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.

+2,000,000

Dairy Goats Registered

+20,000

Members

+1,200

ADGA Shows Annually

117 Years

Serving the Dairy Goat Industry

ADGA Staff

Lance Gerlach

Executive Director

Shirley McKenzie

Association Manager Emerita

Sherry Moore

Office Manager

David Stokes

Director of IT and OPS

David Abbott

Director of Communications

Jim VanDerlinde

Performance Programs Manager

Cody Jones

Technical Support Specialist

Paula Hughes

Administrative Assistant

Natosha Player

Customer Service Representative

Penny Albert

Performance Programs Clerk

Myra Branch

Shows

John White

Registrations

Katie Hull

Registrations

Eric Jermain

Printing/Review

Alyssa Glenn

Office Assistant

Carolyn Cantrell

Receiving/Receiving

Myrle Mills

Shipping

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