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					                                                       490s top Junior and
                                                         Senior divisions
                                                                                                                                                     SENIOR WINNER
1. Steve Quanz, Wayland, N.Y.
2. Evie Hamilton, Cuba City, Wis.
3. Linda Mann, Franklin, Ind.

4. Brice Titus, Ferndale, Calif.
5. Kristie Maynard, Houston, Minn.                       winners placing in the top      Southwest Tech and holds a degree
6. Jeanie Lewis, Auburn, Maine                   four or twelve in their respective      in agriculture production and ser-
7. Doug Nelson, Eau Claire, Wis.
                                                 divisions came from a remarkable        vices. The Hamilton’s 65 registered
8. Stephen Uhlman, Ashland, N.H.
9. Jennifer Sandberg, St. Taylors Falls, Minn.   eighteen states and one Canadian        Holsteins average 26,788 M, 1,053
10. Elizabeth Byers, West Lafayette, Ind.        province. While winners came from       F, and 783 P. They have received
11. Bill Uecker, Watertown, Wis.                 coast-to-coast, Wisconsin, Minne-       the Progressive Breeder of Regis-
12. Jake Whitmore, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada     sota, and Pennsylvania lead the way     try Award from Holstein USA for
           HONORABLE MENTION                     with over half of the top scores.       the past 17 years and were honored                              Steve Quanz
Paul Solum, Spring Grove, Minn.                    Entries in for the 81st annual        with the Herd of Excellence Award                               Wayland, N.Y.
Tony Titus, Ferndale, Calif.                     contest came from every U.S. state      by the national association in 2008.
Nancy Potts, Purcellville, Va.
                                                 except New Mexico. Judges from          Evie, John, and Charlie have bred or
Matthew Morrison, Galva, Ill.                                                                                                                        JUNIOR WINNER
Michael Yoder, Belleville, Pa.                   Canada, Australia, Belize, Malta,       developed over 40 Excellent cows, 16
Emily Rajaniemi, Durham, N.H.                    New Zealand, and Turkmenistan           Gold Medal Dams, and over 20 cows
Claire Vos, St. Paul, Minn.                      also placed all five classes.           with 200,000 lifetime.
Krista Wawock, St. Paul, Minn.                                                              Linda Mann’s correct selection
Sarah Rasmussen, St. Paul, Minn.
                                                                                         of the Reserve Supreme Champion
Yakira Moore, St. Paul, Minn.                      Junior                 15,922
Kathryn Horski, St. Paul, Minn.                                                          put her in third place over the next
                                                   Senior                  5,103
Ali Hussein, St. Paul, Minn.                                                             two individuals with 484s. Mann,
                                                   Ag-ed instructors         247
Kristen Mozeika, St. Paul, Minn.                                                         who hails from Franklin, Ind., helps
Alisha Keyes, St. Paul, Minn.                      Total entries          21,272         coach the Franklin Community High
Katelynn Rusy, St. Paul, Minn.
Lindsay Moore, St. Paul, Minn.                                                           School FFA dairy judging team.
                                                   High schools              280
Carl Greco, Monroe, Wis.                                                                    Brice Titus and Kristie Maynard
                                                   4-H clubs                 436
Kate Fechter, Cleveland, Wis.                                                            were in a two-way tie for fourth and
Robin Kleine, Manhattan, Kan.                      Families                  520
                                                                                         fifth place at 484 and selected the
Josh Zonneveld, Laton, Calif.                      College teams              95                                                                       Charlie Hamilton
                                                                                         same Supreme Champion. After
Jenny Allen, Doylestown, Pa.                       Co-op teams                33                                                                       Cuba City, Wis.
                                                                                         ranking the cows in each class on
           JUNIOR DIVISION                                                               the five major breakdowns, Titus
                                                                                         came in fourth.                                                FAMILY DIVISION
1. Charlie Hamilton, Cuba City, Wis.             Senior Division                            Brice Titus has been entering the                1. Michael Lewis Family, Bath, N.H.
2. Jolee Miller, Watertown, Wis.
3. Jaclyn Thompson, Pulaski, Pa.                   With a 490, SUNY-Cobleskill           Hoard’s Dairyman Cow Judging                        2. Dale Urbanek Family, Cashton, Wis.
4. Austin Henn, Bonduel, Wis.                    freshman Steve Quanz topped             Contest every year since he was 7                   3. Craig Krohlow Family, Black Creek, Wis.
