A Newsletter For and About the Minnesota Angus Association, Auxiliary and Junior Association
Spring 2012 Number 28 By Myrna Scharpe
A New Era For Minnesota Angus
With the success of the First Minnesota Beef Showcase, Sale and Agribi-
tion behind us, Angus Breeders and especially the Minnesota Angus As-
sociation can look forward to a new era and a change from the ordinary.
Planning for the Beef Showcase started shortly after the Association An-
nual meeting last March. The Minnesota Angus Association took the lead
in the development and worked closely with the Minnesota Gelbvieh As-
sociation, Maine Anjou Association and the Limousin Association. The
Showcase found support from AgCountry Farm Financial Services, MN
Farm Guide, Cattle Business Weekly, Livestock Plus and Agri Guide.
Everything came together for an event that exceeded expectations. Over
700 people attended the 3 day event. Over 100 people attended the An-
nual Banquet, this is the largest the group has been in the past 3 years.
While the Angus Association met and announced awards in one room of
the Bigwood Event Center, the Minnesota Gelbvieh Association conducted their annual banquet as well. Guest speaker
for the banquet was Gary Fike, Beef Cattle Specialist, Certified Angus Beef, LLC from Manhattan, Kansas. Pictured
above, Mr. Fike gave a slide show presentation on the success of CAB and explained the GeneMax DNA test. Planning
is underway for the Second Minnesota Beef Showcase which will include the MN Angus Association Annual Banquet to
be held at the Bigwood Event Center in Fergus Falls on Friday March 15 and the 96th MN Angus Association State Sale
will follow on Saturday March 16, 2013. So save the date and make plans to attend!
Schiefelbein Farms 2012 Breeder of the Year
Frank and Frosty Schiefelbein of Kimball, MN were recognized as the
2012 Breeder of the Year. President Dusty Martin presented the
Schiefelbeins with an Angus Heifer Sculpture. Schiefelbein Angus be-
gan raising Angus Cattle in 1958, moving from the Twin Cities to the
rural life of Kimball. Schiefelbein Farms consists of over 4000 acres in
Meeker, Stearns and Wright counties. The cow herd numbers more
than 850 registered Angus cows making Schiefelbein Farms the largest
Angus farm in Minnesota and the 18th largest seed stock operation in
the nation. Frank has been instrumental in the development of many of
today’s beef industry practices. Frank and Frosty have 9 sons, 8
daughters-in-law, 32 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The
Association would like to thank the Schiefelbein family for their support, commitment to Angus and generosity over the
years. Pictured left, Association President, Dusty Martin presents the Schiefelbeins with a Angus Heifer Sculpture.
Junior Food Stand a Success at Beef
Long lines awaited junior members and their moms who
served lunch at the MN Beef Showcase. On the menu were
CAB Prime Rib Sandwiches, hot dogs, beans and Cole
slaw. After taking a good look at the sale consignment and
trade show, Showcase visitors enjoyed the delicious lunch
offered as a fund raiser by the Junior Association. Special
thanks to Amber Nord and her family for organizing the food
stand and preparing much of the food. Thank you also to
everyone who helped out make the food stand such a suc-
The Minnesota Angus Association Board of Directors
President: Dustin Martin Vice President: Mark Holmen Exec/Sec: Jim Scharpe
45942 120th St 506 1st St 20573 401st Ave
Blue Earth, MN 56013 Fountain, MN 55935 Arlington, MN 55307
507-878-3146 507-273-7205 507-964-5756
firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Scharpe8@frontiernet.net
Director: Gregg Johnson Director: Randy Mitteness
898 Hwy 23 32060 325th St
Pipestone, MN Benson, MN 56215
Director: Bob Nord Director: Don Schiefelbein Director: Richard Walser
1439 150th St 34897 717th Ave 10 Higbee Ave SW
Wolverton, MN 56594 Kimball, MN 55353-2705 Minnesota Lake, MN 56068
Phone: 218-995-2671 Phone: 320- 398-6511 507-462-3757
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You to Tom Bullerman — Don Schiefelbein elected to the Board of Directors
Tom Bullerman completed a 3 year term on the board of directors this year. He chose not to run again due to possibly
increasing responsibilities at home with his Angus cows. Don Schiefelbein was elected to the Board of Directors at the
March Annual Meeting. Schiefelbein is from Kimball, Minnesota, has been president of the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Asso-
ciation and takes and active role with his families' Angus business. Welcome Don to the MN Angus Board of Directors!
Thank you for your support!
Thank you to Dr. Kory Bigalk of Diamond K Genetics for his donation to the Junior Angus Association of an Embryo
Flush package. The package was sold at the 95th Minnesota Angus Association State sale for $750 and purchased by
Brian Goihl of Lake City, Minnesota. Thank you for your support!
Introducing Angus Foundation "The Card Challenge"
Did you know the Angus Foundation offers Credit Cards? The American Angus Association and The Angus Foundation
together with INTRUST Bank offer an exclusive credit card to its members, affiliates and others. INTRUST Bank is a
leading ag lender. Each time you use the card, a percentage of your purchase benefits the Angus Foundation. This not-
for-profit division of the American Angus Association provides educational opportunities to young people and others
along with research. By using an Angus Foundation Visa Credit Card, you can contribute to the Foundation. The Foun-
dation has a special challenge, for every activated Angus Platinum Visa booked January 1 through June 30, 2012, IN-
TRUST Bank will make a donation, up to $75,000, to the Angus Foundation.
Go to www.angusfoundation.org/Foundation/General/FdnCreditCardApp.aspx for more information and the application.
Thanks to Dandy Acres & Schielbein Farms
Dandy Acres, Greg, Nancy and Neil Johnson of Pipestone donated half of the proceeds from an Embryo package con-
signed to the 95th MN Angus Association State Sale. The package was purchased by Frank Schielbein of Kimball for
$1,050. He donated the package back with proceeds this time going to the Angus Auxiliary. The package sold for $900
to Sleepy Hollow Farm, Mark and Jeanie Johnson of Centerville, South Dakota. Thank you to Dandy Acres, Schielbein
Get Memberships and Directory Ads In Now!
