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2024 Iowa Holstein Convention & Details 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Delaware County Fairgrounds 

200 E Acers St, Manchester, IA 52057

The Annual meeting is February 24th at Delaware Co Fairgrounds meetings at 130pm and the banquet to follow at 730pm. Please join us for a fun-filled evening and enjoy great food and hospitality.  

Our annual convention is just a few short weeks away! Please send reservations to Bob and Rita Rahe. Please be on the lookout for meal tickets in the mail as well! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Please make checks payable to District 8 Holstein Association and mail to Bob & Rita Rahe at 15378 RT 52, Dyersville, IA 52040.

If you have any questions contact Rita or Bob at or 563-921-3745

2023 Standing Committees

Junior Advisory Committee:
Jeff and Tammy Hammerand, Co-Chairs; Dan and Lynn Bolin, Kathy Demmer, Sara Kruse, Jessie Hammerand, Joanne Rauen, Jonna Schutte, Kathleen Scott, Shirley Simon and Mary Fliehler

Program Development, Management and Herald:
Trent Henkes, Chair; Shellie Volker, Brianna Lucey, Matt Hamlett, Mark Kerndt, Mark Knudtson, Heather Moore, Bob Rahe, Bill and Lana Streins, Leslie Henkes, Mark Steffens and Carl Mensen


Sheri Danhof and Scott Stempfle, Co-Chairs; Nathan Adams, Scott Courtney, Brian and Koral Harbaugh, Jason Menne, Bill Rauen, Dan Reuter, Lance Schutte, Katie Wernimont, Jim Vierhout, Brent Wessel, Walt Wessel, Tom Simon and Blake Courtney


Paul Stempfle, Chair; Alden Arthur, Shane Courtney, Rick Demmer, Kevin Fossum, Joe Gibbs, Matt Henkes, David and Janet Joachim, Kaitlin Kempel, Larry Landsgard, Doug Lyons, Nate Meyer, Dan Moon,

Outstanding Young Holstein Breeder Award

Master Breeder Award

Distinguished Service Award

2024 Award Winners 

Outstanding Young Breeder: Tim Rauen

Outstanding Young Breeder: Ryan Spargrove 

Distinguished Service Award: Mark Kerndt  

Master Breeder: Rick Reuter 

Hall of Fame: Walt Wessels

2024 Iowa Holstein Association Award Winners

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