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2017 Convention: A Black and White Affair

January 8, 2017

January 6-8, 2017 - Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells


Convention Results


Dairy Bowl - Junior (37 Teams)
1. Dodge County
2. Brown County
3. Manitowoc County
4. Green County
5. Clark County Girls


Dairy Bowl - Senior (24 Teams)
1. Shawano County
2. Manitowoc County
3. Wood County
4. Rock County
5. Lafayette County


Dairy Jeopardy - Junior
1. Clarissa Ulness - Manitowoc County
2. Grady Wendorf - Dodge County
3. Marissa Vosbers - Green County


Dairy Jeopardy - Intermediate
1. McKenna Coffeen - Brown County
2. Coltin Coffeen - Brown County
3. Josh Gerbitz - Rock County


Dairy Jeopardy - Senior
1. Jordan Siemers - Manitowoc County 
2. Paul Grulke - Dodge County
3. Allie Breunig - Dane County


Speaking Contest - Junior
1. Elizabeth Gunst - Dodge County
2. Jacob Harbaugh - Shawano County
T3. Madeline Hensel - Wood County
T3. Sara Dorshorst - Wood County


Speaking Contest - Intermediate
1. Brianna Meyer - Manitowoc County
2. Mae Buttles - St. Croix County
3. Lauren Siemers - Manitowoc County


Speaking Contest - Senior
1. Courtney Moser - Vernon County
2. Kelsey Cramer - Green County
3. Hannah Ullom - Chippewa County


Outstanding Holstein Boy - Logan Voigts, Lafayette County
Outstanding Holstein Girl - Kristen Broege, Rock County


Distinguished Junior Members
Logan Voigts - Lafayette County
Kristen Broege - Rock County
Kelsey Cramer - Green County
Zachary Endres - Dane County
Kalista Hodorff - Fond du Lac County
Mason Jauquet - Shawano County
Matthew Kramer - Fond du Lac County
Carley Krull - Jefferson County
Katherine Larson - Vernon County
Rachel McCullough - Green County
Austin Nauman - Monroe County
Hannah Nelson - Pierce County
Megan Nelson - Trempealeau County
Paige Nelson - Pierce County
Nicole Pralle - Clark County
Brooke Trustem - Rock County
Alli Walker - Columbia County
Danielle Warmka - Dodge County 


Young Distinguished Junior Members
Nicole Broege - Rock County
Madison Calvert - Lafayette County
McKenzie Calvert - Lafayette County
Coltin Coffeen - Brown County
Eliza Endres - Dane County
Matthew Gunst - Dodge County
Hannah Hockerman - Marquette County
Kaianne Hodorff - Fond du Lac County
Evan Jauquet - Shawano County
Ben Kronberg - Rock County
Kylie Nickels - Dodge County
Samantha Pitterle - Dodge County


12 & Under Recognition
Ashley Brandel - Jefferson County
Colton Brandel - Jefferson County
Payton Calvert - Lafayette County
Abby Giddings - Marathon County
Cathryn Gunst - Waushara County
Christopher Gunst - Waushara County
Jacob Harbaugh - Shawano County
Logan Harbaugh - Shawano County
Kaydence Hodorff - Fond du Lac County
Brianna Meyer - Calumet County 
Emily Stumpf - Fond du Lac County 
Kenadee Weigel - Grant County


National DJM Representatives
Logan Voigts
Kristen Broege
Austin Nauman
Carley Krull
Brooke Trustem


National YDJM Representatives
Matthew Gunst
Ben Kronberg
Hannah Hockerman


WHA Princess - Courtney Moser, Vernon County
WHA Princess Attendant - Kelsey Cramer, Green County

WHY Friend (5 Yrs & Under) - Joseta Halbur, Fond du Lac County
WHY Friend (6 Yrs & Over) - Bill & Kelle Calvert, Lafayette County


Scholarship Auction Donors
UW-Madison Men's Hockey tickets donated by Larry Nelson
UW-Madison Men's Basketball tickets donated by Corey Geiger and Krista Knigge
UW-Madison Men's Basketball tickets donated by the Rob Rippchen family
A stay at the "Doctor's House" by Daluge Travel
A session from Farmgirl Photography donated by Danae Bauer
Andis clippers donated by Andis
A a pair of Green Bay Packer 2017 tickets donated by Kevin Jorgensen
Massey Ferguson pedal tractor donated by Farmers Implement of Mineral Point
Set of Bonnie Mohr plates donated by Brian Herr.


