Young Adult Programs
Since 2002, Holstein Ontario and the Holstein Convention Committee offered 3 Ontario young adults to the opportunity to participate in the Holstein Canada Young Adult Convention Program. This program, designed exlusively for those 19-29 years of age, offers some of the most interesting activities.The National Young Adult Convention is held in conjunction with Holstein Canada's Annual Meeting each year.
Application Form for the 2013 Young Adult Convention can be found HERE.
2011 StoryYoung Adult Story from Halifax2010 ParticipantsWm. Judge, Natalie Kellogg, Dale Phillips
2009 ONTARIO HOLSTEIN BRANCH PARTICIPANTS: Julia James, Lynsay Henderson, Niels vanBeek
2008 ONTARIO HOLSTEIN BRANCH PARTICIPANTS:Paula Burnley, Aaron Breukelman, Devin Jaspers
2007 ONTARIO HOLSTEIN BRANCH PARTICIPANTS:
Wilco Vaarkamp, Shawn Koopmans, Dave Vanden Tempel
2006 ONTARIO HOLSTEIN BRANCH PARTICIPANTS:
Jennifer Peart, Andrew Bennett, Mark McPhedran
2005 ONTARIO HOLSTEIN BRANCH PARTICIPANTS:
Brad Parkin, Kirk Shively, Matt Stephenson"I would just like to thank Directors and members of Holstein Ontario for selecting me and allowing me to participate in Young Adult/Holstein Convention in BC. I had an amazing time, despite my condition, and am ever so grateful to have been able to be part of the Young Adult Convention. I am glad to have been able to meet other young adults who have similar views to mine and are going through similar scenarios in there endeavors to take over family farms. The young adult convention is an incredible opportunity and I want to make sure that I convey my sincerest appreciation for the opportunity so that other young adults will be able to go in the future." -Niels vanBeek
"I just wanted to take the opportunity to say a large heartfelt thank you to the entire Branch for having been given the opportunity to travel to the Holstein Convention this year as a young adult. The experience was a truly fantastic time. Many friendships were made, laughs were shared, and networks established. I think it is a great chance for the future of the industry to get together with each other while at the same time share in the wealth of knowledge from those that are shaping the industry today." -Julia James "I'd like to extend a sincere thank you for allowing me to represent Ontario as a delegate at the Young Adult Convention. The event was extremely well planned, and all of the aspects of the convention we took part in were both fun and educational. It was an unforgettable experience and the connections and friends I made though the Young Adult program are truly priceless" -Lynsay Henderson