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CONVENTION UPDATE

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An in-person National Holstein Convention for adults and juniors is set to happen in Lancaster, PA on June 20-24, 2021. Details are being finalized to ensure a safe event that will follow proper local, state and federal guidelines. Hotel reservations can be made at the Marriott Lancaster at Penn Square by calling 1-866-503-3786 (mention Holstein Convention for group rate) or online. Full event schedule and registration information will be available in early April. We look forward to welcoming Holstein enthusiasts to Pennsylvania!

 

WELCOME

Leading the Holstein Vision
June 20, 2021 - June 24, 2021
Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is still Leading the Holstein Vision in 2021. We are excited to welcome fellow Holstein enthusiasts to Lancaster for the 2021 National Holstein Convention hosted by the Pennsylvania Holstein Association. The 2021 dates are set for June 20-24. We have an updated, tentative schedule available so that attendees can begin making travel arrangements.

The Pennsylvania Holstein Association and Holstein USA will be following state and federal COVID-19 guidelines in order to host a safe convention. As per the current Marriott Hotel policy, masks must be worn at all times while on the property.  


While visiting Pennsylvania, you'll be invited to visit world-renowned farms and cattle. Our nation's history is rooted here in the Keystone State and we're offering tours that step back in time to witness Amish culture and visit the battlegrounds in Gettysburg. If you're up for a sweet adventure, check out the tour to Hersheypark. We look forward to welcoming adult and junior Holstein enthusiasts to Pennsylvania in June!

Contact the Pennsylvania Holstein Association at 814.234.0364, for more information.

As of June 2, ticket sales are now closed. 

 

SCHEDULE

June 21

Monday

  • Convention Registration

  • Dairy Bar

  • Golf Outing

  • Tour Options

    • Distinguished Young Breeder Tour

    • History in Black & White: Gettysburg Battlefield and Museum

  • DJM Interviews

  • NHWSO Interviews

  • Speech Contestant/Judges' Orientation

  • Junior, Intermediate and Senior Speech Contest

  • Junior Luncheon

  • Dairy Knowledge Exam

  • Dairy Bowl Coaches' Meeting

  • Junior Welcome Mixer: Misty-Z Holsteins with Dairy Judging

June 22

Tuesday

  • Convention Registration

  • Dairy Bar

  • Trade Show

  • Tour Options

    • History in Black & White: Gettysburg Battlefield and Museum

    • Sight & Sound Theatre Visit

    • Dinner in Paradise

  • Dairy Bowl Contest and Finals

  • Junior Luncheon

  • Family Fun Night: Cherry Crest Adventure Farm and Strasburg Railroad

June 23

Wednesday

  • Convention Registration

  • Dairy Bar

  • Trade Show

  • Junior Forum

  • Tour Options

    • The Pennsylvania Breeders Tour

    • Cows to Cones Tour

    • Amish to "English" Tour

  • Dairy Jeopardy Contest

  • Junior Workshop

  • Cattle Preview and Dinner

  • Junior Awards Banquet

June 24

Thursday

  • Convention Registration

  • Dairy Bar

  • Annual Meeting

  • Trade Show

  • Tour Options

    • Sight & Sound Theatre Visit

    • Herd Fun in the Sweetest Place on Earth: Hersheypark Tour

    • Longwood Gardens

  • General Luncheon

  • Pre-Sale Meal

  • National Convention Sale

 

CONVENTION TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Keep scrolling to learn more about some tour highlights. Click the links below for complete descriptions of each tour!

 
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Elite Breeder Tours

Two different tours offered on Monday and Wednesday will feature Pennsylvania's elite Holstein breeders. Click the buttons below to learn more about the herds that you'll be visiting.

 
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Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is a botanical garden on more than 1,000 acres where garden design, horticulture, education and arts interplay. It features gardens, woodlands, and meadows on the DuPont Estate in Kennett Square. Lunch is on your own at one of the restaurants within Longwood. You will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone during a stop at the Down on the Farm Creamery, an Amish owned ice cream shop featuring homemade ice cream.

 
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Hersheypark

Herd Fun in the Sweetest Place on Earth

Participants spend the day at Hersheypark where there are over 70 attractions, including 14 coasters, a water park and access to ZooAmerica. You will also get to see how Hershey’s chocolate is made at Chocolate World. Your park pass includes a lunch buffet at our private pavilion between 1 - 3 p.m. The buffet features three entrees, sides and drinks. Buses begin to leave the park at 5:00 pm with the last bus departing at 8:30 p.m.

 
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Sight & Sound

Start your day with breakfast at the Hershey Farm Inn. Then gather for a stage production where the Bible comes to life with epic stories on a panoramic 300-foot stage. The story of “Queen Esther” is one of the most riveting stories of the Old Testament. The show in the 2,000 seat auditorium features magnificent sets, special effects and live animals.

 
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FAMILY FUN NIGHT

On Tuesday evening, enjoy a ride on the historic Strasburg Railroad through the Amish countryside to Cherry Crest Adventure Farm for games, food and lots of fun!

