2018 ADGA Convention Bloomington Minnesota

16th to 21st October, 2018

When

16th to 21st October, 2018 07:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Where

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Bloomington - Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Boulevard
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55439
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Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Time Veranda 1 Veranda 3 and 4 Veranda 5 and 6 Veranda 7 and 8 Cabana 218 Bloomington Veranda 2 Cabana 217 Edina Judges Training Conf Grand Ballroom Atrium 1 Activity Tent Outside Linear Appraisal Training
7:00 am                            
7:15 am                            
7:30 am                            
7:45 am                            
8:00 am       Cheese Judging - Day 1
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Cheese Judging - Day 1

Bathcare judging will take place in Cabana 218 Tuesday and Wednesday. Cheese judging will take place in Veranda 7-8.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 16, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Cheese and Products
Products Judging - Day 1
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Products Judging - Day 1

Bathcare judging will take place in Room 201 Tuesday and Wednesday. Cheese judging will take place in one of the Veranda Rooms.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 16, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 218 Track: Cheese and Products
                 
8:15 am                        
8:30 am                        
8:45 am                        
9:00 am                        
9:15 am                        
9:30 am                        
9:45 am                        
10:00 am       Vendor Area Set Up
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Vendor Area Set Up

By:
Vendor Tables and Displays
October 16, 2018, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Bloomington Track: Vendor Sponsor Recognition
               
10:15 am                      
10:30 am                      
10:45 am                      
11:00 am                      
11:15 am                      
11:30 am                      
11:45 am                      
12:00 pm         Hospitality Room Open noon - 4 pm
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Hospitality Room Open noon - 4 pm

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 16, 2018, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 217 Track: Hospitality
           
12:15 pm                    
12:30 pm                    
12:45 pm                    
1:00 pm                    
1:15 pm                    
1:30 pm                    
1:45 pm                    
2:00 pm Registration Open
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Registration Open

Registration open for attendees.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 16, 2018, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Administration
                 
2:15 pm                  
2:30 pm                  
2:45 pm                  
3:00 pm                  
3:15 pm                  
3:30 pm                  
3:45 pm                  
4:00 pm                    
4:15 pm                    
4:30 pm                    
4:45 pm                    
5:00 pm                       American LaMancha Breeders Association Meeting
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American LaMancha Breeders Association Meeting

By:
American LaMancha Breeders Association
October 16, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Atrium 1 Track: Breed Club Meeting
   
5:15 pm                          
5:30 pm                          
5:45 pm                          
6:00 pm                     Welcome Dinner/Opening Session of General Membership Meeting/Pioneer Program/
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Welcome Dinner/Opening Session of General Membership Meeting/Pioneer Program/

By:
z**TBD
October 16, 2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Meal
     
6:15 pm                          
6:30 pm                          
6:45 pm                          
7:00 pm                          
7:15 pm                          
7:30 pm                          
7:45 pm                          
8:00 pm                          
8:15 pm                          
8:30 pm                          
8:45 pm                          
9:00 pm                            
9:15 pm                            
9:30 pm                            
9:45 pm                            
10:00 pm                            
10:15 pm                            
10:30 pm                            
10:45 pm                            
11:00 pm                            
11:15 pm                            
11:30 pm                            
11:45 pm                            

Wednesday, 17th October 2018

Time Veranda 1 Veranda 3 and 4 Veranda 5 and 6 Veranda 7 and 8 Cabana 218 Bloomington Veranda 2 Cabana 217 Edina Judges Training Conf Grand Ballroom Atrium 1 Activity Tent Outside Linear Appraisal Training
7:00 am Registration Open
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Registration Open

Attendees can register and check in for the convention.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 17, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Administration
                         
7:15 am                          
7:30 am             Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00
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Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 17, 2018, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 217 Track: Hospitality
           
7:45 am                        
8:00 am Managing for Quality Milk
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Managing for Quality Milk

This presentation would highlight best management practices for udder health, including pathogens of importance as well as how information like DHIA testing could help with individual and herd level decision making.

By:
Dr. Whitney Knauer
October 17, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Milk Quality
  Cheese Judging
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Cheese Judging

Bathcare judging will take place in Cabana 218 Tuesday and Wednesday. Cheese judging will take place in Veranda 7-8.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 17, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Cheese and Products
Products Judging
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Products Judging

Bathcare judging will take place in Cabana 218 Tuesday and Wednesday. Cheese judging will take place in Veranda 7-8.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 17, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 218 Track: Cheese and Products
Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day
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Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day

By:
Vendor Tables and Displays
October 17, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Bloomington Track: Vendor Sponsor Recognition
  Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

By:
z**ADGA Board Members and interested members
October 17, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Edina Track: Board of Directors
      Cutting and BBQ Goat Meat
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Cutting and BBQ Goat Meat

Fee required in addition to conference registration to cover materials used in workshop. Cost $35 per person. $50 combined with Smoking Meats & Cheeses. This will take place outside in the activity tent. Class limited to 25 participants.

By:
Mark Born
October 17, 2018, 8:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Activity Tent Outside Track: Activity Workshop
 
8:15 am            
8:30 am            
8:45 am              
9:00 am Milk Quality Diagnostics
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Milk Quality Diagnostics

This presentation would describe the testing and diagnostic tools offered at the Lab for Udder Health.

By:
Dr. Erin Royster, DVM
October 17, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Milk Quality
Preparation and Logistics of Travel With Dairy Goats
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Preparation and Logistics of Travel With Dairy Goats

Want to take your does to the next National Show, but not sure how to plan for the trip? Sara will discuss how to maintain a high level of care of our beloved does while on a long journey. Specifically, she will address the necessary preperation and planning needed, both for humans and goats alike.

By:
Sara Koehn-Walberg
October 17, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Health
         
9:15 am          
9:30 am Art Contest Judging
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Art Contest Judging

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 17, 2018, 9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 2 Track: General
       
9:45 am            
10:00 am Udder Dissection
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Udder Dissection

This lab will use mammary tissue to demonstrate basic lactation physiology, highlight the anatomy of the udder and how it is important for udder health, and relate that back to important management procedures.

