The National Holstein Convention will be held June 27-30 at the Crowne Plaza Five Seasons Hotel, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Pre-convention tours of two Iowa dairy farms are scheduled for June 27. Convention activities, beginning the afternoon of June 27 and running through June 30, include educational seminars, a trade show, cattle sale, and the Holstein Association USA’s annual business meeting. Educational sessions include: the latest research and information on transgenics and biotechnology, food safety, biosecurity and more.

Farm tour registrations are due May 15. Tour cost is $35 per person for the tours scheduled from 6:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m., and $30 per person for the 8 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. tours. For more information contact Jeffrey Simon at (319) 744-3194, or visit the Web site: