This is the Year of the Ayrshire in the state of Wisconsin. A new grant, international tours highlighting the state, shows and an annual sale will fill the calendar, culminating with the Ayrshire Cow of the Year being highlighted at World Dairy Expo in September. It's all part of a year of events for the Wisconsin Ayrshire Breeders Association as it continues building excitement for the breed. The World Ayshire Conference is coming to the United States this year, and will culminate with 10 days Sept. 30-Oct. 9 in Wisconsin. The stretch includes stops at Ayshire herds. Wisconsin breeders will open their doors for farm tours and dinners. Contact Richard Franta at email@example.com or 715-307-0537 for more informaiton.