By:
Dr. Erin Royster, DVM, Dr. Whitney Knauer
October 17, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Udder Health
         
10:15 am          
10:30 am          
10:45 am          
11:00 am Preparation and Logistics of Long Distance Travel with Dairy Goats (repeated)
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Preparation and Logistics of Long Distance Travel with Dairy Goats (repeated)

Want to take your does to the next National Show, but not sure how to plan for the trip? Sara will discuss how to maintain a high level of care of our beloved does while on a long journey. Specifically, she will address the necessary preperation and planning needed, both for humans and goats alike.

By:
Sara Koehn-Walberg
October 17, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Health
       
11:15 am        
11:30 am        
11:45 am              
12:00 pm                
12:15 pm                
12:30 pm                
12:45 pm                
1:00 pm Managing for Quality Milk (repeated)
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Managing for Quality Milk (repeated)

This presentation would highlight best management practices for udder health, including pathogens of importance as well as how information like DHIA testing could help with individual and herd level decision making.

By:
Dr. Whitney Knauer
October 17, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Milk Quality
Photography Tips: Visually Promote Your Herd
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Photography Tips: Visually Promote Your Herd

By:
Sara Koehn-Walberg
October 17, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Business
        Smoking Meats and Cheeses
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Smoking Meats and Cheeses

Fee required in addition to conference registration to cover materials used in workshop. Cost $35 per person. $50 combined with Cutting and BBQ Goat Meat. Limited to 25 participants. Outside in the activity tent.

By:
Mark Born
October 17, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Activity Tent Outside Track: Activity Workshop
 
1:15 pm          
1:30 pm          
1:45 pm              
2:00 pm Milk Quality Diagnostics (repeated)
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Milk Quality Diagnostics (repeated)

This presentation would describe the testing and diagnostic tools offered at the Lab for Udder Health.

By:
Dr. Erin Royster, DVM
October 17, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Milk Quality
The Singularity of the French Dairy Goat Breeding Program
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The Singularity of the French Dairy Goat Breeding Program

Thanks to its herd of nearly a million goats with high genetic potential, France is one of the leading countries in terms of goat milk production in the world. Due to genetic improvement the French dairy goat farms increased a lot their technical results those past 10 years and genetic progress is always increasing. To be covered: How the French dairy goat breeding program works, what are the main targets and what are the next expectations for the goats breeders.

By:
Marielle Breheret
October 17, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Global Perspectives
         
2:15 pm          
2:30 pm          
2:45 pm              
3:00 pm Kid Management and Feeding a High Quality Milk Replacer
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Kid Management and Feeding a High Quality Milk Replacer

To be covered: information on kid milk replacer: type of ingredients used, what makes a high quality kid milk replacer, feeding temperature and mixing, additives and medications, as well as economics and management of baby goats.

By:
Jenn Tereba, George Drewry
October 17, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Nutrition
Photography Tips: Visually Promote Your Herd (repeated)
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Photography Tips: Visually Promote Your Herd (repeated)

By:
Sara Koehn-Walberg
October 17, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Business
         
3:15 pm          
3:30 pm          
3:45 pm                
4:00 pm Kid Management and Feeding a High Quality Milk Replacer (repeated)
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Kid Management and Feeding a High Quality Milk Replacer (repeated)

To be covered: information on kid milk replacer: type of ingredients used, what makes a high quality kid milk replacer, feeding temperature and mixing, additives and medications, as well as economics and management of baby goats.

By:
George Drewry, Jenn Tereba
October 17, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Nutrition
The Singularity of the French Dairy Goat Breeding Program (repeated)
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The Singularity of the French Dairy Goat Breeding Program (repeated)

Thanks to its herd of nearly a million goats with high genetic potential, France is one of the leading countries in terms of goat milk production in the world. Due to genetic improvement the French dairy goat farms increased a lot their technical results those past 10 years and genetic progress is always increasing. To be covered: How the French dairy goat breeding program works, what are the main targets and what are the next expectations for the goats breeders.

By:
Marielle Breheret
October 17, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Global Perspectives
             
4:15 pm              
4:30 pm              
4:45 pm                  
5:00 pm       American Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat Association Meeting
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American Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat Association Meeting

By:
American Nigerian Dwarf Dairy Goat Association
October 17, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Breed Club Meeting
                   
5:15 pm                          
5:30 pm                          
5:45 pm                          
6:00 pm   International Nubian Breeders Association Club Meeting
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International Nubian Breeders Association Club Meeting

By:
International Nubian Breeders Association
October 17, 2018, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Breed Club Meeting
                       
6:15 pm                          
6:30 pm                          
6:45 pm                          
7:00 pm                            
7:15 pm                            
7:30 pm                            
7:45 pm                            
8:00 pm                            
8:15 pm                            
8:30 pm                            
8:45 pm                            
9:00 pm                            
9:15 pm                            
9:30 pm                            
9:45 pm                            
10:00 pm                            
10:15 pm                            
10:30 pm                            
10:45 pm                            
11:00 pm                            
11:15 pm                            
11:30 pm                            
11:45 pm                            

Thursday, 18th October 2018

Time Veranda 1 Veranda 3 and 4 Veranda 5 and 6 Veranda 7 and 8 Cabana 218 Bloomington Veranda 2 Cabana 217 Edina Judges Training Conf Grand Ballroom Atrium 1 Activity Tent Outside Linear Appraisal Training
7:00 am Registration Open
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Registration Open

Attendees can register and check in for the convention.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 18, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Administration
                         
7:15 am                          
7:30 am             Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00
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Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 18, 2018, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 217 Track: Hospitality
           
7:45 am                        
8:00 am Soap Layering: The Making of "In the Valley"
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Soap Layering: The Making of "In the Valley"

All classes are advanced techniques and soapmaking experience is highly recommended. When Karyl Dronen asked if I would be a judge and teach a class this year, she said that one of my 2011 entries sparked an interest in adding the creative category. She asked if I would be willing to share how I made the soap. I said, “so you’re asking me to share my secrets?” She said “yes”. Alrighty then. The boss has spoken. I will be teaching how I created “In the Valley”. It is a multi-step creation that depicts a landscape scene. You can apply the same techniques to just about any scene. If you can dream it, you can probably create it.

