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 Yearly

114 Years

Serving the Dairy Goat Industry

ADGA Staff

Shirley McKenzie

Association Manager

Catherine Powell

Assistant Association Manager

Lisa Shepard

Performance Programs Manager

David Stokes

Information Systems & Operations Manager

Paula Hughes

Administrative Assistant

David Abbott

Communications Specialist

Myra Branch

Shows Department

Penny Albert

Performance Programs

Donna Albea

Performance Programs

Natosha Player

Customer Service

Leesa Earley

Registration Department

Katie Hull


Carolyn Cantrell

Receiving Department

John White

Registration Department

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