ADGA Q&A Discussion List

A new discussion list has been setup at yahoogroups: ADGA Q&A This list is for discussion of issues of interest to members of the American Dairy Goat Association. It is maintained and supported by volunteers, including ADGA Directors and other ADGA members, with a goal of facilitating communication among ADGA members and to help answer […]

Website Update

The ADGA website is currently undergoing maintenance and users may experience issues when logging into member services. ISSUE 1: No Database Connection. We are currently working on this issue and hope to have it resolved soon. RECOMMENDATION: Please try logging in again at a later time. ISSUE 2: Selecting Member Services option at top of […]

2016 ADGA Annual Meeting & Convention

Welcome to Austin, Texas! Site of the 2016 American Dairy Goat Association Annual Meeting & Convention The South Central Texas Goat Club and Friends invite you to attend the ADGA 2016 Annual Meeting and Convention October 25-30 in Austin, Texas. This year’s festivities will be held at the Austin Bergstrom Hilton Hotel, and plans for an […]

2016 National Show Judge Change

Jennifer Lohman Peterson has withdrawn from judging at the National Show due to new job requirements.  Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, with the next highest number of votes, has accepted and will replace Ms. Peterson. Peter Snyder (NY), Mark Baden (WA), Dan Laney (CA), Aaron J. Carter (CA), Sam Whiteside (CA), and Joan Dean Rowe, DVM, (CA) […]

2016 ADGA National Show Judges

ADGA Judge Sam Whiteside (CA) has been selected by the National Show Committee to officiate along with judges Peter Snyder (NY), Mark Baden (WA), Jennifer Lohman Peterson (WI), Dan Laney (CA), and Aaron J. Carter (CA) at this year’s National Show. The show will be held at the Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in […]

2016 ADGA Judges Training Conference

The Illinois Dairy Goat Association will host an ADGA Judges Training Conference in Champaign, Illinois June 18-19, 2016 preceded by a Pre-TC on June 17. A Training Conference will also be held October 29-30 during the annual convention in Austin, Texas. You can find additional information under Official Judges in your ADGA Guidebook. For online Judges […]

Members Vote for National Show Judges

ADGA members recently cast their ballot for 2016 National Show Judges. The five judges receiving the highest number of votes and accepting a judging assignment were Peter Snyder (NY), Mark Baden (WA), Jennifer Lohman Peterson (WI), Dan Laney (CA), and Aaron J. Carter (CA). A sixth judge will be selected by the National Show Committee. The show […]

ADGA IT Position Available

The American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA), located in Spindale NC, is seeking an Information Management Coordinator to be responsible for coordination and management of the Association’s information resources. This challenging position requires a broad background and experience in information technology management at policy, technical and business operations levels. Click here for more information.

ADGA announces staffing changes

We are pleased to announce that Lisa Shepard, of Truchas New Mexico, has been hired as ADGA’s Performance Programs Manager.  She previously provided contract services as Performance Programs Coordinator.  Lisa brings a wealth of experience with her  ADGA contract work as well as knowledge of the goat industry as a long time goat producer and ADGA member.  […]

2014-2015 Board of Directors

The 2014-2015 ADGA Board of Directors The year designation at the end of the name represents term expiration. Directors serve 3 years and are eligible for reelection. 2014-2015 Board of Directors District One – Northeastern (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire. Rhode Island, Vermont, New Brunswick, Ontario and Quebec) Thomas G. Cox (2017) Philip M. Cassette […]


The developing world has a demand for breeding goats from the United States.  The most frequently requested breeds are Alpines, Saanens, and Nubians. Our goat industry has marketing advantages over many other countries by offering records from organized programs such as DHIR, Linear Appraisal and our competitive shows, which do not exist in most other countries.  […]