Annual Convention Schedule

The ADGA Annual Convention 2020 is being held October 5 – 11  at Holiday Inn Syracuse-Liverpool-Exit 37 in Liverpool, New York.

The 2020 Schedule will not likely be ready until June or July 2020. The 2019 schedule below is typical of the kind of programming and events at available during ADGA Annual Convention.

Annual Schedule 2019

*Indicates sign-up and registration fees due at registration. (Last Updated 10/15/2019)

Date & TimesEvent (* Indicates Fee Based Classes)Speakers/HostsLocation
Monday, October 14
9:00 am - NoonADGA Executive Committee Meeting
NoonRegistration Opens
Noon - 4:00 pmFinance Meeting
6:00 pmWelcome Dinner
immediately following Welcome DinnerGeneral Membership Meeting
Tuesday, October 15
8:00 am - 5:00 pmProducts Judging Day 1Clearwater/Delamar
8:00 am - 5:00 pmADGA Board of Directors MeetingNorthstar
8:00 am - 9:00 pmHow to make a PVC MilkstandShawn ReederAspen
8:00 am - 9:00 pmHow do I customize a herd health plan?Dr. Deb ManglesdorfLiberty
8:30 am - 11:00 am*Fizzing Bath Bombs - Make and TakeErin Tompson HealeyCinnibar
9:00 am - 10:00 amGoat MineralsJos ZamzowsLiberty
9:00 am - 10:00 amHoof Trimming BasicsDan WalrathActivity Tend
10:00 am - 11:00 amDairy Goat NutritionHolly Burke - StandleeAspen
10:00 am - 11:00 amFodder Feeding BasicsTina TownleyLiberty
11:00 am - NoonTraveling Long Distances with GoatsBrandi GiachinoAspen
11:00 am - NoonFiber SpinningBess HolzerLiberty
Noon - 1:00 pmLunch Break / Visit our Vendors!
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm* Tour the Zamzow’s Feed MillMeridian, IdahoQuiet Bar
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmThe Vetlink App for Goat ProducersPaul JohnsonLiberty
1:00 pm - 3:00 pmGoat Milk LotionErin Tompson HealeyCinnabar
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmDairy Goat First AidDr. Deb MangelsdorfAspen
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmGoat Packing 101Taffy MercerLiberty
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmBuck CareTeresa Wade - BioGenicsAspen
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmIntro to Glass Etching - Make your own show awards!Sandy MillerLiberty
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmMaking Farmstead "Velveta" Gayle StephensAspen
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmMurphy's Law of KiddingDr. Deb MangelsdorfLiberty
5:30 pm - 6:30 pmNext Gen - Online Services - Sneak Peek!Sara DzimianskiPonderosa
Wednesday, October 16
8:00 am - 5:00 pmProducts Judging Day 2Clearwater/Delmar
8:00 am - 5:00 pmADGA Board of Directors MeetingNorthstar
8:00 am - Noon* Intro to AI, classroom portionTeresa Wade - BiogenicsAspen
8:00 am - 9:00 amHow to make a PVC Hay FeederShawn ReederEmerald
8:00 am - 9:00 amBiosecurity 101Dr. Deb MangelsdorfGarner
8:30 am - 11:30 am*Natural Colored Soaps - Make and TakeErin Tompson HealeyCinnabar
9:00 am - 10:00 amSocial Media - How to Effectively Promote Your HerdDavid AbbottEmerald
9:00 am - 10:00 amPasture ManagementRebecca Mills, Extension EducatorGarnet
10:00 am - 11:00 amHow much is your doe worth?Gayle StephensEmerald
10:00 am - 11:00 amKid RearingDr. Deb MangelsdorfGarnet
11:00 am - NoonMarketing 101David AbbottEmerald
11:00 am - NoonMy Story of Starting a Commercial DairyCassie DayanGarnet
Noon - 1:00 pmLunch Break / Visit our Vendors!
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmNoxious WeedsRebecca Mills, Extension EducatorEmerald
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmBeer and Cheese PairingLorelei HallockGarnet
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm* Advanced AITeresa Wade - BiogenicsAspen
1:00 pm - 4:00 pmAdvanced Swirling SoapErin Tompson HealeyCinnabar
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmDairy Goat First AidDr. Deb MangelsdorfEmerald
2:00 pm - 4:00 pmGoat Packing 101Taffy MercerGarnet
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmIntro to braided leads; simple 4 strand braidSandy MillerEmerald
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmUltrasound BasicsCatherine Stowell - Animal Ultrasound AssociationGarnet
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmKid RearingDr. Deb MangelsdorfEmerald
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFarm to Fork: How it Benefits You!Andrea Schumaker, College of Western IdahoGarnet
7:00 pm - 11:00 pmStephen Considine Memorial followed by Karaoke - DJCinnabar
Thursday, October 17
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAdvanced Judges Training ConferenceDelmar
8:00 am - 9:00 amTraining your LGDAutumn GaleyCinnabar
8:00 am - 9:00 amTop 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the FutureMelissa O'RourkeLiberty
8:00 am - Noon* Hands On AI (Prerequisite Basic AI)Teresa Wade - BioGenicsActivity Tent
