Advancing and Promoting the Dairy Goat

Updated December 7, 2014

MDGA is the Local Host Club for the
Farm Show Complex
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

We will need a lot of help to pull this off.
If you want to help, please email Don Marston

Watch the MDGA Facebook page for the most
up-to-date information.

A very special and heartfelt
Thank You

to our 2015 Youth and Buck Show Sponsors:

Laurie Gill
Alpine & Lamancha

Anita Beck
Sweet Garden Goats
Nigerian Dwarf

Logan Meyer
Freedom Star Farm
Nigerian Dwarf

The MDGA thanks the Maryland Agricultural Fair Board for its support and funding
for the MDGA youth show premiums & awards.

Sponsor the 2015 Buck Show - Details Here

Sponsor the 2015 Youth Show - Details Here

MDGA Program/Handout

The Maryland Dairy Goat Association will again this year publish a
program that will be created once for the entire show season.  It will
feature mostly advertising but will also include some articles about the
MDGA and our own member goat dairies.   As it is an MDGA
program, the articles will be based on the club and its members,
but advertising is open to anyone (with some caveats).
Get your herdname and information out to visitors at our shows
and at fairs and solicit your local suppliers to
place ads in the program. 
Contact Bridget Graff for more information:

Click on the picture of the front cover to see the PDF file
of the entire 2013 program.  It's a large file, give it time to load!

MDGA Awards Programs

The Maryland Dairy Goat Association
gives special recognition to our members' goats
who have made significant achievement
in production and/or Linear Appraisal.

See the MDGA Awards Programs page for more information.

New Show Rules

The June Doe and Youth Shows are no longer accepting same day entries (although day of show substitutions will still be allowed).  There will be a significant discount for early entries. 

Judges Stipend Program

The Maryland Dairy Goat Association voted at its annual meeting to offer one annual $500 stipend to either a first-time prospective ADGA judge or a current apprentice judge who resides within a five hour driving distance of West Friendship, MD.  In return, if the selected individual becomes a licensed judge, he or she agrees to judge two MDGA shows within the following two calendar years and waive his or her judging fee.  Transportation costs for the shows will be covered by MDGA.    Applications for this stipend must be received by January 31.  All candidates will be notified on or before March 15 as to whether or not they have been selected to receive the stipend for that year.  The stipend will be awarded as a check made payable to the recipient after a training conference receipt is received by MDGA indicating the candidate has attended and completed the course.

Applications will be sent via email attachment and are available from Pat Adels, Maryland DGA secretary, at

Or Application can be downloaded here.  

Applications must be completed, signed and mailed to:

Pat Adels
4878 Paynes Ford Rd.
Kearneysville WV

Local Host Club for the 2016 ADGA National Show