Annual Convention Schedule 2018

This schedule will be periodically updated before 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.

Date & TimesEventSpeakers/HostsLocation
Tuesday, October 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCheese and Products JudgingADGA Staff & VolunteersJudging
10:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Area Set UpVendor Tables and DisplaysVendor Rm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersRegistration
3:00 pm - 5:00 pmMask Making Activity - Make & Take (tentative)Staffed by Local VolunteersBreakout Rm 1
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmWelcome Dinner/Opening Session of General Membership Meeting/Pioneer Program/TBDRegistration
Wednesday, October 17
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersHospitality Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmCheese and Products JudgingADGA Staff & VolunteersJudging
8:00 am - 8:45 amAccupucture 101 (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
8:00 am - 8:45 amGlobal Persepectives: The French Dairy Industry (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 2
8:00 am - 11:45 amCutting and BBQ Goat MeatMark BornBreakout Rm 3
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersRegistration
8:00 am - 5:00 pmBoard of Directors MeetingADGA Board Members and interested membersBOD Meetings
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayVendor Tables and DisplaysVendor Rm
9:00 am - 9:45 amPreparation and Logistics of Travel With Dairy GoatsSara Koehn-WalbergBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amU of MN Udder Health Lab: Cultures & Testing (tentative)Dr. Erin Royster, DVMBreakout Rm 1
10:00 am - 10:45 amAccupucture 101 (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
10:00 am - 10:45 amGlobal Persepectives: The French Dairy Industry (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 2
11:00 am - 11:45 amU of MN Udder Health Lab: Cultures & Testing (tentative) (repeated)Dr. Erin Royster, DVMBreakout 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 pmDHIA Tester Certification Process (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
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
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmVirtual Tour : Farm 1 (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 2
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmChiropractic Care (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmDHIA Tester Certification Process (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmPhotography Tips: Visually Promote Your Herd (repeated)Sara Koehn-WalbergBreakout Rm 2
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmVirtual Farm Tour: Farm 1 (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 2
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmChiropractic Care (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
Thursday, October 18
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 MeetingADGA Board Members and interested membersBOD Meetings
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayVendor Tables and DisplaysVendor 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
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersRegistration
9:00 am - 9:45 amSocial Media: Connecting With ConsumersCarolyn OlsonBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amMicrochip Identification: What You Need to Know (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 3
10:00 am - 10:45 amVirtual Tour: Farm 2 (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
10:00 am - 10:45 amRedhead Creamery: A Case Study in Building a Value Added BusinessRedhead CreameryBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 11:45 amFelting Activity WorkshopMary ThompsonBreakout Rm 3
11:00 am - 11:45 amMeet the Author: Atlas of Goat ProductsDr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
11:00 am - 11:45 amMicrochip Identification: What You Need to Know (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmCheese Quality and Sensory EvaluationDr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
1:00 pm - 3:45 pmSoap Swirling for Dramatic EffectTeresa GregoryBreakout Rm 1
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmArtificial Insemination: In Class PortionDr. 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
3:00 pm - 4:45 pmArtificial Insemination: Lab PortionDr. Deb MangelsdorfBreakout Rm 3
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmVirtual Tour: Farm 2 (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmRedhead Creamery: A Case Study in Building a Value Added Business (repeated)Redhead CreameryBreakout Rm 2
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmProducts Reception/Art AuctionTBDRegistration
9:00 pm - 12:00 amKaryokeTBDRegistration
Friday, October 19
7:30 am - 4:00 pmHospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4 each dayStaffed by Local VolunteersHospitality Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmJudge Pre Training Conference (off-site)ADGA Staff & VolunteersJudges Training Conf
8:00 am - 5:00 pmVendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each dayVendor Tables and DisplaysVendor Rm