Time is running out to be included in the 2012 Angus Directory.
Go online to www.mn-angus.org for an application and infor-
mation on the Angus Support Program. The 2012 Angus Di-
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available at the MN Cattlemen’s Tour, The Minnesota State 3057 240TH AVE
Fair, MN Beef Expo, a variety of junior and open shows and MARSHALL, MN 56258
the National Junior Angus Show. Ad rate remain at $400 for a
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ad. Help is available to develop your advertising. Membership Cell: 507-828-3660
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95th MN Angus Association State Sale
Red Horse Ranch Arena Fergus Falls, MN March 21, 2012— Breeders Choice Awards
Above Left: Breeders Choice Award for Heifers – Shady Hill Farms
SHF Elba 947 was named Breeders Choice for Heifers. Consigned by Shady Hill Farms, Dustin Martin, Blue Earth, Minnesota. Lot
28 is a February 26, 2011 daughter of Hoover Dam. This heifer was sold to Calvin Oberg, Ulen, Minnesota for $4,700.
Above Center: Breeders Choice Award for Bulls- Bullerman Angus
Bullerman Angus, Tom and Trisha Bullerman of Adrian, Minnesota consigned the Breeders Choice Award winner for Bulls. BAF
Aberdeen 1124 is a January 20, 2011 son of TC Aberdeen 759. This bull Lot 3, was purchased for $5,500 by Elizabeth Lignell of
Above Left: Breeders Choice Award for Cows and Bred Heifers – Scharpe Angus
ND Edella 03N1 Lot 18 and 18A was named the Breeders Choice Award Winner for Cows and Bred Heifers. Consigned by Scharpe
Angus, Katelyn Scharpe of Arlington, Minnesota, this cow is a January 9, 2003 daughter of Vermillion Dateline 7078, she has a March
5, 2012 heifer calf sired by SydGen CC&7 at side. Hunter Nodsle of Dent, Minnesota purchased the pair for $2800.00
Left: Breeders Choice Award for Pen of Open Heifers Sullivan Angus
Breeders Choice Award for Pen of Open Heifers went to Sullivan Angus, Tim Sullivan of
West Concord, Minnesota. Lot 23, SLVN Kay 134 is a February 4, 2011 heifer. Wayne
Heifort, Underwood, Minnesota purchased the heifer for $2500. Lot 21, SA Special 122,
a January 27, 2011 heifer and Lot 32, SLVN Marshall 179 an April 10, 2011 heifer were
purchased by Jon Moser of Morris, Minnesota. All three heifers were sired by SA Lead
18 Angus Bulls Avg $2631 Angus Pair Avg $2800
15 Angus Heifers Avg $3147 3 Embryo Lot Avg $850 (9 Eggs @ $283)
TOP ANGUS BULLS:
Lot 3 - $5500 BAF Aberdeen 1124
A 1-20-11 son of TC Aberdeen 759. Consigned by Bullerman Angus, Adrian, MN. Sold to Elizabeth Lignell, Warba, MN.
Lot 4 - $3500 Scharpe Yosemite 432
A 2-20-11 son of SydGen CC & 7. Consigned by Scharpe Angus Arlington, MN. Sold to Stephen Reinhardt, Palisade, MN.
Lot 6 - $3500 Dandy Acres Forward 49.
A 2-17-11 son of Connealy Forward. Consigned by Dandy Acres Angus, Pipestone, MN. Sold to Robert Robley, Pelican Rapids, Mn
TOP ANGUS HEIFERS:
Lot 28 - $4700 SHF Elba 947
A 2-26-11 daughter of Hoover Dam. Consigned by Shady Hill Farm, Blue Earth, MN. Sold to Calvin Oberg, Ulen, MN.
Lot 29 - $4700 Black Magic Forever Lady 401
A 4-15-11 daughter of DaEsRo In Focus 8130 046. Consigned by Black Magic Angus, Arlington, MN. Sold to Randal Thompson,
Lot 31 - $4500 Dandy Acres Blackbird 114
A 4-7-11 daughter of OSU Currency 8173. Consigned by Dandy
Acres Angus, Pipestone, MN. Sold to Allyson Stanek, Albert Lea,
Lot 20 - $4500 GCR Blackbird 353Y
A 1-23-11 daughter of TC Aberdeen 759. Consigned by Goose
Creek Ranch, Minnesota Lake, MN. Sold to Wylie Geyer, Lisbon,
Lot 24 - $4400 GCR Miss Wix 469Y
A 2-8-11 daughter of SAV 8180 Traveler 004. Consigned by
Goose Creek Ranch, Minnesota Lake, MN. Sold to Calvin
Oberg, Ulen, MN.
Minnesota Juniors—A Lot to Be Proud Of
When you read about teenagers in the news, it is so often about
the trouble they have gotten into. Minnesota junior members are
in the news because of their accomplishments. Being involved in
Angus activities, doing chores everyday in all kinds of weather,
working hard in school, being mentors and examples to younger
members is what sets these young adults apart from others.
During the annual meeting of the Minnesota Junior Angus Asso-
ciation, the membership elected new officers. The terms of office
are for 2 years, each year 2 new officers are elected to replace
those whose terms have expired. This year the offices of Vice
President, Secretary, and Membership Director had been com-
pleted. Elected as Vice President was Cullen Walser of Minnesota Junior Association officers Left to Right: Taylor Waugh,
Kelsey Glaess, Cullen Walser, Stacey Glaess, Elin Stolp.
Lake. Filling the position of Sec-
Missing from the photo is Matt Purfeerst
retary will be Stacey Glaess of
Cannon Falls. Elin Stolp of Oro-
noco will take over Membership Director duties. They are joining the current officer
team of President Matt Purfeerst, Faribault; Treasurer Kelsey Glaess, Cannon Falls
and Communications Director Taylor Waugh, Goodhue. Andrew Scholtz, Comfrey;
Taylor Waugh will be the voting delegates to the National Junior Angus Association
and Kelsey Glaess will be the alternate delegate.
