Junior Events

2020 Wisconsin Junior Holstein Convention

Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center

1001 Amber Ave, Steven’s Point, WI  54485

715-344-0200  --  www.ihg.com/holidayinn

Group Name: Junior Holstein Assn. 

Online Block Code: JUN

Group Rate:  $119.99 Standard Room; $139.99 Suite Rate 

Group rate will be available until December 3, 2019 or until the block is full.

TENTATIVE Schedule for 2020 Junior Convention


Friday, January 3

8:00 a.m.         DJM Interviews 

9:30 a.m.         Convention Registration & Contest Room opens

                        Dairy Jeopardy & Speaking Contest Registration (deadline to check-in is 10:45 a.m.)

                        Dairy Bowl Registration (check-in by 12 p.m.)

                        Princess Interview, Graduate, DJM Interview check-in

10:45 a.m.       Dairy Jeopardy & Speaking Contest orientation

11:00 a.m.       Speaking Contest roll call & contest begins (all ages)

11:00 a.m.       Dairy Jeopardy roll call & contest begins (all ages) 

12:30 p.m.       YQCA seminar

2:00 p.m.         Dairy Bowl volunteer orientation

2:15 p.m.         Senior & Rookie Dairy Bowl roll call & contests begin

6:00 p.m.         Dinner; Dairy Jeopardy, Essay & Junior Farm Tour Awards, Junior Progressive Breeder & Long Range Production Awards and Bell-R-Ring Contest

8:00 p.m.         Amazing Hypnotist


Saturday, January 4

7-9 a.m.           Breakfast buffet open

7:45 a.m.         Dairy Bowl volunteer orientation 

7:55 a.m.         Junior Dairy Bowl roll call                   

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

8:00 a.m.         Contest Room opens 

9:00 a.m.         Royalty Interviews 

12:00 p.m.       Princess Luncheon 

                        First-time Attendee & Graduate Recognition 

2:00 p.m.        Dairy Bowl Finals

3:00 p.m.        Junior Forum & Caucuses; Adult Forum

6:30 p.m.        Banquet & Dance


Sunday, January 5

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

                        Spirit Award & Bell-R-Ring winner announced

9:00 a.m.         Business Meeting, JAC Elections & Raffle Drawing, Jack Taylor, Motivational Speaker

YQCA Training

The WHA Young Adult Committee will once again be offering an educational session for junior members in order to complete their YQCA training requirements for the 2020 project year. The session will be held Friday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. and should last for one hour. The YAC will be covering the cost of the training session for juniors, however you MUST be registered in advance for your registration fee to be covered. There is a spot on the convention registration form to sign-up for the YQCA session.

2020 All-American Youth on Parade

Get your Ameri-cow-na ready! We’re celebrating All-American youth at this’s Junior Convention! Here’s what’s new, exciting and All-American!


Registration - NEW this year

  • ALL youth and adults MUST register and pay a registration fee in addition to any meal tickets.

  • Entry to all meetings, meals, dance and events will require a wristband to verify registration starting at 6 p.m. on Friday evening.


Friday, January 3

  • Who’s ready for Dairy Jeopardy, Speaking Contest, Senior and Rookie Dairy Bowl competitions?

  • All-American Red, White & Blue Dinner – “Holstein Jump Around”

    • Theme Night! Dress in your best Ameri-cow-na! It can be anything red, white, and blue or county shirts or whatever creativity you desire. Prizes will be awarded for best individuals and teams. Dress up and win “Golden Ticket” fast passes that get you into all meals 15 minutes early or get you first in the buffet line!

    • Jump Around – Yes! we will be doing a Wisconsin Holstein “Jump Around”

  • Hypnotist & Game Night. Get ready to laugh ’cuz it’ll be a hoot watching your friends get hypnotized! Friendly games will be set up for everyone to enjoy – Ladder golf, corn hole, inflation toss, fecal fling, and more!


Saturday, January 4

  • It’s the junior dairy bowl teams’ turn to compete!

  • All-American Princess Luncheon - “Holstein Jump Around”

  • 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.

  • All-American Banquet & Dance - get your boot scootin’ shoes on for some line dancing!


Sunday, January 5

  • Drag your friends out of bed... winners from the Contest Room will be handed out and Bell-R-Ring and Spirit Award winners will be announced!

  • Motivational Speaker Jack Taylor Jr. (check him out on Facebook). Jack is a small-town Wisconsin dude who hosts Wisconsin’s leading TV show “Discover Wisconsin”. When he’s not traveling around the state recording podcasts or making giant snowmen, Jack speaks to youth about values, goals, kindness, purpose and character.

  • JAC elections and the annual business meeting


Cow Camp 2019 • May 11-12

Upham Woods, Wisconsin Dells

N194 County Rd N

Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Please note the following for 2019: 

**Age of campers must be 9-13 years as of January 1, 2019
**All campers and chaperones must be members of WHA
**Chaperones must be pre-approved by WHA

Sponsored by:

January 14, 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Mara Budde, Director of Communications

Phone: 800-223-4269

Email: marab@wisholsteins.com

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January 11, 2018

Contact: Mara Budde, Communications Associate

Phone: (608) 356-2114

Email: marab@wisholsteins.com

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January 8-10, 2016
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Hosted by: Chippewa County

2015 Junior Holstein Convention
January 2-4, 2015
Fond du Lac, WI
Hosted by: Dodge County 

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January 3-5, 2014
Wisconsin Dells, WI 
Hosted by: Fond du Lac County

2013 Junior Holstein Convention 

December 28 - 30, 2012
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Host by: Rock County

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Host by: Clark County


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