For Iowa youth ages 10 to 17
The IDGA Share-A-Kid Program provides the opportunity for youth, ages 10 to 17 and residents of the state of Iowa, to own a registered dairy goat kid. Applicants submit essays and other supportive material to win a doeling. Doelings are donated by IDGA members and a selection committee determines the winners. The program is inspired by the program with the same name held each year by our friends to the north, the Wisconsin Dairy Goat Association.
Breeds available are: Toggenburg, Oberhasli, Saanen, LaMancha, Alpine, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, and Recorded Grade. More info on the breeds can be found under the information tab on this site.
Applications are accepted post-marked from Jan 1 to Mar 15, and winners are notified by late April. Within the first year, winners are required to show their animal at a county fair or open class goat show, submit regular health updates to their assigned mentor/donor, and write a brief article for the IDGA newsletter, Last’N News, about their doeling. Please read the application thoroughly for additional info!