Alaina Dinderman
Alaina Dinderman
Alaina Dinderman
15 years old
Freshman

When do you do chores? In the evenings and weekends.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite is rinsing off show heifers because it’s refreshing when it’s hot out. My least favorite chore is washing buckets and bottles after feeding calves.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? Circus Cow, because she was my first animal I was able to exhibit at World Dairy Expo, and she was second and first junior.
What is your favorite subject in school? History because I enjoy learning about the past.
What is something you have learned in school recently? How to drive on rural roads in driver’s education.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A veterinarian and photographer.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I would have a farm with elite show cattle. It would have two compost-bedded pack barns, one for cows and one for heifers. The one for the cows would be connected to an area to milk them. Calves would be in hutches.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream.
What is your favorite game to play at home and on the farm? Hide and seek on the farm.
Are you involved in any activities? Basketball, softball, Illinois Junior Holstein, FFA and 4-H. My favorite is FFA.

Aidan Dinderman
13 years old
Seventh grade

When do you do chores? Mostly in the summer.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite is feeding the show heifer groups, and my least favorite is feeding bottle calves.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? Aruba, because she is mine, and I showed her as a calf.
What is your favorite subject in school? Reading because I like it and am good at it.
What is something you have learned in school recently? About valence electrons.
What do you want to be when you grow up? A pilot.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. I would have around 50 Guernsey and Ayrshire cows in free stalls. I would grow corn, soybean and alfalfa.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream.
What is your favorite game to play at home and on the farm? Monopoly.
Are you involved in any activities? Illinois Junior Holstein and 4-H. Quiz bowl is my favorite, and I like going to the state contest.

Amery Dinderman
13 years old
Seventh grade

When do you do chores? At night on the weekdays, but both morning and night on the weekends.
What is your favorite chore and least favorite chore? My favorite chore is hauling manure because it involves the tractor. My least favorite chore is feeding calves because I don’t like the animal part of chores.
What is your favorite animal on your farm? My favorite animal is Destiny because she is a nice cow.
What is your favorite subject in school? My favorite subject in school is physical education because I like sports.
What is something you have learned in school recently? Data variability in math.
What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to be a crop farmer because I don’t like doing animal chores.
If you had a farm, describe what it would look like. If I had a farm, it would be in Wisconsin, and I would have beef cattle and tractors to do fieldwork.
What is your favorite dairy treat? Ice cream.
What is your favorite game to play at home and on the farm? Hide and go seek on the farm.
Are you involved in any activities? I am involved in 4-H, Illinois Junior Holstein, baseball, football and basketball.