Junior members were recognized at the annual associa-
tion banquet for the hard work they have done during
the year and throughout their careers as junior mem-
bers. Receiving the Association scholarships of $500
2012 Scholarship Recipients Emily were Emily Scholtz of Comfrey and Taylor Waugh of
Scholtz and Taylor Waugh Goodhue. Emily is the daughter of Greg and Kari
Scholtz. She will graduate from Comfrey High School.
Emily will continue in her sophomore year at South Dakota State University in Brookings.
She plans a major in Animal Science. Taylor is the son of Bruce and LeeAnn Waugh. He
will graduate this spring from Goodhue High School. He plans to attend North Dakota
State University in Fargo majoring in Crop and Weed Sciences and Animal Science.
The Junior Angus Association is all about leadership. Members learn leadership skills
and then latter put those skills to use. The Minnesota Outstanding Leadership Award
seeks to recognize a Junior member for their contributions to the association and other
school and community activities. The award, sponsored by Scharpe Angus was pre- Award, Alyssa Stai
sented to Alyssa Stai of New London. Alyssa is the
daughter of Gary and Kathy Stai. She has been an
active junior member, served the association as President and held offices in FFA and
Members may also receive national recognition for their participation and for breeding,
raising, showing and merchandizing Angus cattle. The National Bronze, Silver and
Gold Awards are presented to members who have reached high levels of achieve-
ment. Taylor Waugh was
presented with the first two
levels of achievement,
Bronze and Silver during GRAVENHOF FARMS
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And More to Be Proud Of !
No organization is complete with out representatives. The Minnesota Angus Asso-
ciation is privileged to have Miss Minnesota Angus as the official representatives.
Stacey Glaess, Cannon Falls and the daughter of Harvey and Pat Glaess and Elin
Stolp of Oronoco and the daughter of David and Julie Stolp have served as Miss MN
Angus 2011. They received hand made wooden plagues in the shape of Minnesota
that will hold their photo. The plaques were made by Rueben Boxrud of Slayton. Mr.
Boxrud is Auxiliary member Nancy Johnson’s father. Miss Stolp will continue to rep-
resent the association at shows and other Angus activities during 2012.
Perhaps the most sought after award is the Show Steer and Show Heifer of the Year
awards. This award, first offered in 2003 recognizes junior members for their Show
Ring success. Members accumulate points according to the heifer and steer’s place
at a designated number of junior shows. The 2012 Show Steer of the year was
shown by Cullen Walser of Minnesota Lake. Cullen is the son of Dick and Kim
Walser. Cullen’s steer, RF Briggs 910 is a March 20, 2010 son of Rito 9FB3 of 4H11
Bullback. This steer was named champion steer at the MN Junior Show, Champion
2011 Miss MN Angus at the MN Jr Spring Classic and placed third in class at the NJAA. Chestnut Wetonka
Stacey Glaess and Elin Stolp. 03 was named as the Show Heifer of the Year for 2011. This heifer a January 25,
Miss Stolp will continue for 2012 2012 daughter of Plainview Sundance G39, was shown by Wesly Johnson, son of
Glen and Shari Johnson of Pipestone. Wesly’s heifer was champion Owned Heifer at
the MN Junior Show and Champion at the West Central Junior Show.
Show Steer of the Year—Cullen Walser Show Heifer of the Year—Wesly Johnson
Minnesota does have a lot to be proud of. These young people have worked hard, set high standards for themselves,
shared what they have learned with others and reached their goals.
Congratulations to the 2012 Award Winners.
Thank you to our Award Sponsors!
Terry Robinson—MN Farm Guide Steer of the Year Jacket
Cannon Valley Ranch—Bruce Waugh Family Heifer of the Year Jacket
Scharpe Angus—Jim Scharpe Family Outstanding Leadership Award
MN Angus Auxiliary Miss MN Angus Plaques
American Angus Association Bronze and Silver Awards
To Frank Schielbein “I would like to THANK YOU on behalf of the MN Women’s Auxiliary for your generous donation
you provided by the purchase of the embryo package. These funds will be used to help us promote our Angus Youth.”
To the Johnson Family “Thank you for the donation of the Embryo package that ended up serving a dual purpose
when it was 1st purchased by the Schiefelbein family with the funds being donated to benefit Heifer Grant Program and
then Schiefelbein’s re-donating the package for resale to Auxiliary. It was such a great contribution on both families part
that will continue to help build a strong foundation for the Angus Youth.”
Kari Scholtz, MN Auxiliary Treasurer
Auxiliary Cake Auction
Good Fun, Good Purpose, Good Cake
Only at the Minnesota Angus Association annual banquet can you
choose your desert from an array of beautifully decorated, delicious
cakes. German chocolate, cheese cake, carrot cake and even a choco-
late “peep” cake were available for the purchase. The 5th annual Auxil-
iary Cake auction proved to be as much fun as the first one. In March of
2008, 16 cakes were purchased through the first auction, the cakes aver-
aged $115. This year there were 14 cakes for the cake auction which
averaged $243. The first cake to be selected from the auction was a
cheesecake sampler. It was purchased by Cannon Valley Ranch and
shared with the Breeder of the Year, Frank Schiefelbein and his family.
The Angus Auxiliary, who sponsors the cake auction, uses the proceeds
to support junior activities. Because of the cake auction, the auxiliary
was able to sponsor one of the $400 heifer grant awards. The auxiliary
Last Cake Standing will be sponsoring another grant for the 2013 MN Angus State Sale.
Cullen Walser displays the final cake to Funds are also used to provide a pizza party for juniors and their families
be purchased during the Auxiliary Cake Auction, while attending the National Junior Angus Show. The major project for
a luscious white cake with fabulous yellow frost- the auxiliary is the Miss Minnesota Angus program. The auxiliary pro-
ing roses. The cake was purchased by a proxy vides a monetary gift for the young ladies at the start of their year as Miss
bid from Clay Walser. Minnesota Angus. They also receive a plaque and a stipend at the con-
clusion of their year for the activities they attended. The auxiliary also
uses its funds to support their members who attend American Angus Auxiliary events such as the recent Angus Women
Connected. Thank you to everyone who brought a cake to the banquet or who purchased a cake. Your donation is very
much appreciated and used to support auxiliary projects.
