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Iowa Angus Tour scheduled for Sept. 5-7

Producers are invited to attend the Iowa Angus Tour, Sept. 5-7, and examine some of eastern Iowa’s finest genetic programs. Tour headquarters are in Walcott, Iowa, at the Comfort Inn, which is located off of Interstate 80 at the Walcott exit.

The tour kicks off Friday, Sept. 5, at 6 p.m. with supper and entertainment at the Riverboat Casino. The tours on Saturday and Sunday will feature a judging contest, which will be held at several of the stops. The contest will include classes for juniors and adults. Terry Chapman and the Kirkwood Community College judging team will coordinate the event.

On Saturday, buses will be provided for participants and will leave the hotel at 7:30 a.m. To reserve a seat on a bus, contact Tricia Holmes. Tour participants will visit Da-Es-Ro Angus Farm, Columbus Junction; Claussen Family Angus, Stockton; Swanson Angus Farm, Forest City; Laudmere Angus Farm, Durant; and Olson Acres Ltd., Grand Mound. A barbecue at the Dixon Legion, Dixon, will wrap up the day, with American Angus Association President Steve Brooks as the featured speaker.

On Sunday, a caravan leaves the hotel at 7:45 a.m. The tour will visit Schroeder Angus Farm, Clarence, and Wagner Angus Farm, Monticello. The final stop is Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, for lunch and the announcement of the judging contest winners.

To reserve a spot on the tour, contact Tricia Holmes at (641) 785-2315 or e-mail cholmes@iowatelecom.net. For hotel reservations, call the Comfort Inn at (563) 284-9000.

Tour Schedule

Friday, September 5, 2003
6:00 pm Meet to caravan to the Riverboat Casino, about 35 miles away. Great place for food and entertainment!

Saturday, September 6, 2003
Meet at Hotel Headquarters, Comfort Inn
7:30 am Buses departs for Da-Es-Ro Angus Farm
8:30 am Da-Es-Ro Angus Farm, Bob and Marilyn Schlutz, breakfast at the farm
10:30 am Claussen Family Angus
Noon Swanson Angus Farm, Lunch provided by hosts: Glen and Judy Swanson
2:30 pm Laudmere Angus Farm
4:15 pm Olson Acres, Ltd, Steve and Eunice Olson
6:30 pm Barbeque at Dixon Legion, Dixon, Iowa, with Speaker Steve Brooks (President, American Angus Association)

Sunday, September 7, 2003
7:45 am Meet to caravan to Schroeder Angus Farm
8:30 am Schroeder Angus Farm, Doug & Glenda Schroeder
Continental Breakfast courtesy of Schroeder Angus Farm
10:45 am Wagner Angus Farm
12:15 pm Kirkwood College, Cedar Rapids, IA. Announcement of the Judging Contest winners.
Lunch provided by Tour Sponsors
3:00 pm Depart for Home

The tour will feature a judging contest at several of the stops. The contest will include classes for juniors and adults. Terry “Bubba” Chapman and The Kirkwood Community College judging team will coordinate the event.

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