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Holstein Association USA announced six finalists in the 2016 Distinguished Junior Member (DJM) competition, held June 27 through July 1 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., during the National Holstein Convention. The Distinguished Junior Member recognition is the highest honor a Holstein Association USA Junior member can receive. The finalists receive annual renewed memberships to Holstein Association USA.

This year's finalists are: Matthew Kramer, Wis.; Nicole Pralle, Wis.; Lucas Plamann, Minn.; Elizabeth Sarbacker, Wis.; Jordan Siemers, Wis.; and Kayla Windecker, N.Y.

The Distinguished Junior Member award honors Junior Holstein members, ages 17 to 21, who have excelled in their Junior project work, involvement on their farm, and in their communities. For more information about the DJM award, visit, or contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or

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