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

Dates: June 21-23, 2019

A Pre-Judges Training Conference (Pre-TC) will be offered on Friday June 21st. A full ADGA Judges Training Conference (TC) will be offered Saturday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 23rd.


Tony Noel Agriculture Applications Center
Parkland College
2400 W Bradley Ave
Champaign IL 61821
(facility for classroom instruction and doe classes June 20,23)

Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery
4410 N Lincoln Ave
Champaign, IL 61822
(facility for practice doe classes & teaching Saturday, June 22)


Pre – Training ConferenceJune 21$75
Training Conference CandidateJune 22 - 23$350
Training Conference AuditorJune 22 - 23$250
Training Conference SpectatorJune 22 - 23$100


Microtel Inn by Wyndham (8 min from Parkland College)
1615 Rion Dr. Champaign, IL 61822
– Room with 2 queen beds: $69.91 (plus tax)-includes continental breakfast
– Room with 1 queen bed: $56.64 (plus tax) -includes continental breakfast


Colleen Jolowski to head food committee to offer breakfast and lunch on all days.


– Members of the Illinois Dairy Goat Association have volunteered to bring animals for required classes on Sunday June 23
– Prairie Fruits Farm will have classes set up for practice and Pre-TC ( dry and milking)
– 4-H groups and FF A clubs to have members there to help handle animals

Contact: Jake Bradford (217-369-2167) or Miranda Morefield (309-530-6120)

Application Form: ADGA Judges Training Conference Application PDF

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 Harvey Considine Memorial Fund.

Judges Training and Online Training Materials

Judges Training and Online Training Materials