Annual Convention Schedule 2018

This schedule has been updated October 16, 2018. Please check back to verify event dates and times.

The ADGA Annual Convention 2018 is being 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!

For meeting room locations see ADGA 2nd Floor Meeting Rooms

Date & TimesEventSpeakers/HostsLocation
Tuesday, October 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBathcare Products JudgingProducts CommitteeCabana 218
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCheese JudgingProducts CommitteeVeranda 7-8
10:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Area Set UpVendor Tables and DisplaysBloomington
12:00 pm - 4:00 pmHospitality Room OpenHospitality CommitteeCabana 217
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 1
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMask Making Activity - Make & Take (tentative)Staffed by Local VolunteersAtrium 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmWelcome Dinner/Opening Session of General Membership Meeting/Pioneer Program/ADGA Staff & VolunteersGrand Ballroom
Wednesday, October 17
7:00 am - 5:00 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 1
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayNorthern MinnesotaCabana 217
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors MeetingEdina Room
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBathcare Products JudgingProducts CommitteeCabana 218
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCheese JudgingProducts CommitteeVeranda 7-8
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayBloomington
8:00 am - 11:45 amCutting and BBQ Goat MeatMark BornActivity Tent - Outside
8:00 am - 8:45 amManaging for Quality MilkDr. Whitney KnauerVeranda 3-4
9:00 am - 9:45 amPreparation and Logistics of Travel With Dairy GoatsSara Koehn-WalbergVeranda 5-6
9:00 am - 9:45 amMilk Quality DiagnosticsDr. Erin Royster, DVMVeranda 3-4
9:30 am - 12:00 pmArt Contest JudgingVeranda 2
10:00 am - 11:45 amUdder DissectionDr. Erin Royster, DVM, Dr. Whitney KnauerVeranda 3-4
11:00 am - 11:45 amPreparation and Logistics of Long Distance Travel with Dairy Goats (repeated)Sara Koehn-WalbergVeranda 5-6
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmPhotography Tips: Visually Promote Your HerdSara Koehn-WalbergVeranda 5-6
1:00 pm - 3:45 pmSmoking Meats and CheesesMark BornActivity Tent - Outside
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmManaging for Quality Milk (repeated)Dr. Whitney KnauerVeranda 3-4
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmThe Singularity of the French Dairy Goat Breeding ProgramMarielle BreheretVeranda 5-6
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmMilk Quality Diagnostics (repeated)Dr. Erin Royster, DVMVeranda 3-4
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmKid Management & Feeding a High Quality Milk ReplacerGeorge Drewry & Jenn TerebaVeranda 3-4
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmPhotography Tips: Visually Promote Your Herd (repeated)Sara Koehn-WalbergVeranda 5-6
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmThe Singularity of the French Dairy Goat Breeding Program (repeated)Marielle BreheretVeranda 5-6
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmKid Management & Feeding a High Quality Milk Replacer (repeated)George Drewry & Jenn TerebaVeranda 3-4
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmInternational Nubian BreedersBreed Club MeetingVeranda 3
Thursday, October 18
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 1
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersCabana 217
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors MeetingEdina Room
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayBloomington
8:00 am - 9:45 amSoap Layering: The Making of "In the Valley"Teresa GregoryVeranda 3-4
8:00 am - 8:45 amHow to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage TestLaura KieserVeranda 5-6
9:00 am - 9:45 amSocial Media: Connecting With ConsumersCarolyn OlsonVeranda 5-6
9:00 am - 9:45 amMicrochip Identification: What You Need to KnowElsie McCoyVeranda 7-8
10:00 am - 10:45 amVisioning ADGA's Technology FutureKellie Jones & Sara DimenskiVeranda 5-6
10:00 am - 11:45 amNeedle Felting: Basic Instruction in How to Felt a Three Dimensional Small FigureMary ThompsonVeranda 3-4
11:00 am - 11:45 amMeet the Author: Atlas of Goat ProductsDr. Lucia SepeVeranda 5-6
11:00 am - 11:45 amMicroshipping and USDA Requirements (repeated)Elsie McCoyVeranda 7-8
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmCheese Quality and Sensory EvaluationDr. Lucia SepeVeranda 5-6
1:00 pm - 3:45 pmSoap Swirling for Dramatic EffectTeresa GregoryVeranda 3-4
1:00 pm - 4:45 pmArtificial InseminationDr. Deb MangelsdorfVeranda 7-8
