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

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The National Junior Holstein Association is a dynamic organization for youth under the age of 21, with over 7,300 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 $30 fee, that is good until the member reaches 21 years of age.

Why should YOU join?
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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.
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Junior Membership Application

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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: Youth 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 Scholarship. 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
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2024 JAC CommitteeThe JAC is the governing body of the Junior Association. 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:
Gabriella Taylor (Term Expires 2025)
New York
315.573.6111
Email Gabriella
  Area I:
Elizabeth Cashell (Term Expires 2024/2026)
Pennsylvania
814.280.0955
Email Elizabeth
  Area II:
Aubree Topp (Term Expires 2025)
Ohio
937.658.8521
Email Aubree
  Area II:
Sarah Thomas (Term Expires 2026/2028)
Ohio
919.548.5531
Email Sarah
  Area III:
Madeline Hensel (Term Expires 2026)
Wisconsin
715.896.2016
Email Madeline
  Area III:
Joseta Halbur (Term Expires 2026/2028)
Wisconsin
715.821.9672
Email Joseta
  Area IV:
Jon Chapman (Term Expires 2026)
California
209.316.7788
Email Jon
  Area IV:
Kathryn Osborne Ernst (Term Expires 2026)
Wisconsin
717.580.4384
Email Kate

Youth At-Large Representatives

 

At-Large:
Clarissa Ulness (Term Expires 2025)
Wisconsin
920.901.6585
Email Clarissa

 

At-Large:
Madison Mowrer (Term Expires 2026)
Pennsylvania
814.386.7716
Email Madison

 

Facilitator and Holstein Director:
Elizabeth Bullard
Maine
207.713.5145
Email Elizabeth

Holstein Director:
Andy Lenkaitis
Illinois
630.200.8617
Email Andy

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

State Junior Holstein Associations
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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

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/

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