 

SPONSORS

As the convention nears, we would like to feature and say THANK YOU to our sponsors for their support. None of this would be possible without you!

 

Platinum Sponsors

 
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Select Sires Inc. & Premier Select Sires

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New Holland Agriculture

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Zoetis

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American National

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PA Dept. of Economic Development

Gold and Silver Sponsors

 
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Allflex

GOLD SPONSOR

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Cargill

GOLD SPONSOR

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Growmark FS

GOLD SPONSOR

Client 5

Land O' Lakes

GOLD SPONSOR

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Purina Feeds

GOLD SPONSOR

Client 4

Adams County Holstein Association

SILVER SPONSOR

Client 4

ADM

SILVER SPONSOR

Client 1

Advanced Agri-Solutions

SILVER SPONSOR

Client 7

Beiler Campbell Realty

SILVER SPONSOR

Client 8

Farmshine

SILVER SPONSOR

Client 2

Fisher & Thompson GEA

SILVER SPONSOR

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Holstein USA

SILVER SPONSOR

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Hubner Seed

SILVER SPONSOR

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Renaissance Nutrition

SILVER SPONSOR

Client 7

Semex

SILVER SPONSOR

Client 6

Trans-Ova Genetics

SILVER SPONSOR

Bronze Sponsors

Bedford County Holstein Association

Berks County Holstein Association

Cedar Crest Equipment

CowManager

CRI/Genex

Dairy Agenda Today

Dauphin County Holstein Association

Holstein International

Elanco Animal Health

AgChoice and MidAtlantic Farm Credit

Joel Krall Furnace-Hill Holsteins

Kings AgriSeed/King Fisher

Lancaster County Holstein Association

Lancaster Farming

MM Weaver

Papillon Agricultural Company

Pioneer Seed/Corteva

Richard Mellinger

Southwest PA Holstein Convention District

Weaverline

Member Bronze Sponsors

Kenneth & Jane Benner

Keith & Debbie Decker

Dr. Barry & Diane England

Brook-Corner Holsteins

Randy & Pat Kitchen & Family

James & Irene Osborne

Dale Rice

Kenneth Umble

 

Copper Sponsors

aAa Animal Analysis

ABS

Albrights Mill

Allied Milk Producers

Alltech

AMS Galaxy USA

Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Nutrition

Agri-TRAC Inc.

Blair County Holstein Association

Boehringer Ingelheim

CalfTel

Chemgro

Chester County Holstein Association

Clarion Venango Holstein Association

Crawford County Junior Holstein Assoc.

Dairy Management Inc.

Dairy Pricing Association

E&F Ag

EMM Sales & Service Inc.

Farmer Boy Ag.

First Citizens Community Bank

Franklin Builders LLC

Fulton Bank

Hoober's Equipment / Case IH

Hostetter Grain

Indexx Laboratories 

J&J Silo Company

JBZ Dairy Advantage

Landis Marketing

Lebanon County Holstein Association

Lira Gold - Daniel Baum Company

Mark Hershey Farms, Inc.

Meyer Manufacturing Corp

Millerstown Vet Associates

PA Dairyman's Association

Phibro Animal Health

Rovendale Ag & Barn

Redmond Minerals Inc

Rue Hel Farm

Seed Consultants

Shady Lane Curtains LLC

Show-Ease, Inc

Somerset Trust

Milk Specialties Global (Vitachol)

Way-Har Farm

WeCover Structures

White Horse Construction

Witmer Feeds

York County Holstein Association

ZimHaven Farm

Zooks Molasses Company

 

Donors

Ag-Vet Associates | Agri-Basics | Agri-Applicators | Animart | Bare Wealth Advisors | Bratton Insurance | Beaver Lawrence Holstein Association | Cambria County Holstein Association | Cattle Connection | Center for Dairy Excellence | Columbia Luzerne Holstein Association | Cowsmopolitan | Daniel & Korie Wood | Daniel Brant Pedigrees and Marketing | DeLullo Trucking Corp. | DFA | Harrell Custom Services Inc. | Hoover Wood Shavings LLC | Hostetter & Hostetter CPA | Huntingdon County Holstein Association | ImmuCell (First Defense) | Jefferson County Holstein Association | Juniata County Holstein Association | King Construction | Maryland Virginia Coop | Morrissey Insurance | Northampton County Holstein Association | NuFeeds | PA Beef Council | Pelton Trucking | Perry County Holstein Association | Petershiem Mattress | Snyder County Holstein Association | Sturdy Built Manufacturing LLC | Strickler Insurance | Somerset County Holstein Association | Tractor Supply | Udder Comfort | Udder Tech | Univest Financial | Westcox Dairy Bar | Wyoming Lackawanna Holstein Association

 

Pursue Your Happiness

Visit Pennsylvania

As you entered our favorite state, you might have seen our welcome signs that said “Pennsylvania, pursue your happiness.” Well we may be biased, but it’s easy to smile, laugh and adventure all throughout our state. Below are your fun-having resources if you want to extend your trip of a life time.

 
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