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, 2019.

NHWSO Scholarship Form and Rules


January 18-19, 2019
Oasis Hotel, Springfield, MO

The annual meetings and Heart of America Dairy Expo will be held in Springfield this year.

So make plans now to attend the annual membership meeting. Some of the issues and events to be discussed are:

  • Pizza and Game Night - FRIDAY EVENING!
  • Juniors are having a table to help the judging and raise awareness! Come help out!
  • Activities for coming year.
  • Selection of awards for 2018.
  • Convention and contests for 2019
  • Princess & Miss interviews
  • Awarding of state awards
  • Junior All-Missouri awards
  • Scholarship presentations
  • Election of 2019 officer team!

We look forward to a large crowd of juniors attending our meeting. This is the most important planning session the juniors have all year. So, be sure to plan on attending and don't forget to make your room reservations and lunch reservations. Call if you have any questions. See you in January!
To make hotel reservations contact the hotel directly:

Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center
Request the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block.

Shannon Wilson-Kleiboeker, (417) 737-2876

Junior All-Missouri Awards - Pizza & Game Party!!

Join us Friday, January 18, at the Oasis Hotel for TWO Junior Events!

7:00 PM - All 2018 Junior All-Missouri Awards will be presented before the sale, so come and support those who are honored and see if you might receive an award.

7:30 PM - Move to rooms Coco & Maui for pizza, and games!! This is a time for the youth to socialize and have a little down time.

Jr. Convention Auction - Donations NEEDED!

Silent and Live Auction at State Convention - Saturday January 19

The juniors would be glad to accept any donations for either the silent or live auction held at the noon luncheon on Saturday, January 19. Please turn in your items to Shannon Kleiboeker either Friday evening or early Saturday morning before board meeting. THANK YOU - Shannon!

Jr. All-Missouri Points

The points are in and calculated and the prizes are being created, so that can mean only one thing....

Letters will be going out to junior winners to notify them if they are going to be receiving any type of award at the state convention. We love to have everyone there to receive their award. So be sure to mark your calendars for January 18-19 in Springfield.

National Convention Teams and Competitions

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

Time to start thinking about National Convention, Washington! We will have sign-ups at State Convention for contests, or they can let me know at anytime if they are interested in competing. Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy, Folding Display, Digital Scrapbook, Public Speaking, and Banner.

So, be thinking if you are interested in participating or trying out one of these events next year at the National Convention. It takes time to study and prepare for your best performance in all of these competitions.

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


Several activities are planned at our state convention. Make plans now to attend.

SCHEDULE: Friday Evening, January 18

  • 5:00 PM MHA Committee Meetings
  • 6:30 PM Pre-Sale Hospitality
  • 7:00 PM 2018 All-Missouri & Jr All-MO & Cow of the Year Awards
  • 7:30 PM State Convention Sale begins
SCHEDULE: Saturday, January 19

  • 9:00 AM MHA Board Meeting
  • 9:00 AM Princess & Miss Interviews
  • 9:30 AM Missouri Holstein Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM MHA Jr Association Annual Meeting
  • Noon - Luncheon: Reservations requested Call 636-519-9300
    With semen auction and awards
We look forward to seeing you all in January! (We're always hoping for nice weather!) Sleeping room reservations may be made by calling the Hotel

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center
Request the Heart of America Dairy Expo room block.

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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.

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

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, 2018

Corporate Communications Summer Internship Deadline January 1, 2018

Select Sires Veterinarian Internship Deadline January 1, 2018

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


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.


Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Missouri State Fair Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarship application for Missouri High School seniors graduating in 2015 is now available online at Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2019.

These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies. One $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters, one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker John Deere of Missouri/Sydenstricker Angus Genetics, and thirty $1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture are being offered.

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of 4-H or FFA. Eligible scholarship applicants must plan to enroll in an accredited Missouri college or university, and pursue a degree in agriculture. Applicants must also have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair, however applicants cannot have sold livestock in a past Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions auction.

Missouri State Fair scholarships are funded through the generosity of Youth in Agriculture sponsors and buyers of the livestock sold during the annual Sale of Champions; the sponsors and buyers list is available online. A portion of each animal’s sale price is allocated to the scholarship program. The Missouri State Fair Foundation also provides significant support of the scholarship program through fundraising efforts including the Governor's Ham Breakfast.

For more information please call the Missouri State Fair at 1-800-422-FAIR (3247) or e-mail questions to



January 1 Some Select Sires Internship deadline

January 4 Cow of the Year VOTING DEADLINE
Click here to Vote Online

January 15 DFA Scholarship deadline

January 18-19 State Holstein Convention
Springfield, MO
Ramada Inn Oasis Hotel & Convention Center

February 1 State Fair Scholarship Due

February 1 2021 Futurity Entries Due
April 9-13 Southern Spring National, Stillwater

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

June 24 - 27 National Holstein Convention, Wisconsin




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
My home address is:
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, Missouri 64873.
Shannon Kleiboeker 417-737-2876
State Junior Holstein Chairman


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