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    Spotlight Sale

    Nomination forms for the 2020 Spotlight Sale is coming soon. The application deadline is June 30, 2020.

  • Sponsor Information

    Sponsor Information

    Sponsorship levels and the application form for 2020 are available now. Apply early to get the visibility you want ...

  • Directions

    Get directions, address and phone number to the 2020 Annual Convention hotel, Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool-Exit 37.

  • Hotel Reservations

    Hotel Reservations

    You hotel reservations for the 2020 Annual Convention are made separately from registration. Reserve your room now.

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

2020 – Syracuse, New York, October 5-11 at the Holiday Inn
2021 – Tucson, Arizona, November, 8-14 at El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

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.

Spotlight Sale

Spotlight Sale

Nomination forms for the 2020 Spotlight Sale is coming soon. The application deadline is June 30, 2020.

Sponsor Information

Sponsor Information

Sponsorship levels and the application form for 2020 are available now. Apply early to get the visibility you want to this highly-invested audience.

Directions

Directions

Get directions, address and phone number to the 2020 Annual Convention hotel, Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool-Exit 37.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel Reservations

You hotel reservations for the 2020 Annual Convention are made separately from registration. Reserve your room now.

Annual Convention Schedule

Annual Convention Schedule

The 2020 Schedule will not likely be ready until June or July 2020. The 2019 schedule is provided as a sample of what a typical Annual Convention has to offer.

Spotlight Sale Results 2019

Spotlight Sale Results 2019

This year's dairy goat auction did not disappoint with plenty of bidding drama and a high bid of $17,000.