Foundation Golf Tournament—Minnesota Connection
Minnesota golfers have been consistent players in the annual Angus Foundation Golf Tournament. The tournament is
held in conjunction with the National Junior Angus Show. The 12th Annual Angus Foundation Golf Tournament will be
held Tuesday, July 17th at the Quail Chase Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2012 event sponsors are Terry Stade
Farms, Shakopee, Minn., and Richard Ames, Jordan, Minn. They purchased the event sponsorship at the Angus Foun-
dation fundraising event, “Angus Night on the Mountain,” held at Spruce Mountain Ranch, Larkspur, Colo., in January.
There are eight additional sponsorship levels for individuals, farms and ranches to consider. Each sponsorship level in-
cludes various promotional opportunities for the sponsor, which include but are not limited to recognition in the tourna-
ment program, post-event news release, Angus Journal® and the Angus Foundation’s website, annual report and news-
letter. These sponsor levels include: luncheon, beverage/player cart, club house, hole-in-one, gift, tee box, hole and flag.
Sponsorship deadline is June 15.
If you are interested in joining other Angus friends as a player in the tournament, player registration is open until July 1.
Adult golfer registration is $100 per player, and National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) member registration is $75
per player. After the July 1 deadline, a $10 late fee per player will
apply to the rates. The Minnesota Angus Association has typically
sponsored a hole during the tournament. So pack your golf clubs as FAIR ACRES
well as your show box and help to raise funds for the Angus Founda- Stock Farms; Inc
tion. Foundation funds are used to support Angus education, youth Lynn Ewald President
and research. In 2011, Minnesota Junior members Mark Mitteness P.O. Box 155 2188 260th Ave
of Benson and Alisha Nord of Wolverton each received a $1000.00 Waldorf, Minnesota 56091-2155
Foundation $25,000 in college scholarships from the Foundations Tel 507-239-2291 Fax 315-410-4549
since 2000. Www.fairacresstockfarms.com
Superior Angus Genetics
Congratulations Emily Scholtz
Emily Scholtz, daughter of Greg and Kari Scholtz of Comfrey, MN, Shady Hill Farms
earned the National Junior Angus Association Bronze and Silver
awards. Emily is 19 and attends South Dakota State University. She
Dustin L Martin
10252 480th Ave
has been active in Junior Association serving as Vice President. She Blue Earth, MN 56013
has attend the LEAD Conference. Emily has participated in the Na-
tional Junior Angus Show with cattle and in the Cook Off Contest. 507-526-2775 Farm
She will be presented her awards at the State Junior Show. 712-229-2410 Cell
First Heifer Grants Awarded
The first heifer grants were awarded to junior members at the 95th Minnesota Angus State Sale. Brandon Carl-
son and Allyson Stanek each received a $400.00 grant to use toward the purchase of a female on the state sale. Bran-
don is 20 years old and is from Dawson Minnesota. He purchased Lot 30, GF Royal Misty 1145 a March 17, 2011
daughter of S A V Wall Street 7091. This heifer was consigned by Gravenhof Farms of Worthington, MN. Allyson, from
Hayward, Minnesota, is 11 years old. She used her grant to purchase Lot 31, Dandy Acres Blackbird 114. Her heifer is
an April 7, 2011 daughter of OSU Currency 8173. This heifer was consigned by Dandy Acres of Pipestone, Minnesota.
Both Brandon and Allyson plan to exhibit their heifers at junior shows this summer.
The heifer grant program is sponsored by the Minnesota Angus Association, Auxiliary and Junior Association.
The Association funds grants through the Semen Donation program. Proceeds from the sale of the donated semen is
used to fund the program. Currently semen has been donated from 6 bulls. The Association would like to thank the
generous donors, Mitteness Family Angus, Randy and Karen Mitteness of Benson; Nord Angus Farm, Robert and Am-
ber Nord and Family of Wolverton; Bluff Country Cattle, Mark and Becky Holmen and Family of Fountain; Gale Angus
Ranch, Cody Nebraska; Sunny Slope Angus Farm, Philip and Ruth Abrahamson, Lanesboro; Dandy Acres, Greg, Nancy
and Neil Johnson, Pipestone and Sleepy Hollow Farm, Mark and Jeanie Johnson and Family, Centerville, South Dakota;
Schiefelbein Farms, Frank and Frosty Schiefelbein of Kimball; Gravenhof Farms, Stacey Gravenhof of Worthington.
More information regarding this program can be found at the association website, mn-angus.com. Semen may
be ordered through the website or be contacting Greg Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Greg at 507-227-5331.
Pictured above are the heifer grant recipients and the heifers they purchased through the association's Heifer Grant Program. Left is
Brandon Carlson at the halter with consigner Stacy Gravenhof. Right: Allyson Stanek stands with her heifer and consigner Neil John-
Thank you for making the heifer grant available to me this year. I look forward to showing my heifer this
summer. I enjoyed attending the banquet and sale along with meeting others involved with the Angus breed.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Wedding Bells for Past Junior Members
Rebecca Scharpe, former junior
member from Arlington, MN and
Chris Wenthold formerly of
Decorah, Iowa were married
February 4 at the Hotel Winne-
shiek in Decorah, Iowa. Rebecca
is a Registered Nurse in Cardiac
ICU at United Hospital in St
Paul. Chris is a manager at a
consulting firm specializing in
Alison Johnston married Nick Culhane on December 15, retail software. Rebecca is the
2011. A beach wedding was held in St. Croix. A local daughter of Jim and Myrna
wedding reception was held January 28 in Houston, Scharpe, Arlington. Chris is the
MN. Alison is the daughter of David and Tammy Johns- son of Loren and Bonnie Wen-
ton, Riverside Farms, also of Houston. The couple re- thold of Decorah. Rebecca and
sides in Houston. Chris live in Minneapolis.
