Missouri 4-H Dairy Cow Camp Dates

May 26-28, 2021
Lawrence County Fairgrounds, Freistatt, MO
Enter Early: MAX 40 CAMPERS!

Entry Deadline: May 1, 2021

We are looking forward to Cow Camp in 2021 after a year hiatus. The Committee has set the dates for the 2021 Cow Camp.

We will continue to hold camp at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO.

There will also be a couple new activities this year:
1. The Missouri Heifer Sale: This tag sale will be held in conjunction with cow camp. Both youth and adults will be able to buy heifers and calves that are present at the cow camp. A tag price (starting price) will be placed on each animal and then those interested parties can bid against each other on the animals they are interested in. The sale will conclude on Friday, May 28. Purchased animals will automatically be entered in the show discussed below.

2. There will also be an All-Breeds Youth show held on Saturday, May 29. This event is separate from Cow Camp, but campers are able to show purchased animals or bring their own. There will also be a possibility to show cow camp animals if you do not have your own.

Details are being finalized on the entire event. Check back often for updates and entry information.

For financial assistance contact your county 4-H agent.
Entry deadline is May 1, 2021 applications available below.

Cow Camp Information Brochure

Health Form

May 29, 2021, Freistatt, MO

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NEW OPPORTUNITY: The Missouri Cow Camp committee is hosting an All-Breeds Youth Heifer Show on Saturday, May 29 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds in Freistatt, MO.

*In-state and out-of-state residents exhibitors welcome
*Heifer show only
*Entry Deadline May 15 (No late entries)
*Jackpot show with prize money
*All breeds will show together in class
*Any heifer purchased in the heifer sale on Friday, May 28
          will automatically be entered in show

See schedule below, complete list of rules and entry forms.
For more information contact Karla Deaver, 417-466-3102

Mark this day on your calendar to come and help with the concession stand on May 29th for the show. See more details below.

Schedule of Events

Friday, May 28
2:30 pm Cattle May Arrive at Grounds
7:00 pm Ice Cream Social
8:00 pm Missouri Holstein Semen/Fun Auction
8:30 pm MO Holstein Tag Sale Closes.

Saturday, May 29
7:00 am All cattle must be in place
10:00 am Heifer show begins with Spring Calves, Showmanship, Awards

Click below to print Rules and Entry Information.

Show Information, Rules, Schedule and Heath Requirements
Heifer Show Entry Form

Juniors Raising Funds May 28-29!



National Convention Teams and Competitions

Yes, I know it seems early, but...

-Taking sign-ups for contests NOW! If you missed signing up at State Convention, please contact Shannon by March 31st if you wish to compete in any contests.

National Convention 2021 will be in Pennsylvania from June 19-24, 2021. If you have any questions or are interested let Shannon know. See you there!!



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Above is a summary of regional show dates for summer to help everyone plan. If you have a show in your area that is open to out of county participants please share the information and dates so we can add them to this section. Let's help everyone get involved this year! Email: with your information.

Adults and Youth

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IT'S A CONTEST: The Pulsator magazine is sponsoring a Photo Contest. So dust off those cameras or go back in your files and submit your best!

*Two Divisions: Phone & High Resolution
*Three Age Groups: 12 & under; 13-18 & Over 18
*Entry Deadline May 21 (No late entries)
*Photos must show some aspect of dairy production including but not limited to: livestock, products, landscape and individuals.
*Photos must have been taken in MO Since 1/1/20 by the person submitting the image. Limit 3/person.

For complete entry and rule information see image above.
For more information or to submit contact Jenna Wilson, 417-459-8794

Scholarships to Support Agriculture’s Future
A Comprehensive list by Hoard's Dairyman

Are you college bound next fall? Planning to attend graduate school to continue your education? Applying for scholarships to assist in funding your efforts can be well worth the time put into filling out the applications.

1. Where to find dairy scholarships?
The Hoard’s Dairyman list of scholarships is where I looked when I was a senior in high school. Also, check out your school or college’s department for scholarships the school gives out or knows of. The National Dairy Shrine awards scholarships for different career interests and for students entering college, in their undergraduate education, or in graduate school as well.

2. Pay attention to eligibility.
Most scholarships have specific guidelines on who can apply for them. This may include year in school, major, career interests, or an affiliation with a club or organization. Contact the scholarship coordinator if you are unsure if you are eligible.

3. Apply multiple times.
If you are not awarded a scholarship after applying, it won’t hurt to submit your application again next year! A few scholarships are renewable, so you might have to resubmit your transcripts or letter of recommendations to get the scholarship again.

