ADGA Research Foundation

The ADGA Research Foundation was created to promote and direct research and educational activities for dairy goats. Dairy goat research proposals can be submitted to this foundation, and the instructions for submitting a proposal is available on this page.

2021 Research Proposal Deadline

Complete proposals in single PDF document should be submitted to the ADGA Research Foundation prior to 5:00 pm EST on Friday December 17, 2021.

Research Proposal Submission Form

ADGA Research Foundation RFP Submission Form

Proposals can also be mailed to:

ADGA Research Foundation
c/o Lisa Shepard
PO Box 475
Truchas, NM  87578.

Complete Request for Proposal (RFP) Instructions

Before submitting a research request for proposal, please download and read the complete guidelines, limitations and format for submitting a proposal.

ADGA Research Foundation Request for Proposals Instructions PDF


Questions should be directed to the ADGA Research Foundation Chair, Paul Plummer ( or ADGA Member, Lisa Shepard (

How to Donate

Tax deductible donations designated for the ADGA Research Foundation may be sent directly to the ADGA Office Manager.

ADGA Research Foundation
c/o Sherry Moore
PO Box 865
Spindale, NC 28160

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ADGA Research Foundation Trustees

Dr. Paul J. Plummer
2426 Lloyd Veterinary Med Complex, Iowa State University
Ames, IA 5001
(515) 294-8522

Dr. Joan Dean Rowe
Vice President
24580 Cache St
Capay, CA 95607
(530) 796-2249

Daniel J. Considine
22615 Meadowbrook Ave N
Scandia, MN 55073
(608) 334-2009

Dr. Mary Smith
275 Main Street Ext.
Freeville, NY 13068
(607) 253-3140

Dr. Brian Sayre
100B Owens Hall
Virginia State University, VA 23806
(804) 524-6990

About the ADGA Research Foundation

In 1976, the American Dairy Goat Association Board of Directors, at their Annual Meeting, proposed and adopted the ADGA Research Foundation for the purpose of promoting and directing research and educational activities concerning dairy goats.  The Foundation is a non-profit corporation that serves as an independent arm of ADGA under the management of its Trustees with is own banking accounts.  The Foundation conducts its own business and is accountable to ADGA only for finances with an annual full report of its activities.  Trustees are appointed by the ADGA Executive Committee and serve for one year or until replaced.

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