Four of a Kind
One of the benefits of being involved with the Junior Angus Association is
the opportunity to meet others who share the same interests. For parents, an
added benefit is not only getting to watch your own children grow and learn, but
also to watch as other junior members grow and learn due to their involvement in
the Junior Association as well. This is never more clear than when young junior
members grow and take on the responsibility of leading the association.
This past year has been one of growth and change for 4 members of the
Junior association. Each has been involved for at least 10 plus years. Now these
Taylor, Luke, Cullen young faces are graduating high school seniors and college freshman. They share
Team Sales Team 2005 many things in common, from their blond hair to their love of Angus Cattle. They
have played together, competed together but most of all worked as a team together.
Luke Nord, Matt Purfeerst, Cullen Walser and Taylor Waugh have grown up with the Junior Angus Association. Luke,
Matt, and Cullen graduated High School in 2011. This year Taylor will graduate from Goodhue High School. Each
comes from a family of three siblings, each is the youngest in their family. Each has participated at the National Junior
Show level with cattle and in the educational contests, their specialty being
the team sales and quiz bowl contests.
Luke Nord is the son of Robert and Amber Nord of Wolverton. He
has 2 older sisters who were also active junior members. Luke has held the
office of Membership Director for the Junior Association. This year, Luke has
set his sights on a green jacket, similar to the one his sister Alisha wears as
Communications director for the National Junior Angus Association. Luke
attends South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD
Matt Purfeerst is the son of Jim and Deb Purfeerst of Faribault. Matt
has an older sister and older brother. Matt serves the Jr Association as
President. Matt also attends South
Dakota State University in Brook-
Luke, Taylor, Matt ings. He is planning to major in Ag
Team Sales Team 2007 Business and agronomy. Matt has
had many show ring successes.
Cullen Walser is the son of Richard and Kim Walser of Minnesota Lake.
Cullen has and older brother and sister. This year Cullen was elected as the
Junior Association Vice President. Cullen completed his freshman year at North
Dakota State University (NDSU) in Fargo majoring in Engineering, Ag Business
or Agronomy. Cullen exhibited the Reserve Champion Carcass Steer in 2007
at National Junior Angus Show. Cullen remembers something about ice cubes
and a balcony at the National Show in Denver. It seems Luke and Cullen had
a good time together that year. Cullen advises others to go to the shows, Taylor, Matt, Luke, Cullen
meet kids and make some good friends. MN Junior Show 2011
Taylor Waugh is the son of Bruce and LeeAnn Waugh of Goodhue.
Taylor has an older brother and sister. Taylor plans to attend NDSU. His interests are in Crop and Weed Science, and
Animal Science. Taylor says being involved in the Junior Angus Association is a great opportunity to have fun and gain
leadership skills. He remembers one of his earliest National Junior Shows and participating in the Team Sales contest
with Cullen and Luke and how nervous they were. Since those early years, the 4 boys have competed on many teams
together. Taylor has attended several LEAD conferences, earned his National Bronze and Silver Awards and serves as
Communication Director for the Junior Association.
Luke Nord, Matt Purfeerst, Cullen Walser and Taylor Waugh are 4 young men with past accomplishments to be
proud of and a great future in store for them.
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Minutes from the Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the Minnesota Angus Association was called to order on March 30, 2012 at the Red
Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls by President Dusty Martin. The notice of the meeting was published in the winter
Connections, on the website, in the state sale catalog and in the advertising for the sale.
Members present were given a copy of the minutes from 2011 annual meeting and were giving a chance to read
over them. Greg Scholtz moved to approve the 2011 annual meeting minutes. Gregg Johnson seconded the motion.
Mark Purfeerst was the only member present at the meeting from the audit committee. Executive Secretary Jim
Scharpe mailed copies of all the bank statements and a full profit loss detail to the members of the committee. The com-
mittee met on March 10. They had questions that were answered.
Members were giving a copy of the profit loss report and had a chance to look over it. A question was raised
about the Purple Ribbon Club. Executive Secretary Jim Scharpe explained that it is a completely separate account from
the Minnesota Angus Association. $150 had been received from members but it was transferred out of the Associations
account. Gregg Johnson moved to approve the treasurer’s report. Bruce Waugh seconded. The motion passed.
Membership has been decreasing over the last year. For 2012, the membership will possibly be higher because
we are getting new members from the Fergus Falls area. As of March, there are 74 members.
Connections Newsletter will be moved to a different printer. PSI printing from Iowa will be the new printer. PSI
can do a 16 page newsletter for ½ of the cost that Times Citizen is printing it. There were problems with contacting
Times Citizen which prompted the change. The board has decided to send the Connections to the full 1200 mailing list,
which will include the buyers of Angus cattle, for a year. PSI will audit the mailing list for incorrect addresses. The cur-
rent list is 750. The 2012 Directory will be sent to PSI for an estimate of the cost for printing.
The 2012 Minnesota Beef Showcase received good deals on advertising. The ad was run on 5 different radio
stations around Fergus Falls, 6 times a day. Jim Scharpe and Alisha Nord did radio interviews about the event. The
committee would like to move the sale up a week depending on the availability of the facilities. The Angus Association
only started the Showcase and for next year it will be run by a separate committee made up of other breed association
representatives. There is separate bank account for the Showcase. Ag Country Today gave $5000 for a prime sponsor.
The Red Horse Ranch Arena will cost $3000 for rental, $50 for every trade show booth and 2% of the sale. Consignors
paid for bedding in their entry fees.
Junior Advisor Bruce Waugh stated the 2011 Junior show was held at Preston with a great group of families
hosting. The 2012 Junior Show will be hosted by Nords and Mitteness at Ottertail County Fairgrounds on June 15 and
16. The 2011 National show was in Pennsylvania with approximately 15 head and 12 juniors attending. 2012 Nationals
will be in Louisville, Kentucky. The Junior Association put money towards the 2011 Purple Ribbon Auction and will be
supporting a heifer grant. They are looking into doing a regional show or a regional LEAD conference. The Juniors are
asking the Angus Association for their support. It will cost $7,500 to $10,000 to put on a regional show.
