President’s Message

The American Tarentaise Association is holding the 
Summer Meeting near Kansas City, Missouri.

July 16th & 17th, 2021
We recommend accommodations at the
Holiday Inn Express @ Oak Grove, Missouri
(Standard one king bed or 2 queen beds-$99.00 a night plus tax
Suites- $119.00 a night plus tax)
Holiday Inn Express
304 SE 4th Street
Oak Grove, MO 64075
Block of Rooms will be under ATA (American Tarentaise Association)
https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/oak-grove/mkcog/hoteldetail
The nearest airport is Kansas City International Airport (MCI)
-approximately 45 minutes from the recommended hotel
If you are making reservations please let them know you are with the ATA.
We will be visiting Vice-President Melisa Bertz farm. Her and her husband, Harold, graciously  were willing to host this year's meeting. Melisa is a FFA advisor that has a heart for teaching our youth in the agricultural world, so she is setting up all kinds of youth activities. We hope every youth that can attend, but don't worry if you can not attend there will be a way you can still get involved even from your very own farm. We will be hosting the very first Online Tarentaise Show.
More details will follow in an email, a letter and online.

Agenda for the Summer Meeting

Friday July 16th

2:45pm  Meet at Holiday Inn Express- Oak Grove, MO
3:00-4:30pm  Tour of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers- Odessa, MO
5:30 Dinner at Tepoz Mexican Restaurant- 709 S. Broadway Suite A, Oak Grove, MO
7:30pm-9pm  Junior ATA Quiz Bowl and Skillathon Holiday Inn Express Large Meeting Room

Saturday July 17th

Breakfast at the Hotel
7:30-9:30am  ATA Board Meeting
10:00am-12:00pm Tour and Shopping  Kleinschmidt's Western Store- Higginsville, MO
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch Arcadia Moon Winery, Higginsville, MO
     Guest Speaker:  Stephanie White- Welcome to our Farm Life Story- Children's Books
2:30-6:30 pm  Meadow Lane Farms- Home of Harold and Melisa Bertz, 6430 Moss Rd, Mayview, MO
Welcome- Farm History and cattle program
Judging of Purebred and Commercial Heifer Classes
Commercial Cattle on Display
Board Update
Junior Show and Contest Results
BBQ Dinner
Late Evening on your own.  There are several social venues in the neighborhood
Welcome to the all new American Tarentaise Association website.  I hope you can easily find everything.  I would like to thank the board and Tabitha Baker for her hard work on this project.
We have a great breed and this website will help show that.
If you are new here please feel free to contact me, or any of the members for more information about Tarentaise Cattle.  We have a truly unique breed that is great as a stand alone or as crossbred.  These cattle well muscled and have a high butterfat content that makes them great mothers.  I have not found a breed that they do not work well on.  Take your time an look around.
I am humbled to be asked to be your President for 2019.  We have a great board and are looking forward to bringing in more people and ideas.  Feel free to send them in.


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