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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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 www.wdga.org. Check them out.
The Iowa Dairy Goat Association lists their upcoming events at www.iowadairygoat.org. Check them out.
Shows - 2017
(Thanks to Karin McCann for providing much of this information)
May 20-21 - Badger State Show - West Salem, WI (this show is typically held in Portage, WI). Judges: Katie Wolf, Cameron Jodlowski, Jennifer Lohman-Peterson, Ellen Considine. Contact: www.wdga.org
May 27 - Wisconsin-Illinois Spring Classic - Janesville, WI. Judges: Dustin Noble, Ashley Scheel, Jacob Bradford. Contact: Mary Adamson at 608-868-7177 or marran@centurytel.net
June 3 - Little Falls Dairy Goat Show. Morrison County Fairgrounds, Little Falls, MN. Three Senior and three Junior Shows. Judges: Scott Horner, Cameron Jodlowski, and Tim Flickinger. Click here for Rules (PDF) or (DOCX) and for Entry (PDF) or (XLSX) Forms. For more information, send an email to: lfgoatshow@yahoo.com
June 10 - MDGA Youth Show (not sanctioned), Cannon Falls, MN. Judge: TBD. Contact: Casey Prochniak at 507-217-7229 or caseyahlbrecht@hotmail.com     Application & Forms  
July 8-15 - National Dairy Goat Show - Madison, WI  (http://www.nationalshow.org )
July 19 - Rice County Fair, Faribault, MN. Judge:        Contact: Kathy Bower at 507-491-5119
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 dthompson@acegroup.cc for more information or get rules and entry forms at www.olmstedcountyfair.com
August 2-6 - Washington County Fair, Lake Elmo, MN. Judge: Jennifer Lohman-Peterson. Contact: Bonnie Augustine at 608-779-0049 of pairadoes@aol.com
August 7 - Dakota County Fair, Farmington, MN. Judge: Emily Thompson. Contact: Diana Rico at 651-815-9582 or rdiana91@gmail.com
August 17-20 - Iowa State Fair - Des Moines, IA. Judge: Ed Cavanaugh. Contact: www.iowastatefair.org
September 1-4 - Minnesota State Fair, St. Paul, MN. Judge: Tim Flickinger. Contact: www.mnstatefair.org  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 ekayet@hotmail.com. Also, there is a show website at www.bluffcountrydairygoats.com

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 www.wdga.org. Click on the "WDGA" menu item and then on the "Events" sub-item.
The Iowa Dairy Goat Association lists their upcoming shows at www.iowadairygoat.org. Check them out as they provide an extensive list of shows in the region.

Other Links to Additional Calendars

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