Junior Progressive Breeders
McKenna Coffeen of Brown Countt
Nathan Cordes of Barron County
Allissa Frisle of Barron County
Jacob Harbaugh of Shawano County
Sarah Henschel of Sheboygan County
Hannah and Holden Hockerman of Marquette County
Kayli, Kalista, Kaianne and Kaydence Hodorff of Fond du Lac County
Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County
Benjamin Kronberg of Rock County
Riley Miller of Rock County
Courtney Moser of Vernon County
Geneva Nunes of Chippewa County
Joseph Opsal of Dane County 
David Petersheim of Vernon County
Jessica and Nicole Pralle of Clark County
Brooke, Dane and Luke Trustem of Rock County


Long Range Production Winners
Jake Brokish of Iowa County
Jacob Harbaugh of Shawano County
Kayli, Kalista and Kaianne Hodorff of Fond du Lac Count
Matthew Kramer of Fond du Lac County
Benjamin Kronberg of Rock County
Riley Miller of Rock County
Geneva Nunes of Chippewa County
Joseph Opsal of Dane Count
David Petersheim of Vernon County
Jessica and Nicole Pralle of Clark County
Emily Steger of Crawford County
Brooke, Dane and Luke Trustem of Rock County


Farm Trip Award 
Maddie Zutz of Manitowoc County
Danielle Warmka of Dodge County
Geneva Nunes of Chippewa County
Allie Breunig of Dane County
Collin Wille of Barron County
Jared VanderWeele of Sheboygan County
Jake Siemers of Manitowoc County
Claire Olson of Door County
Alli Walker of Columbia County
Mitchell Schroepfer of Langlade County
Kenni Bores of Wood County


Junior Activities Committee - Newly Elected
Jessica Steger - Crawford County (SW)
Sam Minch - Wood County (NW)
Caleb Hamm - Waupaca County (NE)


JAC - 2nd Years
Zach Tolzman - Iowa County (SW)
Nicole Pralle - Clark County (NW)
Katie Bauer - Waupaca County (NE)
Joseph Opsal - Dane County (SE)


Advertising Contest - Junior
1. Kaelyn, Kenadee and Dylan Weigel of Grant County (PC)
2. Jacob and Logan Harbaugh of Shawano County
3. Ava Booth of Sheboygan County


Advertising Contest - Senior
1. Kelsey Cramer of Green County (PC)
2. Brooke Trustem of Rock County, and 
3. McKenna Coffeen of Brown County


Photography - People (JR)
1. Gina Frisle of Barron County was first, 
2. Logan Turgasen of Richland County (PC)
3. Natalie Roe of Green County


Photography - People (SR)
1. Joseph Opsal of Dane County
2. McKenna Coffeen of Brown County (PC)
3. Joseph Opsal of Dane County


Photography - Farm Scenes (JR)
1. Jared Abraham of Sheboygan County (PC)
2. Bekka Bast of Vernon County was second and 
3. Brandon Skomars of Marathon County


Photography - Farm Scenes (SR)
1. Sam Minch of Wood County
2. Courtney Moser of Vernon County (PC)
3. Courtney Moser


Photography - Farm Animals (JR)
1. Gunnar Sperle of Jefferson County
2. Brooke Hammann of Barron County (PC)
3. Hannah Hensel of Wood County


Photography- Farm Animals (SR)
1. Joseph Opsal of Dane County 
2. Joseph Opsal
3. Courtney Moser of Vernon County 


People's choice - Hope Petersheim of Vernon County


Drawing & Painting (JR)
1. Clarissa Ulness of Manitowoc County (PC)
2. Delaney Turgasen of Richland County 
3. Macie Abraham of Sheboygan County


