Keep an eye on this page for the itinerary for 2018! Until then get a feel for the conference activities by perusing last year’s schedule below.



2:30-4:00 p.m. Room Check-In – Lowell Center Front Desk
Registration and Delegation Photos – Lowell Center Dining Room
4:15-5:15 p.m. Get Acquainted! – Lowell Center B-1
5:15-6:00 p.m. Leadership Team Orientation Meetings – Lowell Center B-1
6:30 p.m. Pin Exchange – Lowell Center Dining Room
6:45 p.m. Dinner, Welcome, and Orientation – Lowell Center Dining Room
8:30-9:30 p.m. Recreation – Lowell Center Dining Room
8:30 p.m. Adult Advisor Orientation – Lowell Center Lower Lounge
9:30 p.m. Ice Cream Break
10:00 p.m. State/Province Meetings
10:30 p.m. Lights Out

**Most delegates bring between 25-40 state 4-H pins or other small items to exchange with delegates from other states/provinces on Sunday afternoon. Trading serves as a means of quickly meeting and getting to know other delegates. Check with your state/province 4-H office about obtaining pins or get creative and make your own original items.

6:30 a.m. Breakfast – Lowell Center Dining Room
7:30 a.m. Busses depart
8:30 a.m. ABS Global tour, Dakkora Facility
11:00 a.m. Lunch, Fort Atkinson Congregational Church
12:20-4:00 p.m. Hoard’s Dairyman Registered Guernsey Farm, Hoard’s Dairyman Magazine, National Dairy Shrine Museum, and Nasco International, Fort Atkinson
4:00 p.m. Busses depart Fort Atkinson5:30 Free time on State Street or UW Campus tour
7:00 p.m. Dinner – Lowell Center Dining Room
8:30 p.m. Recreation – Lowell Center Dining Room
10:10 p.m. Adult Advisor Meeting
10:30 p.m. State/Province Meetings
11:00 p.m. Lights Out

7:00 a.m. Breakfast – Lowell Center Dining Room
8:00 a.m. Advocating for Dairy by Telling Your Story
9:15 a.m. Science Fun with Dairy Foods
10:45 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. Cowsino
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Busses Depart
2:30 p.m. Farm Visits
4:00 p.m. Group Photo at Crave Bros. Farm, Waterloo
4:20 p.m. Tour of Crave Bros. Farm and Crave Bros. Farmstead Cheese LLC
6:00 p.m. Wisconsin Tailgate Party & Sponsor Career Fair, Crave Bros. Farm
7:15 p.m. Assembly
8:00 p.m. Barn Dance
9:00 p.m. Busses Depart for Madison
10:00 p.m. Adult Advisor Meeting
10:30 p.m. State/Province Meetings
11:00 p.m. Lights Out

7:00 a.m. Breakfast & Speakers, Lowell Center Dining Room
8:00 a.m. Buses depart for UW Agriculture Campus to attend three seminars
8:30-9:20 a.m. Seminar 1
9:30-10:20 a.m. Seminar 2
10:30-11:20 a.m. Seminar 2
11:30 a.m. Buses Depart for World Dairy Expo
12:00 p.m. PDCA luncheon and speakers at World Dairy Expo
1:00 p.m. Visit World Dairy Expo
7:00 p.m. Dinner, keynote speaker – Lowell Dining Rm.
9:00 p.m. Adult Advisor Meeting
9:30 p.m. Farewell Dance and Games
12:00 a.m. Lights Out

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Leadership Teams

While at conference, youth will be assigned to be part of one of the leadership teams listed below. When registering, youth should rank the leadership teams in order of interest. They will be assigned to a team based on their rankings.

1. Transportation
• Busing instructions at assemblies
• Serve as Assistant to Bus Coordinator
• Introduce tour schedule and background on the bus
• Help load snacks/water on busses when leaving Lowell and unload snacks/water left over when returned to Lowell
• Assist and communicate health and safety tips, including dispensing sanitary hand wipe to delegates following agricultural tours held during the conference
• For off-site activities, communicate to delegates on buses of water and healthy snacks available

2. Head Table
• Master of Ceremonies(MC)
• Lead 4-H Pledge and Pledge of Allegiance
• Lead Invocation
• Announcements of Conference Activities
• Interview and introduce sponsors/speakers
• Provide participants with daily weather forecasts and current events reports, especially those events specific to the conference

3. Sponsor Appreciation
• Prepare thank you packets for delegates
• Prepare thank you card information at the delegation orientation meeting Sunday evening
• Make sure thank you cards to our generous sponsors are completed by all conference delegates
• Be available to help other delegates with their thank you cards if need be
• Approve acceptable thank you cards
• Greet sponsors when they arrive to conference prior to each meal
• Present sponsors with gifts of appreciation
• Welcome sponsors/speakers
• Place sponsorship signs prior to each meal
• Invite sponsors/speakers to join selected delegates for photo w/ sponsorship sign

4. Hospitality
• Greet delegates at the dining room door
• Check name tags and dress code of delegates when greeting them at the door
• Work with your state on selected nights to arrange recreation space
• Hand out and collect evaluations and pencils for workshops and seminars