                                                                                                                                             4. Mark Iager Family, Woodbine, Md.
5. Amber Cina, Bonduel, Wis.                     all competitors with his placings       years old. The now 21-year-old Fern-
6. Cody Loveless, Bonduel, Wis.                                                                                                                        HONORABLE MENTION
                                                 entered as part of the college judg-    dale, Calif., high school graduate
7. Jenna Wetzel, Lancaster, Pa.
8. Vanessa Hostetter, Lebanon, Pa.               ing team headed up by John Tyron.       was on the high school’s dairy judg-                Carl Greco Family, Monroe, Wis.
                                                 Quanz competed on the Steuben           ing team throughout high school.                    Harlow Wolkow Family, Lakeville, Minn.
9. Tyler Robinson, Ferndale, Wash.
                                                                                                                                             George Pretz Family, Paola, Kan.
10. Clayton Ehrke, Jefferson, Wis.               County 4-H dairy judging team           Today, he works at Miranda Dairy                    Jerry Jennissen Family, Brooten, Minn.
11. Tatiana Stemsrud, Stockholm, S.D.            coached by Don Bossard. Last fall,      and also raises registered Jerseys.                 Neal Kaste Family, Tillamook, Ore.
12. Emma Reeves, Dublin, Va.
                                                 Quanz represented the New York             Kristie Maynard, the club leader for             Dan Koester Family, Dakota, Ill.
           HONORABLE MENTION                     state 4-H team at the Louisville,       the 21-member Pleasant Busy Bees                    Richard Larson Family, Alma Center, Wis.
                                                                                                                                             Lyle Ott Family, Brillion, Wis.
Alanna Staffin, Hillsborough, N.J.               Ky., contest. He will compete on his    4-H Club of Houston, Minn., took fifth
Ariel Staffin, Hillsborough, N.J.                                                                                                            Brent Lokai Family, St. Paris, Ohio
                                                 college’s judging team this autumn.     place. Maynard has participated in                  Mike Potts Family, Purcellville, Va.
Tyler Wampler, Mosheim, Tenn.
Mallarie Stookey, Warsaw, Ind.
                                                 The Wayland, N.Y., native would         the Hoard’s Contest since she was in                Scott Lundy Family, Jefferson, Wis.
Jake Allen, Belleville, N.Y.                     like to one day teach animal science    4-H when her mom, the club leader,                  Gordon Barlass Family, Janesville, Wis.
Vanessa Peet, Fillmore, N.Y.                     at the college level and have a dairy   would bring contest materials to                    Keith Krebsbach Family, Colby, Wis.
Moses Vleck, McAllen, Texas                                                                                                                  Chris Stiles Family, Berryville, Va.
                                                 and livestock farm on the side.         meetings. The University of Wiscon-                 Maynard Lang Family, Brooklyn, Iowa
Zachary Ross, Clyde, N.C.
                                                   In second, with a 488, is Evie        sin-Platteville graduate grew up on                 David Sears Family, S. Deerfield, Mass.
Rebekah Farris, Nampa, Idaho
* 16 members of the Loudoun County 4-H           Hamilton of Cuba City, Wis. Ham-        her family’s dairy farm, and now her                Darryl Walker Family, Damascus, Md.
  Dairy Club were tied with a 478.               ilton owns Hill-Ton Holsteins with      children show cattle from the dairy.                Raymond Steenbock Family, Pleasant Hope, Mo.
                                                                                                                                             Jack Albright Family, Carmel, Ind.
                                                 her husband, John, and son Char-
                                                                                                               (Continued on page 350)
                                                 lie. Evie was an honor student at

FAMILY DIVISION WINNERS                                                                  The Supreme Champion is . . .

                                                                                         XANADU CHAMPION KANDY KISS EX 94 was named the unanimous Supreme Champion by
                                                                                                                                                                                             HOARD’S DAIRYMAN

                                                                                         our judges. Owned by Ben Sauder of Tremont, Ill., she was the 2009 Supreme Champion of
                                                                                         World Dairy Expo’s junior show and was Reserve All American 5-year-old at the All American Jer-
                                                                                         sey Show in Louisville, Ky., later that fall. The Jersey from River Valley Dairy has an EX 92 dam
                                                                                         and an EX 95 granddam. Reserve Supreme Champion was Cook-Farm Out Jennifer-ET EX 90.
        Sara and Michael Lewis with children Madison and Aidan                           Owned by Cook Farm of Hadley, Mass., she was the second place 5-year-old at the 2010 Mas-
                        Bath, New Hampshire                                              sachusetts Holstein Show. She comes from an EX-93 dam with the next five dams being VG.