9:00 am - 10:00 amSo you want to be a Director?Ken Feaster-EytchisonCinnabar
9:00 am - 10:00 amGuatemala & Opportunities to Work with Farmer to FarmerChris OwenLiberty
10:00 am - 11:00 amHow to understand the abbreviations on your registration papersShantae ReederCinnabar
10:00 am - 11:00 amEmbryo TransferLevi Campbell, Sara Koehn-WalbergLiberty
11:00 am - NoonUnderstanding G6SMarshall LoseyCinnabar
11:00 am - NoonHow to Complete a Report of AwardsTom CoxLiberty
Noon - 1:00 pmLunch Break / Visit our Vendors!
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmAccessible Herbal Goat FoundationsKat Drovdahl, MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTPCinnabar
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmTop 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the FutureMelissa O'RourkeLiberty
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm* Hands On AI (Prerequisite Basic AI)Teresa Wade - BioGenicsActivity Tent
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPrinciples of Behavior and Low Stress HandlingJan CarlsonCinnabar
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm*Paint a Goat - Paint Night!Amy Story Larson - CEO of PaintBoxAspen
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmThe Vetlink App for Goat ProducersPaul JohnsonCinnabar
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmThe Ins and Outs of Hosting an Annual MeetingRoselin Newton, Ken Feaster-EytchisonLiberty
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmAccessible Herbal Goat First AidKat Drovdahl, MH CR CA CEIT DipHIr QTPCinnabar
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmHome Processing ChevonL&L MeatsClearwater
6:00 pm* Products Reception, Flashlight SalePonderosa/Tamarack
Friday, October 18
7:00 am* Caprine Classic Fun RunSpotlight Sale tent
8:00 am - 5:00 pm* Pre Judges Training Conference (Pre-TC)Cinnabar
8:00 am - 5:00 pm* Linear Appraisal WorkshopDelmar
8:00 am - 1:00 pm* Felting Animals (tools, materials included)Nina SchaferGarnet
8:00 am - 9:00 amProper Semen Handling TechniquesTrista Robbins - BiogenicsAspen
8:00 am - 9:00 amHow to Nominate a Goat to the Spotlight SaleKristi Bozzo-BaldenegroClearwater
9:00 am - 10:00 amFecal Egg Count LabDr. Susan KerrAspen
9:00 am - 10:00 amMarketing 101David AbbottClearwater
10:00 am - 11:00 amHow to Win in the Show RingKaren SmithActivity Tent
10:00 am - 11:00 amUltrasound BasicsCatherine Stowell - Animal Ultrasound AssociationAspen
11:00 am - NoonThe Structure and Function of CaseinsElizabeth Maga, PhDClearwater
Noon - 1:00 pmLunch Break / Visit our Vendors!
Noon - 9:00 pmYouth ProgramNorthstar
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm* Make a Nuno Felted ScarfJillian McIntoshGarnet
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmFAMACHA CertificationDr. Susan KerrAspen
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmCheese TastingSarah MasoniClearwater
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmCPR/AEDSawtooth Emergency Medical InstituteLiberty
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmThe Vetlink App for Goat ProducersPaul JohnsonClearwater
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmRole of Alphas1-Casein Genotype on Milk Production ParametersElizabeth MagaLiberty
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmSelecting the BestAmy AkramoffClearwater
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmDHIA Scale Calibration Ken Feaster-EytchisonQuiet Bar
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmSocial Media - How to Effectively Promote Your HerdDavid AbbottAspen
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmHome Processing ChevonL&L MeatsClearwater
4:00 pm - 5:00 pmPhotographing Your Show GoatsMelanie FergasonAspen
6:00 pmBanquet and Ball - Peace Love & Dairy GoatsPonderosa/Tamarack
Saturday, October 19
8:00 am - NoonAGF Board MeetingRiverside Boardroom
8:00 am - 5:00 pm* Judges Training Conference (TC)Cinnabar
9:00 am - 9:00 pmYouth ProgramAspen
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingNorthstar
10:00 am - 11:00 amFirst Aid/ Stop the BleedSawtooth Emergency Medical InstituteLiberty
1:00 pm - 5:00 pmYouth Tour - Worlds Center for Birds of Prey
1:00 pm - 2:00 pmCPR /AEDSawtooth Emergency Medical InstituteLiberty
5:00 pmGeneral Membership Meeting Liberty
6:00 pmHors d'oeuvres followed by Spotlight SalePonderosa/Tamarack
Sunday, October 20
8:00 am - 5:00 pmJudges Training Conference (TC)Expo Idaho
9:00 am - 9:00 pmYouth ProgramAspen
8:00 am - 5:00 pmAASRP ProgrammingNorthstar
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmFarewell Banquet and Youth AwardsPonderosa/Tamarack
34 comments on “Annual Convention Schedule
  1. Marci says:

