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Dairy Goat Herd Management Academy

2021 Dairy Goat Academy

2021 Dairy Goat Academy

The 2021 Dairy Goat Academy will be kicked off September 24th with a keynote presented both virtual and face-to-Face, the 24th will be the full 1 day face to face event and the start of the month long virtual event.


Enrollment opens August 1, 2021 With a Virtual Academy Fee of $75 and a Face to Face Fee of $75

Dairy Goat Academy Schedule

8:00 AM
9:00 AM
Welcome and Keynote Presentation: Chilton Dairy: Raising Goats in America’s Dairyland
10:00 AM
  • Meat Goat Farm Tour Virtual tour of a commercial grain-free pastured meat goat herd- Cherrie Nolden,1dr Acres Farm
  • Goat Milk Sweets, Learn how to make a variety of goat milk goodies! -Cindy Hoehne Rainbow Ridge Farm
  • PR in AG, or, more accurately, "My Grandparents Didn't Need a P.R. Person ... Why Do I?" -Avi Stern, Director of Public Affairs for Milk Source LLC
11:00 AM
  • Goat Procedures-Dr. Sally, Lancaster Veterinary Office
  • Environmental sustainability of dairy goats – How do they compare to Dairy Cattle and other species- Dr Plummer
12:00 PM
Lunch - Vendor Introductions
1:00 PM
  • Health Assessment and Necropsy in Meat Goats -Dr Sally, Lancaster Veterinary Office
  • Nutrition and Kid care after weaning- Morgan Allen, Ruminant Nutritionist, Big Gain, Inc.
  • Assuring dairy goat well-being using benchmarking and lameness monitoring-Dr. JK Shearer Professor and Extension Veterinarian- Iowa State, College of Veterinarian Medicine
2:00 PM
  • The Business Of Goat Grazing-Aron Steele, Founder, Goats On The Go®
  • Managing does during Transition-Morgan Allen, Ruminant Nutritionist, Big Gain, Inc.
  • Abortions - Dr. Plummer, Iowa State College of Veterinarian Medicine
3:00 PM
  • Meat Goats for Pasture, Profit, and Personal Growth- Aron Steele, Founder, Goats On The Go®
  • Producer Panel-Michelle and Tad Ellinghuysen 2 Creeks Farm and Lacey Leona Jean Manager, Udder Alternative Dairy and Windy Prairie Goat Dairy
4:00 PM
Vendor Fair /Cheese Social /Door Prizes- Lenz

2021 Virtual Academy Presenters and Topics

  • Larissa McKenna, Humane Farming Program Director, Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT); and Kara Shannon, senior manager of the Farm Animal Welfare program at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) - Guide to Animal Welfare Certifications 101
  • Paula Menzies, Professor Emerita, University of Guelph - Dairy Goat Udder Health
  • Paula Menzies, Professor Emerita, University of Guelph - Biosecurity on Your Goat Operation
  • Kickapoo Valley Dairy Goats Virtual Farm Tour
  • Morgan Allen, Nutritionist for Big Gain - Mineral, What do my Goats Need and How Much
  • Hernan Baldasare, Principal, Reproductive Solutions for Small Rumianants + Senior Researcher, McGill University - Multiple Ovulation and Embryo Transfer (MOET) in Goats
  • Cherrie Nolden, 1 dr Acres Farm - Selecting and Training your Guard Dog
  • Katherine Marchetto, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota - Meningeal Worms and their Life Cycles
  • Farm Tour Boot Jack Boer Goats
  • VIMCO Goat Mastitis Vaccine​

Presenter and Course Descriptions

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