Applications for the 2nd Annual Hellenbrand Lasting Legacy Award (HLLA) are being accepted now through June 15, 2022!
To honor Mike Hellenbrand and continue the legacy of Mike and his wife, Linda, the annual Hellenbrand Lasting Legacy Award (HLLA) was established to provide an aspiring and deserving dairy youth 50% ownership in a September, December or March heifer calf, born from a recent World Dairy Expo breed champion lineage. Highlights of the program include developing the heifer with the guidance of a designated mentor, and showcasing her at local, state and national shows.
Last year’s winner, Alison Gartman from Sheboygan,WI, received a Guernsey heifer calf from the 2017 WDE Guernsey Grand Champion, Springhill Mentor Jazzy-ET. Breeder Springhill Farms in Ohio provided the calf. Alison plans to showcase her heifer beginning in May.
The 2022 award will be an Ayrshire heifer calf from the 2021 WDE Ayrshire Grand Champion, Marilie Gentleman Karmina. The breeders, Budjon Farms and Peter Vail, will provide the calf to the HLLA award winner next spring for the 2023 show season. The breed of the calf awarded in subsequent years is expected to rotate amongst all the dairy breeds.
Applications are now being accepted. The deadline is June 15, 2022. The HLLA recipient will be named in September, 2022.