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmHow to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage Test (repeated)Laura KieserVeranda 5-6
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmSocial Media: Connecting With Consumers (repeated)Carolyn OlsonVeranda 5-6
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmVisioning ADGA's IT Future: Serving the MembersKellie Jones & Sara DimenskiVeranda 3-4
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmHoof Health & Corrective Hoof TrimmingAllen DeWolfVeranda 5-6
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmAlpines InternationalBreed Club MeetingVeranda 3
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmOberhasli Breeders of AmericaBreed Club MeetingVeranda 5
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmProducts Reception/Art AuctionGrand Ballroom
9:00 pm - 12:00 amKaryokeGrand Ballroom
Friday, October 19
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 1
7:00 am - 8:00 amNational Toggenburg ClubBreed Club MeetingVeranda 3
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room OpenSoutheast MinnesotaCabana 217
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths OpenBloomington
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 - 11:45 amType ConferenceADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 7-8
8:00 am - 8:45 amVisioning ADGA's IT Future: Creating a Good Customer ExperienceKellie Jones & Sara DimenskiVeranda 5-6
9:00 am - 9:45 amMeet the Author: Atlas of Goat Products (repeated)Dr. Lucia SepeVernada 3-4
9:00 am - 9:45 amChoosing the Right Test Plan for Your DHIR HerdChristine OwenVernada 5-6
9:00 am - 10:00 amIntroduction to Dairy Goat WellbeingDr. Jan Shearer, Dr. Paul PlummerEdina Room
10:00 am - 10:45 amHoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming (repeated)Allen DeWolfVeranda 3-4
10:00 am - 11:00 amHoof Care and Lameness Management and Mitigation on Dairy Goat OperationsDr. Paul PlummerEdina Room
10:00 am - 11:45 amCharacteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk Amelia Sweethardt, Tamara TaylorVeranda 5-6
11:00 am - 11:45 amCheese Quality and Sensory Evaluation (repeated)Dr. Lucia SepeVeranda 3-4
11:00 am - 12:00 amHumane endings: Timely and Appropriate Euthanasia for Dairy GoatsDr. Jan ShearerEdina Room
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmYouth Programming (optional)Veranda 2
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmMineral Nutrition for GoatsDr. Dana TomlinsonVeranda 5-6
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmCaprine Skin DiseasesDr. Tim NessVeranda 3-4
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPractical Management and Mitigation of Pain in DisbuddingKelly Still-Brooks, Dr. Melissa HempsteadEdina Room
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmGoat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCRDr. Steve ZengVeranda 5-6
2:30 pm - 3:30 pmWellbeing Considerations in Sick or Down Dairy GoatsDr. Paul Plummer, Kelly Still-BrooksEdina Room
3:00 pm - 4:45 pmCharacteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk (repeated)Amelia Sweethardt, Tamara TaylorVeranda 3-4
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmChoosing the Right Test Plan for Your DHIR Herd (repeated)Christine OwenVeranda 5-6
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmMineral Nutrition for Goats (repeated)Dr. Dana TomlinsonVeranda 5-6
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmInternational Sable BreedersBreed Club MeetingVeranda 3
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmBanquet/AwardsGrand Ballroom
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmYouth SocialStaffed by Local VolunteersVeranda 7-8
8:30 pm - 12:00 amDJ/EntertainmentGrand Ballroom
Saturday, October 20
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 1
7:00 am - 8:00 amGeneral Membership MeetingVeranda 3
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room OpenStaffed by Local VolunteersCabana 217
8:00 am - 12:00 pmJudges Training Conference ADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 3-4
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor BoothsBloomington
8:00 am - 5:00 pmYouth ProgrammingVeranda 7-8
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersEdina Room
8:00 am - 8:45 amGoat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCR (repeated)Dr. Steve ZengVeranda 5-6
8:00 am - 8:45 amThe Value of Hydration for Dairy GoatsVictoria TonnVeranda 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amTop 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the FutureMelissa O'RourkeVeranda 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amAdvanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant IndustryStanton WarrenVeranda 5-6
10:00 am - 10:45 amThe Value of Hydration for Dairy Goats (repeated)Victoria TonnVeranda 2
