2018 Convention

2018 NATIONAL CONVENTION & BREEDERS SHOWCASE SALE
Chilhowee Park – Knoxville, TN – June 22 & 23

Make your reservations now at our Host Hotel

Best Western 
7260 Saddlerack Street
Knoxville, Tennessee 37914
United States
Hotel Direct Number
(865) 544-7737


Make your reservations early! Contact the host hotel directly to reserve the discounted rate for Convention attendees of $89 per night. Simply mention you are with the group attending the 

2018 American Kiko Goat Association Convention. The hotel is conveniently located off I-40 at exit 398.

Check out Visit Knoxville to find out what all the city has to offer.

2018 AKGA Convention Schedule

Thursday – June 21st
Noon-6pm – Animal Check In
Friday – June 22nd
8:00-8:55 – Registration/Bidder Numbers
8:55 – Welcome – AKGA President Robert Bryant
9:00-10:30 – Panel Discussion: Social Media Marketing
– Wendy Sneed, TDA Agribusiness Development Consultant
10:30-11:00 – Understanding Your AKGA Registration/Registry Q & A
– Christina Morris, AKGA Registrar
11:00-11:15 – Break/Bidder Numbers
11:15 – 12:15 – Developing A Farm Emergency Plan
– Rintha Simpson
12:15 – 1:30 – Lunch
1:30-2:30 – Update on Current Phase of TSU Meat Goat Breed Evaluation Research
– Dr. Richard Browing
2:30-3:30 – Goat Health Management from A to Z - Dr. Maria Leite-Browning
3:30-4:00 – Break/Bidder Numbers
4:00 – Member Annual Meeting
6:00 – Dinner & Social – Catered meal, FUNd Raiser Auction & Entertainment
Saturday – June 23rd
8:00 -8:30 – Registration/Bidder Numbers
8:30 – Welcome – New AKGA President
8:40 – 9:40 – Marketing Essentials for Your Goat Business
– Dan Coulter, Goatzz
9:40 – 10:40 – The Development of Cross Herd Evaluation
– James Cullis, Livestocked
10:40-11:00 – Break – Bidder Numbers
11:00-12:00 – AKGA Performance Committee Update
– PJ Murphy
12:00 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Showcase Sale

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