Drawing & Painting (SR)
1. Amanda Gehrke of Wood County (PC)
2. Jenna Broege of Rock County


Crafts (JR)
1. Hannah Hensel of Wood County (PC)
2. Matthew Gunst of Dodge County was second, and 
3. Morgan Cooper of Dane County


Crafts (SR)
1. Courtney Moser of Vernon County
2. Kenni Bores of Wood County (PC)


1. District 5
2. Wood County


Digital Scrapbooks
1. Manitowoc County


Folding Display (JR)
1. Cathryn Gunst of Waushara County, second was 
2. Macie Abraham of Sheboygan County County (PC)
3. Christopher Gunst of Waushara County


Folding Display (INT)
1. Jared Abraham of Sheboygan County
2. Kenni Bores of Wood County


Folding Display (SR)
1. Courtney Moser of Vernon County (PC)


Essay Contest (JR)
1. Cathryn Gunst of Waushara County
2. Kaelyn Weigel of Grant County
3. Madison Calvert of Lafayette County


Essay Contest (SR)
1. Brooke Trustem of Rock County 
2. Allison Bragger of Buffalo County
3. Sam Minch of Wood County


Spirit Award - Dodge County


Bell-R-Ring - Rock County


Dairy Bowl Seating Exam - JR
1. Kenadee Weigel of Grant County
2. Sam Pitterle of Dodge County
3. Christina Buttles of Grant County


Dairy Bowl Seating Exam - SR
1. Ben Schmidt of Shawano County
2. Jake Siemers of Manitowoc County, and 
3. Paul Grulke of Dodge County


The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to commend the Dane County Junior Holstein Association members and chaperones, and extend a special thank you to all volunteers that helped make the weekend a success!


The Association would also like to thank the following junior raffle sponsors: Synergy Dairy – Jay and Heather Jauquet and Gary and Linda Olson for the Registered Holstein heifer calf, WI State Farmer, UW-Platteville Dairy Club, Accelerated Genetics, Professional Dairy Producers of Wisconsin, Animart, ABS Global, Inc., Sexing Technologies, The Country Today, NASCO, East Central/Select Sires, Cattle Connection, UW-Madison Badger Dairy Club, International Protein Sires, Semex, Jetstream Genetics, UW-River Falls Dairy Club, Zoetis, World Dairy Expo, Agri-View, Hoard's Dairyman, Wisconsin Holstein Association, Wisconsin Holstein Publications, and additional baskets provided by the Junior Activities Committee and WHA Royalty.

Photos available upon request.


Junior Holstein Convention Featured Educational Panels, Seminars

The Dane County Junior Holstein Association is excited to offer several special events at the 2017 Junior Holstein Convention. There will be a cheese carving at the convention on Friday, January 6 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. near the registration area. All are invited to watch the cheese carving and view the finished product on display on Saturday. The finished cheese carving will be auctioned off at the Junior Banquet on Saturday evening, January 7.


There will be three educational sessions for junior members to attend at the convention. The first two sessions will be on Friday and will be panel discussions with former Junior members. More information on the panels is below. A third session will be on Saturday and will feature Brenda Murphy and Vicki Janisch from the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. There will be two tracks - one for younger members and one for older members. Both tracks will discuss ways you can interact with the public and answer their questions accurately.


Finally, Friday night's entertainment will be minute-to-win-it games for all ages to participate in and there will be Culver's ice cream at the dance with a toppings bar.


Friday Educational Sessions

College Choices to Shape Your Career
A Young Adult Educational Panel
Friday, January 6, 1-1:45 p.m.
This panel will feature four graduates of Wisconsin agricultural programs, and discussion will include why each attended their respective university, what student organizations they were involved in, internship experience and more. This workshop is geared toward high schoolers deciding where to attend college.



Moderator: Erica Ullom
Erica grew up in Chippewa County on her family's Mayerlane Holstein farm. She is a Wisconsin Holstein State Board member and Co-Chair of the Young Adult Committee (YAC).








Cassie Endres - UW-Madison 
Cassie Endres is a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she majored in Dairy Science and Life Sciences Communication. Currently, she works as a Marketing Executive at Filament Marketing.









