IT'S ALMOST AWARD TIME!!

Watch for Entry Deadline Date - December 7, 2019


Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Missouri Princess, Miss, Distinguished Junior (Sr & Jr Division), Spring Classic Scholarship. Applications will be posted soon.

Missouri Junior Holstein Association offers several opportunities for young members to get involved, receive awards and gain scholarships towards college. Please take the time to look through them and take advantage of what we have to offer. All applications are to be postmarked by December 7, 2019 and sent to Katie Wantland. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are below, or contact Katie for a paper or emailed copy.

MISSOURI HOLSTEIN PRINCESS

Represent and assist Missouri Holstein at various events and be a spokesperson for our organization and the Holstein breed.
Requirements:
Available for girls ages 16-21 as of January 1, 2020.
Assist with the following:
-Missouri Holstein Field Day
-Missouri State Fair (Junior and Open Shows)
-At least 3 District Shows
-State Holstein Convention
How to Apply:
Application is available on Missouri Holstein website or contact Katie Wantland for paper copy. Interview, which will be conducted during the State Holstein Convention in January.
Prizes:
-Crown
-Sash
-Flowers
-$500 Scholarship to college of your choice

MISSOURI HOLSTEIN MISS

Assist the Princess at various Missouri Holstein events.
Requirements:
Available for girls ages 8-15 as of January 1, 2020
Assist with the following:
-Assist with your district show
-Assist with any other shows/events possible
How to Apply:
Application is available on Missouri Holstein website or contact Katie Wantland for a paper copy. Interview, which will be conducted during the State Holstein Convention in January.
Prizes:
-Crown
-Sash
-Flowers

MISSOURI HOLSTEIN PRINCESS

Missouri Holstein Princess Application Form

MISSOURI HOLSTEIN MISS

Missouri Holstein Miss Application Form

DISTINGUISHED JUNIOR MEMBER - SENIOR DIVISION

The Distinguished Junior Member Award recognizes Missouri Holstein Youth for their accomplishments working with Holsteins, achievements and leadership in Holstein activities, as well as school and community involvement. This award is also a great stepping stone for the Distinguished Junior Member award at the national level, where youth are recognized at the National Holstein Convention for their achievements. You must win state to compete in the National contest.
Requirements:
Missouri Junior Holstein Member in good standing ages 15-21 as of January 1, 2020
How to Apply:
Complete a short entry book as described on application. Book should contain youth's involvement with the Missouri Holstein Association as well as work and accomplishments with the Holstein Breed. Application is available on Missouri Holstein website or contact Shannon Kleiboeker for a paper copy. Award will be presented during the banquet at Missouri Holstein Convention in January.
Prizes:
$100 cash award OR $200 toward National Convention expenses if competing in a National Convention Contest in 2020

Senior Member Application Form

DISTINGUISHED JUNIOR MEMBER - JUNIOR DIVISION

The Distinguished Junior Member Award recognizes Missouri Holstein Youth for their accomplishments working with Holsteins, achievements and leadership in Holstein activities, as well as school and community involvement. This award is also a great stepping stone for the Young Distinguished Junior Member award at the national level, where youth are recognized at the National Holstein Convention for their achievements. You must win State to compete in the National contest.
Requirements:
Missouri Junior Holstein Member in good standing. Applicant should not be 15 as of January 1, 2020
How to Apply:
Complete a short entry book as described on application. Book should contain youth's involvement with the Missouri Holstein Association as well as work and accomplishments with the Holstein Breed. Application is available on Missouri Holstein website or contact Shannon Kleiboeker for a paper copy. Award will be presented during the banquet at Missouri Holstein Convention in January.
Prizes:
$50 cash award OR $100 toward National Convention expenses if competing in a National Convention Contest in 2020

Junior Member Application Form

OZARK SPRING CLASSIC SCHOLARSHIP

A college scholarship sponsored by the Southwest District from the previous Ozark Spring Classic Sale and the Missouri Holstein Association.
Requirements:
Missouri Junior Holstein Member in High School or College
How to Apply:
Application is available on Missouri Holstein website or contact Shannon Kleiboeker for a paper copy.
Prizes:
Scholarship in the amount of $400

Spring Classic Scholarship Form

NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED JUNIOR MEMBERS

Application forms for the 2020 Distinguished Junior Member (ages 17 - 21) and Young Distinguished Junior Member (ages 9-16) contests are now available.

As a reminder entries must be received by March 1st. The top individuals will be recognized in June at the 2017 National Holstein Convention in Bellevue, Washington. Some helpful reminders are as follows:

-Entry must be done in an easy-to-read 12-point font with one-inch margins, and double-spaced. Pages do not have to be numbered. Divider pages should be used to demonstrate personality.
-The order of the book should correspond with the entry form. For example: C. Introductory page, D. Summary Form, E. Resume...etc. Entry does not contain an index.
-The DJM application does require a resume. DJM Semifinalists will be asked to submit a short video with a brief introduction.
-Only one professional photo is required in the entry book. The photo needs to be professional & current, as it will be used for press release purposes.
-Personal View Questions have a one-page word allotment and should be one question per page.

NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED JUNIOR MEMBER FORMS

DJM & YDJM Applications and select DJM or YDJM or contact Katie Wantland.



NATIONAL HOLSTEIN WOMENS SCHOLARSHIP

The directors of the National Holstein Women's Scholarship Organization would like all Junior Holstein members to be aware of some changes made in their scholarship application process.
Application due February 1, 2020.

