“History Being Written” is the theme for the 2014 Annual Meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc., being held in Alexandria, Virginia, where history has been made since its founding in 1749 and gateway to our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C.2013 was an historic year for the AJCA, the first dairy breed registry organization established in America in 1868. At the annual meeting Saturday, June 28, officials will report a second consecutive year over 100,000 registrations, records in all primary service categories, and the highest level of Jersey production in history–a per-cow average of 20,392 pounds energy-corrected milk.
At its meeting Friday, June 27, National All-Jersey Inc. will report a dynamic year advancing its mission to increase the value of and demand for Jersey milk and milk products and Jersey cattle in markets near and far.
On Thursday, June 26, you will have the entire day to explore the National Mall and Memorial Parks and, if you wish, to observe our own wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. On Saturday, we visit George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens. A Colonial Fare luncheon buffet will be served just for our group at the Mount Vernon Inn.
Then, on Sunday, the Robert Stiles Family will host an open house and brunch at Waverly Farm. In addition to viewing the herd, you will be able to walk through the stone house, the original part of which was built in 1734.
Are you interested in meetings at the offices of your Members of Congress? Then you should plan to participate in Constituent Day on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 25. An afternoon visit to USDA is included, and the Secretary of Agriculture has been invited. Reservations for this event are required by May 16.
Participate in “History Being Written” by registering today. These Annual Meetings will be an experience you and your family will treasure for a lifetime. To register and for more information visit the website here.