The purpose of this corporation shall be to promote and develop every phase of the dairy goat industry, including but not limited to breeding programs, the proper public recognition of products related to dairy goats, aiding goat showing at fairs, and aiding 4-H programs relating to dairy goats.
 
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MDGA Board of Directors & Officers
President Casey Prochniak ('18) 1117 Davis Ave.
Gibbon, MN 55335
507-217-7229
caseyahlbrecht@hotmail.com
Vice-President Brian McCann  ('17) 17442 100th Av.
Milaca, MN 56353
763-229-7294
bkmccann@frontiernet.net
Secretary Lawrence Marquette ('18)  457 Dempsey Ave NW
Buffalo, MN  55313-4422
 763-682-1539
lpmarquette@yahoo.com
Treasurer
  
Bonnie Augustine ('17) 2450 Manning Ave. N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
651-779-0049
pairadoes@aol.com
Director Sara Koehn-Walberg ('19) P.O. Box 191
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-763-9399
sara@blissberry.com
Director Melissa Czeck ('19) 42927 125th Ave.
Holdingford, MN 56340
320-290-3951
czeckfarm@yahoo.com
Director Keith Allen ('17) 11287 485th St
Kenyon, MN 55946
 507-317-0784
haycreeks@yahoo.com
Director Garrett Moorse ('19)1625 340th St.
Minneota, MN 56264
  507-530-3175
bmoorse@gmail.com

 

Committees, Chairs and Other Contact Persons - 2017

Volunteers are always welcome to assist with committee work. If you have an interest in any of these committees, Please contact the committee chair(s).

A. Shows (Co-Chairs: Garrett Moorse & Brian McCann)
     - State/Local/National Show Information for website (forward to Doug Thompson)
     - Liaison between shows and MDGA Board
     - Work with Minnesota State Fair

B. Publicity (Co-Chairs: Casey Prochniak & Sara Koehn-Walberg)
     - Website content, Events, Association, Social Media, Facebook, (MDGA Youth Show Page)
     - State Fair Exhibits/Promotion
     - The Gopher Goat Gossip
     - Clothing
     - New MDGA Logo

C. Annual Conference (Co-Chairs: Casey Prochniak & Karin McCann)
     - Recruit Speakers
     - Set Dates & Location
     - Develop Schedule

D. Youth (Chair: Larry Marquette)
     - 4-H Liaison
     - Youth Show
     - Youth Committee Liaison with 4-H
     - Judges Training
     - Outstanding Youth Scholarship
     - Youth Advisor and Coordinator Positions

E. By-Laws and Policies (Chair: Brian McCann)
     - Annual Review (once per year prior to General Membership Meeting)
     - Provide Recommendations to the Board (for the January meeting)

F. Development (Co Chairs: Keith Allen & Melissa Czeck)
     - Futurity (with Linda Ahrendt)
     - DHIA (awards at the Minnesota State Fair)
     - AI
     - Commercial Dairy
     - Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association (representative)
     - Minnesota Department of Agriculture (representative)

G. 2018 National Convention (temporary position TBD)

H. History (Historian: Christine Maefsky-temporary)
     - Collecting GGG, Secretary Notes, Board Meeting Minutes, Documents
     - Liaison to the Minnesota Historical Society (investigate MHS archiving of historical documents)

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