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Our FIRST EVER - Statewide Goat Conference!

Friday, October 20, 2017

USDA-ARS Lab, Mandan, ND

9:00 AM Registration

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Program


9:00 AM - Registration – Silent Auction opens – Cheese Tasting opens as donated cheese arrives

10:00 AM - 10 Things Every Goat Owner Should Know

By Susan Schoenian, Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist, University of Maryland

11:00 AM - Nutrition for Goats

By Charlotte Heim, BSC Animal Nutrition Instructor

Noon – Lunch & Silent Auction


12:45 PM – Parasites and Goats Susan Schoen, Extension Sheep & Goat Specialist, University of Maryland

1:30 PM - Reproduction - By Amanda Long, Research Assistant,

NDSU Hettinger Research Extension Center and Dept. of Animal Sciences

2:15 PM - Break – Last chance for Silent Auction


2:30 PM - Rotational Grazing, Pasture Issues, and Fencing – Rick Schmidt,

Oliver County Extension Agent

3:15 PM - Choose A Roundtable: Dairy Goat Producer OR Meat Goat Producer
  • The dairy goat session will cover linear appraisal, milk testing and milking issues.
  • The meat goat session will cover topics of concern for all non-dairy goats.

4:15 PM - Conclude Silent Auction

     Discussion on future of DGA and what activities the membership prefers

5:00PM - Adjourn


Early Bird Registration is CLOSED. Please EMAIL US if you plan to attend with the number coming to help us plan. This is our first conference and we want to make sure we've got enough food, chairs and handouts for everyone.

Click here to see more about our speakers.

Contact: Deborah McAvoy

Phone: 701-399-9700 Email: [email protected]


Other Activities:

Goat Product Display and Silent Auction

(Bring your goat items to display or donate to the fundraiser. We’d love to see your soaps and lotions, tanned hides, goat artwork, kid jackets, etc.)

Cheese Tasting

(Cheesemakers, please bring your flavored cheeses ready to put out for tasting. We’d prefer not to have just plain chevre, so bring a flavored chevre, chevre with topping, or any other type of cheese you make from goat milk. We’ll provide crackers.)

Discussion on Future DGA Programs

(Bring your ideas!)


If you haven't registered, you can print out the registration form here.
Bring the completed form to the conference for expedited registration.
If you have troubledownloading, just email our webmaster LeAnn Harner and she'll email you a copy.

Are you willing to help us promote the conference? Download a conference poster here,
print it out and post at your local feed store, vet clinic, etc

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Print and bring with you to expedite on-site registration.


 QTY.                   DESCRIPTION


___ $40—Member Registration (Includes 1 lunch and 2018 DGA dues)


___ $55—Non-Member Registration (Includes 1 lunch and DGA dues for the remainder of 2017 as well as 2018)


___ $5 each—Additional lunch tickets


Only 1 registration is required per family or household.

Additional family members may attend by paying for lunch.


___ $20—2018 Dues only (for anyone who can’t attend the conference, but wishes to be a DGA member for 2018.

This includes your bi-monthly newsletter sent via email.)


___ $10—Extra charge if you want the newsletter printed and mailed instead of emailed.


___ ????? Donation—Any size appreciated




Please PRINT legibly. This information is used for sending your newsletter and goes into the directory UNLESS you check this box: _____


Name of New or Renewing Member: ______________________________________________________________

Check One: ______ Individual Membership _____ Family Membership (Both are $20)

Name(s) of Additional Family Members Attending Conference: _________________________________________

(So we can make name tags.)


Mailing Address:  _____________________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________  State: ____ Zipcode: ________________________

Phone:  ________________________ Email: ____________________________________

Website: ___________________________________________________________________________________

Facebook Page: ______________________________________________________________________________

Breed(s) Owned: ____________________________________________________________________________


Please bring to the conference with a check made out to Dakota Goat Association.