By:
Teresa Gregory
October 18, 2018, 8:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Activity Workshop
How to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage Test
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How to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage Test

Do all those abbreviations on a forage test look like Greek to you? Maybe you are not sure how to test your forage, or where to send it for analysis. This will be a basic discussion about forage quality, and how to evaluate your hay/forage using a forage test analysis that comes back from the laboratory.

By:
Laura Kieser
October 18, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Nutrition
    Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day
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Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day

By:
Vendor Tables and Displays
October 18, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Bloomington Track: Vendor Sponsor Recognition
  Board of Directors Meeting
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Board of Directors Meeting

By:
z**ADGA Board Members and interested members
October 18, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Edina Track: Board of Directors
         
8:15 am                
8:30 am                
8:45 am                  
9:00 am Goating Beyond Your Herd
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Goating Beyond Your Herd

In this session, we will cover why we need to engage with consumers and the various ways to reach over the pasture fence. We will talk about kids on social media, and how to handle it when someone gets your goat.

By:
Carolyn Olson
October 18, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Business
Microchipping and USDA Requirements
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Microchipping and USDA Requirements

Discussion will cover the basics of microchipping as well as updates and USDA. Topics to include implant sites, microchip codes, USDA requirements and ADGA recommendations, along with different reader and scanner options.
Goat owners were one of the first to see the value of the Avid microchip for identifying animals and to protect the integrity of their breeding programs. With the growth of the industry, the Avid microchip (transponder implant) has become the popular choice and is accepted for horses, donkeys, alpacas, deer, elk, water buffalo and most goat breeds and exotic animals as their official means of identification. The Avid microchips and readers have set the standard for quality and performance and Avid is a leader in the industry.

By:
Elsie McCoy
October 18, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Technology
             
9:15 am              
9:30 am              
9:45 am                    
10:00 am Needle Felting: Basic Instruction in How to Felt a Three Dimensional Small Figure
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Needle Felting: Basic Instruction in How to Felt a Three Dimensional Small Figure

Fee required in addition to conference registration to cover cost of materials ($10/person). Mary will cover the basics of how to needle felt, including necessary equipment and how to felt a three dimensional figure. Supplies are provided. In the time allowed for this hands on session a person will be able to felt a small figure or pin. Limited to 15 participants.

By:
Mary Thompson
October 18, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Activity Workshop
Visioning ADGA's IT Future: Making the Website Make Sense Kellie Jones & Sara Dimenski
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Visioning ADGA's IT Future: Making the Website Make Sense Kellie Jones & Sara Dimenski

Creating a picture of the ideal ADGA online environment

An IM Committee member will facilitate each session and introduce Gary Stenner, who will present a big picture view of the NG project. Attendees will then be separated into working groups of 4-6 people and assigned a different function of ADGA online services. Each group will envision the ideal user experience for that function, and select a spokesperson to present their idea to the group as a whole. An ADGA staff member or IM Committee member will serve as scribe to capture the ideas presented.

By:
Kelli Jones, Sara Dimenski
October 18, 2018, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Technology
               
10:15 am                
10:30 am                
10:45 am                  
11:00 am Meet the Author: Atlas of Goat Products
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Meet the Author: Atlas of Goat Products

By:
Dr. Lucia Sepe
October 18, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Cheese and Products
Microchipping and USDA Requirements (repeated)
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Microchipping and USDA Requirements (repeated)

Discussion will cover the basics of microchipping as well as updates and USDA. Topics to include implant sites, microchip codes, USDA requirements and ADGA recommendations, along with different reader and scanner options.

Goat owners were one of the first to see the value of the Avid microchip for identifying animals and to protect the integrity of their breeding programs. With the growth of the industry, the Avid microchip (transponder implant) has become the popular choice and is accepted for horses, donkeys, alpacas, deer, elk, water buffalo and most goat breeds and exotic animals as their official means of identification. The Avid microchips and readers have set the standard for quality and performance and Avid is a leader in the industry.

By:
Elsie McCoy
October 18, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Technology
             
11:15 am              
11:30 am              
11:45 am                    
12:00 pm                    
12:15 pm                    
12:30 pm                    
12:45 pm                    
1:00 pm Soap Swirling for Dramatic Effect
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Soap Swirling for Dramatic Effect

If you think that stunning swirl patterns are too difficult to even try, think again. Two of my favorites are the Faux Funnel Swirl and the Hanger swirl. Both techniques are super easy and the results can be quite dramatic. I’ll share a few of my tricks for making variations to the look.

By:
Teresa Gregory
October 18, 2018, 1:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Activity Workshop
Cheese Quality and Sensory Evaluation
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Cheese Quality and Sensory Evaluation

By:
Dr. Lucia Sepe
October 18, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Cheese and Products
Artificial Insemination
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Artificial Insemination

Learn about the physiology of the reproductive cycle and techniques of handling frozen semen in a lecture setting. Practice handling straws and microscopic examination of semen. Practice the techniques of Artificial Insemination on live does. Fee required in addition to conference registration.

By:
Dr. Deb Mangelsdorf
October 18, 2018, 1:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Activity Workshop
             
1:15 pm              
1:30 pm              
1:45 pm                
2:00 pm How to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage Test (repeated)
 Attend Link

How to: Evaluate Forage Quality Using a Forage Test (repeated)

Do all those abbreviations on a forage test look like Greek to you? Maybe you are not sure how to test your forage, or where to send it for analysis. This will be a basic discussion about forage quality, and how to evaluate your hay/forage using a forage test analysis that comes back from the laboratory.

By:
Laura Kieser
October 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Nutrition
             
2:15 pm              
2:30 pm              
2:45 pm                
3:00 pm Goating Beyond Your Herd (repeated)
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Goating Beyond Your Herd (repeated)

In this session, we will cover why we need to engage with consumers and the various ways to reach over the pasture fence. We will talk about kids on social media, and how to handle it when someone gets your goat.

