ADGA Judges Training Conference – Summer

Fewer than 150 people in the United States and Canada are currently licensed to judge shows sanctioned by the American Dairy Goat Association. To qualify for a license, applicants must attend a Pre-Judges Training Conference and then attend a Judge’s Training Conference (TC) and pass a series of four basic tests of proficiency.

In recent years there have been two Judges Training Conferences held annually – one in the summer and the other during the ADGA Annual Convention in October. The October training conference held during ADGA Annual Convention is posted at ADGA Judges Training at Convention.

Summer ADGA Judges Training Conference

A 2020 Spring/Summer TC has been scheduled for May 1-3, 2020 at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Tucson, Arizona. The Registration Deadline is March 25, 2020 or when the limit of 25 candidates is reached. The panel will be Elizabeth R. (Betty) Henning, Bob Bartholomew and Emily Thompson.


Pre-Training ConferenceMay 1, 2020$100
Pre-Training Youth accompanied by an adult family member.May 1, 2020$50
Training Conference CandidateMay 2-3, 2020$350
Training Conference AuditorMay 2-3, 2020$250
Training Conference SpectatorMay 2-3, 2020$100


All payments are final. No refunds will be issued.

Check payable to:

c/o Louis Campana
1697 E Kasti Trail
Sierra Vista, AZ. 85650

Registration & PayPal Contact

To register, request PayPal instructions or ask questions, please contact Betty Henning using the form below:

Contact Betty Henning

Location & Hotel Reservations

Host hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites, Tucson Tech Park, 9095 S Rita Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747 520-989-7200. Double Queen rooms, $109.00 group rate booked by March 31, 2020. Please use host hotel so that we have access to the meeting room. Hotel is 5 minutes from the Pima County Fairgrounds where most of TC will take place. There is no airport shuttle; Tucson International Airport (TUS) is 15 minutes from hotel, PHX is 2 hours.

Hampton Inn & Suites Tucson Group Rate Link >>

Judges Training Conference Award Stipend

Don’t let the cost of the training keep you from considering becoming a licensed ADGA judge. There are funds available to cover the training conference fee to successful applicants through the Considine Memorial Fund.

Judges Training and Online Training Materials

Judges Training and Online Training Materials

Hosting A Special Judges Training Conference

If you are interested in hosting a Special Judges Training Conference please see this explanation of host responsibilities and the application form: Special Judges Training Conference Host Group Responsibilities and Application