Wisconsin Holstein Association Wisconsin Holstein

Adult Holstein Convention

2015 Adult Convention Information

February 20-21, 2015
Hosted by Pierce County


Due to the unavailability of hotel rooms in River Falls the 2015 WHA Convention has been moved to Hudson, WI.

New Convention Site:
Hudson House Grand Hotel
1616 Crest View Drive, Hudson, WI 54016 715-386-2394
Room block mention Wisconsin Holstein Assoc.

Additional hotels in area:
Comfort Inn Suites, 2620 Center Dr, Hudson, WI 866-715-0006
Fairfield Inn Mariott, 2400 Center Dr, Hudson, WI 715-386-6688
Holiday Inn Express, 1200 Gateway Blvd, Hudson, WI 715-386-6200

The convention schedule and meal rates will remain the same as printed in the January issue of the Wisconsin Holstein News. We hope you’ll join us at the convention and apologize for any inconvenience.

Registration Form

Schedule of Events
Friday, February 20  
10:00 a.m. Ice Fishing Outing
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Wine & Painting Session #1
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. National Holstein Association Update
11:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration & Dairy Bar Open
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. WHA Committee Meetings
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. YAC Young Breeder Roundtable
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Pre-Sale Social Hour
6:00 p.m. Dinner; Production awards presented
7:30 p.m. WHA Futures Sale hosted by Young Adult Committee
Saturday, February 21  
7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Past President's breakfast
8:00 a.m. Registration & Dairy Bar open
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Early Bird Session - Marketing Embryos in a Global Setting with Holstein Plaza representative and Steve Berland. Monderated by Corey Geiger.
9:00 a.m. WHA Annual Business Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wine & Painting Session #2
9:00 a.m. Ladies' Pampering Outing (on your own, info provided at registration)
11:30 a.m. Luncheon; recognition of juniors, GMD and DOM, 40 & 50 Yr members, Wall of Fame
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Wine & Painting Session #3
1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Farm Tours
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Social Hour
6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet
  Dessert Auction to benefit Scholarship fund
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Dancing, live music by "Midnight Special"
Sunday, February 22  
  WHA Board Re-organizational Meeting


2014 Adult Convention Recap

Check out video from the early bird session Saturday morning, featuring Bob Miller and Frank Regan, moderated by Corey Geiger.

View the press release

Younger Distinguished Dairy Person: Ryan & Brandi Kamps, Ryan & Traci Weigel
Distinguished Breeder Award: Bob & Karyn Schauf
Distinguished Service Award: Christianne Williams

2014 award winners

(Left to right): Bob & Karyn Schauf, Ryan & Brandi Kamps, Ryan & Traci Weigel, Chris Williams

Wall of Fame Person: Marlowe Nelson
Wall of Fame Bull: Regancrest Elton Durham-ET
Wall of Fame Cow: Snow-N Denises Dellia

wall of fame inductees

Wall of Fame Inductees: Kevin Jorgensen presenting on behalf of Select Sires, Frank Regan, Marlowe Nelson and Bob Snow.

Top Performers
Overall Top Performer - Kellercrest Shottle Loni-ET, Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Mount Horeb
Junior Two Year Old - Vieuxsaule Freddie Tanya, Thomas Kestell, Waldo
Senior Two Year Old - Siemers Outbound Facile, Siemers Holsteins, Newton
Junior Three Year Old - Siemers Shottle Hianna-ET, Thomas Kestell, Waldo
Senior Three Year Old - Ever-Green-View Latisha-TW, Thomas Kestell, Waldo
Four Year Old - Ken-Flo Potter 598, Allan & Susan Lundberg, Osseo
Five Year Old - Siemers Sharky 10990, Siemers Holsteins, Newton
Six to Nine Year Old - Kellercrest Shottle Loni-ET, Kellercrest Reg. Holsteins, Mount Horeb
Ten Years & Older - Jeffrey-Way Manat Terra-ET, Jeff & Kate Hendrickson, Belleville

top performers

Top Performer winners: Susan & Allan Lundberg, Mark Keller, Sherry Siemers-Peterman

40-Year and 50-Year Members

40&50 year members

40 & 50 Year members recognized at convention:

Young Adult Educational Winners

young adult educational winners

Young Adult Committee Scholarships: Marci Walker representing YAC, Shianne and Brandon Ferry. The proceeds from the Futures Sale helps support annual Education Scholarships for young adults to attend workshops, industry events or annual meetings. 







2013 Annual Adult Convention Results
February 22 & 23
Rothschild, WI - Stoney Creek Inn - Wausau

2012 Adult Convention Results
February 24 & 25, 2012
Waupaca, WI - Comfort Suites & Ale House