SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The NYS Dairy Goat Breeders Association and ADGA will be hosting the AMERICAN DAIRY GOAT ASSOCIATION’S 2022 National Convention on October 1-7, 2022 at the Ramada by Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center (formally known as the Holiday Inn- Liverpool) at 441 Electronics Parkway, Liverpool NY 13088. This conference typically draws hundreds of dairy goat breeders from across the USA, Canada, Mexico and other countries and is open to anyone interested in the dairy goat industry and dairy goat products.
General programming is held daily with an almost unlimited number of seminars and workshops on managing dairy goats from basic care to the newest technologies. There will be workshops for people wanting to start a commercial goat dairy or other commercial goat business (e.g., vegetation management) as well as for hobbyists and serious breeders. There will be hands on workshops on business planning, doing artificial insemination in goats and making cheeses, soaps and lotions. Throughout the week, we’ll feature several prominent veterinarians focusing on specific health issues as well as food specialists on trouble shooting your goat milk products, etc. There is a tradeshow throughout the convention and we strongly encourage vendors, craftsmen and other goat related businesses to participate and promote and offer their products.
The American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners will feature 2 days of approved continuing education for veterinarians and vet techs on October 1 and 2 to help them brush up on their goat care skills. This specialized track is also open to our regular attendees. A program for youth will feature goat topics geared towards 4-H and FFA aged youth on October 1 and 2 with a trip to the Rosamond Gifford zoo on October 3rd.
A Pre-Judges and Judges Training Conference will take place on October 1, 2 and 3. The pre-training conference is open to anyone interested in learning what it takes to become a licensed judge and also to evaluate correct conformation on dairy goats. The actual training conference is for those desiring to obtain their official ADGA judging license.
On the evening of October 5th, we’ll have our Wine, Cheese and Body Products reception featuring the best cheeses and goat milk products made by talented artisans from throughout North America. Throughout the week we will also have entertaining workshops featuring goat cheeses paired with NYS ciders and craft beers. The grand finale is the Spotlight Sale where 13 young does and bucks representing some of the finest dairy goat genetics in the nation will walk across the stage in the grand ball room and be offered for national bidding. The New York State Dairy Goat Breeders invite YOU to attend our conference October 1-7th to learn more about all aspects of breeding, raising and nurturing dairy goats, participate in the various activities and network with other dairy goat breeders, businesses, and enthusiasts from throughout the U.S. and the world. People can register at the door. However, for better convenience we urge you to register online at https://convention.adga.org/ . The booklet with all the workshop tracks and activities is available at https://convention.adga.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/Convention-color4.pdf .
–American Dairy Goat Association
NYS Dairy Goat Breeders Association