Adult Convention

2020 Adult Convention • February 21-23, 2020

Radisson Hotel
625 West Rolling Meadows Drive
Fond du Lac, WI 54937

 A block of rooms has been reserved for $109 per night. Ask for Wisconsin Holstein rate. Please reserve rooms by Jan. 24, 2020. Each person staying at the Radisson will receive a complimentary breakfast coupon for each night’s stay. Registration due by January 25, 2020 rates to increase after that. 

Convention Schedule
Friday, February 21

12 – 5:30 p.m.             Registration and Dairy Bar open

12 - 8 p.m.                   Silent Auction open – benefits District 10 Holstein Show

1 p.m.                          National Delegate Meeting (if needed)

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.          WHA Committee Meetings

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.          Holstein USA Town Hall Forum

4:30 – 6 p.m.               Social Hour

6 p.m.                          Dinner: Introductions; YAC Education Award; Top Performer, Lifetime Production Awards, Wall of Fame Inductees

7:30 p.m.                     Motivational Speaker Bill Jartz, WBAY TV Green Bay

8:30 p.m. - 12 a.m.      All-Ages Dairy Bowl, social time and music by Millennial Playlist (starting later)

Saturday, February 22

6:30 a.m.                     Dairy Bar opens

6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.     Silent Auction open – benefits District 10 Holstein Show

7 – 8 a.m.                    Past President’s breakfast gathering (for past Presidents and spouses only)

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.            Registration open

8 a.m.                          Early Bird Session with Classifiers

8 – 9:15 a.m.               Restorative Yoga poolside

9 -11 a.m.                    “Let us pamper you.” Moraine Park Technical College nail technician manicures, at the Radisson. Limit of 16

9 a.m.                          WHA Annual Business Meeting

11:30 a.m.                   Lunch: Recognition of juniors to compete at National Convention; GMD, DOM, PBR and PGA awards;

40 & 50 year members

1:00 – 5:30 p.m.          Tours: Kampy Holsteins, Agromatic Inc. and ST Genetics

1:30 – 3:30 p.m.          Wine and cheese pairings along with beer and chocolate samples

6 p.m.                          Social Hour

7 p.m.                          Awards Banquet: Recognize National Convention Volunteers and Host Farms; WHA board recognition; advertising

contest winners; Distinguished Service Award; Distinguished Young Holstein Breeder; Distinguished Holstein Breeder; Dessert and Gift Basket Silent Auction to benefit the scholarship fund; JAC Worker Auction

10 p.m. – 12 p.m.        Social time with music by Millennial Playlist

Sunday, February 23 

Breakfast on your own

WHA Board re-organizational meeting

Convention Tours and Events

Wall of Fame Celebration moved to Friday night

Join us to welcome the next set of Wisconsin Holstein greats into the Wall of Fame during Friday evenings dinner. Reserve your spot to see the following be honored: Bull - Jenny-Lou Mrsl Toystory; Cow - Wesswood-HC Rudy Missy-ET; and Person – William Hageman, Sr. Hear the stories behind each of these Wisconsin legends. Top Performer, YAC Education Award and Lifetime Production awards will be celebrated on Friday, too.

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Motivational Speaker: Bill Jartz

Hear the Voice of Lambeau on Friday evening. Bill Jartz graduated from Northwestern University in 1980 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He began his career as the 10 o’clock sports anchor at WSAW-TV in Wausau but moved to WBAY-TV in 1983, the TV station he grew up watching. Bill and his wife, Mary, own two dogs and enjoy relaxing with friends at home. Bill’s other interests include hunting, fishing, physical fitness and helping on his friends dairy.

All Ages Dairy Bowl

After getting motivated by Bill Jartz on Friday, take part in All Ages Dairy Bowl. Put your dairy knowledge to the test. The contest will be single elimination and with prizes awarded to to first and second place teams. Cost to enter a team is $25. Teams will consist of four people. Registration can be included with meal registration and also sent to Kelly Rickert. Team registration will be accepted until 6 p.m. on Friday night.


Saturday Morning Alternate Activities

8 – 9:15 a.m.: Welcome to an enlightening morning of taking part in restorative yoga. Come to the pool area comfortably dressed for a session where your muscles are allowed to deeply relax. Yoga mats will be provided. Let us pamper you after yoga, with a chance to receive a manicure from nail technicians from Moraine Park Technical College. We will offer manicures on site at the Radisson for 16 individuals. You will be able to sign up for your time when you arrive at the Radisson and pick up your registration material. Scheduled times that are available are 9 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 10:30. The cost is $10. 

If you would rather explore Fond du Lac, you can take off to visit Kris Kringle Shop, Lillian’s, Fanna’s Café with a unique shop, Ubuntu Art Space, or Thelma Center for the Arts - with these classes available: Studio 51 Fantasy Drawing (11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.), Pastel Drawing (12:45-2:45 p.m.)

If you are interested in getting together for lunch, we will meet at 11:15 a.m. in the lobby of the Radisson to car pool to one of our unique Fond du Lac restaurants. 

Wine and Cheese Pairing, Beer and Chocolate

Beth Crave, Customer Service Manager for Crave Brothers Farmstead Cheese, LLC, will be giving an interactive presentation on cheese pairings. Beth will pair at least 10 different types of cheeses with beer, wine, and chocolates. Those that attend will be not only be able to learn the hows and whys of the pairings but also be able to sample and take away printed materials from this informative workshop. There will be a $10 fee (due at registration) to cover costs of the presentation and space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Tours: Kampy Holsteins, Agromatic & STgenetics

Kampy Holsteins is home to a herd of 300 Registered Holsteins. A true family-run operation, they take great pride in their cows and have attained a BAA of 108.6. In a quick walk through the freestall barn, you will notice the passion they have for the Holstein breed and their belief in working with cows from good, honest cow families.   

