About Us

The American Dairy Goat Association was organized in 1904 to collect, record and preserve the pedigrees of dairy goats and to provide genetic, management and related services to dairy goat breeders.

Our Mission

The central purpose and role of the American Dairy Goat Association is defined as:

  • To collect, record, and preserve the pedigrees of dairy goats by maintaining herd books and issuing certificates of registration and recordation of dairy goats;
  • To provide management, genetic, and other related services to members and the dairy goat industry including the supervision and publication of official milk production records of dairy goats and issuing certificates of production; and
  • The promotion and regulation of matters pertaining to the history, publicity, breeding, exhibition, and improvement of dairy goats.


Dairy Goats Registered




ADGA Shows Annually

117 Years

Serving the Dairy Goat Industry

ADGA Staff

Lance Gerlach

Executive Director

David Stokes

Director of IT and OPS

Elizabeth Shires

Director of Communications, Shows/Convention

Jim VanDerlinde

Performance Programs Manager

Jacob Houston

Customer Service Manager

Cody Jones

IT Specialist

Myra Branch


Alyssa Glenn

Performance Programs DNA

Paula Hughes


Katie Hull


John White


Natosha Player


Chris Anglin

Customer Service Representative

David Abbott

Customer Service Representative

Madison Branch

Customer Service Representative

Myrle Mills


Carolyn Cantrell


Eric Jermain


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