Iowa Holstein Association

State Convention

2021 Iowa Holstein Convention - February 27
Community Center, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Manchester
2:00 pm - Annual Meeting
3:00-3:15 pm - Break
3:15-4:00 pm - Committee Meetings
4-5:30 pm - Board Meeting
6-7:00 pm - Social Hour
7:00 pm - Banquet
Banquet Tickets - $20 per person
Reservations can be called in to Shirley & Tom Simon at 563-744-3134. Leave a message with name and number of people. Checks can be made out to Iowa Holstein Association and sent to Shirley Simon, 10644 Cemetery Road, Farley, IA 52046
Please have reservations called in by Saturday, February 20.
CDC,State & Delaware County Fairgrounds Covid-19 protocols will be followed for the event.

2020 Iowa Holstein Convention

The 2020 Iowa Holstein Convention was held on February 22 at the Country Junction Restaurant in Dyersville.

Linda Pagel presented the Master Breeder Award given in memory of Russel Pagel to Ted Becker at the start of the annual meeting. Approximately 35 members were present for the meeting. Officers elected for 2020 are Carl Mensen, President; Dan Moon, Vice President; and Kevin Fossum, Trent Henkes, Mark Knudtson, Larry Landsgard, Heather Moore and Tom Simon as Directors-at-Large. Following the standing and ad hoc committee reports, Jodi Hoynoski presented the State of the Association report and highlighted other National Association activities and programs. If you would like to view the video clips from the 2020 National Member Update Meeting held in Hartford, CT, click here. Mitch Schulte and Doug Carroll reported on Midwest Dairy activities and programs.

Following the annual meeting, the standing committees met followed by the board reorganization meeting. Kevin Fossum, Paul Stempfle and Walt Wessel were elected to serve on the Executive Committee.

The Banquet was attended by approximately 70 people. The emcee for the evening was Katie Stoll. Amber Engelken was crowned the 2020 Iowa Holstein Princess. The 2020 Iowa Holstein Auxiliary Scholarship recipients were Amanda Dougherty and Brylie Volker. Brylie was also the recipient of the Iowa Holstein Association Scholarship.

Dennis Devore recognized the recipients of the Progressive Breeders Registry and Progressive Genetic Herd Awards. The Linda Pagel Scholarship was presented to Blake Courtney. Chad and Erin Hunt were the recipients of the Outstanding Young Holstein Breeder Award. Carl Mensen presented the Distinguished Service Award to Leon Sigwarth.

Next year's State Convention will be hosted by the State Association with a date and location to be determined yet.


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