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Jorgensen Elected President of Wisconsin Holstein Association
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 02/26/2016

A sire analyst with Select Sires has been elected president of the Wisconsin Holstein Association. Kevin Jorgensen of Waupun was chosen by his peers during the organization's annual meeting in Marshfield last week.

Jorgensen has a 24-year history in the A.I. industry and also owns a select group of registered Holsteins. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he received a bachelor's degree in dairy science. Kevin also holds a master's degree from Marian College in organizational leadership and quality.

Chad Ryan of Fond du Lac was elected elected vice president, with Kent Wendorf, Viroqua, voted in as secretary. Pam Selz-Pralle, Humbird; and Craig Carncross, Lodi, serve as Executive Committee members of the board.

And four new board members were elected to serve a three-year term. They include Steve Endres, Waunakee; Joseta Halbur, Eden; Heather Jauquet, Pulaski; and Bryan Stremcha of Bangor. Erica Ullom of Bloomer was elected to fill a one-year term vacated by Dan Cnossen.

Meanwhile, this year's Wall of Fame inductees were John D. Weuthrich, the cow Krull Broker Elegance, bred by Brian and Cindy Krull and developed by Budjon Farms and Joel Kietzman, and the bull KHW Kite Advent-Red-ET, bred by KHW Genetics and developed and marketed by Wayne Glaeser.

The 2016 Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder award recognized Smithcrest Holsteins, Matt and Kate and Travis and Holly Smith of Watertown. Honored with Distinguished Service recognition was the late Bill Hageman of Fond du Lac. And receiving the prestigious Distinguished Breeder honor was Jeff and Kate Hendrickson, Jeffrey-Way Holsteins of Belleville.

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