For Co-Op Members: YC Spring Break Set for Feb. 25-26 in Dubuque
YC'ers, Get Ready for Your Big Break!

Register now for the Swiss Valley YC Conference
Feb. 25 & 26, 2011 at the Best Western Plus Dubuque Hotel
(formerly the Midway Hotel).

YCer's, mark your calendar for the YC overnight conference. Go to the Young Cooperator section of this website to download your registration form or click on the link below.

-Tour the John Deere Tractor Works in Dubuque.
-Tour Jim and Lorie Schmitt's Holstein dairy in Sherrill.
-Learn to use future milk contracting to lock in a profit.
-Hear the history of the Caves of Faribault.
-Get more details on the proposed Foundations for the Future.
-Play "A Minute To Win It" at the YC Friday night banquet.

Co-op members between the ages of 18 and 45 are eligible to participate. Make time this winter to have fun, make new friends and learn information that will help you in your dairy operation. Do it all at the Swiss Valley Farms Young Cooperator Conference!

Who is a Young Cooperator?
You are a Swiss Valley Farms Young Cooperator if you are between and including the ages of 18 and 45 . . . AND
You are a Swiss Valley Farms co-op member
Or the son or daughter of a co-op member
Or if you work in the dairy operation of a Swiss Valley Farms member.
It also helps if you are eager to learn new things, meet new people and want to have fun!

Enter the 2011 Outstanding Young Cooperator Contest
Also during this conference, the Swiss Valley Farms Outstanding Young Cooperator Contest will be held on Friday. If you want to open the door to unlimited opportunities for learning, leadership and travel, look into participating in this contest. Fill out the YC Contest Application (link below), write the short essay and submit everything in an envelope separate from your Spring Break Registration form. The contest interviews will be held during the afternoon on Friday with results announced at the end of the conference on Saturday. This year's NMPF National Dairy Summit will be held this fall in San Diego, California. The age limit on this national YC contest is 21 to 40 years.
Conference Registration & Contest Application