Advancing and Promoting the Dairy Goat

Updated August 20, 2019

A very special and heartfelt
Thank You

to our 2019 Buck and Youth Show Sponsors


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 six 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 February 15.  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 Don Marston at

or Application can be downloaded here
(Having problems updating the new application with the Feb. 15 date, so ignore date on downloaded applications.)

Applications must be completed, signed and mailed to:

Laurie Gill
22300 Fitzgerald Dr.
Laytonsville, MD  20882

Local Host Club for the 2016 ADGA National Show