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Roxann Achen - President

PO Box 248, Warner, SD 57479

(320) 333-9383
achen014@umn.edu
Andrew Rice - Vice-President
2625 E 1500 N Rd, Sheldon, IL 60966
(815) 471-3670
bud31797@hotmail.com
Samantha Ropp - Secretary
26773 E 100 N Rd, Strawn, IL 61775
(815) 419-5701
sropp21@gmail.com
Jessica Crawley - Treasurer
25141 Austin Rd. Gravette, AR 72736
(479) 220-2802

jlcrawley@centurytel.net

Nicholas Achen - Reporter
PO Box 248, Warner, SD 57479
(320) 266-4797
nicholas.achen@hotmail.com
Katie Agnew - Advisor
W359 N8470 Brown St,
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(920) 273-9324
shorties48@hotmail.com

AMSS Junior Society Constitution and Bylaws (PDF)
Youth Lease Application (PDF)

Minutes of Junior Society Meetings

June 2012
June 2011

Youth must be a member of the National Junior Milking Shorthorn Society by August 1, 2014 in order to show as a junior.
Animals must be owned by the Junior Member by August 1, 2014.
Substitute showman must be a Milking Shorthorn National Jr. Member by August 1, 2014.

AMSS Junior Programs:

Junior Australian Exchange Program Rules & Application
Downloadable Application Form (PDF)

  1. Each candidate must be in good standing of a state Junior Milking Shorthorn Breeder’s Association, if there is one in their state; and be an active junior member of the American
    Milking Shorthorn Society for a minimum of 2 years. Active includes entering in national and/or local competitions, attending meetings, attending conventions, and being active in meetings and fundraisers.
  2. A candidate must be single and between the ages of 18 and 21 when they apply. Thus being able to attend when they are 22.
  3. Each candidate must enter on an official entry blank, signed by his or her parent or guardian.
  4. Each candidate is responsible for his or her own expenses in connection with the contest.
  5.  Each candidate must sign a behavior contract. This contract will be explained in detail by junior officers prior to being interviewed.
  6. Upon winning, the exchange student is expected to provide the following information during
    and after the trip:
    a) Maintain a daily journal of activities while abroad
    b) Submit an article for the Junior page of the Milking Shorthorn Journal upon your return.
    c) Take pictures while abroad
    d) Present a PowerPoint presentation during the following year’s National Shorthorn Convention to the membership.
    e) Prepare a photo album for the Milking Shorthorn booth at World Dairy Expo to be on display and visit with attendees about the trip if possible.
  7. A committee of five or more selected by the Milking Shorthorn Junior Executive Committee will judge candidates’ applications and conduct an interview to the top five applications. This committee will be the same committee that interviews the queen candidates.
    a) These interviews will be conducted at the National Convention.
    b) Applicant must be present to interview.
    c) Candidates are judged on maturity, poise, personal appearance, general intelligence, speaking ability, knowledge and experience with Milking Shorthorns and general dairy industry knowledge. The winner will be announced at the banquet.
    d) The trip will be approximately a month in length and will be during the summer of 2013. (The months are flexible depending on the student.)
  8. AMSS and Junior AMSS will provide airline transportation and money to purchase a passport if needed. Once in Australia all meals, lodging and transportation will be taken care of from hosting families. The student is encouraged to take some spending money for purchase of souvenirs and other personal items if wanted.
A completed application for the program must be submitted to the American Milking Shorthorn Society, 800 Pleasant Street, Beloit WI 53511 and postmarked by June 1st, 2014.
 

National Milking Shorthorn Queen Contest
Downloadable Application Form (PDF)

  • Each candidate must be a female member in good standing of a state Junior Milking Shorthorn Breeder's Association, if there is one in her state; and be a junior member of the American Milking Shorthorn Association for a minimum of 2 years
  • A candidate must be single and between the ages of 16 and 21
  • Each candidate must enter on an official entry blank, signed by her parent or guardian and provide a recent picture of the candidate
  • Beginning in 2010 queen applicants must also submit a presentation in a slide show format. This presentation must then be printed off and included with application. The presentation should consist of 4-6 slides containing the following:
    a. General information about applicant. Name, age, hometown, etc. 
    b. Involvement in dairy industry. 
    c. Reasons for applying for queen candidacy. 
    d. Goals as queen.
  • Each candidate is responsible for her own expenses in connection with the contest
  • Upon winning, the Queen is expected to attend all the events listed below and will be reimbursed $100 for each national event.
    1. National Convention of current year
    2. Eastern National Milking Shorthorn Show at the PA All American Show, Harrisburg, PA or the Northeastern National at the Big E, Springfield, MA
    3. International Milking Shorthorn Show, Madison, WI
    4. Winter National Milking Shorthorn Show, Louisville, KY
    5. National Convention of following year
    6. The queen is responsible for her own travel expenses including, airfare, gas, rental cars, and meals when traveling to an event
    7. The queen will also receive a $500 scholarship from the junior society if all duties were fulfilled throughout the year.
    8. Applicant must be present to interview

