Advancing and Promoting the Dairy Goat
Updated September 11, 2014
MDGA is the Local Host Club for the
2016 NATIONAL SHOW
Farm Show Complex
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
A very special and heartfelt Thank You
to our 2014 Youth and Buck Show Sponsors:
Alpine & Lamancha
Kathy & John Lyons
Alpine, Oberhasli, & Toggenburg
Lamancha, Toggenburg, & Recorded Grade
Ed & Janice Kessler
Saanen & Recorded Grade
The Gunne Family
Alpine (American & French)
Jack and Barbara Knapp
Virginia State Dairy Goat Association
MDGA Buck Show 4th Ring Sponsor
The MDGA thanks the Maryland Agricultural Fair Board for its support and funding
for the MDGA youth show premiums & awards.
Sponsor the 2014 Buck Show - Details Here
Sponsor the 2014 Youth Show - Details Here
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!
NEW - MDGA Awards Programs
New for 2013, the Maryland Dairy Goat Association
is giving 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 for 2014
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. Entries received 6/14 - 6/21 will be double the early rate. More details will be coming as our 2014 show season gets closer.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or Application can be downloaded here.
Applications must be completed, signed and mailed to:
4878 Paynes Ford Rd.
Local Host Club for the 2016 ADGA National Show