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The Wisconsin Holstein Association is honored to award scholarships to 18 deserving youth members. These scholarships are awarded to members that are or will be attending two or four year universities and pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field. The members will be receiving the award at the 2020 Wisconsin Holstein Association Junior Convention.

Kaianne Hodorff of Eden will be receiving the $1,000 John Selz Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship fund was established in honor of John Selz of Humbird. Selz managed his family farm, Selz Farm, which was in his family for more than 125 years. He was an active Wisconsin and National Holstein Association member in various capacities for numerous years. Hodorff is the 17-year-old daughter of Tommy and Corey Hodorff. She is a senior at Campbellsport High School with plans to pursue a dairy degree.

Geneva Nunes of Chippewa Falls is the recipient of the $1,000 Doris Morris Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is in honor of Doris, who was a long-time Wisconsin Holstein member. Doris and her husband Arden, and Arden’s brother, Maldwyn, and his wife, Inez, owned and operated Arwyn Farms in Waukesha County for more than 40 years. Nunes is the daughter of Matt and Mandy Nunes. She is a sophomore at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, where she is majoring in animal science and agricultural communications and marketing. She looks forward to continuing to breed and develop her herd of Registered Holsteins.

Kylie Nickels of Watertown is the recipient of the $1,000 Marlowe Nelson Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Marlowe whose passion was to teach and mentor young enthusiastic breeders to become more involved in the Registered Holstein business. Through his lifetime, Marlowe paved the way in many aspects of the Registered Holstein breed and its impact on the United States, Japan, Germany and Holland. Nickels is the daughter of Thomas and Penni Nickels. She is a senior at Watertown Public High School and will be attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison this fall to pursue a degree in dairy science.

Receiving the $1,000 John Klossner Memorial Scholarship is Benjamin Buske of Mayville. This scholarship honors John - an active member of the Green County Junior Holstein Association and served on the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Junior Activities Committee. This scholarship was established by John’s parents, Richard and Roxanne Klossner, to a student who is considered a role model to other junior members. The son of John and Cheryl Buske, Benjamin is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in dairy science. After graduation he wants to work with a bull stud working with producers to make breeding strategies.

Collin Wille of Rice Lake will be receiving the $1,000 Gordon Berg Memorial Scholarship. Gordon was a long-time Wisconsin Holstein member and an excellent Holstein breeder from Brownsville. This scholarship is awarded to a student enrolled in a technical college, two-year or short course agricultural program. Wille is the son of Jeff and Debbie Wille, and is a freshman at Northeast Iowa Community College. After graduation he plans to return home to the farm.

Jared Baudhuin of Brussels is the recipient of the $1,000 Bradley Fust Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Brad, who was an enthusiastic member of the Junior Holstein Association from Wausau. The scholarship was established by Brad’s parents, Brian and Wendy Fust, with the sale of one of Brad’s heifers. Baudhuin is the son of Noel and Christina Baudhain. He is a freshman at the University of Wisconsin-Madison majoring in dairy science. After graduation he plans on having a management position on his uncle’s farm.

Claire Olson of Sturgeon Bay is the recipient of the $1,000 Maurice and Geraldine Cooper Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship is given in memory of Maurice and Geraldine Cooper, lifelong Registered Holstein breeders from Moss Oak Farm. Love of family, Holsteins, service to the community and support of youth activities were paramount in their lives. Olson is the daughter of Richard and Shelly Olson and is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Olson wants a future in agriculture promoting the industry and educating the public.

Eleven other outstanding youth will be receiving scholarships from Wisconsin Holstein Association. Recipients include Colin Uecker of Watertown; Josh Gerbitz of Milton; Nathan Daniels of Cobb; Jared Vander Weele of Waldo; Ariel Graveen of Merrill; Carly Strauss of Lake Mills; Morgyn Haumschild of Milladore; Levi Kindschi of Loganville; Korlen Dittrich of Alma; Sarah Henschel of Elkhart Lake; and Megan Breuch of Stoughton.

Wisconsin Holstein Association is proud of these deserving youth. All Wisconsin Holstein Association members that are attending a two or four-year university to apply for scholarships, as you can be awarded up to $1,000.

About The Organization

Wisconsin Holstein Association is a not-for-profit membership organization with the purpose of promoting the Wisconsin Registered Holstein breed, its breeders and owners. Established in 1890, it has grown its junior and adult membership to become the second largest state Holstein association in the nation. For more information visit the WHA website at