Katie Wantland
New Assistant Junior Advisor

As many of you know the current Junior Advisor, Shannon Kleiboeker, was stepping down and the association had been seeking a replacement. As voted upon at the state convention, Katie Wantland, Niangua, will be the new Assistant Junior Advisor.

Katie has been involved in the Missouri Holstein Association throughout her junior career. You could often find her at shows, field days, and state fair. Katie is currently finishing her Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education at Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville. Katie will be transitioning to full time employment as an Agricultural Education teacher and will work alongside Shannon Kleiboeker for a year to learn all aspects of the position. Katie is excited to take on this new role in an organization that she committed many hours to growing up. Please join me in helping Katie transition into her new position.


2019 Missouri State Holstein Convention

Officers remain the same as last year:
President: Lora Wright
Vp: Blake Wright
Secretary: Dalton Smith, Blake Wright
Reporters: Roper Voskamp - SW; Adeline Dickerson - NW; Sopie Geppert - NE; Amanda Brooks - SC; Case Melzer - WC
Historian-Lora Wright

Welcome by Vice President Blake Wright. Everyone was asked to sign in and guess the number of candies in the jar.

Blake Wright read the minutes of the 2018 meeting.

Shannon gave a finance report.
2018 Total Expenses-$2,961 Total income-$2,181.00
Amounts on hand: Checking-$8613.92 CD-$1,230.46 I-Bond $9,100
Discussed to move CD money to Edward Jones and take some money from checking and add to CDs. Case Melzer moved to approve the finance report. David Melzer second. Motion Passed.

Discussed the Junior point system. David Melzer moved to keep the Jr All MO point system for 2019. Roper 2nd. Motion Passed

Colton Kleiboeker, Roper Voskamp, and Amanda Brooks gave reports on National Convention. The Dairy Bowl Team received the Sportsmanship Award and the State Banner received 3rd place. Fundraising ideas were discussed. We would like to obtain a raffle calf to be given away at the 2019 Missouri State Fair. Susan Brooks has begun the discussion to have one donated to us. Molly Melzer moved to do a calf raffle to be drawn at Missouri State Fair. Amanda Brooks second. Motion passed.

2019 National Convention was discussed. It will be in Appleton, WI June 24-27. Went over activities planned and hotel costs. Blake detailed competitions juniors could participate in. Passed a sign-up sheet around for those wishing to compete.

Discussed amount of money juniors attending competition would receive. Shannon read the junior committee's recommendation. Juniors receive a minimum of $50, but will divide $1000 among juniors competing. Motion was made to use committee recommendations. Roper second. Motion Passed.

Futurity deadline is Feb 1. Would like to encourage junior participation. Each junior currently receives $25 from Junior Holstein. A first place junior chair is given. Shannon discussed the committee would like to speak to sponsors to try to have chairs for 2nd and 3rd place like the adults. If not would juniors be willing to sponsor the 2nd and 3rd place chairs. Roper Voskamp moved to continue to pay each junior participating in futurity $25. Amanda Brooks second. Motion Passed. Roper Voskamp moved that if sponsorship could not be obtain the Junior Association would pay for 2nd and 3rd place junior chairs in futurity. Molly Melzer second. Motion passed.

Cow Camp was dicussed. Amanda Brooks moved to continue to support cow camp with $100 donation. Molly Melzer second. Motion passed.

Junior Advisor position was discussed. Katie Wantland applied. Katie and Shannon will work together for one year.

The meeting was adjourned and a group photo was taken.


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

May 22-24, 2019
SAME LOCATION AS LAST YEAR: Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Freistatt, MO
Enter Early: MAX 40 CAMPERS!

Entry Deadline: April 15, 2019

A great group of campers that learned a lot over the three days! Be sure to join us in 2019!

The Committee has set the dates for the 2019 Cow Camp. We had a lot of positive feedback regarding the new location last year, so we will continue to hold camp at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO.

For financial assistance contact your county 4-H agent.
Entry deadline is April 15, 2019 applications available below.

Cow Camp Information Brochure

Health Form

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 2019 will be in Wisconsin from June 24 - 27, 2019. If you have any questions or are interested let Shannon know. See you there!!

Click on the image below to read all about the activities and tours they have planned for the juniors. Also see the schedule and an explanation of the contests that juniors can enter and be a part of. Never been? Don't let that stop you, contact Shannon or Katie to see what activity you could be a part of today!

Click on image to view complete pdf


Overall Judi Collinsworth Award

Lora Wright - Missouri
Recipient of 2018 National Judi Collinsworth Award

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., January 7, 2019 – Lora Wright of Verona, Mo. is the recipient of the 2018 National Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Exhibitor Award from Holstein Association USA, Inc. This award recognizes youth for their outstanding involvement with Registered Holsteins®. The Missouri native is the fourteenth Junior Holstein member to receive the scholarship.

Wright is the 18-year-old daughter of Larry and Jodi Wright. She is working towards her degree in agriculture business at Oklahoma State University. Along with being involved in her family’s dairy, Wrightvale Holsteins, she works on the University’s dairy and is responsible for all care of newborn calves. Upon graduation, Wright has intent to attend law school and become an agriculture attorney.

Wright has been an active member of the Missouri and National Junior Holstein Associations for the past 10 years. She annually attends Holstein conventions and has won all three divisions of the National Prepared Public Speaking Contest. She is serving her fourth term as president of the Missouri Junior Holstein Association. In 2014, Lora was honored as a Holstein Association USA Young Distinguished Junior Member.

The Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Memorial Award is presented annually, in memory of former Holstein Association USA Executive Director of Member and Industry Services, Judi Collinsworth. Winners are selected at each of the four National Junior Holstein Shows, based on sportsmanship, herdsmanship and level of participation in Holstein activities.

Wright received the Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Memorial Award at the Southern Spring National Junior Holstein Show. Other winners at 2018 National Junior Holstein Shows include Matthew Boop, Millmont, Pa., Premier National Junior Holstein Show and Joseph Opsal, Blue Mounds, Wis., Grand National Junior Holstein Show.


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.


June 21 - 23, 2019

We invite dairy youth ages 5-19 to participate in an all-breed dairy show!
June 21-23, Bentonville, AR

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



March 15 Southern Spring National Entries Due

April 9-13 Southern Spring National, Stillwater

April 11 Southern Nat'l Jr Show & Youth Judging Contest

April 15 Cow Camp Registration Deadline

May 22 - 24 MO Dairy Cow Camp, Freistatt

June 21 - 23 4-State Dairy Days, Bentonville

June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Wisconsin



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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