2022 Junior Convention

December 28-30, 2021 | Red Lion Hotel, Appleton
Hosted by the Waupaca-Waushara Junior Holstein Association 
Convention Schedule 

Tuesday, December 28

12 noon-6 p.m.      DJM Interviews 

12 noon                 Convention Registration & Contest Room opens

                              Dairy Jeopardy Registration (deadline to check-in is 1:30 p.m.)

                              Dairy Bowl Registration (check-in by 6 p.m.)

1:15 p.m.               Dairy Jeopardy Judges’ orientation

1:30 p.m.               Dairy Jeopardy Roll Call & contest begins (all ages) 

5:15 p.m.               Junior Forum & Caucuses; Adult Forum

7:00 p.m.               Dinner - Dairy Jeopardy, Essay Contest & Junior Farm Tour Awards, Junior

                              Progressive Breeder & Long Range Production Awards

                              Bell-R-Ring Contest

9:00 p.m.               Hypnotist

Wednesday, December 29

7-8:30 a.m.            Breakfast buffet

7:45 a.m.               Dairy Bowl volunteer orientation

8:00 a.m.               Junior Dairy Bowl Contest begins

                              Senior & Intermediate Speaking Contests begin

8:00 a.m.               Contest Room opens 

9:00 a.m.               Royalty Interviews 

12:00 p.m.             Princess Luncheon 

                              First-time Attendee & Graduate Recognition 

1:45 p.m.               Senior & Rookie Dairy Bowl contests begin

                              Junior & Intermediate Speaking Contests begin

6:30 p.m.               Banquet  


Thursday, December 30

8:00 a.m.               Breakfast and Contest Room results

                              Premier County & Bell-R-Ring winner announced

9:00 a.m.               Business Meeting, JAC Elections & Raffle Drawing 

10:00 a.m.             Dairy Bowl Finals

to follow                YQCA seminar

Book your hotel room for convention!

Red Lion Paper Valley
333 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911


Use “Holstein” when making reservations

Group Rate:  
$96 for double occupancy; $106 for 3 people; $116 for 4 people - 1 king bed, 2 double beds or 2 queen beds

Group rate will be available until NOVEMBER 28, 2021 or until the block is full.

We’re “Rebooting in 2022!"

New dates

- This year’s convention will be Tuesday-Thursday during the school break between Christmas and New Year. We will be looking for feedback on which time frame is better for future conventions.

Registration/Junior Agreement

- There will be a registration fee for the convention again this year to help cover convention expenses and rental fees. This includes anyone that will be in the facility to watch a junior contest. Everyone will be required to stop at convention registration to sign up and receive a name badge.

- Junior members will need to have a parent’s signature on the Junior Behavior Agreement. The form will be emailed to all juniors who are pre-registered to complete before they travel to convention.

- Entry to all meetings, meals, dance and events will require a name badge to verify registration starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s Highlights

- We listened to feedback from the last in-person convention that having Dairy Jeopardy & Dairy Bowl is a lot for those participating in both and have scheduled them on separate days. We are also starting the first day activities later in the day to allow for travel time.

- Junior Forum and District Caucuses - this is your chance to bring up items for discussion that you’d like to see changed or added to Junior Holstein programming, plus meet the new JAC candidates!

- Hypnotist/Magician and Game Night: It’s always a hoot to see how your friends react when you get hypnotized, as long as it’s not you they’re laughing at! Friendly games will be set up to play like Corn Hole, Animal Bingo and others!

- Scavenger Hunt: Throughout the convention, youth will have the opportunity to “moo”ve around and complete the scavenger hunt to win prizes. 

Wednesday’s Fun & Games

- It’s Dairy Bowl day! Juniors will compete in the morning, along with senior and intermediate speaking contestants.

- Following the Princess Luncheon, Senior & Rookie Dairy Bowl contests will commence while senior and remaining intermediate speaking participants compete.

- There will be plenty of opportunities to earn points for the Premier County contest in the Activity Room. Be sure to stop back often to see what new activities are available!

Thursday’s Wrap-Up

- Drag your friends out of bed... winners from the Contest Room will be handed out, the grand prize for Ticketmaster will be drawn, and Bell-R-Ring and Spirit Award winners will be announced!

- JAC elections and the annual business meeting

- Be sure to stick around to cheer on your favorite teams in the Dairy Bowl Finals! Immediately following both contests, we’ll hold a YQCA training session to fulfill your requirements for the 2022 show season.

Junior Convention Results

2022 Sponsors/Donations

Tickets available from any Wisconsin Holstein junior member. For additional tickets, contact the WHA office.

Calf: Registered Holstein Heifer Calf from Grass Ridge Farm!

Check back for more details regarding this grand prize!