Below is a collection of links that have been suggested to the WDGA as being useful to other producers. Please let us know if there are other sites that you’d like to see included in this list.
Wisconsin Meat Goat Producers – Wisconsin Meat Goat Networking Group.
American Dairy Goat Association – The national organization of goat shows. The ADGA website includes national show schedules, results, breed standards and other information relevant to show goats.
Dairy Goat Journal (Publication) – Find articles about raising, breeding, and marketing dairy goats as well as health issues and recent news of interest to goat owners and the dairy goat industry.
Come To The Farm.com – Free web-based classifieds for farm related goods and services
Goat Connection – Articles and news headlines related to goats including and alphabetical index of health concerns
Iowa State University – Though the Iowa State University Dairy Team website focuses on dairy cows, it includes a number of resources of interest to dairy farmers milking any species.
WI Ag Connection – Includes equipment and auction listings as well as news headlines relevant to Wisconsin Agriculture
USDA – Agricultural news headlines as well as a wide range of regulatory information, educational resources, and market information.
Focus on Energy – Focus on Energy works with Wisconsin homes and businesses to install cost effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Their website includes information about financing programs and other resources that can help you make your energy consumption more efficient.
ATTRA-National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service – ATTRA provides information and other technical assistance to farmers, ranchers, Extension agents, educators, and others involved in sustainable agriculture in the United States.
SARE-Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education – SARE works to advance farming systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities through a nationwide research and education grants program. The program, part of USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, funds projects and conducts outreach designed to improve agricultural systems. Sign up for free newsletter to keep current on SARE events and programs.
New York State 4-H Youth Goat Programs – This is a great source of information for anyone considering raising a goat for the first time. This site includes an introduction to goat care, housing, behavior, kidding and more.
New South Wales Department of Agriculture – New South Wales maintains a site with very extensive information about goat breeds, marketing, management and health.
University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension – The UW Extension program has county agents across the state as well as numerous state specialists. UW-Ex offers a wide variety of programs from field days to financial trainings, as well as 1:1 support on a variety of topics for WI residents.
WI Sheep & Goat Extension – Claire Mikolayunas WI small ruminate extension specialist’s website for the state
Langston University – One of the few goat focused university research programs in the country. Research focuses on dairy goat production and includes some information about cashmere fiber goats and meat goats.