  • A committee of five or more selected by the state hosting the National Convention will judge candidates applications and conduct the interview. Candidates are judged on poise, personal appearance, general intelligence, speaking ability, knowledge and experience with Milking Shorthorns and general dairy industry knowledge. The winner will be announced at the national convention banquet and a crown and sash will be furnished by the hosting state. The hosting state will also furnish a banquet ticket to the incoming queen.
  • The queen should represent her title at every Milking Shorthorn event she attends and shall be trained and ready to exhibit her knowledge of the Milking Shorthorn breed and the dairy industry to media and speaking opportunities that may arise through out the year.
  • A completed application for the contest must be submitted to the American Milking Shorthorn Association, 800 Pleasant Street, Beloit WI 53511 no later than June 1st , 2014. 

    All candidates should also sign a contract acknowledging their understanding of the rules and eligibility requirements of the Queen program.
     

National Outstanding Progressive Breeder Contest
Downloadable Application Form (PDF)

  • Each candidate must be a member in good standing of a state Junior Milking Shorthorn Breeder's Association, if there is one in his/her state; and be a junior member of the American Milking Shorthorn Association.
  • Two divisions are available.
  • A candidate must be between the ages of 9 and 14 for Jr. Division or from 15-21 for the Sr. division as of January 1st and must have carried a Milking Shorthorn Project at least one year. Once candidate has won the junior division he/she has to wait until correct age to apply for the sr. division and can only win once in each division.
  • A committee of three will judge candidates on their written application and an interview will be conducted on knowledge of the Milking Shorthorn breed, dairy management, leadership activities, general dairy industry knowledge, and future plans. Candidates will be interviewed at the National Convention.
  • Applicants must be present to interview.
  • Recipients of the award will receive a $200 scholarship.
  • A completed application for the contest must be submitted to the American Milking Shorthorn Association, 800 Pleasant Street, Beloit WI 53511 no later than June 1st , 2014.
 

Rachel Surridge Youth Contest
Downloadable Application Form (PDF)

  • Each candidate must be a member in good standing of a state Junior Milking Shorthorn Breeder's Association, if there is one in his/her state; and be a junior member of the American Milking Shorthorn Association.
  • A candidate must be at least entering their junior year of high school.
  • A committee of three judges selected by the state hosting the National Convention will interview candidates. The interview and application will be judged on participation in the home farm operation, knowledge of Milking Shorthorn cattle, leadership in AMSS junior society, outside youth activities and preparation for the future.
  • Recipients of the award will receive: 1st place- a $250 scholarship from the AMSS plus 10% from the Junior Society Treasury (not to exceed $250.)
  • A completed application  for the contest must be submitted to the American Milking Shorthorn Association, 800 Pleasant Street, Beloit WI 53511 no later than June 1st, 2014.
     

Cindy Climer & Jim King Memorial Scholarship Program
Full details and Application Form (PDF)

All AMSS junior members who meet the one of the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

  • Seniors in high school who have been accepted to either a four-year college, one or two year technical school or short course (MUST SUBMIT LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE)

  • Students currently enrolled in a four-year college, one or two year technical school or short course (MUST INCLUDE A CURRENT CLASS SCHEDULE)

Several scholarships will be awarded and will range from $100 to $500 to eligible recipients. Students majoring in agricultural degrees are given highest consideration. Non-agricultural majors that plan to contribute to agriculture (through the AMSS or AMSJS for example) will also be given consideration. A maximum of $1500 will be awarded each year by the AMSJS.

Eligibility for Scholarships

  • Applicant must be a member of the American Milking Shorthorn Junior Society at the time of application.
  • Applicant must meet one of the qualifications listed above.
  • Applicants need not be present at the AMSS National Convention in the current year. Scholarships will be rated based on application only – no interviews.
  • Scholarships administered by the AMSJS Scholarship Committee will be capped at $500 per scholarship recipient. Previous winners who were awarded less than the $500 can apply again.

Please mail completed applications to:
Katie Agnew, W359 N8470 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
Entries must be postmarked by May 1st, 2014.

   

 


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