Holstein Association USA is currently seeking applicants to fill three open seats for adult representatives on the Junior Advisory Committee (JAC) from Areas II, III and IV. Applications must be submitted to Holstein Association USA by April 1, 2020.
The Junior Advisory Committee is the governing body of the National Junior Holstein Association, serving as a sounding board for Junior members and advisors, and overseeing Holstein youth programs. Adult representatives bring valuable perspective and guidance to the committee. The current representatives will be completing their terms at the National Junior Holstein Convention this June in Lancaster, Pa.
Area II covers Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee; Area III covers Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin; and Area IV includes Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
Representatives are eligible to serve up to two two-year terms on the JAC. The committee typically meets annually, via conference call or in-person, to discuss Junior Holstein Association matters. Attendance at the National Junior Holstein Convention is mandatory, as the committee assists with coordinating events and carrying out activities. This year's newly appointed representatives will start their official duties following the 2020 National Convention.
Ideal committee members will be knowledgeable about Junior Holstein programs; have a strong communication network with members in their designated area; must commit to attending designated JAC meetings; and must display the highest standards of ethics and commitment to youth programs.
At the National Holstein Convention this summer, elections will be held for youth JAC representatives from Area II, Area IV and an At-Large member.
Learn more about the JAC or download an application at www.holsteinusa.com/juniors/content/membership.html. With questions or for more information, contact Kelli Dunklee, youth programs specialist, at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Holstein Association USA, Inc., www.holsteinusa.com, provides products and services to dairy producers to enhance genetics and improve profitability — ranging from registry processing to identification programs to consulting services.
The Association, headquartered in Brattleboro, Vt., maintains the records for Registered Holsteins® and represents approximately 30,000 members throughout the United States.