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

David Stokes

Director of IT and Operations

Jim VanDerlinde

Performance Programs Manager

Paula Hughes

Adminstrative Assistant

Cody Jones

IT Specialist II

Myra Branch

Shows Department Lead

Natosha Player

Member Services Lead Representative

Katie Hull

Registration Department Lead

Alyssa Glenn

Performance Programs Coordinator

John White

Member Services Support

Chris Anglin

Shows Department Assistant

Myrle Mills

Shipping Coordinator

Carolyn Cantrell

Receiving/Transfers Coordinator

Eric Jermain

Office and Operations Support

Mallory Hackett Duncan

Member Services Representative

Diane Allen

Member Services Representative

Rhonda Wright

Member Services Representative

Hope Taylor

Member Services Representative

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