The semen auction will take place before the Angus Auction. Information about the bulls will be available at the
There were 42 Angus bulls on the 2011 MBCIA sale. Sale income was $168,000; top bull went for $4,000. The
2012 sale has 62 Angus bulls which will be held April 6 at Jackson at 6:30.
Neil Johnson has replaced Jim Hassing on the Livestock Breeders Association. Annual Meeting was held in
March. Frank Schiefelbein was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the University of Minnesota. The Livestock Breeders
Association has many opportunities for Angus Juniors to receive scholarships. The association is considering a bylaw
change to allow another director from the Angus Association. They are hosting a clinic to become a livestock judge for
county fairs. It will be 2 days for multi-species at the University of Minnesota. Contact Neil Johnson or your local exten-
sion office for information.
At the Minnesota Cattlemen’s Tour and Convention discussed having the 2012 tour in northern Minnesota. They
are trying to stop NPDS permits that are currently in the legislation.
Mark Purfeerst attended the American Angus annual meeting. Minnesota’s delegate positions were filled.
The Angus Association sponsored the U of M Cow/Calf Days for $600. Members have left the beef team, cur-
rently there are only 2 members on the beef team. They are trying to fill the open positions.
The Association is looking for a donation heifer for the Minnesota Beef Expo. Bruce Waugh donated last year.
He stated that it was very rewarding for their family and the young person that was chosen to get the heifer. Breeders
get to help judge the applicants. They will also get a report in the mail from the recipient. If anyone wants to donate con-
tact Jim Scharpe or Mark Goodrich.
Two positions are open on the Angus Board of Directors. Tom Bullerman’s term is up and he has decided not to
run again. Dick Walser’s term is up and will run again. Don Schiefelbein and Wayne Wilde have accepted nomination to
the board. Randy Mitteness moved to cease nominations. Larry Miller seconded. Motion passed. Only one vote per
membership and Mark Holmen and Randy Mitteness will tally the votes. Don Schiefelbein and Dick Walser were voted
to the board. Mark Holmen moved to destroy the ballots. Larry Miller seconded. Motion passed.
The website is being kept as current as possible. EDJE is very good to work with and updates it very fast.
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New AgStar Arena—Ready for the Shows!
A large crowd gathered on Friday April 27 to
view the ribbon cutting ceremony for the New Ag-
Star Arena at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The
new 27,000 foot AgStar arena sits in the same loca-
tion as the old judging arena and horse barn were
located. The light cream color steel siding makes
the arena easy to spot across from the dark brick
Swine barn which was dedicated September 7,
1936. The arena has an upper level with bleachers
for spectators. It will be easy to get good photos
with the light wood interior. The bright lighting
should the make viewing cattle, especially Angus
much improved. The arena also features a superior
AgStar Financial Services was the major
sponsor of the building. American Foods Group,
Minnesota Horse Council, Davisco Foods Interna-
tional, Mills Fleet Farm and Minnesota Livestock
Breeders were also major donors. Many other dona-
tions were received from 4-H and FFA Families,
Breed Association and others. The Minnesota An-
gus Association is listed among the donors.
Friday morning started off with a delicious
breakfast serviced at 7am in (would you believe) the
Hay building at the end of Judson Avenue next to
the new arena. A demonstration of Icelandic horses
and Friesian Horses followed by Ames Construction
Eight horse hitch gave everyone a chance to see
how well the arena will facilitate shows. Ames Con-
struction was the general contractor for the Arena.
Several dignitaries were on hand, Foundation repre-
sentatives, State Fair officials, Horse Expo directors
and officers, and State FFA Officers had a chance to address the crowd. Minnesota Commission of Agriculture, Dave
Fredrickson also spoke to the group. Paul DeBriyn, President and CEO of AgStar Financial Services cut the ribbon offi-
cially signifying the opening of the New AgStar Arena.
The New AgStar Arena is ready to make memories for state fair 4-H and FFA exhibitors and their families as
they bring their best to the show.
Meeting Minutes Continued—The Heifer Grant Program is a new program this year. Juniors applied for the
grant. Their applications were sent to other adult and junior members to rate. The applicants were scored without the
member’s name on the application. The Junior, Auxiliary and the Association will be each giving one. We had donations
to give a fourth one. The grant is a $400 credit towards a sale heifer on this state sale this year only. To raise money for
the heifer grant program, the association has a semen donation program. Minnesota breeders have donated semen
from their bulls to be sold for $10 a straw for a minimum of 5 straws. Proceeds from the semen sales benefit the Heifer
grant fund. There are currently 8 bulls for sale. Information on them will be on the website and in the Connections.
Neil and Gregg Johnson are selling 3 embryos on the state sale and ½ of the proceeds will go towards the heifer
grant program. If the grants are not used the money will go back into the grant program.
There were no volunteers to be on the Nomination Committee. The Angus Board has been finding nominations
for the last couple years. Bruce Waugh moved that the Angus Board continues to do it. Neil Johnson seconded the mo-
tion. Motion passed.
There were no volunteers to be on the Audit Committee. Larry Miller moved that the Angus Board appoints the
committee. Randy Mitteness seconded. Motion passed.
Gregg Johnson addressed the members and suggested they purchase and wear the Minnesota attire to support
the Auxiliary. There is a printer in Cannon Falls and one in Pipestone who has the logo design. They can also do the
Minnesota logo with your farm or ranch name as well. Contact LeeAnn Waugh or Nancy Johnson for information.
Gary Eckley spoke about the West Central Livestock Junior Show. It is on June 26 and is a multi-breed show.
This is the 5th year. There is $200 for a class sponsorship and the breed associations sponsor the breed champion. Top
overall heifer gets $500 and each class winner gets $50. He is encouraging juniors to participate in this show.
