2017 New England Dairy Summit & Holstein Convention


Hosted by the Pine Tree Holstein Association

October 27-28, 2017


Friday, October 27, 2017

12:45 PM    Tour IDEXX, Portland, Maine

2:00 PM   Juniper Farms, Gray, Maine – Open House and Youth Workshop

4:00 PM    Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, Maine                                     Open House – Linear Judging Contest

4:30 PM    Maine Products Showcase – A Taste of Maine    Special food and beverage tasting event highlighting Maine-made ingredients and specialty food products, including dairy, blueberries, maple syrup, craft beer, wine and cider.

7:00 PM    Youth Social – ‘Aero Air Park”, Lewiston, Maine

7:30 PM     Dairy Girl Network Social hosted by the DGN at Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch, Auburn

Overnight:   Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch

14 Great Falls Plaza; Auburn, Maine 04210                                           Room Rate: $99/night + tax


Saturday, October 28, 2017

All Day Silent Auction – all proceeds donated to New England Junior Holstein Association. Auction is open all morning at the hotel and will be moved and closed at the lobsterbake Saturday evening.

7:45 AM    Awards Breakfast featuring a keynote speaker, the New England Cow of the Year, Master Breeder and Outstanding Dairy Caretaker awards will be presented at the breakfast

9:30 AM   New England Holstein Association – Annual Meeting

Dairy Seminar: Educational forum coordinated in conjunction with Maine Dairy Industry Association and Maine Dairy Promotion Board

Junior Contests: Dairy Knowledge, Prepared Public Speaking

Possible tourist activity to Portland Headlight & LL Bean, if enough interested participants

12:30 PM    Lunch featuring a panel discussion on robotic milking systems

2:45 PM     Brigeen Farms, Turner, Maine  –  Open House

4:15 PM     Conant Acres, Canton, Maine  –  Open House

5:00 PM     Traditional Maine Lobsterbake at Conant Acres,           Canton, Maine

Overnight: Guests may choose to return to the Hilton Garden Inn Riverwatch this evening, or start travel home