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Welcome to the website of the Heart of America Game Breeders' Association, HOAGBA.

The HOAGBA was founded in 1985 by a group of people who saw the need for creating an organization for game breeders in Kansas and Missouri. Today, HOAGBA membership includes breeders in over 20 states. Dues are just $10.00 per year, and each member will receive a bi-annual membership directory and 9 newsletters, The Heartland News. For membership information, please e-mail Terry Smith.

HOAGBA has cooperated and worked with Kansas Wildife and Parks and the Kansas Animal Health Department to promote the well-being of birds and animals kept in captivity. It strives to provide information to its members and the general public about maintaining birds and animals for enjoyment, species preservation and profit.



 HOAGBA 2015
Events hosted by HOAGBA

In mid-June, the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health prohibited all comingling of birds in the state of Kansas. Thus, all swaps, shows, and auctions scheduled for 2015 were prohibited. This ban will continue until the Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health makes a decision regarding these events at the end of the year. To read more about the restriction of events go to this link.

Right now the spring auction at Gardner is scheduled for March 12, 2016. Go to gbwf.orgAvicultural Forumsand look in the Events section. All information about the auction will be posted there.



The Spring swap season is just around the corner, visit our swap page for more information.

At each auction donated birds, equipment and other items are auctioned. In 2012, $$1,527.00 was deposited in the HOAGBA Scholarship Fund which is used to support 4-H Fair and Junior Show Awards. In 2012, checks for $125.00 were mailed to each of these groups for youth awards at shows & fairs: Jackson County Rabbit & Poultry Club, Heart of America Bantam Assn. for youth awards at their fall show, the Oklahoma State Poultry Association for the junior show, the United Poultry Fanciersí show at Avoca, IA. the Overbrook Fair Association, Wyandotte County 4-H Project, Leavenworth County 4-H Fair, Miami County 4-H Fair, Johnson County 4-H Fair, and Douglas County 4-H Fair. A special thank-you goes to all the people who bought or donated to the HOAGBA Scholarship Fund Auction. Without your participation, young people who are interested in poultry and rabbits would not receive recognition for their work. Young people are the future of our hobby and they should be encouraged.

Due dates for ads & other information for each of the 6 issues.: issue 1: January-February - January 10, issue 2: March-April - March 10, issue 3 May-June - May 10, issue 4: July - August June 10, issue 5: September-October - September 10, issue 6: November-December - November 10. Newsletters will be mailed by the first of the second month. i.e. Issue - January-February will be mailed by the first of February.


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