Scholarships are a great way to pay for college. In the table below is a listing of scholarships available to youth majoring agriculture or with a dairy background.

To view a list of college scholarships click this link


Holstein Foundation Launched Career Resources

BRATTLEBORO, Vt., July 24, 2019 – The Holstein Foundation launched career resources designed to provide basic knowledge in a wide range of careers relating to the dairy industry. They are ideal for use by all ages, from junior dairy project members or leaders seeking reference materials.

The mission of the career resources is to help youth find a dairy-related career path that suits them best.

“We set out to help youth understand the wide variety of career opportunities in the dairy industry,” says Holstein Foundation Programs Manager Jodi Hoynoski. “We plan to expand these resources in the future to help them get the job they want too.”

Currently, 10 careers are outlined to fit a wide variety of interests. The Holstein Foundation will continue to expand the careers profiles offered and provide more resources on things like resumes and interviews.

All career descriptions can be downloaded free of charge from the website in a PDF format. With questions, contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or Visit to download online for free.



April 5-10 Southern Spring National, Stillwater

April 8 Southern Nat'l Jr Show & Youth Judging Contest

May 1 Cow Camp Registration Deadline

May 15 MO All-Breeds Heifer Show Entries Due

May 20 Summer Pulsator Deadline

May 21 Photo Contest Deadline

May 26-28 MO Dairy Cow Camp, Freistatt

May 26-28 Missouri Heifer Tag Sale, Freistatt

May 28-29 Juniors hosting silent auction & Concessions, Freistatt

May 29 Missouri All-Breeds Youth Show, Freistatt

June 1 Youth Transfer deadline for State Fair

June 1 Missouri Holstein Assoc. Jr. Member Dues Payable to qualify for 2021 awards

June 19-24 National Holstein Convention, Pennsylvania




2020 Junior Officer Team:
Secretary - Lila Wantland; President: Blake Wright; Vice President - Whitney Yerina; Reporters - Molly Melzer, Sammi Justice, and Sophia Geppert

Missouri Junior Holstein Association Officers
Blake Wright, President
11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769
(417) 743-2921

Whitney Yerina, Vice President
15823 Merchant Dr, Phillipsburg, MO 65722

Lila Wantland, Secretary
1491 Macedonia Rd, Niangua, MO 65713
(417) 872-5543

Sammi Justice, SW Reporter
1294 Schupbach Rd, Clever, MO 65631
(417) 880-0165

Molly Melzer, WC Reporter
22215 S. Jefferson Pkwy, Harrisonville, MO 64701
(816) 289-3589

Sophia Geppert, NE Reporter
4728 Co Rd 240, Kingdom City, MO 65262
(573) 814-3148

Shannon Wilson-Kleiboeker, State Advisor
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, MO 64873
(417) 737-2876

Katie Wantland, Assistant Advisor
1491 Macedonia Rd, Niangua, MO 65713
(417) 872-5543


This is a statewide organization open to any boy or girl in Missouri under 21. It promotes Registered Holsteins and has 172 members. 
Dues are $5.00 per year per member. 
Click For Membership Form


  • Dairy Bowl, Public Speaking, Jeopardy, and building a banner for National Convention.

  • Judging at local, state and national levels.

  • Showing at local, state and national shows

  • Cow Camp


  • State Spring Show Awards

  • All-Missouri Junior Awards

  • Distinguished Jr. Member Award

  • Princess and Missouri Miss

  • Spring Show

  • Junior District Show Awards

  • All-Missouri

  • District Junior and Senior Member Awards

  • Princess Scholarship

  • Spring Classic Scholarship





  1. Jr. All-Missouri Points:  Juniors voted to continue the point system. The points are as follows:
    District Show — 16
    State Fair — 20 points
    First junior animal exhibited by a junior in each open class receives full points, with following places decreasing by 2 points each.  Again awards will be given per child instead of per class, and one award will be presented for partnership animals.
  2. Jr. Membership Fees due March 15: Membership form on main page to print or in Pulsator newsletter. It is important for juniors also to get their state dues paid on time, with the correct address, phone number and email address. This is the information we utilize to contact you throughout the year regarding awards, programs, activities, etc. We do not want you to miss out on an event because we did not have your accurate information. State membership fees are due by March 15. If your household only has junior members (no adult membership) then you might want to consider adding a Mid-States Magazine subscription for $5. A great way to stay connected.



Call or E-Mail me any time if you have questions about 
Missouri Junior Holstein activities. 
My address is
My home address is:
17077 Lawrence 1030, Wentworth, Missouri 64873.
Shannon Kleiboeker 417-737-2876
State Junior Holstein Chairman


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