Memorial gifts were received from 11 different donors through December 10, 2011 for Jersey Youth Academy. The Jersey Youth Academy was created in 2008 by the Board of Directors of the American Jersey Cattle Association to attract, educate and retain talented young people for careers in the Jersey dairy business. The program is conducted every two years, with all program costs paid by the Academy fund. Calvin and Lorraine Covington, Clemmons, N.C., made a contribution in memory of Norma "Duffy" Lyon, Toledo, Iowa. Known the world over as "the Butter Cow Lady," Duffy was named an AJCA Honorary Member in 2007 and was World Dairy Expo's Dairywoman of the Year in 1990. Memorial gifts were also received honoring Neal F. Schirm, Canal Winchester, Ohio. A lifelong Jersey breeder, Schirm served as Director of the American Jersey Cattle Club and received the AJCA Distinguished Service Award in 2004. He was one of the founders and original delegates to the Central Ohio Breeders Association. Making contributions were J. Lawrence and Barbara C. Benson, New Lebanon, N.Y.; Frank and Diane Bordonaro, Mineral Ridge, Ohio; Arlene Chamberlain, Wyoming, N.Y.; COBA/Select Sires, Inc., Columbus, Ohio; Mary S. Creek, Hagerstown, Md.; D. Todd and Kelly J. Kranz, Dublin, Ohio; Lawrence E. and Betty E. Neel, Lancaster, Ohio; the Ohio Jersey Breeders Association Inc.; Jeanne and Harold Schacht, Canal Winchester, Ohio; and Wickstrom Jersey Farms, Inc., Hilmar, Calif. Jersey Youth Academy is exempt from federal income taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For more information on contributing to the Academy endowment or any of the other permanent funds managed by the American Jersey Cattle Association, contact the Development Department at 614/322-4456. The American Jersey Cattle Association, organized in 1868, compiles and maintains animal identification and performance data on Jersey cattle and provides services that support genetic improvement and greater profitability through increasing the value of and demand for Registered Jersey™ cattle and genetics, and Jersey milk and milk products. For more information on the association's complete line of services for dairy business owners, visit the website at or follow the news feed at 12.13.2011