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Washington State Holstein Convention 2016
February 18, 2016

The Washington State Holstein Convention 2016 will take place in Lake Moses, WA February 19th-20th. The weekend will feature the annual meeting and committee meetings, the Pride of Washington Sale and the awards banquet featuring guest speaker Michele Payne-Knoper from Causematters.com. Registration information in available here on Cowsmo.

Schedule of Events
Friday February 19th

11:00am – WA State Holstein Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch
1:00 – 2:30pm – General Committee Meetings
2:30 – 4:30 pm – 2017 National Holstein Convention Committee Meeting
4:30 – 5:00pm – Finance Committee Meeting
4:30pm – Social Hour starts
5:00pm – Pride of Washington Sale starts
6:30ish – Banquet
7:15:pm – Guest Speaker**
8:00pm – Awards

Saturday February 20th
10:00am – WA Holstein Annual Meeting.

Location:
Best Western Plus Lakefront Hotel
3000 W Marina Dr, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-9211.

Need a place to stay for the night? Rooms are available at the Best Western Plus Lakefront Hotel at competitive rates:
Room rate is $89.99 for single and $99.99 for double but you must mention WA State Holstein Convention and book by Feb 2nd.

Banquet Tickets:
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will be available at the registration table for pick-up. Tickets are $45 for Adults and $25 for WA State Holstein Junior Members. We would like to thank Accelerated Genetics for sponsoring a portion of the meal tickets for our Junior Members!

Dinner will be buffet style serving Beef and Salmon.

If you did not receive a dinner ticket order form in the mail please contact
Janice at 509-707-3453 or Stef at 509-951-4207 to place your order.
Dinner Reservation Deadline is February 12, 2016. Checks shall be made payable to Columbia and Inland Holstein Club and mailed to:
Stephanie Littrel
8524 W. Dahl Rd
Deer Park, WA 99006
Tickets will be reserved and waiting for you at the registration table.

Pride of Washington Sale
The Pride of Washington Sale is a much anticipated portion of the WA State Holstein Convention. This year the sale will kick off at 5:00pm. Please

For more information on the Pride of Washington Sale and to view this years lots be sure to check them out on Facebook.

Feel free to contact Andrew King at 360-981-3801 or Dan Berry at 360-794-7816 if you’d like more information.

**Guest Speaker
Michele Payne-Knoper from Causematters.com
Michele Payn-Knoper, CSP, connects the people and science of food and farming as principal of Cause Matters Corp. She is known for being a community catalyst, a passionate advocate for the global agrifood system – and antagonizing people into action. Michele has worked with farmers in more than 25 countries, raised over $5 million in sponsorships for the National FFA Foundation and founded the weekly online Twitter conversation, AgChat, which has involved more than 15,000 participants since April 2009. Payn-Knoper’s degrees are in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science from Michigan State University. She has earned the Certified Speaking Professional designation, awarded to less than 10% of professional speakers globally. She resides with her daughter on a small farm in central Indiana, where they enjoy Registered Holsteins, MSU Spartans and cooking. Michele serves as a resource to connect conversations between the food and farm communities on her website.


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