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What a Great Convention!!
Thank you to all convention attendees for making the 2012 National Holstein Convention a success!! We hope you were able to see some great cows and farms, some unique sights, catch up with old friends and make new ones!
Don't Forget your Holstein History Books! Did you get away from convention without getting your books? You can still order them. Click on photos below.
PHOTOS, PHOTOS, PHOTOS...!!
We'd love to share the week in photos. So many people took photos and shared them with us and we'd like to share them with you. There are too many to put on the screen, so you may view photos by event below.
How to View Photos:
1. Slideshow: Chose an event from the list below and click on the name to view a photo slideshow in Flickr.
2. To Save Photos: click on 'View All Photo Sets' directly below to see all the event photo sets. Click on a set and then you can see individual photos thumbnails. Select a photo you want to save. Click on Actions, View All Sizes and then download the size you chose.
|Click convention event below to view photo slideshow
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|•General Convention||•Adult Banquet|
|•Annual Meeting||•Ideal Cow & Bull Unveiling|
|•Dairy Bar||•Dairy Bowl Contests|
|•Dairy Jeopardy Contests||•Family Night|
|•Fishing / Floating||•Futures Sale|
|•Heart of the Ozarks Tour||•Host Day - Loading Buses|
|•Host Day - College of the Ozarks||•Host Day - Groves View|
|•Host Day - PFI||•Host Day - Robthom|
|•Host Day - Silver Dollar City||•Host Day - Showboat|
|•Junior Activities||•Junior Awards|
|•Juniors - Banners||•Junior - Fantastic Caverns|
|•Juniors - Folding Displays||•Junior Mixer|
|•Junior Forum & JAC||•Junior Banquet|
|•KC Wolf Lunch||•Live Sale|
We received many Thank You's from guests and convention attendees. However, one of the nicest was one we received about our Holstein youth from the owners of Fantastic Caverns where the final dance was held.
"One other thing I need to do is to thank you for bringing such a wonderful group of young people to your event. The families and association should be proud of the kids they've involved with their activities and occupations.
We have a lot of contact with groups of kids and your bunch really stood out from most of the others. My crew came up to me afterwards and commented on what a nice group of kids they were and how much they liked being around them.
It shouldn't be unusual, but good behavior sometimes is. Thank you for giving us the chance to work with your group of kids...we all enjoyed it. "
Kirk Hansen, Fantastic Caverns
Sometimes all the publicity the dairy industry receives is negative. The National Holstein Convention received some very positive publicity while in Springfield.
Below are a couple of links to the local newspaper and broadcast stations that gave some very positive publicity to our industry.
CBS Springfield News: Springfield, MO to Host National Holstein...
CBS Springfield News: MSU Parking Garage Filled with Cows...
Springfield News-Leader Paper: Cattle Park in MSU Garage
Springfield News-Leader Paper: Holsteins take center stage at Junita K...
2012 National Convention!