10:00 am - 10:45 amResearch, Extension and Education Programs in the American Institute for Goat Research at Langston UniversityMonica MascarenasVeranda 5-6
11:00 am - 11:45 amTop 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the FutureMelissa O'RourkeVeranda 2
11:00 am - 11:45 amAdvanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant IndustryStanton WarrenVeranda 5-6
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmJudges Training ConferenceADGA Staff & Volunteersoff-site
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmSetting up Your Farm As a BusinessPam UhlenkampVeranda 3-4
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmVirtual Tour: Capra Nera Creamery LLCKatie WisteVeranda 5-6
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmTransition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and KetosisDr. Chris DuemlerVeranda 5-6
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmChiropractic CareDr. Margaret MeierVeranda 3-4
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmSetting Up Your Farm As A Business (repeated)Pam UhlenkampVeranda 3-4
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmCheese Making DemonstrationKatie WisteVeranda 5-6
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmTransition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and Ketosis (repeated)Dr. Chris DuemlerVeranda 5-6
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmChiropractic Care (repeated)Dr. Margaret MeierVeranda 3-4
6:00 pm - 10:00 pmSpotlight Sale following hors d'oeuvres, dessert & champagne.ADGA Staff & VolunteersGrand Ballroom
Sunday, October 21
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersVeranda 1
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room OpenStaffed by Local VolunteersCabana 217
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths OpenBloomington
8:00 am - 5:00 pmJudges Training Conference (off-site)ADGA Staff & Volunteers
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersVeranda 5-6
8:00 am - 5:00 pmYouth ProgrammingVeranda 5-6 & Atrium 1-6
8:00 am - 8:45 amIntro to AcupunctureDr. Rebecca CuperusVeranda 3-4
8:00 am - 8:45 amVETLINK: The App Goat Producers Will LoveDr. Paul M JohnsonVeranda 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amFarmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in GuatamalaChristine OwenVeranda 3-4
9:00 am - 11:45 amPainting Activity WorkshopTrisha TankVeranda 2
10:00 am - 10:45 amIntro to Acupuncture (repeated)Dr. Rebecca CuperusVeranda 3-4
11:00 am - 11:45 amFarmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in Guatamala (repeated)Christine OwenVeranda 3-4
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmVETLINK: The App Goat Producers Will Love (repeated)Dr. Paul M JohnsonVeranda 2
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmThe Way ForwardEd & Tracy BeckerVeranda 3-4
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmMarketing my Farm's ProductsBetty MatrasVeranda 3-4
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmThe Way Forward (repeated)Ed & Tracy BeckerVeranda 3-4
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmMarketing my Farm's Products (repeated)Betty MatrasVeranda 3-4
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmYouth BanquetVeranda 5-8
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32 comments on “Annual Convention Schedule 2018
  1. Taurian Deveaux says:

    Greetings David! Where can I find the results for this year’s Bath and Body Competition?

  2. Ann Gerard says:

    Will, there be live streaming of the spotlight sale?

  3. Jeni says:

    Is registration accepted on site?

  4. Hello,
    I do not see a National Saanen Breeder’s Association Meeting on the Convention Calendar. Is there going to be one do you know?

  5. I have a vendor booth. Can you please tell me where I can find the set up information and times? It looks like set up is from 10-5 on the 16th from the above, but someone else said that was when booths are open to attendees that day. Thank you!

  6. Terry Burns says:

    Any chance of “Hoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming” being offered a second time? I am extremely interested in this topic but since I’m paying to attend the AI class I will have to miss it. I made my decision to come to the convention this year when I saw that hoof care and trimming were going to be addressed and now it seems that not many others are really interested. 🙁

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. 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?

  11. Sheila Nixon says:

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

  12. 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!

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