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Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award – Deadline approaches
February 23, 2013

The deadline for the Holstein USA Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award is approaching.  Applications need to be post marked by February 28, 2013

Purpose:
To recognize significant accomplishments of young Registered Holstein® breeders.
To recognize young Registered Holstein breeders for their commitment to preserving the dairy industry and for achieving excellence in their daily lives.
To motivate other dairy producers to achieve similar goals by creating awareness of the successes young breeders have with Registered Holsteins.
Requirements:
Applicant(s) can nominate themselves, or be nominated.
The nominee(s) must be between the ages of 21 and 40 (as of January 1 of the award year) and must be a member of the Holstein Association USA, Inc. Applicants applying as a couple or as business partners must all meet the age requirements. Herd ownership and/or management responsibility are required, and the herd they manage must be on DHIA test.
Two letters of recommendation must accompany application.
Person(s) being nominated by someone other than themselves will be expected to complete the application and submit two letters of recommendation.
Employees of Holstein Association USA, Inc. and their immediate families are ineligible to enter.
Recognition: The winning applicant will receive travel and lodging expenses (for up to two people) to the National Holstein Convention, complimentary tickets to the Convention banquet, a $2,000 cash award, and the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder plaque. Their name will also be engraved on a permanent plaque that hangs in the Holstein Association USA headquarters in Brattleboro.

Applications: Applications are available for download online, or by calling the national office or your state association. Your submission must be postmarked no later than February 28, 2013 and sent to:

Holstein Association USA, Inc.
Attn: Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award Committee
1 Holstein Place PO Box 808
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0808

Click Here to download the application



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