By:
Carolyn Olson
October 18, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Business
             
3:15 pm              
3:30 pm              
3:45 pm                  
4:00 pm Visioning ADGA's IT Future: Serving the Members
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Visioning ADGA's IT Future: Serving the Members

Creating a picture of the ideal ADGA online environment

An IM Committee member will facilitate each session and introduce Gary Stenner, who will present a big picture view of the NG project. Attendees will then be separated into working groups of 4-6 people and assigned a different function of ADGA online services. Each group will envision the ideal user experience for that function, and select a spokesperson to present their idea to the group as a whole. An ADGA staff member or IM Committee member will serve as scribe to capture the ideas presented.

By:
Kelli Jones, Sara Dimenski
October 18, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Technology
Hoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming
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Hoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming

Collaboration with Hoof Boss.

By:
Allen DeWolf
October 18, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Health
               
4:15 pm                
4:30 pm                
4:45 pm                      
5:00 pm   Alpines International Meeting (Veranda 3)
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Alpines International Meeting (Veranda 3)

By:
Alpines International
October 18, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Breed Club Meeting
Oberhasli Breeders of America Meeting (Veranda 5)
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Oberhasli Breeders of America Meeting (Veranda 5)

By:
Oberhasli Breeders of America
October 18, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Breed Club Meeting
                     
5:15 pm                        
5:30 pm                        
5:45 pm                        
6:00 pm                     Products Reception/Art Auction
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Products Reception/Art Auction

Start with Products reception, then auction will most likely take place from approx 7-9 during this time frame. There may also be some silent auction items running simultaneously.

By:
z**TBD
October 18, 2018, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Meal
     
6:15 pm                          
6:30 pm                          
6:45 pm                          
7:00 pm                          
7:15 pm                          
7:30 pm                          
7:45 pm                          
8:00 pm                          
8:15 pm                          
8:30 pm                          
8:45 pm                          
9:00 pm                     Karaoke
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Karaoke

Karyoke will run from 9-12 PM

By:
DJ
October 18, 2018, 9:00 pm to 12:00 am
Hall: Grand Ballroom Track: Entertainment
     
9:15 pm                          
9:30 pm                          
9:45 pm                          
10:00 pm                          
10:15 pm                          
10:30 pm                          
10:45 pm                          
11:00 pm                          
11:15 pm                          
11:30 pm                          
11:45 pm                          

Friday, 19th October 2018

Time Veranda 1 Veranda 3 and 4 Veranda 5 and 6 Veranda 7 and 8 Cabana 218 Bloomington Veranda 2 Cabana 217 Edina Judges Training Conf Grand Ballroom Atrium 1 Activity Tent Outside Linear Appraisal Training
7:00 am Registration Open
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Registration Open

Attendees can register and check in for the convention.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 19, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Administration
National Toggenburg Club Meeting (Veranda 3)
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National Toggenburg Club Meeting (Veranda 3)

By:
National Toggenburg Club
October 19, 2018, 7:00 am to 8:00 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Breed Club Meeting
                       
7:15 am                        
7:30 am           Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00
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Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 19, 2018, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 217 Track: Hospitality
           
7:45 am                      
8:00 am   Visioning ADGA's IT Future: Creating a Good Customer Experience Kellie Jones & Sara Dimenski
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Visioning ADGA's IT Future: Creating a Good Customer Experience Kellie Jones & Sara Dimenski

Creating a picture of the ideal ADGA online environment

An IM Committee member will facilitate each session and introduce Gary Stenner, who will present a big picture view of the NG project. Attendees will then be separated into working groups of 4-6 people and assigned a different function of ADGA online services. Each group will envision the ideal user experience for that function, and select a spokesperson to present their idea to the group as a whole. An ADGA staff member or IM Committee member will serve as scribe to capture the ideas presented.

By:
Kelli Jones, Sara Dimenski
October 19, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Technology
Type Conference: Painting a Picture of the Productive Dairy Goat
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Type Conference: Painting a Picture of the Productive Dairy Goat

For more information see: https://convention.adga.org/type-conference/

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 19, 2018, 8:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Performance Progams
  Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day
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Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day

By:
Vendor Tables and Displays
October 19, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Bloomington Track: Vendor Sponsor Recognition
    Judge Pre Training Conference (off-site)
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Judge Pre Training Conference (off-site)

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 19, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Judges Training Conf Track: Judging Training Conference
      Linear Appraisal Training (off-site)
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Linear Appraisal Training (off-site)

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 19, 2018, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Hall: Linear Appraisal Training Track: Linear Appraisal Training
8:15 am              
8:30 am              
8:45 am                
9:00 am Meet the Author: Atlas of Goat Products (repeated)
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Meet the Author: Atlas of Goat Products (repeated)

By:
Dr. Lucia Sepe
October 19, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Cheese and Products
Choosing the Right DHIR Test Plan for Your DHIR Herd
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Choosing the Right DHIR Test Plan for Your DHIR Herd

By:
Christine Owen
October 19, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Performance Progams
    Introduction to Dairy Goat Wellbeing
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Introduction to Dairy Goat Wellbeing

Topics will include five key freedoms of welfare, discussion of wellbeing vs welfare, leading issues in the dairy goat industry and measuring animal outcomes of wellbeing.

By:
Dr. Jan Shearer, Dr. Paul Plummer
October 19, 2018, 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Wellbeing Symposium
     
9:15 am          
9:30 am          
9:45 am              
10:00 am Hoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming (repeated)
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Hoof Health & Corrective Hoof Trimming (repeated)

Collaboration with Hoof Boss.

By:
Allen DeWolf
October 19, 2018, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Health
Characteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk
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Characteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk

Testing for AS1 caseins began in France in the 1980s and has largely shaped the industry in that country in the following decades. More recently, similar testing has become available to U.S. and Canadian producers with an increasing number of them interested in the potential increase in profitability of goat milk products. The presenters will use international research as well as information and observations from U.S. producers to answer common questions about AS1 casein: what it is, how it is tested, how it is inherited, and what it means for goat cheese producers as well as for dairy goat breeders. Amelia Sweethardt (Pure Luck Dairy and cheeses) and Tamara Taylor (Patteran Dairy Goats) will discuss a review of the literature, their own observations and research, as well as that of contributors Gayle Tanner (Bonnie Blue Saanens and cheeses) and Gene Dershewitz (Missdee’s Alpines). Part of the presentation is a Q&A with attendees.

