800 Cow Discussion Group - Spring 2018

We hope you will join us for our next meeting in February in California.  Be sure to register by January 28th!



  • When

  • Sunday, February 11, 2018 - Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Where

  • Various locations in California

Hotel, Registration and Fees

Hotel Reservations

Each individual attending the discussion group meeting is responsible for making his or her own hotel, airplane, and rental car (if desired) reservations.

  • February 11th: The Westin San Francisco Aiport Hotel, $119/night + taxes, reserve here by January 12th to receive this rate. The Westin provides a complimentary shuttle to and from the airport.
  • February 12th & 13th: The Harris Ranch Inn, $199.00/night, reserve by January 22nd to receive this rate by calling (559) 935-0717 and use the code 2T661F or say you are with Cornell University.
  • February 14th: For anyone wanting to pick up a rental car, there will be a stop at Hertz Rent A Car 721 E Main St, Visalia CA 93292 the morning of 2/14. Reservations can be made online or by calling (559) 739-2130. The bus will be making stops at both San Francisco Airport (around 8:00pm) and the Hampton Inn and Suites San Francisco-Burlingame-Airport South (8:30pm).  The Hampton Inn & Suites provides a complimentary shuttle to the airport.

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Online Registration
Each individual attending the meeting must register online through our system in order to attend the meeting.  In order to access the system, each person must have their own unique email address (two people from the same farm may not register using the same email).  If you do not have an email address, we recommend creating one from a free provider (Gmail, Yahoo, etc.) for online registration purposes.  Most providers allow you to automatically forward emails to another email enabling you to monitor just one email address.  Online registration is a simple process and enables to efficiently plan for the meeting.

Late Fees
There will be a late fee for registering less than 2 weeks prior to the meeting.  This date will be specified in the registration invitation emails.  There is a lot of behind-the-scenes logistical planning that happens in order to make these meetings successful.  We appreciate your help in registering for the meeting before or by the registration date.

Unable to Attend
If you are unable to attend the meeting, there is now a registration fee to cover the time spent collecting and preparing the reports that you receive.  Even if you will not be attending the meeting, you will still need to register online, selecting the “Data Preparation” admission item and fee. 

Meal and tour only guests
If a colleague, spouse or kid(s) will be joining the group for the tours and meal ONLY (ie not attending the meeting), they can be added during the registration process under the "Optional Items" page and paid for in the same transaction as the first person from the farm's registration.


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