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 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.

2019 MDGA Fall Conference

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.

Part 1
Part 2

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.
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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.

Past Newsletters are available online. Go to the Newsletter page.

Check the Events page and please send in any upcoming shows or events for our calendar to 

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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.**

MDGA Constitution and By-Laws

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

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