By:
Amelia Sweethardt, Tamara Taylor
October 19, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Milk Quality
    Hoof care and Lameness Management and Mitigation on Dairy Goat Operations
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Hoof care and Lameness Management and Mitigation on Dairy Goat Operations

This session will focus on proper hoof care on dairy goat operations. Hoof trimming equipment and frequency will be discussed as well as infectious and non-infectious causes of lameness and how they can be managed.

By:
Dr. Paul Plummer
October 19, 2018, 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Wellbeing Symposium
     
10:15 am          
10:30 am          
10:45 am            
11:00 am Cheese Quality and Sensory Evaluation (repeated)
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Cheese Quality and Sensory Evaluation (repeated)

By:
Dr. Lucia Sepe
October 19, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Cheese and Products
    Humane endings: Timely and Appropriate Euthanasia for Dairy Goats
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Humane endings: Timely and Appropriate Euthanasia for Dairy Goats

This session will focus on applied techniques for euthanasia of adult and neonatal dairy goats. Additionally we will focus on how to confirm euthanasia and when to consider euthanasia.

By:
Dr. Jan Shearer
October 19, 2018, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Wellbeing Symposium
     
11:15 am          
11:30 am          
11:45 am                
12:00 pm                  
12:15 pm                  
12:30 pm                  
12:45 pm                  
1:00 pm Caprine Skin Diseases
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Caprine Skin Diseases

This two hour session will discover the world of goat skin disease. What makes a goat itch? Infectious causes of skin disease will be discussed in detail including bacterial, fungal, parasitic and viral. The two hours will be completed with a brief discussion of immune mediated and nutritional skin diseases. Clinical signs to recognize the underlying cause of the itch will be illustrated to aid in the diagnosis. Helpful hints in the diagnostic approach to an itchy goat with skin disease will be highlighted. Treatment protocols will be provided as a reference in collaboration with the farm veterinarian.

By:
Dr. Tim Ness
October 19, 2018, 1:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Health
Mineral Nutrition for Goats
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Mineral Nutrition for Goats

This session will cover the importance of macro and trace minerals in achieving optimal health and performance of dairy goats. Special emphasis will be on reproduction and claw health.

By:
Dr. Dana Tomlinson
October 19, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Nutrition
             
1:15 pm              
1:30 pm       Practical Management and Mitigation of Pain in Disbudding
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Practical Management and Mitigation of Pain in Disbudding

This session will focus on best practices for disbudding of kids and practical means of mitigating pain for operations ranging from commercial production to pets.

By:
Kelly Still-Brooks, Dr. Melissa Hempstead
October 19, 2018, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Wellbeing Symposium
     
1:45 pm              
2:00 pm Goat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCR
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Goat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCR

New PCR assays were applied for the detection and quantification of potential pathogens associated with goat milk and feces Milk and fecal samples aseptically collected from three commercial and one research dairy goat farms in KS, TX, and OK. DNA was extracted, its concentration determined, and PCR performed to detect Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Brucella spp. Prevalence of E. coli stains was also determined.

By:
Dr. Steve Zeng
October 19, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Milk Quality
           
2:15 pm            
2:30 pm       Wellbeing Considerations in Sick or Down Dairy Goats
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Wellbeing Considerations in Sick or Down Dairy Goats

This session will focus on wellbeing issues associated with sick or down goats including, pregnancy toxemia, hypocalcemia, lameness and dystocia.

By:
Dr. Paul Plummer, Kelly Still-Brooks
October 19, 2018, 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Wellbeing Symposium
     
2:45 pm                
3:00 pm Characteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk (repeated)
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Characteristics of Alpha S1 Casein in Goat Milk (repeated)

Testing for AS1 caseins began in France in the 1980s and has largely shaped the industry in that country in the following decades. More recently, similar testing has become available to U.S. and Canadian producers with an increasing number of them interested in the potential increase in profitability of goat milk products. The presenters will use international research as well as information and observations from U.S. producers to answer common questions about AS1 casein: what it is, how it is tested, how it is inherited, and what it means for goat cheese producers as well as for dairy goat breeders. Amelia Sweethardt (Pure Luck Dairy and cheeses) and Tamara Taylor (Patteran Dairy Goats) will discuss a review of the literature, their own observations and research, as well as that of contributors Gayle Tanner (Bonnie Blue Saanens and cheeses) and Gene Dershewitz (Missdee’s Alpines). Part of the presentation is a Q&A with attendees.

By:
Amelia Sweethardt, Tamara Taylor
October 19, 2018, 3:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Milk Quality
Choosing the Right DHIR Test Plan for Your DHIR Herd (repeated)
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Choosing the Right DHIR Test Plan for Your DHIR Herd (repeated)

By:
Christine Owen
October 19, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Performance Progams
           
3:15 pm            
3:30 pm              
3:45 pm                
4:00 pm Mineral Nutrition for Goats (repeated)
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Mineral Nutrition for Goats (repeated)

This session will cover the importance of macro and trace minerals in achieving optimal health and performance of dairy goats. Special emphasis will be on reproduction and claw health.

By:
Dr. Dana Tomlinson
October 19, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Nutrition
                 
4:15 pm                  
4:30 pm                  
4:45 pm                      
5:00 pm   International Sable Breeders Association Meeting (Veranda 3)
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International Sable Breeders Association Meeting (Veranda 3)

By:
International Sable Breeders Association
October 19, 2018, 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Breed Club Meeting
                       
5:15 pm                          
5:30 pm                          
5:45 pm                          
6:00 pm Banquet/Awards
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Banquet/Awards

By:
z**TBD
October 19, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Meal
    Youth Social
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Youth Social

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 19, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Youth
                   
6:15 pm                        
6:30 pm                        
6:45 pm                        
7:00 pm                        
7:15 pm                        
7:30 pm                        
7:45 pm                        
8:00 pm                            
8:15 pm                            
8:30 pm DJ/Entertainment
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DJ/Entertainment

Entertainment from 8:30 - 12 pm.

