Any youth 9-21 years of age who owns one registered Brown Swiss animal can become a junior member. Wisconsin Brown Swiss Junior Membership is $5/yr. Junior Membership allows youth to show at state shows, enter youth contests, become a junior officer, participate at junior outings/events and be eligible for the share a heifer program.
Congratulations to the 2020 PAL Award Winner.
President: Natalie Roe, Monticello, Wis.
Vice-President: Riley Anderson, Ellsworth, Wis. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Breanna Meyer, Chilton, Wis.
Reporter: Quincee Johnson
Heidi Heller, Cecil, WI
Congrats 2020 WI Brown Swiss Queen
Riley Anderson, Ellsworth, Wis.
Wisconsin Brown Swiss Junior Officer & Queen Profiles
Hello! My name is Natalie Roe and I am serving as President of the Wisconsin Junior Brown Swiss Association this year. I am 17 years old and I live in Monticello, WI, with my parents Dan and Sally Roe, and my two brothers, Nick and Alex. l attend Monticello High School where I am involved in clubs like FFA, FBLA, National Honor Society, and Student Council. I am also involved in 4-H as well. I am really excited to be serving as President this year! Feel free to contact me at email@example.com. I cannot wait to meet more of my fellow juniors as the year continues.
Natalie Roe, Monticello
Vice-President & Queen
Riley Anderson, Ellsworth
Hello, my name is Riley Anderson. This year I will be serving as the Junior Vice President and also as the Brown Swiss Queen. I am the 18 year old daughter of Jeremy and Dulcie Anderson. I reside in Ellsworth where I live and work on my family 140 dairy farm. I am a lover of Brown Swiss but have a special spot for the Holstein breed. I am a senior at Ellsworth High School. After graduating I am planning on going for Occupational Therapy and minor in Speech Pathology. In school, I am active in my FFA chapter where I am currently serving as the Vice President. As a manager for our school clothing store, I help order, restock, and organize inventory. Throughout high school I was able to mentor incoming 9th grade students. Outside of school I am very active in my local 4-H club, where I have served as Treasurer and Secretary. I am currently the Junior Dairy Chair of Pierce County. Throughout my years in the Brown Swiss Association, I have partaken in multiple showmanship clinics, showing at Canton III show, as long as State Show and World Dairy Expo. I am looking forward to meeting members and breeders that make this association possible. If you would like me to attend any events, please feel free to contact me through email.
Brianna Meyer, Chilton
Hello, my name is Brianna Meyer and I am happy to be serving as the 2020 Secretary of the Brown Swiss Junior Association. I am 15 years old and a freshman at Chilton High School. My family and I have a herd of about 130 Holsteins and 25 Brown Swiss which are milked with Lely robotic milkers. I showed my first Brown Swiss when I was 2 years old, and have showed every year since. I really enjoy exhibiting at shows and fairs throughout the summer and fall, my favorite being World Dairy Expo in Madison. Outside of dairy, I study ballet and am a member of the Makaroff Youth Ballet Company. I also enjoy painting occasionally. This year, I am really looking forward to working with the other officers in planning fun activities, as well as putting together this year's Christmas Card! Can't wait to see what other adventures we'll experience in 2020!
Quincee Johnson, Evansville
My name is Quincee Johnson and I am 17 years old. I am the daughter of Rene and Dave Johnson and am currently a junior at Evansville High School. This year I will be serving as the Reporter for the Wisconsin Brown Swiss Junior Association. Some activities that I participate in are FFA, 4-H, Brown Swiss Association, Global Education Project, and the Rock County Dairy Judging Team. This year I am looking forward to becoming more active as an officer and working with other members throughout the state. A fun fact about me is that the only breed I have ever shown is Brown Swiss...and I hope to keep it that way!!
The State Queen Contest
The Wisconsin Brown Swiss Queen represents the Wisconsin Adult and Junior Brown Swiss Association and promotes the Brown Swiss Breed at the state level. The queen is expected to educate the dairy industry and public on the advantages of the Swiss breed and products produced.
Requirements:The Applicant must be:
15-21 years of age and unmarried as of January 1, a paid junior member for the past two years and enrolled in 4-H or FFA Brown Swiss project for at least two years.
Queen Applications should be sent to: Kara Kasten-Olson, W9123 Hwy QQ, Watertown, WI 53098
For questions contact Kara at : 608-445-2010 or email
Applications Due Feb. 28.
The Youth Achievement Contest is open to Wisconsin Brown Swiss junior members 9-21 years of age. Named in honor of youth supporter Nelson McCammon, the contest includes arranging a scrapbook of a junior's acheivements, with finalists having the opportunity to speak about their experiences in an interview. Juniors are encouraged to compete until they receive an award as this contest is a great learning opportunity and develops essential communication skills!
Send completed applications to Heidi Heller Email: firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb.20.
Brown Swiss Youth Heifer Program (How to Apply)
Youth looking for support to purchase their first Brown Swiss should consider applying for the Nelson McCammon Youth Heifer Program offered by the Wisconsin Brown Swiss Association.
