Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association
Wisconsin Livestock Breeders Association


Master Stockman Award

The Master Stockman Award is one of the most prestigious awards given to junior livestock project exhibitors and is generously sponsored by Case IH. The Master Stockman Award recognizes knowledge, skill, leadership, and excellence within beef, sheep and swine project work.

Master Stockman Award Requirements & Rules:
  • All Master Stockman applicants and/or their immediate families must be paid 2018 WLBA members. Membership applications can be found online at www.wisconsinlivestockbreeders.com and may be sent with your application.
  • The Master Stockman Scholarship is available to youth no younger than a high school senior graduating in 2018 or no older than 21 years of age by January 1, 2018.
  • Applicants must have participated in one or more of the following events: the WLBA Spring Preview, the Wisconsin Livestock Show Camp or the Summer Spectacular Show a minimum of three out of the last five years (2013-2017).
  • Master Stockman applicants must choose and apply within one species only; beef, sheep or swine.
  • Previous Master Stockman winners within any species are not eligible to reapply.
  • Previous Honorable Mention Master Stockman winners may reapply within any species; as long as they meet all requirements listed above, but they will be eligible to receive a monetary award no more than twice.
Master Stockman Scholarship Process:
  • An original hard copy of the Master Stockman Award application AND (3) additional copies should be mailed to the WLBA office with a postmark date of no later than February 1, 2018.
  • An electronic copy of your application and a scanned picture of yourself MUST also be emailed to the WLBA office by no later than 11:59 pm on February 1, 2018. Please email to alfhamp@centurytel.net.
  • Up to a maximum of 10 applications, based on the quality of applications submitted, regardless of species, will be chosen to advance to the interview level held at the WLBA Annual Meeting on March 24, 2018 at the UW-Arlington Research Station Public Events facility. All applicants must be able to interview in person on March 24, 2018 if chosen.
  • From the applicants interviewed, (3) $1000 Master Stockman Award winners and (2) Honorable Mention Master Stockman Awards will be chosen and recognized that day.
  • Checks will be awarded at the Wisconsin State Fair by Case IH.
Master Stockman Application Tips:
  • Applicants should answer each question as it pertains to their project as completely as possible. Your application will be judged on the depth of the knowledge of your project and your documented involvement and leadership shown in the livestock industry..
  • Photos are not required, but an appropriate amount are encouraged to document and enhance your application. Please scan photos directly into your electronic application.
  • Criteria for the interview process will include personal appearance (you are encouraged to dress as if you are participating in a job interview), knowledge of your project, presentation and knowledge of your application, and the ability to communicate and answer questions.

Click Here to Download the 2018 Application

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