Championship Show

Illinois Championship Holstein Show – July 8-9, 2021Logan County Fairgrounds – Lincoln, ILOpen Show & Futurity Judge: Lynn Harbaugh, WIJunior Show & Showmanship Judge: Ted DeMent, IL 2021 State Show Rules  |  Show Catalog Show ChairsDutchess Contest Chair – Lori LyonsFuturity Chair – Angi LitowJunior Show Chairs – Amy Raber, Angela Kiefer-Paul & Carl ErbsenJunior […]

Dutchess

2020 Illinois Holstein Dutchess Allyson Aves, Belvidere (pictured) Daughter of Todd & Brenda Aves 2020 Little Miss Holstein Abigail Busker, Ridott (pictured) Daughter of Tim & Jennifer Busker 2021 Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein Contests July 7, 2021 – 6:30pm – Lincoln, IL Dutchess Eligibility: Contestants must be 15-21 years old as of […]

Juniors

Illinois Holstein Juniors & Coaches at the 2021 National Holstein Convention Like the IJHA Facebook page!

Officers & Directors

2020/2021 Illinois Holstein Association Executive Members and Staff L-R (back row): Dale Drendel, Kevin Wendling, Ed Smith, Jerry Smith, Herb Schmiedeskamp L-R (front row): Carol Jones, Steve Irwin, Sarah Lenkaitis Not pictured: John Erbsen, Aaron Heinzmann, Stephanie Hammerly Steve Irwin, President Phone: 217-871-7738 Email: samirwin@itsintheair.net Herb Schmiedeskamp, Vice-President Phone: 217-242-3920 Email: sunhi7777@yahoo.com Ed Smith, Past President […]

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Calendar

NOVEMBER 15  Winter Herald Advertising Deadline JANUARY 6-7  Illinois Holstein Executive, Board & Committee Meetings FEBRUARY 10-12  Illinois Senior Holstein Convention, Keller Convention Center, Effingham

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Publications

Upcoming Deadline: Fall Herald – September 5 (camera-ready ads due September 10) 2021 ISSUES: Summer 2021 Illinois Holstein Herald Spring 2021 Illinois Holstein Herald & Midwest Holsteins 2020 ISSUES: Winter 2020 Illinois Holstein Herald Fall 2020 Illinois Holstein Herald Spring 2020 Illinois Holstein Herald Spring 2020 Midwest Holsteins Summer 2020 Illinois Holstein Herald 2019 ISSUES: […]

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Juniors

Illinois Holstein Juniors & Coaches at the 2021 National Holstein Convention Like the IJHA Facebook page!

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News

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or mailed to Stephanie Hammerly, PO Box 813, Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

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Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein Details: 
2021 Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein Contests
July 7, 2021 – 6:30pm – Lincoln, IL
Dutchess Eligibility: Contestants must be at least 15 years old and not yet 22 years old as of January 1. Dutchess contestants must be members of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association, but are not required to own a Registered Holstein.
Little Miss Holstein Eligibility: Contestants must be 6 years of age, but not yet 10 as of January 1 to participate in the Little Miss Holstein contest. Little Miss Holstein contestants must be members of the Illinois Junior Holstein Association, but are not required to own a Registered Holstein.
Awards: The 2021 Illinois Holstein Dutchess will receive a scholarship award. Each Little Miss Holstein contestant will receive a prize package.
Application Deadline: Contestants are encouraged to apply by July 1
Illinois Holstein Dutchess Application
Little Miss Holstein Application
For additional details or to apply, contact Lori Lyons, Dutchess Chair at (815) 988-7102 or moolyons@aol.com

Schedule of Events:
July 5 – Move-in after 2pm for tack only (no cattle)
July 6 – Cattle may arrive after 8am
July 7 – Exhibitor Meeting 1pm – Cattle must be checked in by 2pm
Illinois Holstein Annual Meeting – immediately following the Exhibitor Meeting (approximate start time 1:30pm)
2021 Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein Contests 6:30pm
July 8 – Crowning of the 2021 Illinois Holstein Dutchess & Little Miss Holstein, Illinois Championship Junior Holstein Show & Showmanship Contest 8:30am
July 9 – Illinois Championship Holstein Show & Illinois Holstein Futurity 8:30am – Cattle must be off the grounds by 6pm

