Registration for the Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association (AJCA) and National All-Jersey Inc. (NAJ), is now available. The meetings will be held June 23-26, 2021 in Bettendorf, Iowa, at the Isle Casino-Hotel Bettendorf.
The registration website – USJerseyAnnualMeeting.com –opened Monday for Jersey breeders and enthusiasts from across the United States to register. Hotel reservations are also open at https://rebrand.ly/AJCAMeeting21. Cost to attend is $200 for adults and $100 for youth through May 31, 2021. Room rates are $89/night plus tax when using the AJCA21 code.
The AJCA annual membership meeting will be held on Friday, June 25. The NAJ Annual Meeting is slated for Saturday, June 26. The USJersey organization will recognize 2021 award winners for Master Breeder, Distinguished Service, Meritorious Service and three Young Jersey Breeders. Award winners from 2020 that have opted to receive their awards this year will also be recognized. The AJCC Research Foundation Benefit Auction will be held on Thursday, June 24.
Jersey Marketing Service will host the National Heifer Sale on Friday, June 25 at Cinnamon Ridge Dairy in Donahue. The annual sale will feature 40 of the country’s most elite heifers. Following the sale, guests will be treated to a firework display at the dairy.
Included in the schedule are farm visits to Cinnamon Ridge Dairy; Wapsiana and Fairholm Jerseys; and Kunde Jersey Farm. Trips are planned for Field of Dreams, National Toy Museum and Antique Outlet Mall. Attendees are invited on a riverboat cruise down the Mississippi and to participate in a round table discussion with Iowa Secretary of Agriculture during the week.
Youth events include a pizza party, an Ag in the Classroom session, and a visit to a fun park. The week will be capped off with a youth banquet.
Iowa Jersey breeders are hosting this year’s meeting. Chairs are John Maxwell, Donahue; Jennifer Zumbach, Manchester; and Blake Schulte, Coggon. For more information on the meetings contact the AJCA office at 614.861.3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates will be made on the www.USJersey.com website as meeting times draw closer.