The 2020 MDGA Fall Conference is in the
books. Thanks to all that attended on Zoom. Seventy to eighty devices
were registered and connected, so we were delighted at the participation
for our first attempt with this new format.
For those who were unable to attend the 2019 MDGA Fall Conference, an excellent presentation by Gene Dershewitz on the use of ADGAGenetics was just too good not to share with our membership. So, it was recorded and uploaded to a YouTube channel. ADGAGenetics is the website that Gene initiated and maintains with ADGA. It provides a wealth of pedigree, production, and appraisal information, as well as many tools for understanding genetics and planning matings. His talk is in two parts and can be can be accessed below.
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.
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.
Past Newsletters are available online. Go to the Newsletter page.
**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.**
The MDGA Helping Hand Booklet & Other Resources are available on the Resources Page