Advancing and Promoting the Dairy Goat

Updated May 5, 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Maryland Dairy Goat Association
will be the local host group for the 2016 ADGA National Show. 
The 2016 National Show will be held July 2-9, 2016 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show
Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. 
This will be the fifth time that the ADGA National Show will have been held in Harrisburg. 
We hope that you will begin making plans now to attend
what we believe will be a great ADGA National Show! 
Please keep checking back to our National Show 2016 page often
to keep updated on our plans for the show. 
We also invite you to join our Harrisburg 2016 Facebook page.
Thank you,
Don Marston
MDGA President

We need your help!

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

Jack and Barbara Knapp
Buckhorn Run
Nigerian Dwarf

Don Marston
Marston's Dairy Goats
Lamancha,Toggenburg, and Recorded Grade

Cassandra Wheeles
Doodle Acres Nigerian Dwarf Goats
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


Send donations to

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