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                              AG-ED WINNER                         Junior Division                                School freshman lives on her fam-                  and Aidan, won the family division.
                                                                     Charlie Hamilton’s selection of the          ily’s 220-acre dairy and swine farm.               Both Michael and Sara grew up on
                                                                   Reserve Supreme Champion broke                 They milk 50 registered Holsteins                  dairy farms and continue to help on
                                                                   a first-place tie at 490. Hamilton, a          and Brown Swiss, raise 50 replace-                 those operations. Michael also works
                                                                   15-year-old Cuba City, Wis., fresh-            ments, and have a 100-sow farrow-                  in sales at Farm-Way, Inc. The fam-
                                                                   man with a 4.0 GPA, is the son of              to-finish operation. Thompson is a                 ily’s interest in dairy judging took
                                                                   John and Evie (who was second in               majorette in her high school band                  root last year when daughter Madi-
                                                                   the senior division). He entered the           and would like to go into veterinary               son began her 4-H dairy project.
                                                                   contest as part of his FFA class led           medicine after high school.                        Both Michael and Sara, who met in
                                                                   by Jill Van Schyndle. Charlie was                A three-way tie between class-                   high school, are 4-H volunteers.
                                                                   named a 2010 Young Distinguished               mates in Doug Raymaker’s agricul-                    The Dale and Cheryl Urbanek
                                                                   Junior Member Finalist by Hol-                 ture class at Bonduel High School                  Family of Cashton, Wis., took sec-
                                                                   stein Association USA. He is presi-            was broken by the previously men-                  ond by less than one point over the
                                JoAnn Peterson                     dent of his 4-H club and secretary             tioned tiebreakers involving the five              third and fourth place families.
                                  Argyle, Wis.                     of both the FFA chapter and the                descriptive scorecard breakdowns.                  Dale and Cheryl represent the fifth
                                                                   Grant County Junior Holstein Asso-               Taking fourth was Austin Henn,                   generation while children Ryan,
                        AG-ED INSTRUCTOR DIVISION                  ciation. He is very active on 4-H and          the 17-year-old son of Thomas and                  Casey, and Carrie are the sixth gen-
                     1. JoAnn Peterson, Argyle, Wis.               FFA dairy judging teams. An avid               Linda Henn who farm near Bon-                      eration to operate the family dairy
                     2. Jake Cramer, Janesville, Wis.              speaker and writer, Charlie won the            duel, Wis. A long-time 4-H and FFA                 farm which dates back to 1870. They
                     3. Steven Merkel, Fort Atkinson, Wis.         Holstein USA’s 2009 public speak-              member, Henn enjoys showing at                     milk 70 Holsteins and one Guern-
                     4. Darren Ropp, Fairbury, Ind.
                                                                   ing contest and took first place in            both the county and state fair. This               sey. Casey and Carrie are members
                               HONORABLE MENTION                   this year’s online essay contest.              high school junior would like to be a              of the LaCrosse County 4-H dairy
                     Jordan Donnerbauer, Stanley, Wis.               Watertown Lucky Clovers 4-H’er               police officer one day.                            judging team led by Don Langrehr
                     Matt Fisher, Trenton, Ill.                    Jolee Miller took second place. The              In fifth is Bonduel junior Amber                 and Jenny Clark. The Cashton High
                     Jason Chester, Mt. Ulla, N.C.                                                                Cina. She is a member of the                       School freshmen are also on the
                     Ryan Indergard, Monticello, Wis.
                                                                   10-year-old daughter of Kristin and
                     Martin Koster, Prophetstown, Ill.             Jeff Miller of Watertown, Wis., Jolee is       school’s FFA dairy judging team                    FFA dairy judging team.
                     Steve Vines, Winnfield, La.                   a fifth grader at Webster Elementary           that has competed at district, state,                A tie between third and fourth place
                     Jacob Diezi, Bellville, Texas                 School. Miller credits her club leader,        and national contests. Cina is the                 at 464 points was broken based on the
                     Ronnie Thomas, Warner Robins, Ga.
                                                                   Bill Uecker, for teaching her how to           17-year-old daughter of Greg and Deb               selection of Supreme Champion. Craig
                     Christine Williams, Bernville, Pa.
                                                                   evaluate dairy cows. She looks forward         Tauchen. Cina’s stepfather, Greg, is               and Marlene Krohlow and their sons,
                     Glen Jones, Denver, Ind.
