International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau

International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau

The Board of Directors and members of the American Jersey Cattle Association extend a warm invitation for you to attend the 21st International Conference of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau, being held in conjunction with the 150th Anniversary of the founding of our association.

AJCA150The Breed for the 21st Century is the organizing theme for the 21st Conference, bringing into focus the opportunities for Jersey breed expansion that exist across the globe and sharing information on the key advances in genomics, management, and marketing that can make those opportunities into realities.

Harvest Travel International, founding member of Agricultural Tour Operators International (ATOI), has organized a three-week program including:

Your choice of two pre-conference tours: Tour A, June 19-23, arriving in San Francisco, California then on to Hilmar, or Tour B, June 18-23, landing in Portland, Oregon to visit herds in the Willamette Valley and Tillamook; Main Conference, an eight-day program that begins with arrival at John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) on June 23 and travels through the State of Ohio to arrive in Canton for the WJCB International Conference and the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings, hosted by the Ohio Jersey Breeders Association, and concluding the evening of June 30 with the WJCB President’s Gala Banquet; and Post-Conference Tour starting in Chicago on July 1 and traveling through southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois to end back in Chicago for departure on July 8.

During the Main Conference week, a program track will be organized speci cally for attendees under the age of 36. The program and speakers for this World Young Jersey Breeders Congress will be tailored to attendee interests determined by survey. Should you have questions about this program, please address them to Dr. Cherie Bayer ([email protected]).

Closing date for bookings is Friday, March 30, 2018. Refer to the attached brochure for program details, tour costs as of December 1, and the conference registration form. We have also included a fact sheet about U.S. visas. Please make your travel arrangements and visa application, if necessary, as early as possible. Questions about the tours and airline transportation can be addressed to Ms. Carol Bauer ([email protected]), or your participating travel agent.

We look forward to welcoming you to the United States and engaging in productive discussions with one goal, that of changing the color of dairy herds across the world.

Click HERE to view the entire conference brochure.

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