The US National Brown Swiss Convention heads to Iowa

The US National Brown Swiss Convention heads to Iowa

The US National Brown Swiss Convention will be held in Coralville, IA, from June 25-27, 2018. The Association has now released an itinerary for what is shaping up to be a great event for breeders across the country! 

Make plans to visit Coralville, Iowa, in June for the US National Brown Swiss Convention. With rich history and Iowa hospitality, the convention should be a great event!


Monday, June 25- Wednesday June 27
National Board Meetings

Wednesday, June 27
12:00 noon- 5:00 pm Registration in Lobby area
(Registration moves to coat room area for late arrivals)
Photo Contest entries and Fun Auction items may be delivered to Coral Ballroom Salon A / B
6:00-8:00 pm Welcome Reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres featuring Iowa wines, beers and cheese –Marriott outdoor Terrace overlooking the Iowa River

Thursday, June 28
6:00-7:30 am Grab and Go Breakfast –
6:30 am Buses leave for Jo-Lane Dairy & Hilltop Acres Swiss Tour
8:30 am Buses leave Historic Amana Colonies & Dan & Debbie’s Creamery Tour
8:30 am Buses leave Historic Amana Colonies & Kinzie Manufacturing Tour
Juniors at Johnson County Fairgrounds -Heifer Clinic in the morning-Fun and Games
8:00 am Registration table opens in coat room area
Fun Auction, Photo Contest and Iowa Brown Swiss farm displays available for viewing
5:00 pm Buses return from tours
6:00 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm Youth Awards Banquet
Youth Awards/Ambassador & Achievement Winners announced. Followed by Fun Auction

Friday, June 29
6:30-8:00 am Breakfast Buffet
Juniors at Johnson County Fairgrounds-Fitting Contest, Judging Contest-Fun and Games
8:30 am Award Presentations
12:00 Lunch
2:30 & 3:30 Buses leave for Johnson County Fairgrounds for Cattle Viewing
4:30 pm National Sale Barbeque sponsored by ST Genetics begins
Buses returning to hotel after sale

Saturday, June 30
Free breakfast featuring traditional Iowa State Sale Breakfast Sandwich, donuts and milk at the Johnson County Fairgrounds
9:00 am 2018 Iowa Pioneers National Youth Heifer Show
Lunch available at Johnson County Fairgrounds


This year’s Fun Auction will be held on Thursday evening, June 28. As is traditional, the proceeds from the auction will be used to support the Brown Swiss junior activities throughout the year. All donations are appreciated. Fun Auction items can be delivered to Coral Ballroom Salon A/B starting at noon Wednesday. If it is necessary to ship your Fun Auction item, please ship to Bushman Organic Farms, Attn: Kent Appler, 1047 202nd Ave, Ft. Atkinson, IA 52144. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call Kent Appler, 563-380-5101 or Jodi Porter, 319-984-9268.

For more information on this year’s National Convention visit the US Brown Swiss Association website

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