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Last update 8/25/21

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Mark your calendar for the PreTC!!

 The MDGA is holding a PreTC October 9, 2021 from 9am to 4pm at the Calvert Grange in Fair Hills, MD. The instructor will be Bob Bartholomew. This is an all day training for those interested in learning more about how to judge animals, as well as preparing for judging training at ADGA national convention.There will be a $60 fee for each participant which included lunch.

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***ATTENTION MDGA YOUTH MEMBERS***

 MDGA would like to give two youth (14-17, 18-21) an opportunity to receive a full scholarship to attend the upcoming Pre-Judges Training Conference (Pre-TC) on October 9, 2021. This is a $60 paid award for MDGA youth to attend the full day event to enhance their judging, and selection skills, as well as preparing for judging training at ADGA national convention. The MDGA Pre-TC will be held on October 9, 2021 from 9am to 4pm at the Calvert Grange in Fair Hills, MD. The instructor will be Bob Bartholomew.

The scholarship for youth would require a one-page essay (12 font). This essay will be evaluated using a rubric scoring sheet. It will be selected upon how the youth responds to the following two topics:

   A. Introduce yourself by including information about yourself and current goats owned or leased, if  any.

   B. Explain why would you like to attend the training conference?

 Please clearly state your age, as these scholarships are awarded in two age categories (14-17, and 18-21).

Deadline: September 30, 2021

Please email to: Audreyreithcce@gmail.com subject line: MDGA PreTC Youth Scholarship Essay

 

The MDGA Show Season is a Wrap!

Thank you to all the exhibitors for bringing out your lovely
animals and making 2021 a successful show season!

A Special Thanks to Our
Youth Show Sponsors:


Casey Bloomfield- Bloomfield Acres
Laurie Gill- Graystone Farm
& Barbara Knapp- Buckhorn Run Farm!!

 

OTHER NEWS:

***Judges Stipend Program***
Applications for 2021 Due April. 15th


The Maryland Dairy Goat Association offers one annual $500 stipend to either a first-time prospective ADGA judge or a current apprentice judge. 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 and housing costs will be reimbursed by MDGA up to $500 as itemized in the expense report. Applications for this stipend must be received by April 15th. All candidates will be notified on or before May 1st as to whether 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 that the candidate has attended and completed the Judges Training course.

Applications can be sent via email attachment and are available from Don Marston at
dbmarstonjr@aol.com

Application can be downloaded here
Online Application here

Applications must be completed, signed and mailed to:

Laurie Gill
22300 Fitzgerald Dr.
Laytonsville, MD  20882
 

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EMAIL: Marylanddairygoat2021@gmail.com