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Posted by patriot@harnerfarm.net on October 23, 2016 at 11:20 AM

A bit of history as far as I can discover....way back in 1979 the North Dakota Goat Association was formed and registered as an organization with the ND Secretary of State's office. They never filed a follow-up report (required annually), so apparently it died quickly. (If anyone has information about that group, please let me know. I'm curious.)


In 2005 there was another attempt to form the North Dakota Goat Association. Goat owners met at the State Fair and collected dues of $10 per family. They elected officers and Lisa Dworshak from Dickinson volunteered (or was coerced :) ) into doing a website to explain their purpose. At one time, the site also included contact information for goat breeders to help people find goats. There was a second meeting in Steele, but the group never got as far as filing with the Secretary of State or doing bylaws.


So - we'll be starting from scratch. That's not all bad. Times have changed, so we can attempt to develop an organization that works for today's world. What a fun challenge!


By LeAnn Harner

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