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Busy Summer for DGA Members

Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on May 11, 2019 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (3)

As warm weather returns, so does the DGA list of activities. We’re kicking off 2019 with a special Barn Talk at Windy Creek Boer Goats near Epping, ND on May 25th. Evan and Christine Whiteford will be our hosts. You’ll see both registered and commercial Boers along with their Nubian herd as the Whitefords explain their operation and the different handling techniques used when you have bottle babies versus dam-raised commercial goats.

We’ve extended the time f...

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Excited about the conference

Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on September 17, 2018 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Though it's been a long time since I posted, I just had to comment about our upcoming conference. It's exciting to have a veterinarian like Dr. Carin Frenchick willing to come talk about diseases like CAE and CL, plus take questions. I understand she's been fielding questions about runny noses and watering eyes in goats and when that's a sign of the smoke and dust in the air versus a sign of pneumonia. I'm sure we'll learn a bunch.

Dr. Steve Hart has an excellent reputation and years of...

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Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on March 20, 2017 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We're pleased to post our first ever Membership Directory. As new members come in, we'll add them to the list. If you don't see your name, we probably haven't received your check, so check with our Secretary, Deborah McAvoy.

March/April Newsletter is out

Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on March 13, 2017 at 10:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Our second newsletter is now being distributed with another eight pages of information. It’s exciting to have such wonderful articles and authors.


We’re looking forward to receiving fun photos from our members to liven up the website.


Our First Edition

Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on January 21, 2017 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The first edition of Goat Prints is hot off the press! We were pleased to be able to offer an eight page newsletter for this first edition and hope the included membership form gets printed off and used. Our contributors were great about meeting the deadlines and getting us good material. Let us know what you think.

Legislation - FOOD FREEDOM ACT

Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on January 16, 2017 at 10:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I can’t believe it! Thanks to Representative Luke Simons, HB 1433, the North Dakota Food Freedom Act has been introduced. This bill will allow direct sales of food and drink products not regulated by the Federal government from their producer to the home consumer – including raw milk and milk products. What an exciting time for dairy goat producers.

Co-sponsors of the legislation are: Representatives Rick C. Becker, Johnston, Kiefert, B. Koppelman, Magrum, Olson, Schatz and ...

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Kick-Off Event

Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on January 2, 2017 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

We had this great kick-off event planned for January. We had speakers prepped to discuss kidding, vaccinations and nutrition plus a basic skills workshop with disbudding and hoof trimming.

Then it started to snow - and snow - and snow! With roads closing at the mere thought of wind and dangerous temps, we just thought it prudent to wait for a spring thaw and plan something when we can count on warmer temps and no snow.

So instead we're working on a newsletter and other mean...

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Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on November 12, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Today we went public with a post on the North Dakota Goat Breeders Facebook page. It’s been just four short weeks since this idea was first discussed on that page. We’ve come a long way, but there’s more to accomplish before we’re ready to accept members and declare that DGA is a full-blown organization. With a lot of help, we’ll get it done.


Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on November 7, 2016 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Once we’d determined a name – we needed to get a website started to help spread the word about our new organization. It’s very basic now while we test out different formats and think of how it will be used.

Questionnaire As A Base

Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on November 3, 2016 at 5:10 PM Comments comments (0)

You may be wondering how we’re pulling all of this together. We’re actually working via email with a few phone calls thrown in. We may have to physically meet, but when your committee members are scattered across the state, working via email gives us a track of our decisions and we can each work as time is available.


The process began with the group sharing their bios with each other and trying to understand everyone’s perspective. Then I sent ...

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