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The 2024 Minnesota Holstein Association Field Day will be held on June 22, 2024 at Do-N-Joy Genetics in Arlington, MN.

Noon – Arrival
12:30 PM – Welcome
1 PM – Judging Contest
1:45 PM – Lunch
2:30 PM – Youth Fitting Demonstration
3 PM – Speakers: Jenna Davis, Sarah Schmidt, and Karin Schaefer
3:45 – Dessert & Raffle

Judging Contest: 
– 3 classes of cows
– 3 divisions: Men’s, Women’s, Youth (those under 18)
– Women’s and Men’s division winners get a free raffle entry
– Top three in the junior division will receive a gift card
Speaker Bios:

Sarah Schmidt loves all things cows, butter and cheese, and enjoys telling others about all three. As vice president of marketing at Associated Milk Producers Inc., she share’s the co-op’s story with a variety of audiences – from government officials to some of the nation’s leading restaurant chains.

In 2019, Sarah led efforts to launch the co-op’s Dinner Bell Creamery brand and Co-op Crafted promise to help better tell that story. Today, Dinner Bell butter and sliced American cheese can be found in more than 400 grocery stores in the U.S. and 1,000 restaurants in Asia and the Middle East.

Sarah and her husband, Kelly, live on a farm near New Ulm where they are raising three daughters – Aubree, Kate and Britta. The family enjoys raising and showing beef and dairy heifers, and hogs. They are active in 4-H, FFA and junior livestock associations. Sarah currently serves on the National Dairy Shrine Board of Directors.

Karin Schaefer serves as the Executive Director of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation, serving more than 30,000 members, 78 regional/county Farm Bureaus and serves as a liaison with the American Farm Bureau Federation.  Karin Schaefer grew up on a dairy farm near Hastings, Minnesota, where she was very active in 4-H and FFA. She received her bachelor’s degree from NDSU and master’s degree from Crown College.

Karin and her husband, Matt, raise beef cattle and crops in Howard Lake with their three children. She is active as a 4-H leader, religion teacher and softball coach in the community.

See you all there!