US National Red & White Convention 2015

The Red & White Dairy Cattle Association extends an invitation to all Red & White enthusiasts to attend the 2015 National Red & White Convention, “Seeing Red in the Scenic Hills of Iowa.” Festivities are scheduled for July 14-16 in Decorah, Iowa. Mark your calendars to attend this year’s convention! Deadline to register is June 23, 2015.Tuesday, July 14th: The 2015 National Convention kicks off with four farm tours to area Red and White breeders. The day will begin at Lyons Holsteins (Doug & Lynnette Lyons & Family) of Castalia. Following this, we will head to Henkeseen Holsteins (Trent & Leslie Henkes & Family) of Luana. Our next stop will be to Rolling Prairie Guernseys (Dan & Ann Walther & Family) of Garnavillo. The final stop of the day will be to Regancrest Farm of Waukon.

After a busy day of tours, a complimentary dinner will be served at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds in the Danan Lansing Building. This dinner is hosted by the Doug and Lynnette Lyons Family. At the end of the day, the National Red and White Queen Contest will be held followed by the Annual RWDCA Board Meeting. Cost to attend Farm Tour Day is $15/person which includes transportation and meals for the day.

Wednesday, July 15th: The Convention continues with the National Red and White Convention Show at 10:00a.m. with showmanship beginning at 9:00a.m. Following the show, the Official RWDCA Annual Banquet will be held in the upper level of T-Bocks in Decorah. Social hour begins at 6:30p.m. with the Banquet and Annual RWDCA Membership Meeting to follow at 7:00p.m. The cost for the meeting and banquet is $25/person.

Thursday, July 16th: The National Red & White Convention concludes with the 46th National Red & White Convention Sale at 10:00a.m. There will be complimentary rolls and drinks provided prior to the sale at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. The sale is managed by Courtney Sales, LLC, Scott and Amy Courtney. An online catalog will be available for your viewing at Be sure to purchase your raffle ticket for the amazing opportunity to be the winner of a choice of TWO Red and White heifers. Proceeds go towards the Red & White Albrecht Memorial Scholarship. These are heifers that anyone would be happy to have bred or potentially own. Be sure to have the winning ticket to add one of these heifers to your herd!

Optional Event:
Friday, July 17th: There will be an additional event on this day that is optional for all Red and White Enthusiasts. We are taking a trip to Cedar Rapids for a Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball game. This night is Agriculture night for the Kernels. We will be in box seating so all drinks and food are included. Cost is $27/person. Please contact the RWDCA office for more information.

Schedule of Events
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
8:00 am Depart Winneshiek County Fairgrounds for Farm Tours
8:30 am Lyons Holsteins – Castalia
10:30 am Henkeseen Holsteins – Luana (lunch will be served)
12:30 pm Rolling Prairie Guernseys (Dan Walther Family) – Garnavillo*
3:00 pm Regancrest Farm – Waukon
6:30 pm Dinner will be served at Winneshiek County Fairgrounds – Danan Lansing Building
(hosted by Doug and Lynnette Lyons Family)
IRDBF Poster Session and Trade Show Booths*
*Held in conjunction with the IRDBF (International Red Dairy Breeds Federation) Conference.
7:30 pm Red and White Queen Contest
8:00 pm Board Meeting

Wednesday, July 15, 2015
9:00 am National Convention Show – showmanship beginning with seniors
10:00 am National Convention Show – classes begin
Official RWDCA Banquet – upper level of T-Bocks, 206 W Water Street/Decorah
6:30 pm Social Hour
7:00 pm Banquet

Thursday, July 16, 2015
8:30 am Complimentary Rolls and Sale Previewing – Winneshiek County Fairgrounds
10:00 am National Convention Sale
The Winneshiek County Fairgrounds are located at 900 East Main Street, just off of Montgomery Street
from Hwy 9 East, Decorah, IA 52101

Visitor information:
Hotel Winneshiek- (563) 382-4164 Group #LE076
Quality Inn & Suites- (563) 382-2269 Ref # National Red & White
Super 8- (563) 382-8771 Ref # National Red & White

For more information, please contact the Convention planning committee, listed below.  You can also stay up-to-date by following the RWDCA on Facebook by following the National Red & White Convention Facebook Page, watching our website or calling our office 608-790-5595 or 608-289-8586. We hope you can come have a grand old time, “Seeing Red in the Scenic Hills of Iowa” with us at this year’s National Red & White Convention in Decorah, Iowa!

2015 National RWDCA Planning Committee
Doug and Lynnette Lyons

Trent and Leslie Henkes

Anna Troester

Glenn Ohloff (Show)

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