The United States of America—home of the largest and fastest-growing population of Jersey cattle in the world—hosts the 21st International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the American Jersey Cattle Association in 2018.
This program offers unmatched opportunities for all who produce and market Jersey milk, milk products, and Jersey genetics, and especially those who are entering or expanding in the Jersey business. Speakers at the International Conference (June 27 and 30) include Larry Schirm, who brings a lifetime of Jersey experience to his position as ABS Global Key Account Manager; Dr. Dennis Saviano, Virginia C. Meredith Professor of Nutrition Policy at Purdue University; Dr. Francis Fluharty, Research Professor, The Ohio State University; and Andrew Le Gallais, Chairman of the Jersey Milk Marketing Board.
The three-week itinerary includes stops at the American Jersey Cattle Association headquarters offices, 30 top-performing herds in five states and North America’s largest A.I. bull center; expert presentations in a series of programs that include a research field day at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center farm; and tours of San Francisco or Portland, Columbus, and Chicago.
Mark your calendar. The 21st International Conference will be an opportunity to network with Jersey owners from 20 countries, share experiences and ideas, and participate in the discussions focused on expanding Jersey genetics in dairy herds across the globe.
MAIN CONFERENCE JUNE 23-30, 2018
SATURDAY, JUNE 23: ARRIVE COLUMBUS, OHIO
SUNDAY, JUNE 24
World Jersey Bureau Council Meeting
German Village Haus und Garten Tour alternating with
Headquarters Office tour of American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens tour, with program, social and dinner in the Wells Barn
MONDAY, JUNE 25
Columbus City and Architecture Tour
Programs at Waterman Dairy Farm, The Ohio State University and Select Sires, Inc.
TUESDAY, JUNE 26: TRANSFER TO CANTON, OHIO
Jerseys & Robots: Visits to Bar-Lee Jerseys, Albright Jerseys LLC
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
Call to Order: 21st International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau. Morning and afternoon sessions, plus luncheon honoring winners of the Jersey Educational Travel Awards
Evening at MAPS Air Museum: The Presidents’ Reception, Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the American Jersey Cattle Association and Breeder Awards Banquet
THURSDAY, JUNE 28
Tour Day: Clover Patch Jerseys, the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center (Behalt Cyclorama), Lehman’s Hardware and Ron Grosjean Farm & Agricultural Museum. Amish harvest feast meal at Scenic View Jerseys
Evening at Scenic Valley Farm with activities and displays
AJCC Research Foundation Benefit Auction
FRIDAY, JUNE 29
World Jersey Bureau Council Meeting, concurrent with
60th Annual Meeting of National All-Jersey Inc.
Partner Program: Fuel Up to Play 60 at Pro Football Hall of Fame
Afternoon Tours: Cold Run Jerseys LLC and Nature View Farms LLC
Dinner and ice cream social followed by the 61st National Heifer Sale
SATURDAY, JUNE 30
Annual Meeting of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau followed by
150th Annual Meeting of the American Jersey Cattle Association
Young Jersey Breeders Awards Luncheon
Closing Session of the 21st International Conference
WJCB President’s Gala Banquet