Dairy Producer Scholarship Opportunities for the Young Dairy Leaders Institute
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. June 18, 2021 — The Young Dairy Leaders Institute (YDLI), a cornerstone program of the Holstein Foundation, is a nationally recognized three-phase leadership and communication skills development program for young adults (ages 22-45) working in the dairy industry. Full-time dairy producers that apply for YDLI will be considered for three full-ride scholarships that come with an additional cash bonus upon graduation.
Dairy producers working with all breeds of dairy cattle, and allied dairy industry members, are encouraged to apply. YDLI Class 12 will have on-site meetings in Fort Worth, Texas February 15-18, 2022 and February 14-17, 2023. Applications are due August 1, 2021 and may be downloaded from the Holstein Foundation website, www.holsteinfoundation.org.
Dairy producers that are Holstein Association USA members applying for YDLI are automatically eligible for scholarships and do not need to fill out a separate application. If selected, the scholarships will cover the registration fee, airfare, hotel and any other travel costs associated with attending both the 2022 and 2023 meetings. Upon successful attendance for both meetings, an additional $1,000 graduation bonus check will be provided to the scholarship recipients to help offset costs of being off the farm.
The Horace Backus YDLI Scholarship will be provided to two dairy producers from anywhere in the U.S. This fund was created by Tim Abbott, Frank Conyngham, Joel Hastings and Dave Rama to honor Horace’s legacy and encourage dairy producers to attend YDLI.
The Robert L. Cain Memorial Scholarship will be given to one dairy producer in the Southeast region. Cain served as a field representative and then Area Manager for Holstein Association USA for 40 years.
“We believe YDLI is extremely beneficial for dairy producers and well worth the time away from the farm,” says Jodi Hoynoski, Holstein Foundation Programs Manager. “In addition to these scholarships, dairy producers are encouraged to seek sponsorship from companies they do business with to help offset the cost of attending.”
Visit www.holsteinfoundation.org to download the YDLI Class 12 application, as well as view more detailed information on the program. With questions or for more information, contact Jodi Hoynoski via email, or 800.952.5200, ext. 4261.

Dave Fischer Honored with Distinguished Leadership Award
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. June 15, 2021 — David Fischer is the deserving recipient of Holstein Association USA’s 2021 Distinguished Leadership Award. He spent his career helping dairy farmers while working in extension for the University of Illinois. Dave’s passion for the people, the dairy industry, and the Holstein cow shines through in everything he does.
Dave’s career as an Agricultural Advisor and State-wide Dairy Educator with the University of Illinois Extension spanned four decades. His work has touched the lives of many dairy enthusiasts, young and old, in Illinois and across the nation. Speaking at Dairy Day workshops, serving as a consultant for farmers, and developing educational programs were all part of his role.
Working with 4-H youth programs has always been important to Dave. He coached highly successful dairy quiz bowl and dairy judging teams for over 30 years and served as a judge for many shows. He also spearheaded youth development programs such as the Superior Young Producer Award and Illinois 4-H Quality Assurance and Ethics program.
Dave was raised on a farm in the heart of dairy country in southern Illinois, where participation in the 4-H dairy program sparked his interest in dairy. He received his bachelor’s degree in animal and dairy science from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 1971. Ten years later, he earned his master’s degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis on livestock waste management from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville.
He stayed true to his early interest in Holsteins, remaining active in the Clinton County Holstein Club and Illinois Junior Holstein Association. Dave was recently named to the Holstein Foundation board of trustees and 2021 will mark his tenth year serving as the moderator of the dairy bowl contest at National Holstein Convention.
Dave is a member of the American Dairy Science Association and has served on the board and committees for the Midwest Section. Over the years, Dave’s selfless leadership has been recognized with numerous dairy, agricultural, and extension awards.
Just as influential as the incredible service Dave has given during his career, is his character. Dave brings joy to every situation, is known as a confidant and friend, and is a spokesperson for dairy youth. Dave’s impact on the dairy community has been seen for many years and will continue through his service and cultivation of future dairy leaders.  About the Award
The Distinguished Leadership Award recognizes an individual who has made a career of providing outstanding and unselfish leadership for the betterment of the dairy industry. Dave Fischer will be recognized during the 2021 National Holstein Convention in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.