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Airport Shuttle Service

Are you flying into Springfield? Here is some important airport shuttle information below. We will also have airport greeters during the arrival times on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hotel Airport Shuttle
The University Plaza hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the Springfield National Airport. Call the hotel at 417.864.7333 upon arrival to be picked up.  Additional shuttle service will be provided during the times listed below. Taxi service is available for approximately $20.00 one-way.

Additional Convention Airport Shuttle Schedule
(Running between Springfield Airport/University Plaza Hotel)
Tuesday, June 26                   10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27              10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 1                        4:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Missouri Breeders Welcome you to visit
as you travel to Convention!

farm tour mapMissouri breeders from across the state welcome you to visit their farms as you travel through Missouri on your way to or from convention. We have breeders all across the state that welcome you to stop by and visit and talk cows!

websitesThese breeders can be found by visiting the website and selecting the 'Breeder Websites' tab and the 'Farm Tour Map' tab. Directions, addresses, and phone numbers are all available for you as you select your route. Click the images to take you to these pages.

Folding Display Contest - Exciting Changes This Year!

The Junior Folding Display contest has some exciting changes:

1. The contest is now open - there are no limit on entries. This allows youth to participate at the national level who might not have had the chance before.

2. New Categories: There is now a Scientific and Creative category. The two categories will be showcased in different parts of the hotel. Each category will be judged separately. See if you can pick out the winners!

3. Great Response: There are over 50 Folding Display entered by our youth. Take a few minutes to view all the entries and go back and encourage youth from your state to participate in the National Convention!

Penny is Back - Collect those Pennies!!

SDCPenny Wars will continue in Missouri! Penny the cow is already in Springfield. She made the long trip from Virginia, where she has spent the last year.

Virginia raised the most 'Pennies' for the Holstein Foundation in the Penny War competition last year and were awarded Penny the cow for the year.

Collect those pennies (they count in your states favor) or those silver or dollar bills (count against another states total) and come prepared to help YOUR state take Penny home.

Penny Wars support the Holstein Foundation, a great organization that encourages and supports our Dairy youth in many activities. Come ready to play!!

Hotel Shuttle Schedule

We will provide a shuttle service that will run between the three convention hotels: University Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, and Greenstay.

Shuttle busses will load in front of ballroom lobby at the University Plaza and in the front of the Holiday Inn Express and the Greenstay hotels. The shuttle will run between the three hotels on a constant route during the times listed below.

Wednesday, June 27              6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday, June 28                  5:30 AM – 6:30 AM
                                           7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday, June 29                      6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday, June 30                  6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 1                       3:30 AM – 4:00 PM

View Past Newsletters

Souvenir BookHave you missed some of the past Convention Newsletters?

Click on the link to the right to view several of the past issues to catch up!

Returning Waivers and Youth Medical/Participation Forms!


If you have already registered and we did not receive all of your youth medical/participation or Family Night waiver forms, please return these ASAP!!

If you registered ONLINE and you have a youth, you were emailed the forms for medical and participation to be signed by both the youth and the parent. We don't want to have any youth that are not able to participate because they don't have their forms turned in. Click here for a registration form with participation & medical consents.

Family Night: All attendees need to sign a family night waiver. Even adults just planning to sit and visit with friends need to sing a waiver. Click here if you can't find your waiver.

Faxing or e-mailing these forms back is appreciated.
Fax to: 417-743-3203 or e-mail to:

This will speed up your registration check in if all forms are returned. You will not receive event tickets if all paperwork is not returned. Thank you for your cooperation!

The Live and Futures Sale Catalogs are online!

Sale CoverClick cover to left or Click here to view the 2012 Nationals catalog. This elite offering will sell on two nights.

The Futures Sale will be held on Thursday, June 28 after everyone returns from Host Day activities at the University Plaza Hotel.

The National Live Sale will be held Friday, June 29 a block from Convention headquarters at the Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

Over 100 lots will sell and you will be amazed with the selection and offering available at this years sale!

Hotel Availability!

University Plaza Hotel: The headquarters hotel might have some last minute cancellations. Phone: 417-864-7333.

Holiday Inn Express: This hotel is only a block away and some rooms have been released. Check for availability: Phone: 417-862-0070.

Greenstay Hotel: This hotel will have a shuttle to convention center and is about 3 miles away.

Walnut Street Inn: This bed and breakfast is directly across the street from the Headquarters hotel and convention center. They have a limited number of queen rooms available. They will discount your stay 20% if you stay longer than 3 nights. Mention National Holstein Convention.

Greenstay Hotel & Suites
222 North Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Phone: 417-863-1440
GROUP NAME: National Holstein Convention
3 Miles from Convention Center
Shuttle Service will be Provided

Walnut Street Inn
900 East Walnut Street
Springfield, Missouri 65806
Phone: 417-864-6346
GROUP NAME: National Holstein Convention
Directly across the street from the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center

Souvenir Book - Online and Full of Information!

Souvenir BookThe National Convention Souvenir book is online and ready for you to enjoy. This issue is packed with information relating to the convention and for your trip to Missouri.

Breeders are ready to welcome you as you travel to or from the convention site. Sale consignors have pulled out all the stops as they are selling their best! Be sure to see what you can take home to your herd!

We hope you are ready to get your Kicks in Missouri!!

Click the logo above or here to see the souvenir book!

We look forward to seeing you!

We will be sending regular e-mails to keep you updated and informed as you prepare to attend the National Convention!

See you in Springfield!

Jodi Wright
Missouri Holstein Executive Director
417.743.292-H; 417.743.3203-F

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