Welcome!

Welcome to the DAKOTA GOAT ASSOCIATION (DGA).

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Welcome to the Dakota Goat Association.

The DGA is an association for anyone who is interested in any type of goat including dairy, meat, fiber, fainting or pets. Through the DGA, you'll be able to meet others with the same interests and concerns. We're holding or assisting with a variety of events ranging from basic education to performance programs.


Every two months you'll receive a newsletter packed full of information directly relating to keeping goats on the Northern Plains. It includes stories from breeder on how they got started and maintain their operations, articles on disease, recipes, and information about events.

MEMBERSHIP SPECIAL! Join NOW and you'll receive all the newsletters from 2021 PLUS have membership through December 31, 2022. Members receive free or reduced admission at all DGA events.



DGA activities provide you opportunities to:
  • Meet other goat people
  • Learn about goats or goat products
  • Share ideas
  • Ask questions

We hope you'll participate!


Left: Mandy Thomas-Chesney (kneeling center) demonstrates how to draw blood while participants at our Barn Talk June 13th watch carefully.
UPCOMING EVENTS



University of MN/NDSU Extension has provided a series of webinars.

Recordings of 2020 & 2021 Webinars:

Goat Marketing with Dr. Frank Pinkerton· 

Goat and sheep birthing and animal health

· Goat and sheep management - keeping your lambs and kids growing strong 

· Goat and sheep weaning management 

· Herd health and parasite management 

· Pasture management 

· Preparing for the breeding season