                     Gwen Boettcher, De Forest, Wis.               to showing her first calf at the Jeffer-       co-owner of Tauchen Harmony Valley                 Travis and Ryan, took third place.
                     Robert Reed, Berlin, Ohio                     son County Fair this summer.                   Dairy. After high school, she would                The family has been entering the con-
                     Lori Mayhew, Damascus, Md.                      In third is Jaclyn Thompson, the             like to attend the University of Wis-              test for the past 20 years. Craig has
                     Jeff Agnew, Fort Atkinson, Wis.                                                              consin-River Falls and major in ag                 judged numerous county fairs and
                     Raylene Russell, Alexandria, Pa.
                                                                   14-year-old daughter of Robin and
                     Melissa Leonard, Blanchardville, Wis.         John Thompson, Pulaski, Pa. She                business and dairy science.                        has been a coach for local 4-H and
                                                                   has been entering our contest the                                                                 FFA dairy judging teams. They farm
                     Dick Campany, Alexandria Bay, N.Y.
                                                                                                                  Family Division                                    300 acres and have 45 registered Hol-
                     Jim Kvalheim, Evansville, Wis.                past six years as a member of the
                     Larry Campbell, Dietrich, Idaho
                                                                   Sway 4-H Dairy Club led by David                With a 468, Michael and Sara                      steins that average 23,500 M, 940 F,
                     Janice Bosworth, Middlebury, Vt.
                                                                   Wilson. The Wilmington Area High               Lewis, and their children, Madison                 and 729 P with a 112.9 BAA. Craig

                               THE MARSHFIELD FFA TOOK FIRST PRIZE IN THE FFA DIVISION. Shown from l to r:             THEY SHOWED UP FOR CLASS on the Friday before spring break to compete in the
                               (front row) David Noll, Shoshanna Oliver, Lacey Mitchell, Trevor Fleishman, Vanessa     Hoard’s contest. When scoring was complete, this University of Minnesota college team
                               Hamm, Sarah Schaefer, Jamie Gilbertson, Steven Salzmann, and Rebecca Winslow;           took first place. From l to r: (front row) Kathryn Horski, Alisha Keyes, Claire Vos, and Kris-
                               (back row): teacher Tim Heeg, Peter Diedrich, Dylan Weichers, Danni Kroggel, Peyton     ten Mozeika; (second row) Krista Wawack, Katelynn Rusy, Sarah Rasmussen; (third row)
                               Marshall, Eleni Seitz, Jacob Brock, Makailee Sova, and Brianna Hill.                    Ali Hussein, Yakira Moore, and Lindsay Moore; and (top left) Tony Seykora, coach.

                               THIS IS THE THIRD TRIP TO THE WINNER’S CIRCLE FOR THE LOUDOUN COUNTY                    THE DAIRY FARMERS OF AMERICA (DFA) TEAM NUMBER 1, led by Greg Mitchell,
                               4-H DAIRY CLUB Shown from l to r: (front row) Madeline Alt, Jill Harrison, Amelia       won back-to-back co-op titles. Pictured from left to right are: Larry Frederick, Jeff
                               Bailey, Ashley White, and Leah Coles; (back row) Hayley Potts, Logan Potts, Gabriele    Raney, Les Hardesty, George Rohrer, Mickey Childers, Buster Goff, Greg Mitchell,
                               White, Nicole Beard, and Nancy Potts, leader. Missing from photo: Alex Beard, Kayla     Brian Hardy, and David Crowl. Larry Hancock is not pictured. This was one of six
                               Cadle, Jes Carr, Tess Hardesty, Zanny Ludtke, Amanda Ryerse, and Tess Warner.           team entries that came from the DFA board of directors.

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also is an aAa analyzer, while sons     459.3 placed them in the winner’s                  FFA/AG-ED DIVISION
Ryan and Travis are cattle fitters.     circle. The school is located in one of
                                                                                  1. Marshfield H.S., Tim Heeg, Marshfield, Wis.
  In fourth place was the Mark          the nation’s most densely populated
                                                                                  2. Mississinawa Valley H.S., Stephanie
and Elisha Iager Family of Wood-        dairy areas with students com-               Conway, Union City, Ohio
bine, Md. Mark manages the dairy        ing from central Wisconsin’s Wood,        3. Oregon H.S., Steve Zibell, Oregon, Wis.
and crop operations at Maple Lawn       Clark, and Marathon Counties. The         4. Winona FFA, Fitchburg, Wis.
