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We haven't set our 2019 agenda yet. Here's what happened in 2018.

Second Annual Statewide Goat Conference

Friday, October 12, 2018

USDA-ARS Lab, Mandan, ND

9:00 AM Registration

9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - Program


“A Goat’s View of Nutrition”

Keynote Presentation

by Dr. Steve Hart

Langston University Goat

Extension Specialist

Steve received his B.S. in Dairy Science from Texas A & M in 1972 and graduated with High Honors.  He had the distinction of being one of the last of the draftees and served in the US army for two years at Ft. Belvior, Virginia as a personnel management specialist.  He returned to Texas A & M for his MS in Dairy Science, working with forage sorghum hybrids for silage for dairy animals.  He worked on his Ph. D with Dr. Carl Polan at Virginia Tech, doing studies in calf nutrition and branch-chain volatile fatty acids for lactating cows.  Upon graduation in 1981, he went to work for the USDA at Ft. Reno, OK conducting research with forages for cattle and sheep and later did collaborative work with Langston University in Oklahoma with forages and nutrition for goats.  Steve was hired by Langston University and conducted studies with forages for goats and nutrient requirements.  He did a number of studies with using goats for vegetation management and is still involved in such studies.  He has also worked in control of gastrointestinal nematodes, working with sericea lespedeza for parasite control as well as testing a variety of alternative dewormers.  He is part of a large study with farmer collaborators on selecting goats for genetic resistance to gastrointestinal parasites.  He recently was awarded a grant to work with controlling redcedar with goats.


Other Presentations & Activities:
Dr. Carin Frenchick, DVM - Caprine Diseases & Q&A with a Vet

Photographing Your Goat

Figuring Profitability

Livestock Guardian Dogs

Dairy & Meat Goat Roundtables

Goat Product Tasting

NEW! Youth Poster Contest - Entry Forms Here


Silent Auction

Bring cash or items to donate. We'd love to see your soaps, goat feed or other items.

Goat Product Tasting

Please bring your good food products ready to put out for tasting.

We’ll provide crackers, plates, and napkins.

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.
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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