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Become a Member of the World's Largest Dairy Breed Association

The National Junior Holstein Association is a dynamic organization for youth under the age of 21, with over 8,000 active members in 48 states. Members have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities, all aimed at helping youth increase their knowledge of the dairy industry, strengthen self-confidence, and build leadership skills, preparing them for the future.

Becoming a member is easy - simply call 800.952.5200, or print and fill out the form available here on the website. Membership dues are a one-time $20 fee, that is good until the member reaches 21 years of age.

Why should YOU join?


Meet new people

Being a member of an organization of this size provides youth many opportunities to meet people their age that share the same interests as they do.



Junior Membership Application


Click here to download the
application in pdf format

  • State Associations: Many states have very active junior associations that hold various activities such as judging and showing workshops, conventions, and state contests.
  • National Junior Holstein Convention: Over 500 junior members come together annually for this event, which is held in a different state each year.
Receive recognition for hard work
The Junior Holstein Association has several programs that allow youth to receive recognition for the work they do in developing their Holstein cattle.

  • National Junior Holstein Shows
  • Judi Collinsworth Outstanding Junior Exhibitor Memorial Award: Award given to a Junior exhibitor at each of the National shows. It is intended to recognize exhibitors for their efforts and interests in all aspects of the dairy industry.
  • Young Breeder Awards: Several awards are available for Juniors that breed and develop animals that excel in type and production
  • Young Distinguished Junior Member (YDJM) and Distinguished Junior Member (DJM): Awards that recognize outstanding youth for their achievements throughout the course of their Junior Holstein work. This is the highest honor given to Junior Holstein members.
Build knowledge of the dairy industry
Several competitions are held at the state and national level that allow youth to build and demonstrate their knowledge of the dairy industry

  • Dairy Bowl
  • Dairy Jeopardy
  • Prepared Public Speaking
  • Folding Display
Prepare for the future
The Junior Holstein Association helps prepare youth for a successful future.
  • Scholarships: The National Holstein Women's Scholarship Organization offers multiple scholarships to college-age Junior Holstein members
Junior Advisory Committee


The JAC is the governing body of the Junior Association and is made up of twelve members. The purpose of the committee is to serve as a sounding board for Junior members and advisors. They oversee the organization's activities and are elected by the membership at the National Junior Forum for two year terms. The experience of serving on the JAC helps Juniors learn about running an organization while strengthening leadership skills. Committee members represent various areas of the country and are given the opportunity to contribute ideas and suggestions for improvement and expansion of Junior programs.  Their suggestions are presented to the Board of Directors.

pdf JAC Application Form and Fact Sheet
pdf Adult Junior Advisory Committee Nominee Form



Youth Members

Adult Members

  Area I:
David Hardesty Jr. (Term Expires 2017)
Virginia
540.589.2891
Email David
  Area I:
Jennifer Boop (Term Expires 2018)
Pennsylvania
570.713.4567
Email Jennifer

  Area II:
Cady McGehee (Term Expires 2018)
Florida
863.697.0955
Email Cady

  Area II:
Benjamin Newberry (Term Expires 2018)
Georgia
478.737.6897
Email Benjamin

  Area III:
Megan Rauen (Term Expires 2017)
Iowa
563.590.8774
Email Megan

  Area III:
Matt Lippert (Term Expires 2017)
Wisconsin
715.213.9441
Email Matt
  Area IV:
Alex Gambonini (Term Expires 2018)
California
707.481.0304
Email Alex
  Area IV:
Staci Zilles-Nelson (Term Expires 2017)
Utah
435.757.4592
Email Staci

 

At-Large:
Rachel Demmer (Term Expires 2018)
Iowa
563.542.5072
Email Rachel

Charles Hamilton (Term Expires 2017)
Wisconsin
608.330.1223
Email Charles

   
   
Facilitator and Holstein Director:
John Andersen
Idaho
208.221.0904

Holstein Director:
Mike Jones
Indiana
765.597.2058

Staff Liaison:
Kelli F. Dunklee
1 Holstein Place
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0816
802.451.4124
Email Kelli


State Junior Holstein Associations

Many states have very active Junior Holstein Associations. They are a great way for you to meet new people around your state, improve your skills, and learn more about all of the competitions and opportunities that are available for Junior Holstein members.

California Junior Holstein Association
www.caholstein.com/juniors.php

Georgia Junior Holstein Association
www.gaholstein.com/juniors.html

Illinois Junior Holstein Association
www.illinoisholsteins.com/juniors.htm

Iowa Junior Holstein Association
www.iowaholsteins.org/junior.htm

Maryland Junior Holstein Association
www.holsteins.net/mdholsteins/

Michigan Junior Holstein Association
www.holsteinworld.com/mi-holstein/

Minnesota Junior Holstein Association
www.mnholstein.com/juniors.htm

Missouri Junior Holstein Association
www.missouriholstein.com/juniors.htm

New England States Junior Holstein Association
www.nesholsteins.com

New York Junior Holstein Association
www.nyholsteins.com

Ohio Junior Holstein Association
http://www.ohioholstein.com/

Oregon Junior Holstein Association
www.oregonholsteins.com

Pennsylvania Junior Holstein Association
www.paholsteins.com/juniors.htm

Virginia Junior Holstein Association
www.vaholstein.org/junior

Washington Junior Holstein Association
www.washingtonholsteins.com

Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association
www.wisholsteins.com