By:
z**TBD
October 19, 2018, 8:30 pm to 12:00 am
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Entertainment
                         
8:45 pm                          
9:00 pm                          
9:15 pm                          
9:30 pm                          
9:45 pm                          
10:00 pm                          
10:15 pm                          
10:30 pm                          
10:45 pm                          
11:00 pm                          
11:15 pm                          
11:30 pm                          
11:45 pm                          

Saturday, 20th October 2018

Time Veranda 1 Veranda 3 and 4 Veranda 5 and 6 Veranda 7 and 8 Cabana 218 Bloomington Veranda 2 Cabana 217 Edina Judges Training Conf Grand Ballroom Atrium 1 Activity Tent Outside Linear Appraisal Training
7:00 am Registration Open
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Registration Open

Attendees can register and check in for the convention.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 20, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Administration
                         
7:15 am                          
7:30 am             Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00
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Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 4:00

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 20, 2018, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 217 Track: Hospitality
           
7:45 am                        
8:00 am The Value of Hydration for Dairy Goats
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The Value of Hydration for Dairy Goats

By:
Victoria Tonn
October 20, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Nutrition
Goat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCR (repeated)
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Goat Milk Safety and Pathogen Testing Using PCR (repeated)

New PCR assays were applied for the detection and quantification of potential pathogens associated with goat milk and feces Milk and fecal samples aseptically collected from three commercial and one research dairy goat farms in KS, TX, and OK. DNA was extracted, its concentration determined, and PCR performed to detect Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Listeria monocytogenes, and Brucella spp. Prevalence of E. coli stains was also determined.

By:
Dr. Steve Zeng
October 20, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Milk Quality
    Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day
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Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day

By:
Vendor Tables and Displays
October 20, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Bloomington Track: Vendor Sponsor Recognition
  Chronic Diseases in the Herd: CAE, Mycoplasma & Johnes disease
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Chronic Diseases in the Herd: CAE, Mycoplasma & Johnes disease

By:
Dr. Joan Dean Rowe
October 20, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
Judges Training Conference (off-site)
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Judges Training Conference (off-site)

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 20, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Judges Training Conf Track: Judging Training Conference
       
8:15 am              
8:30 am Youth Programming
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Youth Programming

Youth programming coordinated by ADGA contact Chris Strickland and David Foley.

By:
z**TBD
October 20, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Youth
           
8:45 am                  
9:00 am Top 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the Future
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Top 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm For the Future

Whether you have a small operation with just a few dairy goats, or a large commercial dairy, everyone should be thinking about the future of the farm operation. What happens if you become sick or disabled – how will business decisions be made, and what will happen to your animals? Do you have plans to expand in the years ahead, or do you need a plan for reducing or winding down the size of your herd? Everyone should at least have a basic will, powers of attorney and health care directives, and other plans in place to transfer your family or farm assets when that time comes. Have you built a team of professionals to help you plan for the future? Do you need to have what might be touchy conversations and communicate with family members? Melissa O’Rourke, an attorney and ISU Extension Farm and Business Management Specialist will address these and other Top Ten decisions that you should make so that you are prepared for the future.

By:
Melissa O'Rourke
October 20, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Advanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant Industry
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Advanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant Industry

By:
Stanton Warren
October 20, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Technology
    Importance of CL and Approaches to Control
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Importance of CL and Approaches to Control

By:
Dr. Joan Dean Rowe
October 20, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
       
9:15 am            
9:30 am            
9:45 am                  
10:00 am The Value of Hydration for Dairy Goats (repeated)
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The Value of Hydration for Dairy Goats (repeated)

By:
Victoria Tonn
October 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Nutrition
Research, Extension and Education Programs in the American Institute for Goat Research at Langston University
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Research, Extension and Education Programs in the American Institute for Goat Research at Langston University

A student overview of Langston University, Oklahoma's land-grant university. Find out about the agriculture programs it has to offer, as well as the numerous projects being conducted at the International E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research.

By:
Monica Mascarenas
October 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: General
    Antimicrobial Stewardship
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Antimicrobial Stewardship

By:
Dr. Paul Plummer
October 20, 2018, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
       
10:15 am            
10:30 am            
10:45 am                  
11:00 am Top 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm for the Future (repeated)
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Top 10 Decisions to Prepare Your Farm for the Future (repeated)

Whether you have a small operation with just a few dairy goats, or a large commercial dairy, everyone should be thinking about the future of the farm operation. What happens if you become sick or disabled – how will business decisions be made, and what will happen to your animals? Do you have plans to expand in the years ahead, or do you need a plan for reducing or winding down the size of your herd? Everyone should at least have a basic will, powers of attorney and health care directives, and other plans in place to transfer your family or farm assets when that time comes. Have you built a team of professionals to help you plan for the future? Do you need to have what might be touchy conversations and communicate with family members? Melissa O’Rourke, an attorney and ISU Extension Farm and Business Management Specialist will address these and other Top Ten decisions that you should make so that you are prepared for the future.

By:
Melissa O'Rourke
October 20, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Advanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant Industry (repeated)
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Advanced Reproductive Technologies in the Small Ruminant Industry (repeated)

By:
Stanton Warren
October 20, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Technology
    Developing SOP’s for Goat Dairies
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Developing SOP’s for Goat Dairies

By:
Dr. Paul Plummer
October 20, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
       
11:15 am            
11:30 am            
11:45 am                  
12:00 pm                  
12:15 pm                  
12:30 pm                  
12:45 pm                  
1:00 pm Setting up Your Farm As a Business
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Setting up Your Farm As a Business

This session will be an insight to setting up your farm to start looking like a business. We will start to look at what is needed to keep your financial house in order; record keeping options, planning for end of year tax preparation, what is needed if there are loan needs, and many other topics around financials that make sure you have a successful farm business.

By:
Pam Uhlenkamp
October 20, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Virtual Tour: Capra Nera Creamery LLC
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Virtual Tour: Capra Nera Creamery LLC

The virtual tour will show an overview of the Capra Nera farmstead cheesemaking setup and goat farm. Cheese maker, Katie Wiste, will share pictures and the story of how she transitioned a cow milking facility into a goat parlor and cheese make facility. She will also be sharing some insight and resources on the process of becoming a licensed Grade B creamery.