Farms, Inc., Fulton, Md., and has       Marshfield High School Agriculture                   HONORABLE MENTION
judged local, county, and state         Department was named an Out-              Chambersburg Area School District-Faust,
shows. He was the high individual of    standing Middle-High School Agri-             Lisa Shaw, Chambersburg, Pa.
the 1992 National 4-H Dairy Cattle      culture Program in Wisconsin for          Joppa H.S., Larry Durham, Joppa, Ill.
                                                                                  River Ridge H.S., Kory Stalsberg,
Judging Contest. Today, Mark and        2002 and 2009. They won the same
                                                                                      Patch Grove, Wis.
Elisha’s three children, Madison,       award on the national level in 2009.      Houston County High FFA, Ronnie Thomas,
Miranda, and Harrison, participate      As a youth, FFA advisor Tim Heeg              Warner Robins, Ga.
in 4-H dairy, livestock, and equine     received All-American honors by           Abbotsford H.S., John Slipek, Abbotsford, Wis.
projects. As a tribute to her brother   placing in the top 25 individuals at      Tillamook FFA, Tillamook, Ore.
                                                                                  Fort Atkinson FFA, Jeff Agnew, Steve Merkel,
who died in a farming accident, Eli-    both the National 4-H and National            Shannon Farrell, Fort Atkinson, Wis.
sha started the Harrison Mule Days      Intercollegiate Dairy Judging Con-        Stillwater Area H.S., Staci Brown,
and has a website for the event:        tests at World Dairy Expo.                    Stillwater, Minn.                  Claiming second was the Missis-         Schoharie Valley FFA, David Marbot,
                                                                                      Schoharie, N.Y.
                                        sinawa Valley High School from
Ag instructors                          Union City, Ohio. The team was
                                                                                  Linganore H.S., Pat Beachy, Frederick, Md.
                                                                                  Fairbanks FFA, Rob Riddle, Milford Center, Ohio
  JoAnn Peterson has been par-          lead by ag instructor Stephanie           Hilmar H.S., Marc Coleman, Hilmar, Calif.
ticipating in the Hoard’s Dairyman      Conway. Led by instructor Steve           Huntington H.S., Terri Grissinger,
Cow Judging Contest for the past        Zibell, third place was captured by           Huntington, Pa.
eight years, and her 470 topped the     Wisconsin’s Oregon High School.
division. The Argyle, Wis., teacher     And rounding out the top four was                   4-H CLUB DIVISION
received an agriculture education       the Winona FFA from Fitchburg,            1. Loudoun County 4-H Dairy Club,
degree from the University of Wis-      Wis. The team is coached by Leah             Nancy Potts, Purcellville, Va.
consin-Platteville and also studied     and Londa Johnson.                        2. Rolling Clovers 4-H Club, Sandra
                                                                                     Stonesifer, Westminster, Md.
at CAH-Dronten in the Netherlands
for a semester. She grew up on a        Winning 4-H teams                         3. Nicollet County 4-H, Pat Pehrson,
                                                                                     St. Peter, Minn.
500-acre farm near Mazomanie,             The Loudoun County 4-H Dairy            4. Friendly Valley 4-H, Lyle Ott, Brillion, Wis.
Wis., that milked 90 Holsteins. In      Club claimed their third title in                    HONORABLE MENTION
college, she took dairy evaluation      the Hoard’s Contest by scoring a          Champaign County Dairy Judging, Jill Lokai,
with Michael Mee.                       478. Previous wins took place in             St. Paris, Ohio
  Jake Cramer, Janesville, Wis.,        1997 and 2005. Club leader Nancy          Progressive Clovers 4-H Club, Amy Miller,
returns to the winner circle for the    Potts reports 4-H’ers range from             Taneytown, Md.
                                                                                  Fields and Flats 4-H, Susan Menendez,
third time. In 2006, Cramer placed      first- to 10-year members. Last
                                                                                     Burlington Flats, N.Y.
third overall in the senior division    year, one club member was on              Lewistown Mt. View 4-H, Cheryl Lenhart,
and was fourth in the instructor        the Virginia state 4-H team that             Thurmont, Md.
division two years ago. The Univer-     placed third at the National 4-H          Eureka Twp. Jr. Dairy Club, Harlow Wolkow,
sity of Wisconsin-River Falls gradu-    Contest at World Dairy Expo. Once            Lakeville, Minn.
