Applications available for 2018 Holstein Association awards

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Holstein Association USA

BRATTLEBORO, VT - Holstein Association USA offers awards recognizing notable members, breeders, and friends of the Association.

Nominations for these 2018 Holstein Association USA, Inc. (HAUSA) awards are due in the HAUSA office by Feb. 28, 2018.  Recipients for each award will be announced at the adult banquet, during the National Holstein Convention in Acme, Michigan on Tuesday, July 3. 

The Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder Award recognizes noteworthy endeavors of young Registered Holstein breeders, ages 21 to 40.

The award recognizes young Registered Holstein breeders for their commitment to the dairy industry and motivates others by highlighting the successes young breeders have with Registered Holsteins®.

Nominations can be made for individuals, a couple, or business partners. The award winner will receive travel and lodging expenses for two to the National Holstein Convention, complimentary tickets to the Convention banquet, a $2,000 cash award, and a plaque. 

Applications for the Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder, Elite Breeder, and Distinguished Leadership awards may be downloaded at

The Elite Breeder Award honors a living Holstein Association USA member, family, partnership, or corporation who has bred outstanding animals and thereby made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Holstein breed in the United States. 

The nominee must have been a member of Holstein Association USA for at least five years. Each nomination will be considered for three years. 

The Distinguished Leadership Award is bestowed annually upon an individual who has provided outstanding and unselfish leadership and thereby has made a notable contribution to the Holstein Association and/or the dairy industry.

The recipient does not have to be a Holstein Association USA member. Nominees will be considered for three years. 

Winners of these prestigious awards will also have their names included on the Wall of Fame at the Holstein Association USA, Inc. headquarters in Brattleboro, Vermont. 

Additionally, a scholarship is available to students interested in agriculture who plan to pursue their Master's Degree in Business Administration.

The Robert H. Rumler MBA Scholarship awards $3,000 to a qualified individual pursuing their MBA at an accredited university.  Applications for this scholarship must be received at the Holstein office by April 15, 2018. 

With questions or for more information, visit, and click on Awards, then Individuals in the main menu, or contact Ashley Mohn at or 800.952.5200, ext. 4128.