By:
Katie Wiste
October 20, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Virtual Tour
    Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in Intensively Managed Goat Herds
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Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases in Intensively Managed Goat Herds

By:
Dr. Fauna Smith
October 20, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
       
1:15 pm            
1:30 pm            
1:45 pm                  
2:00 pm Chiropractic Care
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Chiropractic Care

By:
Dr. Margaret Meier
October 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Health
Transition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and Ketosis
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Transition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and Ketosis

By:
Dr. Chris Duemler
October 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Nutrition
    VCPR: Fostering Responsible Drug Use and Healthy Goats
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VCPR: Fostering Responsible Drug Use and Healthy Goats

By:
Dr. Fauna Smith
October 20, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
       
2:15 pm            
2:30 pm            
2:45 pm                  
3:00 pm Setting Up Your Farm As A Business (repeated)
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Setting Up Your Farm As A Business (repeated)

This session will be an insight to setting up your farm to start looking like a business. We will start to look at what is needed to keep your financial house in order; record keeping options, planning for end of year tax preparation, what is needed if there are loan needs, and many other topics around financials that make sure you have a successful farm business.

By:
Pam Uhlenkamp
October 20, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Cheese Making Demonstration
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Cheese Making Demonstration

The cheese making demonstration will be a quick outline of cheese making and will include a brief discussion of starter cultures, rennet, and some of the various techniques implemented during the cheese making process. Katie will focus mostly on simple, easily made at home cheeses. Katie will also be making a small batch of cheese that should be ready to sample at the end of class.

By:
Katie Wiste
October 20, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Activity Workshop
    Regulatory Update: Coxiellosis, Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, Importing Germplasm & Live goats
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Regulatory Update: Coxiellosis, Tuberculosis, Brucellosis, Importing Germplasm & Live goats

By:
Dr. Charles Gaiser
October 20, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
       
3:15 pm            
3:30 pm            
3:45 pm                  
4:00 pm Chiropractic Care (repeated)
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Chiropractic Care (repeated)

By:
Dr. Margaret Meier
October 20, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Health
Transition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and Ketosis (repeated)
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Transition Management of Dairy Goats to Prevent Toxemia, Milk Fever and Ketosis (repeated)

By:
Dr. Chris Duemler
October 20, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Nutrition
      2019 NAHMS Goat Survey Update
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2019 NAHMS Goat Survey Update

By:
Dr. Katherine Marshall
October 20, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Edina Track: AASRP Programming
       
4:15 pm              
4:30 pm                
4:45 pm                      
5:00 pm                            
5:15 pm                            
5:30 pm                            
5:45 pm                            
6:00 pm Spotlight Sale
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Spotlight Sale

By:
z**TBD
October 20, 2018, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1
                         
6:15 pm                          
6:30 pm                          
6:45 pm                          
7:00 pm                          
7:15 pm                          
7:30 pm                          
7:45 pm                          
8:00 pm                          
8:15 pm                          
8:30 pm                          
8:45 pm                          
9:00 pm                          
9:15 pm                          
9:30 pm                          
9:45 pm                          
10:00 pm                            
10:15 pm                            
10:30 pm                            
10:45 pm                            
11:00 pm                            
11:15 pm                            
11:30 pm                            
11:45 pm                            

Sunday, 21st October 2018

Time Veranda 1 Veranda 3 and 4 Veranda 5 and 6 Veranda 7 and 8 Cabana 218 Bloomington Veranda 2 Cabana 217 Edina Judges Training Conf Grand Ballroom Atrium 1 Activity Tent Outside Linear Appraisal Training
7:00 am Registration Open
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Registration Open

Attendees can register and check in for the convention.

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 21, 2018, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 1 Track: Administration
                         
7:15 am                          
7:30 am             Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 2:00
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Hospitality Room Open 7:30 - 2:00

By:
z**Staffed by Local Volunteers
October 21, 2018, 7:30 am to 2:00 pm
Hall: Cabana 217 Track: Hospitality
           
7:45 am                        
8:00 am Intro to Acupuncture: An Ancient Tool Integrated Into Modern Veterinary Medicine
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Intro to Acupuncture: An Ancient Tool Integrated Into Modern Veterinary Medicine

What is acupuncture and how can it be used in animals and modern veterinary medicine? This presentation will cover the basics of how acupuncture works and how it can be used in goats.

By:
Dr. Rebecca Cuperus
October 21, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Health
Record Keeping for Goat Dairies
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Record Keeping for Goat Dairies

By:
Dr. Chris Duemler
October 21, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
    Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day
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Vendor Booths open 8 am - 5 pm each day

By:
Vendor Tables and Displays
October 21, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Bloomington Track: Vendor Sponsor Recognition
VETLINK: The APP Goat Producers Will Love
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VETLINK: The APP Goat Producers Will Love

Investigators at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) have developed Vetlink, a innovative technology that integrates education and veterinary advice with modern technology to increase access to vital information to improve animal care and reduce costs. A beta-version of this program is focused on goats, an animal that is primarily raised by smaller farms or individuals and is growing in popularity in the meat sector. The fact that there is little information available regarding goats, made this the ideal strategic species to lead this effort.

By:
Dr. Paul M Johnson
October 21, 2018, 8:00 am to 8:45 am
Hall: Veranda 2 Track: Technology
  Judges Training Conference (off-site)
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Judges Training Conference (off-site)

By:
z**ADGA Staff & Volunteers
October 21, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Hall: Judges Training Conf Track: Judging Training Conference
       
8:15 am              
8:30 am Youth Programming
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Youth Programming

Youth programming coordinated by ADGA contact Chris Strickland and David Foley.

By:
z**TBD
October 21, 2018, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Hall: Veranda 7 and 8 Track: Youth
           
8:45 am                  
9:00 am Global Perspectives: Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in Guatemala
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Global Perspectives: Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in Guatemala

Christine Owen, of Spinning Spider Creamery, as well as ADGA director, has spent time in the highlands of Guatemala teaching cheese making to Mayan villagers. They have a dairy goat facility specifically geared toward providing goats for local people as a means to improve childhood nutrition.