8:00 am - 11:45 amType ConferenceADGA Staff & VolunteersBreakout Rm 3
8:00 am - 8:45 amThe Science Behind Deworming and Parasite ControlDr. Don BlissBreakout Rm 2
8:00 am - 8:45 amAutomated Kid Feeders (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersRegistration
8:00 am - 4:00 pmLinear Appraisal Training (off-site)ADGA Staff & VolunteersJudging
9:00 am - 9:45 amKeys to Using Milk Replacer to Grow Healthy Kids (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
9:00 am - 9:45 amMeet the Author: Atlas of Goat Products (repeated)Dr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 10:45 amThe Science Behind Deworming and Parasite Control (repeated)Dr. Don BlissBreakout Rm 2
10:00 am - 10:45 amAutomated Kid Feeders (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
11:00 am - 11:45 amKeys to Using Milk Replacer to Grow Healthy Kids (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
11:00 am - 11:45 amCheese Quality and Sensory Evaluation (repeated)Dr. Lucia SepeBreakout Rm 2
1:00 pm - 2:45 pmDermatitis and Skin IssuesDr. Tim NessBreakout Rm 1
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmChoosing the Right Test Plan for Your DHIR HerdChristine OwenBreakout Rm 2
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmTrace Mineral Nutrition for GoatsDana TomlinsonBreakout Rm 3
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmGoat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCRDr. Steve ZengBreakout Rm 2
3:00 pm - 4:45 pmAlpha Casein Evaluation, Use, Testing: PanelAmelia 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 pmTrace Mineral Nutrition for Goats (repeated)Dana TomlinsonBreakout Rm 3
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmSubclinical MastitisDr. Steve ZengBreakout Rm 2
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmBanquet/AwardsTBDRegistration
8:30 pm - 12:00 amDJ/EntertainmentTBDRegistration
Saturday, October 20
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 dayVendor Tables and DisplaysVendor Rm
8:00 am - 5:00 pmYouth ProgrammingTBDYouth
8:00 am - 8:45 amGoat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCR (repeated)Dr. Steve ZengBreakout Rm 2
8:00 am - 12:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersBreakout Rm 3
8:00 am - 8:45 amHoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersRegistration
9:00 am - 9:45 amReproductive Technologies: ET & IVFStanton WarrenBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amAlphabet Soup of Pedigrees (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
10:00 am - 11:45 amAlpha Casein Evaluation, Use, Testing: Panel (repeated)Tamara Taylor, Amelia SweethardtBreakout Rm 1
10:00 am - 10:45 amSubclinical Mastitis (repeated)Dr. Steve ZengBreakout Rm 2
11:00 am - 11:45 amReproductive Technologies: ET & IVF (repeated)Stanton 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
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmEmergency or Not: Be Prepared (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 2
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmHoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmSetting Up Your Farm As A Business (repeated)Pam UhlenkampBreakout Rm 1
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmEmergency or Not: Be Prepared (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 2
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmAlphabet Soup of Pedigrees (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
6:00 pm - 10:00 pmSpotlight SaleTBDRegistration
Sunday, October 21
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 dayVendor Tables and DisplaysVendor Rm
8:00 am - 8:45 amDirect Farm Marketing (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
8:00 am - 12:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingAASRP VolunteersBreakout Rm 3
8:00 am - 5:00 pmYouth ProgrammingTBDYouth
7:00 am - 4:45 pmRegistration OpenADGA Staff & VolunteersRegistration
9:00 am - 11:45 amPainting Activity WorkshopTrisha TankBreakout Rm 2
9:00 am - 9:45 amGlobal Perspectives: Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in GuatamalaChristine OwenBreakout Rm 1
10:00 am - 10:45 amDirect Farm Marketing (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout 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
1:00 pm - 1:45 pmVirtual Tour: Farm 3 (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
2:00 pm - 2:45 pmHow to: Draw Blood (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
2:00 pm - 3:45 pmUdder Dissection (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 2
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmHow to: Give injections safely (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmHow to: Trim Feet Properly (tentative)TBDBreakout Rm 1
3:00 pm - 3:45 pmVirtual Tour: Farm 3 (tentative) (repeated)TBDBreakout Rm 1
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmYouth BanquetTBDYouth
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4 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.

  2. Sheila Nixon says:

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

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