Randy Mitteness moved to adjourn the meeting. Dick Walser seconded. The meeting was adjourned.
Juniors, Juniors, Juniors,
May I have your Attention!
This page and the following pages have
information regarding Junior Events
MN Junior Angus Association Field Day Show
June 15 & 16, 2012 West Otter Tail Fairgrounds Fergus Falls
Randy and Karen Mitteness and family, Robert and Amber Nord and Family will be this year’s hosts for the Field Day
Show. The show will be held at the West Otter Tail Fairgrounds in Fergus Falls. Entries need to be checked in by 4:00
p.m. on Friday June 15. The juniors will hold their regular meeting at 5:00. The show will begin at 9:00am Saturday
morning. The MN Junior Angus Field Day Show is an opportunity to see our junior members at their best with the best
Angus projects. Make plans to attend on June 15 and 16. See the following pages for directions, hotel information.
Entry form and general rules are included in this issue and also available online at www.mn-angus.org.
LEAD Conference to Take Place in Fort Collins
Early registration for the annual youth leadership conference ends June 15. The Minnesota Junior Angus Asso-
ciation offers assistance with the registrations costs for members who are attending their first LEAD conference. Check
with Advisors, Bruce and LeeAnn Waugh for more information.
Youth from across the country will travel to Fort Collins, Colo., for the National Junior Angus Association’s
(NJAA’s) annual Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference, Aug. 2-5. Themed “Peak Performance,”
the leadership event, sponsored by the Angus Foundation, is designed for members 14-21 years of age.
“If junior Angus members are planning on attending the LEAD conference at least once, this is the one they don’t
want to miss,” says Robin Ruff, American Angus Association ® director of junior activities. “The NJAA Board is working to
coordinate an exciting, fun-filled and educational pro-
gram that provides a great setting for the future of the
Angus breed to develop leadership skills and lifelong
Angus juniors will attend leadership workshops
presented by the NJAA Board, as well as listen to a key-
note address from professional speaker Andrew
Tours during this year’s LEAD event will include
area Angus operations – Aristocrat Angus, Rocky Moun-
tain Sire Services and Spruce Mountain Ranch. Partici-
pants will also take part in the Colorado State University
Ropes Challenge Course and tour the university’s Agri-
cultural Research, Development and Education Center.
In addition to workshops and tours, a white wa-
ter rafting trip is planned, for those seeking some adven-
ture. And for those seeking some bargains, even some
shopping time is in the schedule.
Conference space is limited, and early registra-
tion is encouraged by the June 15 deadline. The early
registration fee for NJAA members is $200. After June
15, registration will be $225 and accepted based on
Registration for adults, state advisors and chap-
erones is $250; no early registration deadline applies.
Registration is available online at http://www.angus.org/
njaa. For more information, contact the junior activities
department at 816-383-5100.LEAD is funded in part by
the Angus Foundation and is a program of the NJAA,
which provides programs for nearly 7,000 members
across the nation.
Dates and Deadlines for Minnesota Angus Shows
May 21, 2012----------- Entry Deadline for MN Jr Livestock Show & MN Block and Bridle
Contact Paul Bartsh 507-259-1220 www.minnesotajrlivestockshow.com
June 1, 2012 ------------ Entry Deadline for MN Jr Angus Association Field Day show,
late entries accepted at a higher entry fee
June 1, 2012------------- Entry Deadline for Northern MN Junior Classic
Contact Mark Standberg 218-280-8496 firstname.lastname@example.org
June 9, 2012------------- MN Jr Livestock Show New Location, Fillmore Co Fairgrounds, Preston
June 10, 2012----------- MN Block and Bridle Fillmore Co Fairgrounds, Preston
June 14 & 15, 2012---- MN Jr Angus Association Field Day Show West Otter Tail Co Fairgrounds, Fergus Falls, MN
June 18, 2012----------- Online Entry for MN State Fair Open Angus Show begins
June 22 & 23, 2012---- Northern Minnesota Junior Classic Clearwater Co Fairgrounds Bagley MN
July 1, 2012------------- Entry deadline for West Central MN Junior Livestock Show
Contact: Gary Eckley 218-731-2214 email@example.com
July 22, 2012------------ West Central MN Junior Livestock Show West Otter Tail Co Fairgrounds, Fergus Falls
July 30, 2012------------ Entry deadline for MN State Fair Angus Open Show & FFA Show
August 23, 24 & 25 ---- MN State Fair 4-H Beef Shows
Sept 1, 2012 ------------ MN State Fair Open Angus Show
Sept 2, 2012 ------------ MN State Fair FFA Show
Oct 18 & 19, 2012------ MN Beef Expo
National Junior Angus Show
It’s going to be “In a League of our Own” at the 2012 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) July 15-21 in Louisville, Ken-
tucky. For many junior members and their families, attending the NJAS is the highlight of the summer shows. The NJAS
offers a unique experience to meet Angus families from all over the United States. It is a chance to compete with the
best of the best—in the show ring and in the educational contests. Pay close attention to deadlines as there are no ex-
ceptions when it comes to late entries. June 1 is the entry deadline for entering cattle. June 1 is also the entry deadline
for some of the Educational contests. There are
dozens of opportunities to take part in the NJAA
without bringing cattle. June 1st is the deadline for
the Cook Off contest entries, and Writing Contest,
other contests have June 10th as the deadline.
Team Sales, Team Fitting, Quiz Contests and Extem-
poraneous Speaking deadlines are Monday July 16th
the first day of NJAS at noon. Photo entries, Graphic
Design and the outlines for Public Speaking need to
be mailed by June 10. Pay close attention to the
rules and guidelines for some of these contests have
specific topics that need to be addressed. There are
contests that members can enter without leaving Min-
nesota. Members do not need to be present for the
Photography, Graphic Design, and the Writing con-
tests. The Poster Contest entries can be sent with
someone who is going to the contest. One of the
newer contests is the Career Development Contest
for older members. A resume and a job description
must be sent by June 10 and participants will be in-
terviewed during the contest. New this year is a
Video Competition. Participants are asked to pro-
duce a commercial that promotes the National Junior
Angus Association. A CD, USB memory stick or ex-
ternal hard drive with the commercial must be submit-
ted by June 1 to be considered for this contest. The
National Junior Angus Show offers members many
ways to participate. Experienced Juniors should not
overlook the Mentoring Program offered to younger
or first time participants. This is an excellent way to
share your experiences and help another Junior learn
about the association and enjoy their experiences at
NJAS, also a lasting friendship could be the result.
