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Membership Information:   

NEWSLETTER

We are pleased to share with you that our New England Membership rates have not increased since 2008!   Benefits of being a member include the following:   You receive a discount on all of your registrations with National by being a State member!   Adult memberships are $10  and Coorporate Farms are $25.  

 

MEMBERSHIP FOR JUNIORS UNDER THE AGE OF 21 (on Jan 1st of current membership year)  ARE FREE!   

Junior members who exhibit a Brown Swiss at a New England State Show or at The Big E will receive a gift for being a member and the opportunity to enter the New England Brown Swiss Bell Ringer Contest.  

 

 

2020 MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS ARE DUE

ON OR BEFORE MARCH 30, 2020

*forms not received by that date may not be published in the official convention program

For 2020:   Your paid 2020 Membership dues will get your farm listed in the active member directory that will be published in the official convention program.    Please complete the additional form with info that should be included.    If you wish to run a larger ad, business card sized ads start at $100. 

PLEASE CALL KRISTIE KELLY @ 802-274-8650

for more info.  

What is needed from our New England Members: 
  • Your paid membership dues will get you a FREE listing in the official convention program. 

  • Do you want to run an ad in the program?  Rates begin at $100 (call Kristie for details!)

  • Do you have an animal you are interested in consigning?  (Call Bob Gould ASAP:  413-531-9445)

  • Do you have farm swag (pens, paper, cups, etc.) or business swag (ask your local feed store or semen sales rep for pens, magnets)?  Or farm items (soap samples, maple candies, etc.)We need items that we can include in the bags received at check-in.  We plan to have 150 bags.

  • Mike Cronin is gathering memorabilia for a New England Brown Swiss historical display and breakfast presentation; reach out to Mike if you have items we could borrow for the week.

  • Plan to attend the convention and swiss sale!  Meet Brown Swiss friends!  Book your hotel early as it will fill up.   

  • Schedule of events:    *registration forms will be available by the end of February

    • Tuesday, 6/30:  Youth Contests, Golf, Fun dinner outing 

    • Wednesday, 7/1:  Farm Tours (and non-farm tour), Youth Banquet & Fun Auction

    • Thursday, 7/2:  Breakfast:  History of Brown Swiss in New England, Annual Board Meeting, Cattle Preview, Traditional New England BBQ and Pig Roast with music and dancing

    • Friday, 7/3:  National Brown Swiss Cattle Sale managed by Wayne Sliker, Modern Associates  

  • Hotel/Conference Center: 

      Hampton Inn

           Hadley, MA  

           Call: (413) 586-4851 to reserve your room.    Block group rates are $109/night 

Contact Information for the National

Brown Swiss Association USA: 

800 Pleasant Street, Beloit, Wisconsin 53511-5456

Ph: 608-365-4474    •    Fax: 608-365-5577    •   

E-mail: info@brownswissusa.com

The Brown Swiss Association was established in 1880, registers about 10,000 animals per year and serves about 1800 combined adult and junior members. It is governed by a 10-person board of directors elected by and from the membership.

www.brownswissusa.com

Pictured here is Cutting Edge B Whime, a  Bell Ringer Spring Calf exhibited in 2020 by youth member, Kirbie Nichols of Hadley, MA.