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Registration for the AJCA-NAJ Annual Meetings is in its final days to receive the least expensive rates for the meetings June 22-25 in Portland, Ore.

If you are planning to attend, visit and get your registration in before midnight on Tuesday, May 31, 2022, for the lowest rates. The registration cost is just $200 for adults and $150 for youth. This includes meals and travel from the hotel throughout the week. The prices increase on June 1 to $250 and $200.

The Oregon Jersey breeders have been planning for many years for this meeting. And after having to reschedule from COVID-19 in 2020, they are excited to finally have you in their backyard to visit and see some of the best Jerseys in the nation!

Hotel Headquarters: Double Tree Hotel Portland, 1000 NE Multnomah Street, Portland, Oregon 97232, Phone: 800.996.0510; Code AJA

The annual meetings of the American Jersey Cattle Association and National All-Jersey Inc., will be held and a new president and directors for both organizations will be elected. Also, during the week you will have an opportunity to visit the following places:

  • GreenGold Dairy, owned by the Cowan Family
  • Wilsonview Dairy, owned by Master Breeders Don and Desi Josi and Family
  • R&R Dairy (Pacific Edge Jerseys), owned by the Rocha Family
  • Royalty Ridge Jerseys, owned by Ryan and Freynie Lancaster
  • Lady-Lane Jerseys, owned by Garry and Lacey Hansen
  • Forest Glen Jerseys, owned by Dan Bansen and his daughter, Jamie
  • Tillamook Cheese Visitor's Center
  • Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum
  • Explore Portland on your own

As well, we will be recognizing some of our highest award honorees with our Master Breeder, Distinguished Service and Meritorious Service award winners. Also, six young Jersey breeders will be recognized at a banquet.

  • Jeff and Alta Mae Core, 2022 Master Breeders
  • Don and Desi Josi, 2020 Master Breeders
  • Bill and Marion Barlass, 2022 Distinguished Service Award
  • Jeff Ziegler, 2022 Award for Meritorious Service

Young Jersey Breeders being recognized are:

  • Abe and Katrina Cobb, 2022
  • Nathan Rassau, 2022
  • Walter Graves, 2020
  • Derrick and Kaycee Josi, 2020
  • Julian and Nicole Cowan, 2020
  • Jason Chamberlain, 2020

Four Jersey Youth Academy alumni will be in attendance as part of the enhanced program of JYA. Be sure to introduce yourself to them as they make the trip to Oregon.

  • Ali Bowman, Oklahoma
  • Barry Nadon, Connecticut
  • Addie Raber, Illinois
  • Gabby Rockwell, Pennsylvania

Awards will be presented to the Hilmar Trophy Award Winner:

  • JX Cinnamon Ridge Badger Elle {4}, owned by Kara Maxwell, Iowa

And to the President's Trophy Winner:

  • JX MM Harris 2770 {5} owned by Misty Meadow Dairy, Tillamook, Ore.

The Ogston, Edyvean and High Lawn Trophies will also be presented to the winning cows in the Leading Living Lifetime Contest.

  • Edyvean for Protein and Ogston Trophy for Milk: 4W Pusher Lizzie, Brittany Core, Salvisa, Ky.
  • High Lawn Farm for Fat Production: GB Jade Diva of Woodmohr

On Thursday evening in Tillamook, we will have the annual AJCC Research Foundation Auction. Items are starting to pour in. We even have a signed Jersey print from social media giant TDF Honest Farming - Derrick Josi.

While at Forest Glen Jerseys, the annual Cow Pie Bingo contest will be taking place. This program benefits Jersey Youth Academy. Squares will be available for purchase the week of the meetings. Make plans now to get in on the fun. You could win yourself a calf from Forest Glen Jerseys!

The National Heifer Sale will be held on Saturday, June 25 at the Evergreen Aviation Museum. While there you will be at the home of the world's largest wooden flying boat, the Hughes H-4 Hercules “Spruce Goose,” the SR-71 “Blackbird,” and the Titan II SLV Missile. More than 12,000 cubic feet of documents recording the history, science, and technology of flight are housed in the Museum's Archives.

The sale will again offer the most elite of Jersey genetics and 10% of all of the proceeds benefit the National Jersey Youth Development programs.You can always add another percent or two to your consignment to be directed to other programs such as Jersey Youth Academy, National Jersey Queen Fund, or Scholarships. There are many options and all goes to the development of our future!

Throughout the meetings, the youth will also have their own events such as a pizza and pool party, a visit to the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, and a special program at Lady-Lane Jerseys.

We hope you will visit. This meeting will be one to remember and is jammed packed with fun and Jersey fellowship!

REGISTER soon. You will not regret it ... so many great things planned.

Thank you to the co-chairs: Pat Gourley and Jennie Seals.