Erik Warmka - UW-River Falls 
Erik Warmka attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in the fall of 2010 for dairy science. After graduation, he returned home to the family farm where he is the herdsman. They currently milk 450 cows with a RHA over 31,000 pounds of milk.







Cassy Krull - UW-Platteville 
Cassy Krull is a December 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville with a degree in Animal Science with a dairy emphasis. She currently works for Cargill Animal Nutrition as a Dairy Focus Consultant.








Sean Brown - Farm and Industry Short Course 
Sean Brown lives on a 120 -acre farm outside of Dodgeville. He attended Farm & Industry Short Course 2012-2013 and received a certificate in dairy herd management. 






The Impact of Black & Whites - Past, Present and Future
A Holstein Experience Panel
Friday, January 6, 2-2:45 p.m.
This panel features four individuals who were very involved in their Junior Holstein years. They will talk about how the Association shaped their life and make recommendations of things youth involved in the industry can get involved in.


Moderator: Joseta Halbur 
Joseta Halbur hails from Burledge Holsteins in Fond du Lac, where she assists with the calf-raising program. She is also employed full-time in commodity-risk management, and is currently serving on the WHA Board of Directors where she co-chairs the Communications and Young Adult Committees (YAC) and serves as an advisor for the Junior Activities Committee (JAC).






Laura Elliott 
Laura Elliott is a marketing consultant for Elanco where she manages the dairy vaccine product line for the US Dairy business. Laura was honored to serve as Wisconsin Holstein Princess in 2009, southeast district JAC (2011 Chair), and she was named Outstanding Girl in 2011.








Charles Hamilton 
Charles Hamilton is a 20-year-old recently graduated Wisconsin Junior Holstein member from Cuba City, Wisconsin. He is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, with plans to return to the home farm. Charlie was the 2015 Outstanding Boy, a National DJM in 2013, a past WI JAC, and is currently serving in his second year as a Holstein Association USA JAC.





Laura Herschleb
Laura Herschleb received her Bachelor's Degree in Dairy Science and Agriculture Journalism from UW-Madison. Laura currently serves as the Vice President of Marketplace Strategies for Badgerland Financial. Laura and her husband, Mike, reside in DeForest with their two children -- Kolby and Lily.








Kyle Natzke 
Kyle Natzke grew up showing Crestbrooke Holsteins and Jerseys, with his parents Tim and Barb and sister Kristin (Olson). Kyle was named Outstanding Holstein Boy in 2011, and is a graduate of UW-Madison Farm and Industry Short Course. 







Saturday Educational Sessions

Before You Answer, Ask
Presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m.
At events where consumers interact with farmers, there are bound to be questions. Why do you do this? What happens when...? Is that a bull? (And, of course, that last one is asked of your blue-ribbon-winning heifer. Sheesh!) Sometimes those questions can be followed by a quick answer. Other times, you need more information to really answer the question properly. This session will focus on listening to the consumer and getting to the real question so you can provide them with accurate information.


Brown Cows and Chocolate Milk 
Presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
Saturday, January 7, 2:00 p.m.
We've all heard that age-old comment from fairgoers, "chocolate milk comes from brown cows." While we all would like to think they are making a joke, some of them really don't know where chocolate milk comes from. Let's talk about some of the questions and comments you've heard at the fair and how to best answer them.



Saturday Feature Speakers - Brenda Murphy 
Brenda Murphy grew up as one of you - a junior Holstein member! From a small Registered Holstein farm in southern Wisconsin, she now works for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (WMMB) as director of Producer Communications and Programs. One aspect of her role at WMMB is to help producers tell their story and answer consumers' questions.






Saturday Feature Speakers - Vicki Janisch 
Vicki Janisch and husband Kenny along with their three-year-old daughter Abbi help on her family's 60-cow Registered Holstein dairy, Moss-Oak Farm. At WMMB, Vicki works closely with and other WMMB supported websites. In addition, she's assists in managing WMMB's social channels and answering consumers' questions about dairy farming and foods on those platforms.

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