IT'S ALMOST AWARD TIME!!

Mark Your Calendars:
Entry Deadline Date - December 10, 2021


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 10, 2021 and sent to Shannon Kleiboeker. Further instructions and requirements can be found on the applications for each award. Applications are below, or contact Shannon 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, 2021.
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 Shannon Kleiboeker 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, 2021
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 Shannon Kleiboeker 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, 2021
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 2022

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, 2021
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 2022

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 2021 Distinguished Junior Member (ages 17 - 21) and Young Distinguished Junior Member (ages 9-16) contests are now available.

There is no limit of entries per state!

As a reminder entries must be received by March 1st. The top individuals will be recognized in June at the 2022 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 Shannon Kleiboeker.



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, 2022.

NHWSO Scholarship Form and Rules





  

2022 MISSOURI STATE JUNIOR HOLSTEIN CONVENTION
January 21 - 22, 2022
**NOTE VENUE CHANGE**
Oasis Hotel & Convention Center, Springfield, MO


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

  • Junior Award Presentation - FRIDAY EVENING!
  • Runoff of Prepared Public Speaking Speeches on Saturday.
  • Activities for coming year.
  • Convention and contests for 2022
  • Princess & Miss interviews
  • Junior All-Missouri awards
  • Scholarship presentations
  • Election of 2022 officer team!


Our Friday night juniors will take part in the All-Breeds award ceremony, and the All-Breeds Cornhole tournament. There will be a youth division with prizes and a silent auction with items benefiting juniors. Princess and Miss interviews and crowning will take place on Saturday morning.

Interested in competing at the National Convention in the Prepared Public Speaking Contest? Missouri is only allowed three slots for competitors. Therefore, we will need to have a speech runoff on Saturday, Jan. 21 for those juniors who are interested. Contact Shannon or Katie to schedule your time and if you have any questions.

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:

Oasis Hotel & Convention Center: 417-866-5253
Request the MO Dairy Expo room block.

Shannon Wilson-Kleiboeker & Katie Wantland, (417) 737-2876


Prepared Public Speaking Competition Run Off

This is a popular competition among Missouri youth and Missouri has been very successful over the years.

Because Missouri is only allowed 3 total slots across all age divisions we are going to host a run off on Saturday, January 22 at the state convention. So contact Shannon or Katie to schedule your time slot for your speech. Below are the contest rules and time limits.

Click Here for Speech Rules

Jr. Convention Auction - Donations NEEDED!

Silent Auction at State Convention - Friday evening, January 21

A few junior items will be offered for silent auction on Friday evening. The juniors are thankful for any donations. Please turn in your items to Shannon Kleiboeker or Katie Wantland Friday afternoon. THANK YOU - Shannon!

Jr. All-Missouri Awards

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 21-22 in Springfield.

National Convention Teams and Competitions

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

Time to start thinking about National Convention, South Dakota! 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 2022 will be in Souix Falls, SD from June 27 - July 1. If you have any questions or are interested let Shannon / Katie know. See you there!!



TENTATIVE CONVENTION SCHEDULE


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

SCHEDULE: Friday Evening, January 21

  • Friday AM Missouri Dairy Breakout sessions and visit with Vendors
  • Noon Luncheon Speaker
  • Friday PM Missouri Dairy Meeting and Development Session
  • Afternoon MHA Committee Meetings
  • Evening Missouri Dairy light meal and social
    All-Breeds Cornhole Fundraising Tournament
    All-Breeds Awards Ceremony
    All-Breeds Silent Auction
SCHEDULE: Saturday, January 22

  • 9:00 AM Missouri Holstein Board of Directors Meeting
  • 9:00 AM Missouri Junior Holstein Association (MHA) Princess / Little Miss Interviews
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Junior Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Holstein Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Brown Swiss Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Ayrshire Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Guernsey Association Annual Meeting
  • 10:00 AM Missouri Jersey Cattle Club Annual Meeting
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 Oasis Hotel 417-866-5253




  

Last chance to nominate your Cow of the Year! Deadline: Nov. 20 for Pulsator and Mid-States!

JUNIORS can nominate their cow!

For Mid-States: Contact Kate Geppert
For Pulsator: Contact Shannon Kleiboeker




Fourteenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2021 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/21
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.



DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - Nov. 20, 2021; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 20, 2021. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.





  

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, 2022






Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship Applications Now Available

The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2022. Applicants must submit an original copy of their application and three additional copies.

These scholarships are possible thanks to the gracious contributions of many individuals and companies supporting Youth in Agriculture. A total of 40 scholarships amounting to $68,500, the largest amount offered, will be awarded:
• one $5,000 platinum scholarship sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters,
• one $2,500 supreme scholarship sponsored by Sydenstricker Nobbe Partners/Sydenstricker Genetics,
• four $2,500 supreme scholarships sponsored by the Missouri State Fair Foundation,
• and thirty-four 1,500 scholarships sponsored by Youth in Agriculture supporters.

Applicants must be high school seniors and active members of Missouri 4-H or FFA, and have participated at least once as a 4-H or FFA exhibitor at the Missouri State Fair. Selected students must enroll (fall and/or spring semester immediately following graduation from high school) in an accredited community college, college or university in the state of Missouri. Applicants are not required to pursue a degree in agriculture, however, a five point bonus will be given to applicants pursuing a degree in agriculture during the selection process.

Click here for Scholarship Information Deadline February 1, 2021






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 Check back for deadlines

DFA Internship Opportunities Varies


 

2021

November 6 Grand National Jr Show, Louisville, KY

December 10 Junior Holstein Award Deadline

2022

January 1 Some Select Sires Internship deadline

January 15 DFA Scholarship deadline

January 20-22 Missouri Dairy Expo and State Convention, Oasis Hotel, Springfield

February 1 2024 Futurity Entries Due
February 1 NHWSO Scholarship deadline




 



 


 


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
leroyw@mowisp.net

Whitney Yerina, Vice President
15823 Merchant Dr, Phillipsburg, MO 65722
(410)708-3109
guernseysrock@yahoo.com

Lila Wantland, Secretary
1491 Macedonia Rd, Niangua, MO 65713
(417) 872-5543
leeannwantland@gmail.com

Sammi Justice, SW Reporter
1294 Schupbach Rd, Clever, MO 65631
(417) 880-0165
shanafin@yahoo.com

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

Sophia Geppert, NE 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

 



 

  

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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