The purpose of this corporation shall be to promote and develop every phase of the dairy goat industry, including but not limited to breeding programs, the proper public recognition of products related to dairy goats, aiding goat showing at fairs, and aiding 4-H programs relating to dairy goats.
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Events Calendar

Meetings & Other Events
November 11, 2017 - MDGA Fall Conference. University of Minnesota (details pending)
The Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association lists their upcoming conferences and board meetings at Check them out.
The Iowa Dairy Goat Association lists their upcoming events at Check them out.
Shows - 2017
(Thanks to Karin McCann for providing much of this information)

July 8-15 - National Dairy Goat Show - Madison, WI  ( )
July 19 - Rice County Fair, Faribault, MN. Entries due before July 14th. Judge: Dan Considine. Here are the links for the Dairy Goat Show Information:   Livestock Rules     Entry Form & Contact Info 
July 27 - Quad State Classic, Sioux Center, IA. Judges Tim Flickinger, Joe Pilotte. Contact: 605-481-9987
July 29 - Olmsted County Fair. This is a one-day, open doe show that is ADGA-sanctioned for all breeds with premiums for individual classes and group classes. Unlike many previous years, exhibitors will be allowed to arrive at the fairgrounds and occupy pens as early as 6:00 PM on Friday evening before the show. Judge: Jennifer Lohman-Peterson. You may contact Doug Thompson at for more information or get rules and entry forms at
August 2-6 - Washington County Fair, Lake Elmo, MN. Judge: Jennifer Lohman-Peterson. Contact: Bonnie Augustine at 608-779-0049 of
August 7 - Dakota County Fair, Farmington, MN. Judge: Emily Thompson. Contact: Diana Rico at 651-815-9582 or
August 17-20 - Iowa State Fair - Des Moines, IA. Judge: Ed Cavanaugh. Contact:
September 1-4 - Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN. Judge: Tim Flickinger. Contact:  WARNING: Get on the emailing list for this very large show because entries are limited to about 700 goats and they almost always fill up on the same day that entries are announced.
September 16-17 - Bluff Country Classic - Caledonia, MN. Judges: Joan Dean Rowe, Jennifer Bice, Dan Considine, Cameron Jodlowski. Contact: Emily Thompson at 612-803-2427 or Also, there is a show website at

Please send any information that you may have, so this list can be updated periodically. Thanks to Karin McCann for providing many of the dates and show information for this list.
The Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association lists their upcoming shows at Click on the "WDGA" menu item and then on the "Events" sub-item.
The Iowa Dairy Goat Association lists their upcoming shows at Check them out as they provide an extensive list of shows in the region.

Other Links to Additional Calendars

Manitoba Goat Association - Includes Membership List and Calendar of Events


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