Since 1985, Heart of America Game Breeders Association, commonly referred to HOAGBA, has sponsored bird and animals auctions in March and September at the Johnson County Fairgrounds in Gardner, Kansas .


The purposes of HOAGBA are:


to preserve and propagate all varieties of game, ornamental, and caged birds and animals, especially endangered species.


to assist breeders in securing species for breeding purposes.


to assist breeders in finding markets for selling surplus species.


to dispense information of general interest to breeders through a club newsletter.


to create new markets through education of the public.


to protect the buying public from unscrupulous dealers and breeders


to hold meetings for the education of the membership.


Benefits of the annual $10.00 membership in HOAGBA:


The 8-page newsletter “Heartland News” is mailed out 6 times a year (January-February, March-April, May-June, July-August, September-October, & November-December). Almost every issue also includes a color photo insert. Not only does the newsletter list swaps and auctions and birds and animals for sale, but it also contains feature articles, helpful hints, and other information pertinent to people interested in birds and animals.  With shipping problems, pending legislation on the national level, and other problems facing game and bird breeders, belonging to an association is a way for you to network and keep in touch with other people with similar interests and concerns.


Members may run free ads of up to 50 words each month if they choose to do so. 


As a member you can be listed in the Membership Directory which is revised every 2 years.


Your membership also entitles you to sell for 15% commission at the club auctions. 



If you wish to join HOAGBA, fill out the Membership Application, make out a check for $10.00 payable to HOAGBA and  mail it to :


Terry Smith, HOAGBA membership chairperson

14000 W. 215th St.

Bucyrus, KS 66013-9519




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The HOAGBA newsletter

with a color insert

is mailed out to members

6 times a year.


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