications DUE

September 19 World Dairy Expo Entries Late Entry Deadline



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

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

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

Adeline Dickerson, NW Reporter
23737 Hwy HH, Unionville, MO 63565
(660) 748-5366

Roper Voskamp, SW Reporter
15658 Lawrence 1100, Mt. Vernon, MO 65712
(417) 235-4716

Amanda Brooks, SC Reporter
8613 Gourley Rd., Mt. Grove, MO 65711
(417) 259-3634

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

Sophia Geppert, 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. 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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