Hotel Information and Directions for the Junior Field Day Show
West Otter Tail Fairgrounds—1812 Pebble Lake Road Fergus Falls, MN
Comfort Inn 15 Room Block for $99.20 Americas Best Value - $97.75 Super 8 – $74.04 Motel 7 - $59.00
425 Western Ave 610 Western Avenue 2454 College Way 616 Frontier Drive
Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Fergus Falls MN 56537
Phone: 218-736-5787 Phone: 218-739-3311 Phone: 218-739-3261 Phone: 218-736-2554
If you are coming from the Alexandria direction, you will take the 1 st exit-Exit 61. Take a right off the ramp & follow
that road into town-about 6 miles. The fairgrounds will be on your left hand side.
If you are coming from the Fargo direction, take I-94 past all of the Fergus exits until you get to exit 61 & follow the
General Rules for the Minnesota Junior Angus Association
Field Day Show
1. Each June, the Association will hold a Field Day show, hosted by members and their family, or anyone interested in the Angus
Association. Place will be determined by the host.
2. The show is open to members of the Minnesota Junior Association. Dues for the year must be paid prior to the show. Dues may
be included with entry.
3. Entry fees are required on all animals entered. No entry will be included in the show catalog or be able to be shown unless the
secretary or treasurer receives the correct amount of dues and entry fees for all animals entered. Members who do not send correct
amount of entry fees are subject to late fees.
4. The show is a “no fit” Show, meaning the use of adhesives is not allowed. Any product that must be washed out following the
show is not allowed. Animals should be shown clean and dry with a minimum of preparation.
5. The Field Day show will follow the same rules as the National NJAA Show with the exception that animals may be registered in
the name of a family member or farm name if the junior exhibitor is under the age of 9. This is to encourage younger members or
new members to participate in the show. All animals exhibited by a junior 9 years old or older must be registered in the name of the
Junior member/exhibitor by the dates required by the NJAA.
6. The junior member/exhibitor must be the recorded breeder of bulls.
7. The junior member/exhibitor must be the recorded breeder of the calf of a cow/calf pair.
8. All animals will be checked in and tattoos read; original registration papers must be presented at time of check in for each animal.
9. Members may not wear clothing with farm or ranch advertising while in the show ring. Members are encouraged to wear their
Minnesota Junior Angus Shirts.
10. Premiums for the Field Day Show will be:
1st $28.00 4th $22.00 7th $16.00
2 $26.00 5 $20.00 8th $14.00
3rd $24.00 6th $18.00 9th $12.00
10th $10.00 11th – 15th $10.00
11. Classes with more than 15 entries will be divided according to age of the animals entered after all animals are checked in.
12. Trophies will be given to the Champion and Reserve Bred and Owned Heifer, Champion and Reserve Owned Heifer, Champion
and Reserve Cow/Calf, Champion and Reserve Steer and Champion and Reserve Bred and Owned Bull. Division Champions may
be given as appropriate.
13. Showmanship will be divided into three classes by age of the exhibitor as of January 1 of the current year;
Pee Wee – Under 9 years old as of Jan. 1 Beginners – 9 - 13
Intermediates – 14 Through 17 Seniors – 18 through 21
14. Members do not need to pre register for the showmanship classes.
15. Members who wish to participate in the beginner, intermediate and senior showmanship divisions must show their own animal.
The animal must be shown by the member in the regular classes in order to participate in showmanship.
16. MN Jr Angus Members under the age of 9 as of January 1, 2012 will
be encouraged to exhibit registered Angus cattle of their own, or of
an immediate family member, in a separate class or classes ( depending Freeburg Ridge Angus
on number of entries) This class will immediately follow the MN Jr An- Home of Fabulous Females & Great Herd Sires
gus Field Day Show. Entry fees will be the same as other classes. Premi-
ums will be paid out in a self funding manor, and will be determined at Bull Sale on the 1st Tuesday in April
Females Sold Private Treaty
the show. (Premiums will be paid out based on entries.) PeeWee show-
manship class will have no entry fee, as the rest of the showmanship Joe Hammell
classes have no entry fee. (March 2012) 110 E. Jefferson
Caledonia, MN 55921
Minnesota Junior Angus Association Field Day Show
June 15 & 16, 2012
Otter Tail County Fairgrounds Fergus Falls, MN
Name __________________________________ Age on Jan 1, 2012 ____________
Phone ____________________________ email _____________________________
Must be a member of MJAA; Include $10.00 for membership if not previously paid. Maximum $30.00 per
family Entry Fee of $10.00 must be sent with entry, no entries will be listed in show catalog unless total entry
fees and dues (unless previously paid) are included with entry. After June 1, late fee of $15.00/entry
Return Entry Form By June 1, 2012 Check in dead line 3:00 pm
Bred & Bull, Steer
Registration Date of Owned or or
Animal Name Number Sire Name Birth Owned Cow/Calf
Total number of head entered ________ X entry fees $10.00 / head _________
________ X Bedding $15.00 / head _________
Stacey Glaess ____ Membership already paid $10.00 Membership included _________
32760 Co Rd 25 Blvd
Total enclosed _________
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
glasess@sleepyeyetel@netBy signing this entry form, I agree to abide by the General Rules put forth by
the American Angus Association regarding shows, the MN Junior Angus Asso-
ciation and by the IAFE (INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FAIRS AND EX-
POSITIONS) CODE OF SHOW RING ETHICS. (Rules available upon request from MN Angus Association
Signed __________________________ Signed Parent or guardian ___________________Date _________
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