By:
Christine Owen
October 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Global Perspectives
Trouble Shooting Kid Rearing Problems
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Trouble Shooting Kid Rearing Problems

By:
Dr. Chris Duemler
October 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 9:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
  Painting Activity Workshop
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Painting Activity Workshop

Fee additional to conference registration to cover supplies, $10 per person. Attendees will have an instructor to guide them in painting theor own canvas. Maximum of 10 participants.

By:
Trisha Tank
October 21, 2018, 9:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 2 Track: Activity Workshop
         
9:15 am            
9:30 am            
9:45 am                
10:00 am Intro to Acupuncture: An Ancient Tool Integrated Into Modern Veterinary Medicine (repeated)
 Attend Link

Intro to Acupuncture: An Ancient Tool Integrated Into Modern Veterinary Medicine (repeated)

What is acupuncture and how can it be used in animals and modern veterinary medicine? This presentation will cover the basics of how acupuncture works and how it can be used in goats.

By:
Dr. Rebecca Cuperus
October 21, 2018, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Health
Challenges of Nematode Parasites
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Challenges of Nematode Parasites

By:
Dr. Cindy Wolf
October 21, 2018, 10:00 am to 10:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
           
10:15 am            
10:30 am            
10:45 am                
11:00 am Global Perspectives: Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in Guatemala (repeated)
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Global Perspectives: Farmer to Farmer Volunteer Experiences in Guatemala (repeated)

Christine Owen, of Spinning Spider Creamery, as well as ADGA director, has spent time in the highlands of Guatemala teaching cheese making to Mayan villagers. They have a dairy goat facility specifically geared toward providing goats for local people as a means to improve childhood nutrition.

By:
Christine Owen
October 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Global Perspectives
CL: Can We Clean Up Infected Goat Herds?
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CL: Can We Clean Up Infected Goat Herds?

By:
Dr. Cindy Wolf
October 21, 2018, 11:00 am to 11:45 am
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
           
11:15 am            
11:30 am            
11:45 am                  
12:00 pm                  
12:15 pm                  
12:30 pm                  
12:45 pm                  
1:00 pm The Way Forward: Goat Shine
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The Way Forward: Goat Shine

Ed & Tracy Becker along with their family started Goat Shine 4 years ago. Before that they were dairy cow farmers. They thought that's what they'd be doing the rest of their lives until 2009 when their world changed dramatically. They'll share their story with you and what they've learned along the way.

By:
Tracy Becker
October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Scrapie Program Update
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Scrapie Program Update

By:
Dr. Charles Gaiser
October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
  VETLINK: The APP Goat Producers Will Love (repeated)
 Attend Link

VETLINK: The APP Goat Producers Will Love (repeated)

Investigators at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) have developed Vetlink, a innovative technology that integrates education and veterinary advice with modern technology to increase access to vital information to improve animal care and reduce costs. A beta-version of this program is focused on goats, an animal that is primarily raised by smaller farms or individuals and is growing in popularity in the meat sector. The fact that there is little information available regarding goats, made this the ideal strategic species to lead this effort.

By:
Dr. Paul M Johnson
October 21, 2018, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 2 Track: Technology
         
1:15 pm            
1:30 pm            
1:45 pm                  
2:00 pm Marketing my Farm's Products
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Marketing my Farm's Products

Have you ever wanted to sell your farm's products, but you're not sure what you should do or how to get started? Are you interested in participating in the local foods and good movement? If that's you, then this workshop is for you! Learn how to identify the best product for you to sell, create a plan to get there, and find capital to make it happen.

By:
Betty Matras
October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Prevention and Control of Coccidiosis
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Prevention and Control of Coccidiosis

By:
Dr. Joan Bowen
October 21, 2018, 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
               
2:15 pm                
2:30 pm                
2:45 pm                    
3:00 pm The Way Forward: Goat Shine (repeated)
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The Way Forward: Goat Shine (repeated)

Ed & Tracy Becker along with their family started Goat Shine 4 years ago. Before that they were dairy cow farmers. They thought that's what they'd be doing the rest of their lives until 2009 when their world changed dramatically. They'll share their story with you and what they've learned along the way.

By:
Tracy Becker
October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Tips for Parturition Challenges
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Tips for Parturition Challenges

By:
Dr. Joan Bowen
October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
               
3:15 pm                
3:30 pm                
3:45 pm                    
4:00 pm Marketing my Farm's Products (repeated)
 Attend Link

Marketing my Farm's Products (repeated)

Have you ever wanted to sell your farm's products, but you're not sure what you should do or how to get started? Are you interested in participating in the local foods and good movement? If that's you, then this workshop is for you! Learn how to identify the best product for you to sell, create a plan to get there, and find capital to make it happen.

By:
Betty Matras
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 3 and 4 Track: Business
Question & Answer Panel with Speakers
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Question & Answer Panel with Speakers

By:
Dr. Joan Bowen
October 21, 2018, 4:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: AASRP Programming
               
4:15 pm                
4:30 pm                  
4:45 pm                      
5:00 pm                            
5:15 pm                            
5:30 pm                            
5:45 pm                            
6:00 pm     Youth Banquet (Veranda 5 6 7 8)
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Youth Banquet (Veranda 5 6 7 8)

By:
z**TBD
October 21, 2018, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hall: Veranda 5 and 6 Track: Meal
                     
6:15 pm                          
6:30 pm                          
6:45 pm                          
7:00 pm                          
7:15 pm                          
7:30 pm                          
7:45 pm                          
8:00 pm                            
8:15 pm                            
8:30 pm                            
8:45 pm                            
9:00 pm                            
9:15 pm                            
9:30 pm                            
9:45 pm                            
10:00 pm                            
10:15 pm                            
10:30 pm                            
10:45 pm                            
11:00 pm                            
11:15 pm                            
11:30 pm                            
11:45 pm                            

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 Board of Directors Judging Training Conference Cheese and Products Vendor Sponsor Recognition
 Hospitality Performance Progams Youth Activity Workshop
 AASRP Programming Business AASRP Wellbeing Symposium Nutrition
 Health Milk Quality Technology Virtual Tour
 General Administration Udder Health Breed Club Meeting
 Meal Global Perspectives Entertainment Linear Appraisal Training