New Location for RVDGA Meetings

Our monthly meetings are be held at the Central Point  Library

Central Point Library
116 South 3rd Street
Central Point

Corner of 3rd and Oak St. Oak street runs parallel to Pine St which is the main drag.

We meet on the 3rd Sunday of each month August – June @1pm.

See you there!

RVDGA CLub History

A Little Bit of History

The first Dairy Goat Club in the southern Oregon region was the Southern Oregon Dairy Goat Association (SODGA). In the late 1960’s into the early 1970’s this group slowly became few in numbers and when it dissolved completely they donated their entire library of dairy goat books and information to the newly forming Rogue Valley Dairy Goat Association (RVDGA).

RVDGA began in the early 1970’s. In these first years of RVDGA the constitution was written and they in the old 4-H building in Medford, Oregon. Later the club rented the Roxy Ann Grange had to hold its meetings. As time went by the associations decided to meet in at different member homes each month. This gives the members the opportunity to share their homes and their herds with the entire club. By 1976 the association sponsored a large Dairy Goat show called the Rogue Memorial Classic. This show was always on Memorial Day weekend at the Jackson County Fairgrounds, Central Point, Oregon. This included separately sanctioned Senior Does, Junior Does and Bucks. The long weekend was attended by many goat breeders from Oregon, Idaho, and California.

Over the years RVDGA has seen its membership rise and fall. The current membership is about 12 members. The annual Dairy goat show is now a part of the Jackson County Fair in July. It is a two ring, double sanctioned Senior and Junior Show. RVDGA also sponsors a show during the Josephine County Fair. Please see the event page for details on the shows.

About Rogue Valley Dairy Goat Association

Welcome!

RVDGA is a non-profit club that comes together with several objectives.

To provide and circulate sound information about dairy goats and goat  milk.

Improving and developing dairy goat breeds.

Providing publicity and service for the dairy goat industry.

Rogue Valley Dairy Goat Association hosts the Lelia Berry Memorial Dairy Goat Show at the Josephine County Fairgrounds and another show at the Josephine County goat closeupFair each year. You can find details about the shows on the event page. The club meets at the OSU Extension Building in Central Point, OR on the 3rd Sunday September through May at 1PM.

Please see the map below for directions to the OSU Extension Building. Please come join us.

The club is open to individuals to everyone, Dues are only $15.00 yearly. Please contact us with any question at rvdairygoat@gmail.com

 

Goat Milk and Homemade Body Products!

Goat Milk and Homemade Body Products

We not talking goat milk soaps or lotions! We are talking simple homemade products that take minutes in your kitchen.  You don’t need to buy those expensive scrubs, soaks, or masks. Make products that are specific to your skin type.

Come join us this Sunday April 15th, @1PM OSU Extension Building in Central Point, Oregon. This program will be after our general business meeting. If you have fresh goat milk bring a pint and if you have 3 or 4 small jars with lids please bring those for the products you will be making. Not to worry if you don’t have jars I will have some to-go containers.