About AGF

The American Goat Federation works to unify, improve and advance the American goat industry in an effort to assist producers achieve maximum success. AGF represents the interests of more than 150 organizations and thousands of producers engaged in the sustainable production and marketing of goat milk, meat, fiber, breeding stock and grazing services across the United States. The American Dairy Goat Association, American Boer Goat Association and the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers are all members of AGF. Members of AGF can participate in government and research surveys that can affect the goat industry, receive reduced fees for AGF Seminars, and help support various activities of other goat-related organizations. AGF promotes the development of all segments of the goat industry including dairy, meat and fiber, by encouraging sound public policy, enhancing production and marketing of goat products, and promoting research beneficial to our member organizations and all producers. Read More

GET READY FOR THE 2019 NATIONAL GOAT STUDY

Every 10 years the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) conducts a national goat study. The 2019 Goat Study is designed to take an in-depth look at the U.S. goat population and provide new and valuable information about goat health and management practices in the United States.

Why Participate?

This Study will:

  • Help policymakers and industry representatives make informed decisions
  • Conduct economic analyses of the health and productivity of the U.S. goat industry
  • Assistt university researchers, extension personnel, producer groups and others to identify educational needs related to goat health and production.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The American Goat Federation promotes and facilitates the development of all segments of the goat industry including dairy,  meat and fiber,  by encouraging sound public policy, enhancing production and marketing of goat products, and promoting research beneficial to our member organizations and all producers.

Approved 1-23-10 Nashville ASI Meeting

News of Note

  • MEET the 2018 AGF Youth Scholarship Recipients. Each recipient received a $1,000.00 scholarship.Read More
  • VGL at UC Davis offering genetic testing for Scrapie Resistance in Goats. NeoGen developing genetic testing for Scrapie Resistance in Goats. Read More
  • On July 1 Dr. Langston Hull assumed the Director position for the Sheep, Goat, Cervid, and Equine Commodity Center at USDA.

Scrapie Eradication Program & Q Fever Education


Scrapie is a fatal, degenerative disease and costs sheep and goat producers over $20 million dollars each year through production losses, increased cost and loss of export revenue.

FIND OUT WHY You Should Care About Scrapie

VISIT the National Scrapie Eradication Program Web Page

Q Fever is a highly contagious, chronic disease causing abortion storms in goats, often without any sign of problems before the abortion. Although affected does become immune, they shed the bacteria at high levels particularly during birth in following years. Q Fever is contagious to humans and can be caught just by breathing contaminated air, often miles away from the source.
READ MORE about the Hidden Menace of Q Fever

Upcoming Events

  • April 8-11, 2019: 2019 NIAA Annual Conference will be held in Des Moines, Iowa. More Info to Follow
  • May 8-9, 2019: 2019 Agriculture Animal Alliance Stakeholders Summit - "A Seat at the Table" will be held in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • May 29-June 1, 2019: Midwest Buck Sale, Sedalia, Missouri. Read More
  • June 9-14, 2019: American Boer Goat Association (ABGA) National Show, Grand Island, Nebraska. Read More
  • July 6-13, 2019: American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) National Show, Redmond, Oregon. Read More

 

Please Help Us Grow the Goat Industry

AGF needs your membership and support so we can continue to meet the needs of all producers and relay information about goat producers' concerns and challenges to the USDA and others who make decisions that affect our industry. With the exception of a few grants; sponsors, membership fees, and donations fund the programs we provide and the expense of representing the interest of all goat producers in the United States. Whether you are part of an organization with twenty or hundreds of members; or an individual producer; or a business or organization that provides products or services to goat owners.
Its easy, its affordable, and its rewarding. With YOUR help, we can achieve our mutual goals.
Volunteer to Serve on a Committee and be an active participant in AGF activities.
As an Industry Partner Your Donation will help AGF provide services to all segments of the goat industry and support research projects beneficial to all goat producers.
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MEMBER: National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) ~~~ United States Animal Health Association (USAHA) ~~~ International Goat Association (IGA)
On the Executive Board of the American Sheep Industry Association (ASI)

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