Dear Members of the International Goat Association and prospective hosts,
The International Goat Association is accepting proposals for the 14th International Conference on Goats to be held in 2026. Interested parties are encouraged to submit proposals by July 18, 2022. All submissions and conference planning questions to Christian DeVries, IGA’s Executive Director (email@example.com).
The International Goat Conference (IGC) is a scientific and social meeting to present new research findings and provide expert input into important issues of goat production, health, food value chains, etc. Our conferences attract scientists, scholars, veterinarians, government personnel, extension workers, and producers from all over the world. Past meetings have been held successfully in the United Kingdom, France, USA, Brazil, India, China, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, and Turkey. The 13th International Conference on Goats will be in Eger, Hungary, September 18-23, 2022.
The IGA’s Board of Directors will meet during the 13th ICG in Hungary to review conference bids and hear presentations. Interested host countries should send a representative to the 13th ICG who will present to the IGA Board during the conference.
To prepare for the proposal, please refer to the IGA Board Guidelines for Planning an International Conference of Goats (https://www.iga-goatworld.com/conference-planning.html)
We appreciate your interest in continuing the tradition of the International Goat Association.
Noemí Castro Navarro
Dear IGA members,
On November 16th, the IGA held a virtual conference, “Goats of the World and World of Goats,” where the newly elected IGA Board of Directors was presented, and a new term in our association began.
The main goal of this new Board of Directors, similarly to the previous one, is to make IGA stronger, follow the IGA mission and vision, share knowledge, research, and experience, and promote prosperity around the world. The Regional Directors (RD), Country Representatives (CR), and all our members play a crucial role in accomplishing these objectives. During the last term (2016-2021), under the excellent leadership of Dr. Beth Miller, essential improvements were achieved, such as the increased international visibility of IGA and the website (https://www.iga-goatworld.com) being more dynamic and continuously updated. Additionally, the new strategic plan (2018-2030) and the guidelines to help when planning International or Regional Conferences (Conference planning information) were approved. I want to thank the committee members involved in those tasks, chaired by Dr. Davinia Sánchez and Dr. Lucia Sepe, who did excellent work.
The International Goat Association promotes goat research and development for the benefit of humankind, to alleviate poverty, to promote prosperity and to improve the quality of life.