“The Nelson McCammon Youth Heifer Program helps youth interested in working with dairy cattle gain hands-on experience with high-quality Registered Brown Swiss, explains committee chairperson Josh Hushon. “By working with Brown Swiss through this program, our hope is that they will learn to appreciate the many outstanding qualities the Brown Swiss breed offers as the well as the camaraderie of those who own them.”
Award recipients will receive a grant for 50% (up to a $1,000 total) towards the purchase price of a Registered Brown Swiss female of any age. The program is intended to run for two years with the applicants being between the ages of 9 and 18 for cows and 9 to 19 for heifers as of January 1. Applicants must be residents of Wisconsin and become members of the Wisconsin Junior and the National Junior Brown Swiss Associations.
Since the project started in 2013, 20 youth have purchased Registered Brown Swiss heifers thanks to the generosity of long-time Brown Swiss breeder and youth supporter Nelson McCammon, who generously donated the funding for the program via his estate when he passed. Mr. McCammon was a mentor to many, and a past winner of the Klussendorf Trophy. Winners are presented at the Wisconsin Brown Swiss Annual Meeting. Applications and more information about this and other programs can be found at the Wisconsin Brown Swiss Association website at www.wibrownswiss.com or by contacting Josh Hushon at or 920-342-0611.
2020 Grant Winners
(l-r) President Josh Hushon with Grant Winners and Junior Advisor Heidi Heller.
About Nelson McCammon:
Nelson McCammon was born September 29, 1919 and passed May 21, 2012. He was raised on a diversified dairy farm in southwest Indiana. He graduated from Carlisle High School and attended Purdue University. He earned a Bronze Star during his four years of service in the 38th Infantry Div. of the U.S. Army while stationed in the Pacific, New Guinea, and the Philippine Islands. Nelson worked for the Curtiss Candy Company Dairy in Chicago for seven years. He mainly worked with their show cattle and became Herdsman for their Brown Swiss and Holstein Herds. He later managed Rolling Acres Guernsey’s in Illinois, CB Farms Brown Swiss of Connecticut and Indiana. Nelson was in charge of the show herds for Norvic Farm Brown Swiss in Lake Mills WI, as well as Cold Springs Brown Swiss, Monroe, WI, and Red Brae Brown Swiss, Eagle, WI. He and his wife Lois bought her parents farm in Clarno Township, Monroe, WI which he named Nelsland. There he bred and developed several All American winning Brown Swiss. In 1959, Nelson won the prestigious Klussendorf award which honors ability, character and sportsmanship in the dairy show ring. A mentor to many, Nelson was always willing to help youth interested in Brown Swiss. He spearheaded the Wisconsin Brown Swiss Breeders Share-A-Heifer program which gave WI youth practical experience with cattle. He also annually supported national youth involvement through the Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders Association.
Wisconsin Junior Bell Ringer Winners (2019)
Bell Ringer: Birdsallway Famous Nalia- Paige Kinnard
Reserve: Hartman Hills Chasing Dreams- Lucie Bitsky & Bethany Hartman
Honorable Mention: Browns Go Girl Gemma- Otis, Malcom & Quincee Johnson
Bell Ringer: Browns Ladys Lissa- Otis, Malcom & Quincee Johnson
Reserve: Seth’s Woody Fireball- Paul Grulke
Honorable Mention: Payacres Carter Sunkiss- Taylor & Brianna Paye
Bell Ringer: VoGrin Fabulous Wicked ETV- Peyton Voegeli
Reserve: Red Brae Noble Louisiana- Wesley Winch
Honorable Mention: Kruses GK Famous Jewell- Taylor Paye
Bell Ringer: Kruse GK Woody Dream- Bethany Hartman
Reserve: Opsal-JC Picture Perfect- Joey Opsal
Honorable Mention: Birdsallway Cater Pandora ETV- Josie & Paige Kinnard
Bell Ringer: Hager Hill Fantale Everleigh- Roslind & Riley Anderson
Bell Ringer: Random Luck W Typical- Payton Van Schydle & Matthew Thompson
Reserve: Horseshoe Hill NU Claira- Dawson Nickels
Bell Ringer: Cutting Edge T Frascati ETV- Jacob Harbaugh
Reserve: Seth’s Bosephus Fanatic- Paul Grulke
Honorable Mention: Buttercrest Stryker Colorado- Suton Paulson
Junior 2 Year Old
Jenlar Davpt Turtle Sundae- Austin Meyer
Senior 2 Year Old
Red Brae SPA Neola- Calli Storms
Junior 3 Year Old
Bell Ringer: Jenlar Cater Waltz ETV- Brianna Meyer
Reserve: Rosey- D Legacy Pearl- Meghan Douglas
4 Year Old
Hilltop Acres JK Tabitha- Trysten Chwala
Random Luck B Tea Rose- Matthew Thompson
Random Luck L Talula-Matthew Thompson