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District 6 Report Watch for your chance to advertise & promote your county association in future issues. The January issue will feature District 10 - Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Sheboygan & Winnebago counties.

Left - Emma Olstad and Joey Opsal, 2016 scholarship recipients.

Dane County

2016 Adult Membership: 134; Jr. Membership: 51 Adult Association officers - President: Gary Swain; Vice President: Steve Endres; Secretary: Vicki Janisch; Treasurer: Joe Sarbacker; Reporter: Tim Griswold. Junior Association officers - President: Joey Opsal; Vice President: Zach Endres; Secretary: Emma Olstad; Treasurer: Lindsey Sarbacker; Reporters: Molly Olstad, Eliza Endres, Ashlyn Sarbacker; Historian: Allie Breunig. 2016 has been another amazing year for both the adult and junior members of the Dane County Holstein Association. Dane County hosted the District 6 Holstein Show in Madison. A special thank you goes out to our county president Gary Swain, board members and other members who made the smooth transition from Stoughton to Madison. The show was truly a success because of all the countless volunteers, members, sponsors and exhibitors.   We are very proud of our county member who have not only been influential on a county level, but we have members serving significant rolls on a state level. At the 2016 WHA Adult Holstein Convention, Steve Endres was elected to the WHA Board of Directors. Not only are our adult members involved but our junior members are taking on significant rolls and responsibilities. Joey Opsal was selected to represent the southeast district on the Junior Activities Committee to serve a twoyear term. At Junior Convention, the Dane County juniors participated in Dairy Bowl, Dairy Jeopardy and had numerous contest entries including photography, advertisements and arts and crafts. Juniors also received various awards including DJM, YDJM, Junior Progressive Breeder, and Long Range Production Awards. Our senior dairy bowl team of Joey Opsal, Allie Breunig, Lizi Endres and Zach Endres did an amazing job competing at convention. The team coached by Amber Elliott, Amanda Smith, Cassie Endres went on to represent Wisconsin at the National Holstein Convention in New York this past June. Elizabeth Sarbacker also represented Wisconsin and the Dane County juniors at National Convention as one of the national Distinguished Junior Member finalists.   Our annual banquet was held March 13 at Rex’s Inn Keeper in Waunakee. Dawn and Virgil Haag of Mt. Horeb were awarded the Outstanding Breeder Award, and Bill Hageman of Rio received the bell award. Art and Lori Meinholz of Middleton were also recognized for hosting our 2015 County Holstein picnic. Lindsey Sarbacker was named the 2016 Holstein Queen, and the Dane County Holstein Association was also able to award two scholarships to Joey Opsal and Emma Olstad. We are excited for the holidays and to ring in the new year as the Dane County Holstein members have been hard at work planning the

Dane County award winners, left to right: Bill and Kelly Hageman, Bell Award recipient; Virgil and Dawn Haag, Outstanding Breeder Award; Art and Lori Meinholz, hosts for the 2015 County Picnic. 30–wisconsin HOLSTEIN news/December 2016

Right - 2016 Champion Senior Dairy Bowl team from Dane County

Junior Holstein convention - “It’s a Black & White Affair in 2017”. We hope you have a chance to participate and experience everything convention has to offer.

Green County

2016 Adult Membership: 91; Jr. Membership: 39 Adult Association officers - President: Todd Hoesly; Vice President: Trent Hendrickson; Secretary: Brian Behnke; Treasurer: Jeremy Steiner; Directors: Kelsi Mayer, Stephanie Wyss, Anthony Anderson, Ryan Sonnenberg, Aaron Breunig. Junior Association officers - President: Rachel McCullough; Vice President: Kelsey Cramer; Secretary: Marissa Vosberg; Treasurer: Dylan Steiner; Reporter: Emily Makos. The Green County Junior Holstein Breeders participate in many events year round. About two dozen members attended Junior Convention and competed in dairy bowl, dairy jeopardy, photo contests, folding board displays and speaking contests. Members were acknowledged with awards, and scholarships. In March they lead Registered Holstein lots in the ring at the Dual County Sale and attended the annual Green County Holstein Banquet. Members also attended the Midwest Spring Show, and assisted with the annual county wide fitting and showing clinic hosted at the Jeffrey-Way farm. For June Dairy Month the juniors welcomed the first baby born in June at the Monroe Clinic Hospital with a basket of dairy gifts and dairy products. This was the first year the juniors hosted a “little Britches” contest at the Green County Fair. It was fun for the older youth along with the young. Juniors attended our district show, state show, and state fair and attended National Convention. Just before school started, the juniors attended the Green County Holstein Picnic. In September we held our biggest fundraiser. We operate a lunch stand during Cheese Days in Monroe. We sold grilled cheese, homemade pie, milk, water, and ice cream. It was a very busy three days. We are fortunate to live so to World Dairy Expo with many

Green County Junior members at the 2016 Junior Holstein Convention

December 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News  

December 2016 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring YDJM and 12 & Under Award Winners, Student Roundtable and District 6.

December 2016 Wisconsin Holstein News  

December 2016 issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News featuring YDJM and 12 & Under Award Winners, Student Roundtable and District 6.