    Hi David – I was wondering if you would have copies of handouts (for a fee) from the different classes for those of us who would like to be there but are unable. You have great class options and sad I won’t be there.

    • David Abbott says:

      Hi Marci–Neither ADGA or the host group are providing notes from workshops. It’s not a matter only of fees, but collecting requests and the hours required to print and distribute them. You could request notes from presenters or people you know who are attending. Sorry you won’t be able to attend this time.

  2. LaDonna Foley says:

    I understand in the past LN2 tanks (AI tanks) were to be stored in a specific room and not in personal hotel rooms. Will there be a dedicated room for those of us bringing tanks with us? Will there be a vendor at convention who can fill/top off LN2 tanks?

  3. Debra says:

    Can’t make it this year. But, wondering if the date and location is set for 2020 so I can plan. Thanks!

  4. Meg Hylton says:

    Hi, I am trying to sign up for convention. I am going to buy the full package of me, but my daughter can only attend one day. She is 22 years old so is not a youth. The system won’t let me add a one day for her. The error states only one package can be selected. Our membership is in both our names. How do I register her for one day under our membership?

    • David Abbott says:

      After you have registered yourself, go back to the original Convention Entry screen and choose “I am a Vet, Friend or Additional Family Member” It will assign you a new ADGA ID for the family member, but disregard that. It will be fixed in the office.Registering a Friend of Family Member

  5. Meg Hylton says:

    Hi, I was wondering if I can get PDF of the schedule?

    • David Abbott says:

      The schedule can now be downloaded from the top of the page. However, there are likely to be some changes all the up to the start and during the convention. Check the online schedule to see the latest changes.

  6. Meg Hylton says:

    Hi, Can you sign up for an evening event without paying for the daily registration? In other words, I would like to attend the Hors d’oeuvres followed by Spotlight Sale Saturday evening, but will not be coming to the convention during the day on Saturday.

  7. Don Hoy says:

    Is there a theme for this years’s ball? Costumes?

  8. Trudy says:

    Will there be any tours? Thanks

  9. Tea Cup Farm says:

    Will proceedings or videos or webinars be available for those of us without farmsitters?

    • David Abbott says:

      Hi–There is currently no budget or arrangements for streaming or recording Annual Convention workshops with the exception of the Spotlight Sale. There will be live streaming and online bidding available for that sale.

  10. I would like to enter my goats milk shampoo/body wash to be judged. How do I go about doing that?

  11. Kim Puzio says:

    Do you know what will be disgused on the AASRP program?

  12. Tierra Johnson says:

    Hi! I’m from Montana and am wondering if there is a deadline for filling out any paperwork to attend this Convention. I would like to participate in as many AI classes and other events as I can. Are the cost for those separate or is it all a flat rate fee? I’m new to all of this.😅😅

  13. Alpines International is offering a $250 youth scholarship to a youth, that is a member of Alpines International (just $15/yr). Contact Alpines International Club on their website or FB page for the application!

  14. Peggy Sanford says:

    Arbuckle Classic dairy goat club is giving scholarships for youth attending our show to have us pay for youth track. I do not have a head count yet as applications are due back to us July 1st. Can you tell me how much this will cost per youth so I have an idea how many youth we can sponcer? Thank you.

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