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Voigts, Broege Named Wisconsin Jr. Holstein Boy & Girl
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 01/11/2017

Two distinguished members of the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association have been honored last weekend in Wisconsin Dells. Logan Voigts of Lafayette County and Kristen Broege from Rock County were named Outstanding Holstein Boy and Girl at the group's annual state convention. Voigts and Broege were among the 19 selected Distinguished Members honored this past fall by the association, and will compete at the National Holstein Convention this summer in Bellevue, Washington. Twelve Young Distinguished Junior Member winners and 12 Twelve & Under Recognition finalists were also honored at the conference.

The Dodge County Junior Dairybowl Team has won the Junior Division of their competition, with Shawano County taking top honors for the Senior Division. Both teams will compete at the national level this summer. Members were also recognized for speaking, scrapbook, photography, advertising and dairy production awards during the weekend. And over $16,000 in scholarships were presented to students attending, or planning to attend, college or technical school.

Four new Junior Activity Committee members have been elected to the eight person state board. They are Jessica Steger, Crawford County; Sam Minch, Wood County; Carley Krull, Jefferson County; and Caleb Hamm, Waupaca County. They join the board's second-year members Zach Tolzman, Iowa County; Nicole Pralle, Clark County; Joseph Opsal, Dane County; and Katie Bauer, Waupaca County. Logan Voigts, Rachel Coyne, Kristen Broege and Andrew Greenfield are retiring members.

Meanwhile, this year's WHY Friend awards were presented to Joseta Halbur of Fond du Lac County and Bill and Kelle Calvert from Lafayette County.

And the new Wisconsin Holstein Princess is Courtney Moser of Vernon County, with her personal attendant being Kelsey Cramer of Green County. The two will spend their year traveling to Holstein Shows, Junior events and other activities promoting the Wisconsin Holstein Association.

The convention was hosted by the Dane County Junior Holstein Association.

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