                                                                                  Cream of the Crop, Megan Lundy, Jefferson, Wis.
ate grew up on a Jefferson County       a thriving dairy county, today Lou-       Cumberland County 4-H Dairy Club,
dairy farm and showed at state and      doun County has only one dairy               Kathleen Walton, Carlisle, Pa.
national Holstein shows as a youth.     farm. Two club members own                Western 4-H Dairy, Robert Eckstine, Jamie
He still owns some dairy cattle.        calves and offer them to club mem-           Hartman, Shainia Ferguson, Mercersburg, Pa.
                                                                                  Watertown Lucky Clovers, Bill Uecker,
The Janesville Parker ag instructor     bers without calves. The club also
                                                                                     Watertown, Wis.
was the 2004-2005 Wisconsin State       is active in judging, quiz bowl, and      Renfrew County 4-H Dairy Club, Rob Fletcher,
FFA Sentinel. Currently, Cramer is      community service projects.                  Pembroke, Ontario, Canada
working on his master’s degree at         A tie at 466 was broken by previ-       Lorain County Dairy Judging Team, James
the University of Wisconsin-Stevens     ously mentioned tiebreakers involv-          Sheffield, Wellington, Ohio
                                                                                  Five Point 4-H, Greg Stumpf, Dodgeville, Wis.
Point in environmental education.       ing the five descriptive scorecard        Washington Co. 4-H Dairy Club, Matt and
  In third is Fort Atkinson FFA         breakdowns. In the end, The Roll-            Tammy DeBaugh, Boonsboro, Md.
instructor Steven Merkel. He has        ing Clovers 4-H Club of Westmin-                                                               Kernel Processor Rebuilding
been using the contest for the past     ster, Md., led by Sandra Stonesifer                  COLLEGE DIVISION                           Claas, JD, NH, Gehl, Etc.
15 years as an educational tool in      placed second. Led by Pat Pehrson,        1. University of Minnesota, Team 3,                                        Pickup &
his classroom and was honorable         the third place 4-H team was Nicol-          Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.                                           Delivery
                                                                                  2. University of Minnesota, Team 1,
mention in the ag instructor divi-      let County 4-H of St. Peter, Minn.           Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
                                                                                                                                      Braden Booklet_Layout 1 8/11/10 9:09 AM Pa
sion in 2008. Prior to teaching,        Rounding out the top four was the         3. University of Minnesota, Team 2,
Merkel spent 14 years working with      Friendly Valley 4-H club of Brillion,        Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
dairy producers as a nutritionist. He   Wis. The club is led by Lyle Ott.         4. Kansas State University, Jon Pretz,
                                                                                     Manhattan, Kan.
earned his undergraduate degree at
the University of Wisconsin-River       Top college teams                                    HONORABLE MENTION
Falls in agriculture education and        The University of Minnesota dom-        UW-River Falls, Team 2, Steve Kelm,
followed that with a master’s from      inated the college ranks by plac-            River Falls, Wis.
                                                                                  UW-River Falls, Team 1, Steve Kelm,
the University of Wisconsin-Stout in    ing first, second, third, and receiv-        River Falls, Wis.
technology and industrial education.    ing six honorable mentions among          University of Minnesota, Team 6,
  Taking fourth was Illinois State      the 95 entries in the division. The          Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
University graduate Darren Ropp         top three teams included students         University of Minnesota, Team 8,
                                                                                  Les Hansen, St. Paul, Minn.
who now teaches at Prairie Central      who are enrolled in Introduction to
                                                                                  University of Minnesota, Team 5,
High School in Fairbury, Ill. Ropp’s    Animal Science. The Tony Seykora-            Tony Seykora, St. Paul, Minn.
Prairie Central FFA dairy judging       coached teams had scores of 474,          University of Minnesota, Team 2,
team took top honors at the 2009        464, and 460. In fourth, with a 457,      Les Hansen, St. Paul, Minn.
National FFA Dairy Judging Con-         was a Kansas State University team
test. He was raised on a 100-cow        coached by Jon Pretz.                       CO-OP — AG BOARD DIVISION
Jersey farm and now helps with                                                    1. Dairy Farmers of America, Team 1,
dairy projects for daughters Saman-     Champion co-ops                              Kansas City, Mo.
tha, Savannah, and Sadie who show         The winning co-op entry came            2. DFA Mountain Area Council, Team 1,
                                                                                     Salt Lake City, Utah
at county, state, and national shows.   from Dairy Farmers of America
                                                                                  3. Outagamie County Holsteins,
                                        Team Number 1. The co-op with
High school teams                                                                    New London, Wis.
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