General Show
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Privacy (Biosecurity) Panels for Horse Stalls

Above are two photos of Privacy Panels that can be used to close up the horse stalls at AEC

The Alliant Energy Center is renting these privacy panels to the show.
There are 200 of these panels available so it will be first come-first served
Rental price is $15.00 per panel and we will furnish the zip ties to attach them.
We will have a table set up near the National Show office where you can rent them when you
arrive if you feel you need them. You will be responsible for removing them and turning them back
in when you leave and for making sure they do not get damaged.

Any panels damaged or not returned before you leave will be subject to the service charge ADGA
incurs from AEC and will be charged to your account.


Concessions and Alcohol Policy at the 2017 National Show

There will be a concession stand located on site. Sample menus are available below.  
The stand will be open 7 am to 8 pm.

As the Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage license holder, AEC does not allow alcoholic beverages
to be brought onto their property. All alcoholic beverages consumed on AEC property
must have been purchased from AEC/Centerplate.
Centerplate Concessions will have a full menu of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack items available.
They will also be selling Miller Lite and Spotted Cow draft beer, Mike's Hard Lemonade as well as the
following varieties of wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pino Grigio and Chardonnay.

Basic Concession Menu                     Bistro Menu

Feed Dealer at National Show

Bedding, Hay and feed will be available for purchase from Jack and Dick’s Feed and Garden, Janesville, WI.
They carry a full line of grain (Nutrena, Kalmbach, Purina, Kent & Big Gain)  and will have shavings (Marth's brand) and straw.
Available hay will be local grass hay and local (Wisconsin grown) alfalfa
. Pre-orders are appreciated at 608-752-3058 or

Pre-pay not required

Price List and hours of sales will be posted as soon as they become available.

New Awards for 2017 and Expanded Herdmanship Award

2017 will be an exciting year...we have created a new Outstanding Exhibitor award
and it is being sponsored by Caprine Supply. There will be one outstanding exhibitor chosen per breed
and YOU, the exhibitor, will be able to judge and nominate your favorites. The Outstanding Exhibitor
award will be based on Sportsmanship, Barn Etiquette and Showring Etiquette. Below is the s
scorecard for this new award

Outstanding Exhibitor Scorecard

We are also excited to be promoting and expanding the Herdsmanship program. Again,
this is an award that YOU, the exhibitor, nominates but we also have a new sub-committee
of National Show committee members who will view and submit suggestions for outstanding
herdsmanship displays.

Herdmanship is based on:
1. Promotion of Dairy Goats
2. Cooperation while at show
3. Good Attitude during show
4. Cleanliness of display
5. Attitude of exhibitor
6. Education of the public/other exhibitors

Nomination forms will be available at Registration paper check in or you can contact
Hannah Larson or Sharla Macke to get a copy during the show.

Special Travel Award

Are you traveling a long distance to reach Madison? If so, you might be the lucky
winner of the Special Travel award sponsored by Bob Cassette, Chateau Briant Farm, in
loving memory of his wife, Evelyn.

The travel award is given to the herd that travels the farthest to the National Show each year!

Can I decorate my stalls?

Absolutely...we'd be thrilled if EVERY one of our exhibitors took the time to decorate their stalls
and promote the Dairy Goat. All displays MUST follow the following guidelines though.

No pen/tack stall can be completely enclosed. You may have a back drop on your pens
covered solid up to 6' (SIX FEET) maximum as well as the two sides of your stalls.
The final fourth side (front) must be LEFT OPEN at all times.  You may not have any form of
cover on your pens at any time.

All materials used to decorate must be fire retardant. This can be accomplished with fire retardant spray
which can be sprayed on your current decorations.

We encourage you to put up farm signs but they cannot be electric signs and are considered
non-essential electric.   You may also put up posters promoting the Dairy Goat and other areas
of the industry but we ask you to please only use zip ties to hang all decorations. Tape is not allowed
on the walls at AEC. Slide shows on your laptop are also allowed but digital photo frames can only
be used if battery operated.

You are also welcome to put tables/displays up either in the aisles or end sections of your pens but we ask you
to please limit the floor area of your display to no more than 10' long and 4' wide in consideration of
other exhibitors.


Please read

The ONLY electronics that are permitted in the barn during the show are the following: pasteurizers,
clippers, milking machines, fans, bucket heaters, cell phone chargers and laptops. Examples of non-
essential electric include but are not limited to: refrigerators, microwaves, crock pots, waffle irons, griddles,
coffee pots, popcorn poppers, blenders, grills, radios, toasters and toaster ovens. If an exhibitor is in doubt about a
certain item, please check with the Chairs before use. The National Show Committee and/or AEC Staff
reserve the right to check pens if there is suspicion of non-essential electric usage. Any exhibitor or
vendor who refuses to comply with the rules and regulations at a National Show may be asked to leave
immediately, and will be prohibited from participation at future National Shows for a period of time to be
determined by the ADGA Board of Directors.

Photos of the Alliant Energy Center, home of the 2017 ADGA National Show

(NOTE: Not all areas will be used for the show)

Alliant Energy Center Coliseum

Outside view of New Holland Pavilion #2 (animals will be housed here)

Inside of Pavilion #2 (set up for a dairy show)
Note: panels used for dairy are the same panels used for the horse pens

Coliseum with Willow Island behind


Exhibition Hall


Wash Racks

Electrical in the pavilions..note the panels in the background are the horse pen panels

Some photos courtesy of

NOTE: This facility is NOT air conditioned or temperature controlled. All animals will be housed in one barn area.
This is a new facility and has a large system of circulating fans that will keep barns comfortable.

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