The 2013 Cow Camp was held on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2013, at the Beaver Creek Reserve in Fall Creek, Wis. Over 50 youth attended the two-day event, which featured a variety of workshops focusing on Wisconsin Holstein programs, general cow health, and dairy knowledge and trivia.
Camp kicked off on Saturday, May 18, with games and getting to know members of the WHA Junior Activities Committee. The afternoon activities following introductions included lessons from veterinarian Matt Dorshorst, information on filling out junior award forms from Cassy Krull and Nick Schuster, making a bedding back courtesy of Sean Brown and John Klossner, and ice cream making with Ryan Pralle.
After a great afternoon of sessions, campers enjoyed a hike and home-cooked meal. The evening concluded with the princess' scavenger hunt, some dairy bowl fun and dairy olympics. The crew hit the hay after some time at the campfire and observatory.
On Sunday morning, the campers were again taken through workshops that included a showing demonstration from Peter Coyne, another great veterinarian workshop from Matt Dorshorst, marketing and advertising tips from Tracy Nelson, and education on cow by-products from Pam Selz-Pralle.
The camp concluded with the famous ag olympics and group photos.
The Association would like to thank our industry experts Matt Dorshorst, Peter Coyne, Tracy Nelson and Pam Selz-Pralle, as well as our event sponsors Badgerland Financial, Animart and East Central/Select Sires for their support!
With another successful Cow Camp in the books, its time to start thinking about next year! Stay tuned for information on the 2014 WHA Cow Camp and how to join in on the fun!
2012 Cow Camp
Cow Camp Educates Junior Members
2011 Cow Camp
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