PRE-CONVENTION TOURS & EVENTS
Monday, June 24
Pre-Convention Farm Tours
Sponsored by STgenetics
Join us on this pre-convention tour to witness the diversity of Wisconsin dairy farms. From a robot dairy to a conventional tie-stall barn and a showplace, you will see legendary Holsteins at each stop. We will end the day with a visit to one of the Midwest’s largest dairies which will demonstrate how “America’s Dairyland” has it all when visiting Jenlar Holsteins, Forest Ridge Holsteins, Budjon Farms and Rosendale Dairy. Two price options exist: $40 for the meal and bus ride, or $20 for the meal only. Lunch will be served at Budjon from 12:15 to 1 p.m.
Educational programming provided by the Wisconsin Holstein Foundation.
Fox River Boat Cruise and Historic Home Tour
This river cruise is a chartered event limited to 70 guests. The historic Fox River and the bay of Green Bay were home to the oldest European settlements on the entire Great Lakes established by French explorers. This exclusive river cruise will explore natural shore lines, landscapes, and the historic homes along the Fox River. One such home is the Hazelwood Historic House. Placed on the National Register of Historic places by the U.S. Department of Interior in 1964, guests will go on a guided tour of this exquisite property. Lunch will be at Fratellos Riverfront Restaurant with breathtaking views of the Fox River.
Junior and Adult Luncheon
Juniors and adults can refuel with a splendid pasta bar at the Red Lion Hotel during their day of Dairy Jeopardy, Prepared Public Speaking, and many more Monday events.
Junior Fun at Badger Sports Park
Opportunities galore to mix with juniors from across the country. Attendees can choose from go-karts, 18-hole mini-golf, batting cages, laser tag, inflatables, a mini bowling alley, and so much more. There will be a tailgate-style picnic with burgers, brats and all the fixings. A short ten-minute ride via bus from the hotel, this event is a great way to conclude Monday’s fun-filled day.