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    Registration is available now on ADGA Member Services or you can download the form. Also, don't forget to make ...

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    Historically attendees have continued supporting sponsors well beyond the week-long event. Sponsorship levels and ...

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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
2019 – Boise, Idaho
2020 – Syracuse, New York

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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Annual Convention T-Shirts

Annual Convention T-Shirts

The ADGA office is now taking orders for Annual Convention t-shirts through October 01. The will be available onsite after October 01. Buy yours today.

Convention Registration

Convention Registration

Registration is available now on ADGA Member Services or you can download the form. Also, don't forget to make hotel reservations while the special rates are still available.

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.

Spotlight Sale

Spotlight Sale

The Spotlight sale is one of two premium dairy goat auctions held annually by ADGA. This sale is happening in Minneapolis Minnesota on October 20, 2018.

Annual Convention Schedule 2018

Annual Convention Schedule 2018

This schedule has been updated September 20, 2018 and will continue to be periodically updated prior to Annual Meeting & Convention.