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Stout Named New Illinois Holstein Herald Editor & Webmaster
January 10, 2015

The Illinois Holstein Association is pleased to announce that Stephanie Stout, Wisconsin Dells, has joined them as the new Editor of their state publication, the Illinois Holstein Herald and Webmaster to the Illinois Holstein Association’s website.

In this role, Stephanie will be providing her advertising design and magazine layout skills to create the Illinois Holstein Herald publication, working with the other Midwest Holstein Associations on the Midwest Holsteins issues and providing coverage for Illinois Holstein events. She will also be serving as the Webmaster of the Illinois Holstein Association website by posting new information and archiving old news.
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Stephanie’s involvement with the Illinois Holstein Association began as a junior member participating in shows, dairy judging, quiz bowl and serving as an Illinois Holstein Dutchess. She has a lifetime of experience in dairy growing up on her family’s dairy farm, Briar Holsteins, formerly of Poplar Grove, Illinois, now located in Monroe, Wisconsin, where they focus on Polled Red & White Holstein genetics and she continues her involvement there. Her parents are Brian & Sue Crull and grandparents are long-time Illinois Holstein members, Bill & Kathy Lenschow. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and is the Owner & Editor of the new Polled Dairy Cattle publication, #PolledPlace. She is also the Promotions & Communications Manager for DairyBullsOnline. Stephanie was a former Editor of the Red & White Dairy Cattle Association’s publication, The Red Bloodlines.

Brian Olbrich, President of the Illinois Holstein Association shares, “Stephanie brings years of experience with advertising design and writing editorials. Her strong work ethic, past experience and attention to detail make her a great asset to our association. Her passion for the dairy industry will also be a great asset for our state as we get ready for hosting the national convention this June. Our previous Editor, Julie Ashton has been our Editor for nearly 8 years. We were very blessed to have Julie do such a tremendous job and we wish her the very best with her next experience as Editor of the Holstein World.”

The Illinois Holstein Association currently has 506 adult members and 230 junior members. This summer, the 2015 National Holstein Convention will be held June 23-26 at Pheasant Run in St. Charles, Illinois. You’re invited to follow the convention plans by visiting or on Facebook by searching 2015 National Holstein Convention. Learn more about the Illinois Holstein Association and view past issues of the Illinois Holstein Herald by visiting their website at Stephanie assumed her new position on January 1st and she can be contacted at (608) 732-2757 or


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