The one-day conference will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Interested participants can register for the conference on the Holstein Association USA website with a credit card. The pre-registration fee is $50, which closes two weeks before the conference, on April 12. Late registrants and walk-ins will pay a $100 fee. To attend the conference, you must be 22 years old by the day of the conference.
The conference includes judging classes as well as cow-side classroom sessions. Participants will judge six high-quality Holstein classes, one of which will be assigned for oral reasons.
To register online, visit: http://www.holsteinusa.com/shows/judges_preregister.html. For more information, contact Jodi Hoynoski at 800.952.5200, ext. 4261 or by email, [email protected].
Hotel accommodations can be made at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Madison Central, 610 John Nolan Drive, Madison, WI; phone 608-709-5050. Ask for the WI Dairy Showcase – Holstein room rate of $144/night plus tax, available until March 26, subject to availability.
Looking ahead, the 2019 Holstein USA Judges Conference will be held at the Ohio Spring Dairy Expo in Columbus, Ohio.