NHWSO Scholarship Form and Rules



  

NATIONAL FFA CONVENTION RESULTS

Several past and current Missouri Holstein Youth were honored with awards at this past National FFA Convention


American FFA Degree Recipients

Katelyn McClellan, Willow Springs FFA
Grace Miller, Walnut Grove FFA

If I have missed someone please let me know



Dairy Handling CDE


LIla Wantland, Niangua FFA - Received Silver Award

Lila Wantland getting ready to compete in Dairy Handling CDE



Dairy Production Entrepreneurship Proficiency Finalist


Jared Parrigon, Sarcoxie Missouri FFA - National Finalist!!
CONGRATULATIONS





Missouri Dairy Cattle Evaluation Team - Billings FFA


Billings Dairy Judging Team - 11th at National FFA
Alby Bos, Kyle Collison, Bailey Groves, Nick Dotson, Grant Groves

The Billings FFA Dairy Judging team represented Missouri in the Judging Contest. The team placed 11th Overall in the contest and received a gold rating. Team members included: Kyle Collison, Bailey Groves, Nick Dotson and Grant Groves.

Grant and Bailey received individual Gold Division honors with Nick receiving a silver and Kyle a bronze. Congratulations!





  

Scholarships to Support Agriculture’s Future
A Comprehensive list by Hoard's Dairyman


Are you college bound next fall? Planning to attend graduate school to continue your education? Applying for scholarships to assist in funding your efforts can be well worth the time put into filling out the applications.

1. Where to find dairy scholarships?
The Hoard’s Dairyman list of scholarships is where I looked when I was a senior in high school. Also, check out your school or college’s department for scholarships the school gives out or knows of. The National Dairy Shrine awards scholarships for different career interests and for students entering college, in their undergraduate education, or in graduate school as well.

2. Pay attention to eligibility.
Most scholarships have specific guidelines on who can apply for them. This may include year in school, major, career interests, or an affiliation with a club or organization. Contact the scholarship coordinator if you are unsure if you are eligible.

3. Apply multiple times.
If you are not awarded a scholarship after applying, it won’t hurt to submit your application again next year! A few scholarships are renewable, so you might have to resubmit your transcripts or letter of recommendations to get the scholarship again.
By: Elise Regusci

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. In the table below is a listing of scholarships available to youth majoring agriculture or with a dairy background.

To view a list of college scholarships click this link www.hoards.com/flex-312-College-Scholarships.html.



  

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.



  

American Agri-Women Foundation scholarships

Various scholarships with differing deadlines


American Agri-Women is the nation’s largest coalition of farm, ranch and agribusiness women with more than 50 state, commodity and agribusiness affiliate organizations, united to communicate with one another and with other consumers to promote agriculture. AAW members have been advocating for agriculture since 1974

There are several different scholarships available. Each has a different entry deadline. Click on the following link to view foundation offerings. and Scholarship offerings






Select Sires Internship Opportunities

PLAIN CITY, Ohio - Select Sires Inc. has announced several different internship opportunities at multiple locations

Click on each Opportunity below to read summary, qualifications, application deadline, etc.

Information on all Internship Opportunities Deadline January 1, 2020

Corporate Communications Summer Internship Deadline January 1, 2020

Select Sires Veterinarian Internship Deadline January 1, 2020






DFA Scholarships and Internships Available

DFA Foundation awards scholarships to three categories of students: SCHOLARSHIPS
Incoming freshmen: High school seniors or recent graduates who have been accepted to college
Undergraduate students: Students who are currently participating in an associate’s or bachelor’s degree program
Graduate/professional students: Students enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program

Click on each Opportunity below to read summary, qualifications, application deadline, etc.

DFA Scholarship Opportunities Deadline January 15, 2018

DFA Internship Opportunities Varies



  

Midwest Dairy Ambassador Program

Deadline: December 1, 2019
Please share with anyone enrolled in MO post-secondary and has a passion for dairy!!



  

Dairy Ambassador available for students

The Missouri Dairy Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students interested in dairy. Dairy Ambassadors will have the opportunity to connect with consumers and share their dairy story while networking with their peers and industry professionals.

Applicant must submit completed application materials by December 1, 2019 through the online form below. Applications will be reviewed, and notices sent by January 1, 2020.

Eligibility:
• Applicant must be enrolled full-time in a Missouri post-secondary school for the duration of the appointment.
• Applicant must provide their own transportation. Reimbursement for travel expenses (mileage and hotel) will be provided for all approved events.
• Applicant must communicate effectively through email, text messaging and in-person.
• Applicant must have a passion for dairy.

Click here to learn more about the Midwest Dairy Ambassador Program.


 

2019

November 9 Grand National Jr Show, Louisville, KY

December 1 Cow of the Year Ad deadline

December 7 Junior Award Deadline - Postmarked to Katie Wantland

2020

January 1 Some Select Sires Internship deadline

January 15 DFA Scholarship deadline




 



 


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

Blake Wright, Vice President
11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769
(417) 743-2921
leroyw@mowisp.net

Dalton Smith, Secretary
12300 Cty Rd 5300, Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 247-1864
docsmith@embarqmail.com

Adeline Dickerson, NW Reporter
23737 Hwy HH, Unionville, MO 63565
(660) 748-5366
moremel@rocketmail.com

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
sbrooks98@lycos.com

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

Sophia Geppert, Reporter
4728 Co Rd 240, Kingdom City, MO 65262
(573) 814-3148
ksgeppert@gmail.com

Shannon Wilson-Kleiboeker, State Advisor
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, MO 64873
(417) 737-2876
shannonkleiboeker@hotmail.com

Katie Wantland, Assistant Advisor
1491 Macedonia Rd, Niangua, MO 65713
(417) 872-5543
Katie635@gmail.com

 

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

 



 

FUND RAISERS:

  1. Selling the 100th Anniversary T-Shirts!

  

ACTIVITIES:

  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.
Sincerely,
Shannon Kleiboeker 417-737-2876
State Junior Holstein Chairman


   


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