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

Sherry Moore

Office Manager

David Stokes

Director of IT and OPS

Jim VanDerlinde

Performance Programs Manager

Cody Jones

Technical Support Specialist

Paula Hughes

Administrative Assistant

Natosha Player

Customer Service Representative

Penny Albert

Performance Programs Clerk

Alyssa Glenn

Performance Programs Clerk/DNA

Myra Branch


John White


Katie Hull


Madison Branch


Eric Jermain


Jake Houston

Office Assistant

Carolyn Cantrell


Myrle Mills


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