Linda Campbell is a founding member of the American Goat Federation and has served on the Board of Directors since the federation was officially organized in 2010. She is from Luray, Virginia and is a goat producer who has been breeding dairy for over forty years and meat goats for more than twenty years at her organic farming operation, as well as having owned and operated a commercial goat dairy for twenty five years. The farm, which she owns and operates with her husband Leith is also an AgriTourism operation where weddings and other events are held.
The Campbells have four daughters, one of whom is assisting with management of the farm. Linda is an active exporter having shipped goats, including breeding stock raised at Khimaira Farm as well as goats from other breeders, to thirty-two countries. She also provides business management consulting for farm operations internationally. She is co-owner of Khimaira-GreenEarthhost webhosting company and Khimaira Farm online store selling goat gifts and supplies.
Linda is past president of the American Dairy Goat Association (ADGA) having served four terms. She has been a member of the ADGA Board of Directors since 1982, and Chair for the ADGA Government and International Liaison, as well as other committees. She was the first president of the U.S. Goat Council (the predecessor of AGF), and served as chair of the National Sheep Industry Improvement Center and is currently a Board member.
She is past board member of the American Sheep and Goat Center and a current Board member of the National Institute for Animal Agriculture, as well as a member of the International Goat Association. She is past chair and director of the Virginia Soil and Water Conservation Board and Chair of Shenandoah Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, where she has been a Board member for thirty years.
Linda received the International Trade Award from the Virginia Agribusiness Council for goat exports and has written hundreds of articles about goats and other farm and business related topics, contributing to international, national and regional magazines. She also has been an invited speaker for international and national conferences, and has served on numerous Federal committees and livestock task forces. Her favorite work is with volunteer organizations such as the Farmer-to-Farmer program whichs helps provide expertise to underdeveloped countries. She has been on numerous assignments, starting in the early 1990's with a project in Poland.