Annual Convention Schedule 2018

This schedule has been updated August 01, 2018 and will continue to be periodically updated prior to Annual Meeting & Convention. Please check back to verify event dates and times.

The ADGA Annual Convention 2018 will be held October 16-21 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Bloomington, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Don’t miss the Veterinary Continuing Education Program (AARSRP) Schedule and the ADGA Youth Schedule as well!

Date & TimesEventSpeakers/HostsLocation
Tuesday, October 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCheese and Products JudgingADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda Rooms/Rm 201
10:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Area Set UpVendor Tables and DisplaysVendor Rm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & Volunteers
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMask Making Activity - Make & Take (tentative)Staffed by Local VolunteersBreakout Rm 1
5:00 am - 6:00 pmAmerican LaMancha Breeders AssociationBreed Club Meeting
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmWelcome Dinner/Opening Session of General Membership Meeting/Pioneer Program/ADGA Staff & Volunteers
Wednesday, October 17
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & Volunteers
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersHospitality Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCheese and Products JudgingADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda Rooms/Rm 201
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayVendor Rm
8:00 am - 11:45 amCutting and BBQ Goat MeatMark BornBreakout Rm 3
8:00 am - 8:45 amManaging for Quality MilkDr. Whitney KnauerBreakout Rm 1
9:00 am - 9:45 amPreparation and Logistics of Travel With Dairy GoatsSara Koehn-WalbergBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amMilk Quality DiagnosticsDr. Erin Royster, DVMBreakout Rm 1
10:00 am - 11:45 amUdder DissectionDr. Erin Royster, DVM, Dr. Whitney KnauerBreakout Rm 1
11:00 am - 11:45 amPreparation and Logistics of Long Distance Travel with Dairy Goats (repeated)Sara Koehn-WalbergBreakout Rm 2
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmPhotography Tips: Visually Promote Your HerdSara Koehn-WalbergBreakout Rm 2
1:00 pm - 3:45 pmSmoking Meats and CheesesMark BornBreakout Rm 3
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmManaging for Quality Milk (repeated)Dr. Whitney KnauerBreakout Rm 1
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmExplore France and Discover Their Dairy Goat IndustryHeleene GreenBreakout Rm 2
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmMilk Quality Diagnostics (repeated)Dr. Erin Royster, DVMBreakout Rm 1
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmPhotography Tips: Visually Promote Your Herd (repeated)Sara Koehn-WalbergBreakout Rm 2
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmExplore France and Discover Their Dairy Goat Industry (repeated)Heleene GreenBreakout Rm 2
Thursday, October 18
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & Volunteers
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersHospitality Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayVendor Rm
8:00 am - 9:45 amSoap LayeringTeresa GregoryBreakout Rm 1
8:00 am - 8:45 amHow to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage TestLaura KieserBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amSocial Media: Connecting With ConsumersCarolyn OlsonBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 10:45 amVisioning ADGA's Technology FutureGary MooreBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 11:45 amNeedle Felting: Basic Instruction in How to Felt a Three Dimensional Small FigureMary ThompsonBreakout Rm 3
11:00 am - 11:45 amMeet the Author: Atlas of Goat ProductsDr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
1:00 pm - 3:45 pmSoap Swirling for Dramatic EffectTeresa GregoryBreakout Rm 1
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmCheese Quality and Sensory EvaluationDr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
1:00 pm - 4:45 pmArtificial InseminationDr. Deb MangelsdorfBreakout Rm 3
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmHow to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage Test (repeated)Laura KieserBreakout Rm 2
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmSocial Media: Connecting With Consumers (repeated)Carolyn OlsonBreakout Rm 2
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmHoof Health & Corrective Hoof TrimmingHoof BossBreakout Rm 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmProducts Reception/Art Auction
9:00 pm - 12:00 amKaryoke
Friday, October 19
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & Volunteers
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersHospitality Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day
8:00 am - 5:00 pmJudge Pre Training Conference (off-site)ADGA Staff & Volunteers
8:00 am - 4:00 pmLinear Appraisal Training (off-site)ADGA Staff & Volunteers
8:00 am - 8:45 amThe Science Behind Deworming and Parasite ControlDr. Don BlissBreakout Rm 2
8:00 am - 11:45 amType ConferenceADGA Staff & VolunteersBreakout Rm 3
8:00 am - 8:45 amVisioning ADGA's Technology Future (repeated)Gary MooreBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amMeet the Author: Atlas of Goat Products (repeated)Dr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amChoosing the Right Test Plan for Your DHIR HerdChristine OwenBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 10:00 amIntroduction to Dairy Goat WellbeingDr. Jan Shearer, Dr. Paul Plummer
10:00 am - 10:45 amThe Science Behind Deworming and Parasite Control (repeated)Dr. Don BlissBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 11:00 amHoof care and Lameness Management and Mitigation on Dairy Goat OperationsDr. Paul Plummer
10:00 am - 11:45 amCharacteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk Amelia Sweethardt, Tamara Taylor
11:00 am - 11:45 amCheese Quality and Sensory Evaluation (repeated)Dr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
11:00 am - 12:00 amHumane endings: Timely and Appropriate Euthanasia for Dairy GoatsDr. Jan Shearer
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmMineral Nutrition for GoatsDana TomlinsonBreakout Rm 3
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmDermatitis and Skin IssuesDr. Tim NessBreakout Rm 1
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPractical Management and Mitigation of Pain in DisbuddingKelly Still-Brooks, Dr. Melissa Hempstead
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmGoat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCRDr. Steve ZengBreakout Rm 2
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmWellbeing Considerations in Sick or Down Dairy GoatsDr. Paul Plummer, Kelly Still-Brooks
3:00 pm - 4:45 pmCharacteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk (repeated)Amelia Sweethardt, Tamara TaylorBreakout Rm 1
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmChoosing the Right Test Plan for Your DHIR Herd (repeated)Christine OwenBreakout Rm 2
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmMineral Nutrition for Goats (repeated)Dana TomlinsonBreakout Rm 3
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmInternational Sable BreedersBreed Club Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmBanquet/Awards
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmYouth SocialStaffed by Local Volunteers
8:30 pm - 12:00 amDJ/Entertainment
Saturday, October 20
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & Volunteers
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersHospitality Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmJudges Training Conference (off-site)ADGA Staff & VolunteersJudges Training Conf
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day
8:00 am - 5:00 pmYouth Programming
8:00 am - 12:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersBreakout Rm 3
8:00 am - 8:45 amGoat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCR (repeated)Dr. Steve ZengBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amTop 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the FutureMelissa O'RourkeBreakout Rm 1
9:00 am - 9:45 amAdvanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant IndustryStanton WarrenBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 10:45 amResearch, Extension and Education Programs in the American Institute for Goat Research at Langston UniversityMonica MascarenasBreakout Rm 2
11:00 am - 11:45 amTop 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the FutureMelissa O'RourkeBreakout Rm 1
11:00 am - 11:45 amAdvanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant IndustryStanton WarrenBreakout Rm 2
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmLunchBreakout Rm 3
12:45 pm - 5:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersBreakout Rm 3
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmSetting up Your Farm As a BusinessPam UhlenkampBreakout Rm 1
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmTransition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and KetosisDr. Chris DuemlerBreakout Rm 2
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmSetting Up Your Farm As A Business (repeated)Pam UhlenkampBreakout Rm 1
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmTransition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and Ketosis (repeated)Dr. Chris DuemlerBreakout Rm 2
6:00 pm - 10:00 pmSpotlight Sale following hors d'oeuvres, dessert & champagne.ADGA Staff & Volunteers
Sunday, October 21
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & Volunteers
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersHospitality Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayVendor Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmJudges Training Conference (off-site)ADGA Staff & Volunteers
8:00 am - 12:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersBreakout Rm 3
8:00 am - 5:00 pmYouth Programming
8:00 am - 8:45 amAccupucture 101Dr. Rebecca CuperusBreakout Rm 1
8:00 am - 8:45 amVETLINK: The APP Goat Producers Will LoveDr. Paul M JohnsonBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amGlobal Perspectives: Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in GuatamalaChristine OwenBreakout Rm 1
9:00 am - 11:45 amPainting Activity WorkshopTrisha TankBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 10:45 amAccupucture 101 (repeated)Dr. Rebecca CuperusBreakout Rm 1
11:00 am - 11:45 amGlobal Perspectives: Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in Guatamala (repeated)Christine OwenBreakout Rm 1
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmLunchBreakout Rm 3
12:45 pm - 4:45 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersBreakout Rm 1
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmVETLINK: The APP Goat Producers Will Love (repeated)Dr. Paul M JohnsonBreakout Rm 2
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmVisioning ADGA's Technology Future (repeated)Gary MooreBreakout Rm 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmYouth Banquet
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19 comments on “Annual Convention Schedule 2018
  1. Susan Branham says:

