The purpose of the Florida Dairy Goat Association is to promote the Dairy Goat and it’s products in a positive and productive manner through a cooperative and educational statewide club.

Dairy goats are the ideal family dairy animal.

They are small, alert, intelligent, and easily handled.

Kept on even the smallest of properties, goats return the cost of their feed in

economically produced, delicious, and nutritious milk. Loving and very

social animals, goats quickly learn their names will readily answer when

called, and thrive on love, attention, and good care. 

Our 2019-2020 Membership dues are due, see the Contact/Join Page!

Our 2020 Goats in Gatorland (GIG) and Rutfest  March 28th and 29th is CANCELED

To all FDGA members and fellow goat exhibitors :

The FDGA BOD and Goats in Gatorland/Rutfest show committee is disappointed to announce that the 2020 FDGA Goats in Gatorland/Rutfest show has been canceled. This decision was not made lightly. The BOD and show committee have been carefully monitoring the impacts of the Corona Virus on Florida events. Earlier today, Governor DeSantis suspended all official travel for State of Florida employees. Unfortunately, this includes the State Veterinary Inspectors. In addition, DeSantis also recommended to local municipality and private entities that they strongly consider postponing or canceling gatherings in the State of Florida.

We understand that the decision to cancel GIG/Rutfest is a disappointment to all involved but given the current concerns for the health of our judges, our exhibitors, and those working to put on the show as well as the travel suspension for the State vet inspectors, we believe this to be the right decision for all involved.

We are working diligently to minimize the the financial impact that this cancellation will have on FDGA. The deposit for the venue at Canterbury has been rolled over to next year (mark your calendars for March 27th and 28th 2021). We have also been in contact with ADGA concerning sanctioning fees. It is likely that those will also be rolled over for next year’s show.

Entry fees will be refunded directly to those exhibitors that paid using PayPal. Entries paid by check have not yet been deposited. The checks will be returned to the exhibitors.

If you sponsored a Ring/Breed, you will be given a choice of a refund or rolling the donation over for next year’s show. Previously purchased prizes will also be held over for next year’s show.

We appreciate your understanding in this matter and pray that everyone stays safe and healthy during the coming days.

Sincerely, your FDGA BOD and GIG/Rutfest show committee

For more information about our club, call Judy Rummel at 352-665-3066 or email rumhillacres@gmail.com

Last Update 3/28/20

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