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Convention Schedule

- Convention Tours and Activities at a Glance -

*Red denotes Junior Activities

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
  Pre-Convention Tours:


6:00 AM – 3:45 PM   Lake Taneycomo Water Adventure Tour
Option 1: Make your choice of fly fishing for trout
Option 2: Or you could float down the scenic Current River to Branson Landing.
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM  Convention Registration  
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM  Dairy Bar  
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM Delegate Registration  
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM  Dairy Bar  
7:00 AM – 8:00 PM  Convention Registration  
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM  NHWSO Interviews  
  Pre-Convention Tours:
7:45 AM - 3:45 PM Precious Moments and Pythian Castle
Visit the Precious Moments Chapel and Gardens exhibiting dozens of hand-painted murals. Then travel to see other local historic sites.
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM Heart of the Ozarks Tour
Tour the DFA Research & Development Facility where shelf-stable consumer products are tested. Best Sunrise Dairy invite you to enjoy their lunch and view great cow families. Tour the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum where the Little House books were penned.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show  
8:00 AM Youth Entries Due
All Banners, Folding Displays, Scrapbooks, and Digital Scrapbooks
due to Registration desk.
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM DJM Interviews  
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Dairy Jeopardy Contest  
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Luncheon for Adults & Juniors
Motivational Speaker-KC Wolf mascot of Kansas City Chiefs NFL team.
KC Wolf is the most entertaining mascot in professional sports. Come see him sing, dance, and do a hilarious routine. His energy will bring us all together for fun and excitement.
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM DJM Luncheon (Invitation Only)
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM Delegate Registration  
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM Prepared Public Speaking  
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Dairy Knowledge Exam  
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classic Cars and Family Fun Fest  
Cruise through classic cars as you enjoy of food and fun as we take over the baseball field and facilities. Try your luck in a home run derby, batting cage, mechanical bull, obstacle course, music video or other entertainment.   Or just sit back, watch and visit.
Waiver must be signed to participate.
6:45 PM - 7:00 PM Dairy Bowl Coaches' Meeting
9:00 PM - 11:30 PM Junior Mixer / Dance At hotel
Thursday, June 28, 2012
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM Dairy Bar  
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM Convention Registration  
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Delegate Registration  
Host Day Tours:    
7:00 AM - 7:30 PM Tour 1: Century Farms Tour
View great Missouri cattle at Robthom Farm, Groves-View Dairy, and College of the Ozarks 'Hard Work University'. Then enjoy a dinner cruise and Branson show on the Showboat Branson Bell viewing the beautiful Ozarks from a paddle boat on Branson's Lake Taneycomo.
7:30 AM - 7:30 PM Tour 2: Country Adventure & Robthom Farm
Begin at Bass Pro Outdoor World, America's premier outdoor retailer. Then tour Robthom Farms.  Nothing says 'Country and Western' quite like PFI, Western Wear.  Then travel to the Showboat Branson Belle for a 2-hour lake cruise that includes a Branson dinner and show.
7:45 AM - 7:00 PM Tour 3: Silver Dollar City:
Kids and adults alike will have a blast at Silver Dollar City theme park where you will step back in time to an 1880's village filled with the best crafts, thrill rides, family attractions and Branson shows. This is truly an experience for all ages and something for everyone.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Convention Registration  
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM Futures Sale
A faced paced unique and first ever sale held at the hotel. Relax after a long day with drinks and snacks!
Friday, June 29, 2012
7:00 AM - 4:00 PM Dairy Bar  
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Convention Registration  
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM Non-Delegate Tour: Branson Scenic Railway and Branson Landing
Take the Branson Scenic Railway in the Ozark Mountains and then eat and shop at the Branson Landing and boardwalk. (Lunch on your own)
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Early Bird Session - "Dairy Rhythms Software"
Dairy Rhythms Project Manager, Adam Griffin
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Dairy Bowl Contests  
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Trade Show  
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM NHWSO Silent Auction  
9:00 AM - 3:15 PM Annual Meeting  
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Luncheon for Attendees Luncheon for Adults & Juniors
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM State Leaders Luncheon (Invitation Only)
1:45 PM Speaker - "Practical Applications for Geneomics on a Large-Scale Dairy Operation" John Andersen, Aardema Group Manager of Dairy Operations
3:15 PM - 5:15 PM Regional Member Meetings
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Concessions at Sale Site
Cash concessions available at Juanita K Hammons Hall Sale site. You can eat pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled chicken, BBQ sandwiches and nachos. There is very limited meal seating at Juanita K and you will be able to eat while you view the cattle.
5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Pre-Sale Meal - Seated
If you wish to sit and eat before the sale, you may eat brisket at the hotel and then travel one block to sale site.
6:30 PM National Convention Sale
Cattle take center stage at Juanita K Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts - one block south of convnention headquarters.
8:30 PM - 11:30 PM Juniors Dance
Dance the night away in a cool cave - at Fantastic Caverns
Saturday, June 30, 2012
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Convention Registration  
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM Dairy Bar  
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Delegate Information Breakfast (Invitation Only)
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM Dairy Bowl Finals  
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM NHWSO Silent Auction (Auction closes at 3:00 p.m.)
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Annual Meeting General Session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM National Junior Forum  
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM NHWSO Meeting  
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Directors Lunch (Invitation Only)
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Convention Planners Lunch  (Invitation Only)
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Junior Awards Luncheon
Featured Speaker: 2011 Miss Oklahoma - Betty Thompson
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM President's Reception  
5:15 PM - 9:30 PM Junior Farewell
Baseball Game at Springfield Cardinals - All you can eat in the Red Bird Roost. (Limit 200)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Adult Farewell Banquet  
Sunday July 1 - Saturday July 7, 2012
Additional Family Opportunity  
  Silver Dollar City
You may purchase tickets (including meal) that may be used by your family the week following convention for your enjoyment.