2017 Convention: A Black and White Affair
January 6-8, 2017 - Glacier Canyon Lodge, Wisconsin Dells
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)
Scrapbooks 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 AmericasDairyland.com 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.