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    The address, phone number, directions and floor plan are all here. Events & Meetings on the 2nd Floor.

  • Annual Convention Schedule 2018

    Annual Convention Schedule 2018

    Schedule updated October 12, 2018. Locations are included.

  • Spotlight Sale

    Spotlight Sale

    Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 20, 2018. Online viewing and bidding is available. Check out the consignments now.

  • AASRP Schedule

    AASRP Schedule

    October 20-21 with optional classes October 19. Continuing education for veterinarians -- open to all registered ...

2018.07.12, Thursday

What is ADGA Annual Convention?

The ADGA Annual Convention serves as both the yearly convention for the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) and the ADGA Annual Meeting.  It is held each October and the location is determined one to two years in advance by ADGA Annual Meeting Long Range Committee.

The convention is open to both ADGA Members and non-members alike. The meeting portion of the convention has certain limitation, as would be expected, but the majority of the convention is very applicable to anyone interested in the dairy goat industry and dairy goat products.

Upcoming Annual Convention Locations

2018 – Minneapolis, Minnesota, hosted by the Minnesota Dairy Goat Association
2019 – Boise, Idaho, October 15-20 at The Riverside Hotel
2020 – Syracuse, New York, October 5-12 at the Holiday Inn

What Happens at Annual Convention?

The ADGA Annual Meeting begins with the ADGA Board of Directors electing the ADGA Executive Committee for the upcoming year. Then association business is conducted with the newly elected Executive Committee officiating. Learn more about how ADGA is governed >>

Apart from the association meeting, the week is filled with educational seminars, The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners (AASRP) programming, multiple youth events and hands-on events such as cheese making and AI seminars.

A Banquet and Costume Ball traditionally take place on Friday evening as well as a champagne and dessert buffet proceeding the much anticipated, Spotlight Sale on Saturday night. The Spotlight Sale is one of two premium dairy goat auctions hosted by ADGA annual and is not to be missed.

Please consider participating in one or more of the Annual Convention Competitions. You can learn more about competitions such as the Cheese Competition, Bath & Body Competition, Art Contest, Youth Photo Contest and Youth Essay Contest under the “Contests” menu on this site.

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Directions

Directions

The address, phone number, directions and floor plan are all here. Events & Meetings on the 2nd Floor.

Annual Convention Schedule 2018

Annual Convention Schedule 2018

Schedule updated October 12, 2018. Locations are included.

Spotlight Sale

Spotlight Sale

Minneapolis, Minnesota on October 20, 2018. Online viewing and bidding is available. Check out the consignments now.

AASRP Schedule

AASRP Schedule

October 20-21 with optional classes October 19. Continuing education for veterinarians -- open to all registered Annual Convention attendees. See the schedule.

Sponsor Information

Sponsor Information

Historically attendees have continued supporting sponsors well beyond the week-long event. Sponsorship levels and the application form are included on this page.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reservations

There are special room rates through September 29 or until they are sold out. Rooms are filling up fast so don't wait to make your reservations.

Vendor Information

Vendor Information

The ADGA Annual Convention is a great venue to showcase your business to an audience deeply invested in the dairy goat industry.  We hope you will consider being a vendor this year.