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Airport Shuttle Service

Are you flying into Springfield? Here is some important airport shuttle information below. We will also have airport greeters during the arrival times on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hotel Airport Shuttle
The University Plaza hotel provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the Springfield National Airport. Call the hotel at 417.864.7333 upon arrival to be picked up.  Additional shuttle service will be provided during the times listed below. Taxi service is available for approximately $20.00 one-way.

Additional Convention Airport Shuttle Schedule
(Running between Springfield Airport/University Plaza Hotel)
Tuesday, June 26                   10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Wednesday, June 27              10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 1                        4:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Driving Directions to Hotels:

Driving Directions from the North for the
Greenstay, Holiday Inn Express and University Plaza Hotel

1. Follow I-44 to US-65 South (to Branson)
2. Take the Chestnut Expwy exit. (go 0.3 miles)
3. Greenstay Hotel is located on the Southwest corner of US-65 and Chestnut
4. Turn right onto Chestnut Expy/US-65-BR S. Continue west on Chestnut Expy.
5. Turn left onto N National Ave. (go 0.37 miles)
6. Turn right onto E St Louis St. (go 0.3 miles)
7. Holiday Inn Express is located on E St. Louis St.
8. Turn left onto S John Q Hammons Pky
9. University Plaza Hotel is 1/2 block on your right.

University Plaza Hotel
333 S. John Q Hammons Parkway
Springfield, Missouri 65806
Phone: 417-864-7333

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
1117 East S. Louis St.
Springfield, Missouri 65806
Phone: 417-862-0070

Greenstay Hotel & Suites
222 North Ingram Mill Road
Springfield, Missouri 65802
Phone: 417-863-1440

Hot, Hot, Hot!!

sunIt is National Convention Time and that means HOT weather!!

The meteorologist has not backed off on the hot weather this week. Host day looks extremely warm.

We have some great activities planned but we want to remind everyone to stay hydrated. Try to drink lots of water and spend some time in the shade.

The Sale Cattle are in and Looking Good!

Sale CoverThe cattle are in, looking great and settled at the sale site! When you arrive in Springfield, make the sale cattle one of your first stops. You'll be amazed at how cool it is there, even in the Missouri heat!

Click cover to left or Click here to view the 2012 Nationals catalog. This elite offering will sell on two nights.

The Futures Sale will be held on Thursday, June 28 after everyone returns from Host Day activities at the University Plaza Hotel.

The National Live Sale will be held Friday, June 29 a block from Convention headquarters at the Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts.

Over 100 lots will sell and you will be amazed with the selection and offering available at this years sale!

Convention Registration

You have signed up for tickets and tours. Where do you get your tickets?

Convention Registration will be located in the ballroom lobby of the University Plaza hotel. There will be signs to guide you.

Check in at the hotel lobby and proceed out of the atrium to the ballrooms and you will find all of the convention and delegate registration areas.

See you soon!

Hotel Shuttle Schedule

We will provide a shuttle service that will run between the three convention hotels: University Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, and Greenstay.

Shuttle busses will load in front of ballroom lobby at the University Plaza and in the front of the Holiday Inn Express and the Greenstay hotels. The shuttle will run between the three hotels on a constant route during the times listed below.

Wednesday, June 27              6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Thursday, June 28                  5:30 AM – 6:30 AM
                                           7:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Friday, June 29                      6:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Saturday, June 30                  6:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 1                       3:30 AM – 4:00 PM

View Past Newsletters

Souvenir BookHave you missed some of the past Convention Newsletters?

Click on the link to the right to view several of the past issues to catch up!

Missouri Breeders Welcome you to visit
as you travel to Convention!

farm tour mapMissouri breeders from across the state welcome you to visit their farms as you travel through Missouri on your way to or from convention. We have breeders all across the state that welcome you to stop by and visit and talk cows!

websitesThese breeders can be found by visiting the website and selecting the 'Breeder Websites' tab and the 'Farm Tour Map' tab. Directions, addresses, and phone numbers are all available for you as you select your route. Click the images to take you to these pages.

Returning Waivers and Youth Medical/Participation Forms!


If you have already registered and we did not receive all of your youth medical/participation or Family Night waiver forms, please return these ASAP!!

If you registered ONLINE and you have a youth, you were emailed the forms for medical and participation to be signed by both the youth and the parent. We don't want to have any youth that are not able to participate because they don't have their forms turned in. Click here for a registration form with participation & medical consents.

Family Night: All attendees need to sign a family night waiver. Even adults just planning to sit and visit with friends need to sing a waiver. Click here if you can't find your waiver.

Faxing or e-mailing these forms back is appreciated.
Fax to: 417-743-3203 or e-mail to:

This will speed up your registration check in if all forms are returned. You will not receive event tickets if all paperwork is not returned. Thank you for your cooperation!

We look forward to seeing you!

Jodi Wright
Missouri Holstein Executive Director
417.743.292-H; 417.743.3203-F

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