Agromatic has been providing America’s dairymen with the industry’s highest quality equipment since 1898. Their products focus on cow comfort with the understanding the more comfortable your cows are, the more milk they will produce. 

We are excited to have STgenetics as our bus sponsor and one of our tour stops! Located just six minutes from the Radisson, ST will offer a three-part tour of their facilities. A drive through of their bull barn where they house approximately 250 bulls including Jordy and Moovin; a walk-through of their over 100 sorting machines; and an overview of their distribution. We will have ST reps on board our buses.

Thank you to the 2020 Convention Sponsors!

Supreme Champion


Grand Champion

Agromatic • Compeer Financial • Great Northern Land and Cattle Co. • Kampy Holsteins • ST genetics

Intermediate Champion

Agropur, Inc. • AL-INS Enterprises • Beth Herges Photography • Fox Cities Builders • Lakeview Electric Contractors • Oakfield Elevator • TTI, Inc.

Junior Champion

AgSource Cooperative Services • Alternative Animal Bedding • Animart • Armstrong Welding & Repair • B & B Express • Ballweg Implement Co., Inc. • Baraboo State Bank • Braun Electric • Bristol Morgan Bank  • Central Ag Supply • CP Feeds • Dairy Doctors Veterinary Services • Flood Oil Company • Hodorff Seeds & Agronomy • Immel Insurance and Financial 

Services • Investors Community Bank • Jeff & Ruth Kohlmann • Ken Scannell • Norm’s Ag Service • O’Brien Auctioneers, LLC • Ottery Transportation • Priority IAC, Inc. • Redeker Dairy Equipment • Schraufnagel Implement • Stanley Schmitz • St. Anna Veterinary Clinic • Tom Morris, LTD • United Cooperative • Waupun Veterinary Services • West Bend Elevator • Zoetis

2019 Adult Holstein Convention

February 23 & 24, 2019 

Holiday Inn, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 

Award Winners


Younger Distinguished Dairy Breeder: Kurt & Sarah Loehr
Distinguished Breeder Award: Mike & Valerie Holschbach

Distinguished Service Award: R. Paul Buhr


Wall of Fame Person: David Bachmann, Sr. 
Wall of Fame Bull: Pinehurst Copyright
Wall of Fame Cow: Audrey Posch


Top Performers
Overall Top Performer & 6- to 9-year-Old -Selz-Pralle Aftershock 3918 VG-88, Selz-Pralle Dairy, Humbird
Junior Two Year Old - Ever-Green-View Ms Ace VG-87, Tom Kestell, Waldo
Senior Two Year Old - Valley Drive Dnatello Teach VG-89, Valley Drive Holsteins, Campbellsport
Junior Three Year Old - Ms Tango Tasha-ET EX-90, Tom Kestell, Waldo
Senior Three Year Old - Ever-Green-View Asbury EX-91, Tom Kestell, Waldo
Four Year Old - Ever-Green-View Admire-ET EX-90, Tom Kestell, Waldo
Five Year Old - Ri-Val-Re Snowman Cynema-ET EX-93, Edward Jeanquart, Forestville
10 Years & Older - Pyramid Goldwyn Shimmer-ET EX-94, Dylan and Cameron Ryan, Fond du Lac

300 & 400,000 Lifetime Production Recognition

400,000-pound Cow: Stone-Front Leader Hilda, Andrew & Lynette Buttles, Lancaster


300,000-pounds Cows

  • Kayser Skyfame Taney of SF, Andrew & Lynette Buttles, Lancaster

  • Co-op Bosside B Belinda-ET, Badger Holsteins, Unity

  • B-S-D Shottle Tany 21124-ET, Blue Star Dairy Farms, Middleon

  • Lonely-Mile Sarabeth, Jeffrey & Jill Pinter, Curtiss

  • Jeffrey-Way Tweedy, Joshua Marz, Cross Plains

  • Tag-Lane 6663 Tres 6374 and Profitmaker Dramatic 1116, Kevin Griswold, Ixonia

  • Koepke Casimir5 Dale, Koepke Farms, Inc., Oconomowoc

  • Nor-Rose Mascol 1224, Loehr Dairy, Mount Calvary

  • Mike-Ro Cousteau Veronica, Michael Scott Rohloff, Whitewater

  • Wilstar Outside 2189-ET, Mystic Valley Dairy, LLC & Kevin Jorgensen, Sauk City

  • Quantum Binky 8135, Quantum Dairy, LLC, Weyauwega

  • Ar-Line Tribute Arleen, Randy Holthaus, Bangor

  • Joy-Ken Miriam, Randy Hutterer, Manitowoc

  • Ms Siemers Izak 11134, Siemers Lynch 10601, Siemers Moscow 14187, Siemers Ramos 10973, Siemers Bolivr Maggie 11487, Siemers Colby 12703, Siemers 10863 and Siemers Bolton Ego 12551, Siemers Holstein Farms, Inc., Newton

  • S-Fine 3337 Suede Shoes, So-Fine Bovines, LLC, Westfield

  • Webb-Vue Jomer Geralenn, Summit Farms, LLC, Plymouth

  • T-Bells Die-hard 1464 399, Tim & James Bell, Camp Douglas

  • United-Pride Lethal 2772, United Pride Dairy, Philips

  • Will-oo Persia-Red 2702, William F. Buss, Eland


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