New Distinguished Junior Member Applications Now Available from Holstein Association USA

New Distinguished Junior Member Applications Now Available from Holstein Association USA

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Holstein Association USA’s 2013 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) and Young Distinguished Junior Member (YDJM) applications are now available at www.holsteinusa.com/juniors. These awards recognize the most accomplished members of the National Junior Holstein Association, the highest honor given by the Association to youth. Entry materials must be postmarked by March 1, 2013, to be eligible.

Following recommendations from the Junior Advisory Committee, which were approved by the board of directors, applications for both the DJM and YDJM contests have been significantly revamped. Those familiar with the contest in previous years should make note of the changes before working on 2013 applications. Many sections were combined or shortened, reducing the total length of the required entry portfolio. A mission statement was also established for the award, by the Junior Advisory Committee:

“Holstein Association USA’s Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) recognition is designed to reward youth who demonstrate a firsthand working knowledge of the dairy industry, participate in Registered Holstein®, dairy and other activities, be role models for other youth and good spokespeople for the dairy industry.”

To help explain the changes and answer any questions youth or youth leaders may have about the application, Holstein Association USA will be hosting an informational webinar on Friday, August 17, at 1 p.m. Eastern. To register for the webinar, visit http://bit.ly/DJMWebinar.

For more information, contact Kelli Dunklee, Holstein Association USA youth programs specialist at kdunklee@holstein.com, or 800.952.5200, ext. 4124.

08.03.2012