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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The 2018 ADGA Convention

We'd like to thank all the volunteers that helped make the 2018 ADGA Annual Convention a success. It was a huge amount of work and we're very proud of the results. Special thanks go to our committee chairs:

AASRP: Melissa McManigle Czeck
AI Clinic:
Art Contest: Mary Thompson
Breed Club Meetings: Morgan Allen
Clinics and Workshops (A.I., Cheesemaking, Soapmaking, etc.) Laura Torbert Kieser
Convention Office: Morgan Allen
Decorations and Favors: Rustianna Mechura
Entertainment: Heidi Seipel
Equipment: Morgan Allen
Facilities/General Hotel Coordinator: Morgan Allen
Finance and Bid: Morgan Allen/Sara Koehn-Walberg
Fundraising: Morgan Allen
Hospitality/VIP Gifts: Casey Ahlbrecht-Prochniak
Judges Pre-Training Conference: Doug Thompson
Judges Training Conference: Doug Thompson/Dan Considine/Poplar Hill Dairy Goat Farm
Linear Appraisal: Doug Thompson
Products Competition/Products Reception: Karyl Dronen
Program Printing: Laura Torbert Kieser
Publicity: Laura Torber Kieser
Registration/Registration Packets/Signage: Laura Torbert Kieser
Social Media: Sara Koehn-Walberg and Laura Torbert Kieser
Spotlight Sale Pens: John McPherson
Spotlight Sale Security: Susanna Yeomans
Spotlight Sale Pens & Cleaning: Mark & Bonnie Augustine, Chris Kieser, Keith Allen
Wine Donations: Marge Kitchen, Trisha Tank
Presentations and PPT Coordination: Tracy Moshier
Technology and Livestreaming: Adam Prochniak
Transportation: Adam Prochniak
Type Conference: Doug Thompson
Vendors: Marge Kitchen and Gwen Zimmerman
Volunteer Coordination:Morgan Allen/Laura Torbert Kieser/Anna Hajdik/Emily Thompson/
David Foley/Marge Kitchen/Karyl Dronen
Website: Doug Thompson
Welcome Bags: Garrett and Greg Becky Moorse
Youth Program: David Foley

If I've missed or misplaced anyone, please let me know so I can make the necessary corrections.
dthompson@acegroup.cc



There were many requests for information from the educational sessions that were offered at the 2018 ADGA National Convention.  To meet that need, the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association (MDGA) is offering USB Drives for sale, which will include presentations and resources provided by the speakers who shared their knowledge at Convention.  The USB Drive will also include the full digital program book which includes speaker contact information, biographies, session descriptions, vendor and sponsor contact information and more.
Click Here for more information



Want to be a 4-H or FFA Dairy Goat Judge?

County Fairs are constantly looking for qualified individuals to judge youth dairy goat shows.  No special certification is required just a knowledge of dairy goats and an interest in working with youth.  Even if you have not judged before, this may be your time! The MDGA is organizing a list of interested individuals that can be shared when county fairs contact the association.  If you would like to be considered for the list, please contact Larry Marquette  and provide a brief description of your experience with dairy goats and youth.



 

Each year the MDGA considers nominations for Outstanding Youth.
For information on this program, check our Guidelines & Application Form



Minutes of past General Membership and Board Meetings are located in the MDGA website Archives.


The February 2018 Newsletter is now available online. Go to the Newsletter page.



Check the Events page and please send in any upcoming shows or events for our calendar to dthompson@acegroup.cc We now have the show rules & entry forms available for the Little Falls Dairy Goat Show on June 2nd.


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**Forms Tip: If you have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can fill out and sign any of our pdf forms for membership, show entries, futurity, or outstanding youth nomination with your keyboard. Check out the instructions on our Join page.**


Several past issues of the Gopher Goat Gossip are Online for members


MDGA Constitution and By-Laws


The MDGA Helping Hand Booklet  & Other Resources are available on the Resources Page



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