Dairy Banquet

By: News Release
Mar 27th, 2019

The Clayton County Dairy Banquet will be held on Friday, April 5, 2019 at Johnson’s Reception Hall in Elkader. Tickets will be available at the door. The banquet meal will start serving at 7pm with the programing beginning at 8:00 p.m.

The banquet program includes the presentation of various awards including the county’s Distinguished Dairy Producer, Outstanding Young Dairy Producer, and Senior Dairy Producer awards.  Blue ribbon rosettes and plaques will be awarded to producers for a variety of herd and individual cow production levels.  The Clayton County Little Miss Squirt, Jr. Dairymen and Dairy Princess will be crowned at the banquet. Scholarship recipients will also be recognized. NEW this year Mark Zalaznik will be playing live music directly following the conclusion of the awards.


Jennifer Smith is the ten year old daughter of Scott and Cindy Smith of Guttenberg. She is in fourth grade at Clayton Ridge where she enjoys music, P.E., math and science. She is a member of 4-H, Girl Scouts, dance and gymnastics. Her hobbies include painting, archery, swimming, photography, playing softball and showing cattle. She is the 2018 Alternate Little Miss Squirt. Her sponsor is Dan Rolfes Trucking, Earlville.


Joseph Eglseder is the nine year old son of Brooks and Sarah Eglseder of Edgewood. He is in third grade at Ed-Co Elementary where he enjoys math and spelling. He helps with chores on his family's 350 dairy goat herd and enjoys building projects. His hobbies are playing baseball, basketball and soccer; showing cattle, helping with community projects and promoting the dairy industry. Joseph's sponsor is Wesselcrest Holsteins, Greeley, Iowa.

Bradley Schroeder is the nine year old son of Andy and Samantha Schroeder of Guttenberg. He is in third grade at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception where he enjoys math and gym class. His family recently sold their 45 Holsteins where he enjoyed helping with the chores. In his free-time, he likes to play soccer, flag football, baseball and playing with his three brothers. He is also involved with Boy Scouts. Bradley's sponsors are Farmer's Savings Bank of Colesburg and AMPI of Arlington.

Daniel Whittle is the eight year old son of Mike and Hollie Whittle of Volga. He is in second grade at Central Community School where he enjoys reading, writing and listening to books. He stays very busy on his family's 500 head Holstein farm where he enjoys helping feeding calves and other chores that are asked of him. His hobbies are riding his horses and dirt bike. Daniel's sponsor is Wes Moore, Moore Truckin' of Dairy Farmers of America.


Emma Blume is the 17 year old daughter of Michael and Jamie Blume of Guttenberg. She is a junior at Clayton Ridge where she enjoys Biology, Chemistry and Agriculture classes. She is member of the Tri-Star FFA and the Jefferson Go-Hawks 4-H club where she is an officer in both groups. Her hobbies are showing cattle at the fair and spending time outdoors with her animals. She enjoys working beside her dad and grandfather on their family's farm that consists of 103 head of Holsteins and Brown Swiss. Emma's future plans are to attend NICC, Calmar for Dairy Science and then return to the family farm. Emma's sponsor is Ron Cashman, Greeley.

Kayleigh White is the 17 year old daughter of Arlis White Jr. and  Heather Evans of Luana. She is a junior at MFL Mar-Mac where her favorite subject is history. She is involved in FFA and 4-H, holding an office for both clubs, and is in cross country.  Her hobbies are showing cattle, spending time with family and friends, sight-seeing and helping around the farm. She is employed by Henkes Farms, Monona which consists of 175 Holsteins and Jerseys. Her future plans are to attend University Wisconsin-River Falls to major in Dairy Science and become a herd manager of a dairy. Kayleigh's sponsor is Little J Cattle Company of Garnavillo.