    I’d like to audit the judges training. Will this be an option this year? Also, how many days will it cover?

    • David Abbott says:

      Hi Susan — According to the Annual Convention Schedule, the Pre-TC will be held offsite Friday, October 19 and the ADGA Judges TC will be held offsite Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21. More information will be posted on this site under “Events” when they are available.

      • Nicole McKeown says:

        I see currently that LA and pre hiding conflict on Friday. I would also like to audit/ or take the class, not sure the difference. but I’d like to do LA Friday and Judges training sat/sun. Will this be possible or is pre-training required? additionally are there conference prices yet? There are a few of us coming from other states just to do judging/LA audit or training but would like to know fees and more about requirment on those. Thank you.

      • Sierra Berrick says:

        Hi there,
        Can you tell me when the deadline for registering for the judges training is? Definitely don’t want to miss it!

  2. Sheila Nixon says:

    When and where will we get detailed information on ADGA hotel reservations and fees for the Annual meeting?

  3. Jena Williams says:

    I can’t find any information on this site or AASRP website concerning their programing. This is a major draw for me. Is there a schedule for this somewhere?

  4. Sara Chandler says:

    The AI workshop is listed as Thursday 1:00-2:45pm on the schedule but the registration form says Thursday 1:00-4:45. Is it a one hour plus or 3 hour plus workshop?

    • David Abbott says:

      The correct time for the AI workshop is 1:00 pm – 4:45 pm on Thursday. Thank you for pointing out the error on the schedule!

  5. Laura Roe says:

    Hi David, I am planning to attend the convention programs on Thursday/Friday and the AASRP programming Friday/Saturday (for CE credit since I’m a DVM). Do you know do I register/pay for those two days of AASRP programming with my ADGA convention registration? Or, is there a separate registration process for the 2 days of AASRP programming? Thanks for your help!

    • David Abbott says:

      Hi Laura, You pay for the two AASRP programming days with the ADGA Annual Convention registration. It is included with the daily registration fee.

  6. Are you still looking for breakout session presenters? I could present about our dairy goat program in Tanzania. We’d love to have a group of dairy goat farmers and judges come to share their knowledge and expertise in Tanzania.

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