Youth Scholarship Program

To encourage education and development of youth involved in the goat industry and who hold a current membership, or whose parents or guardians are members in The American Goat Federation or any of its member organizations. List of AGF Members


  • 1. The applicant must be a youth between the ages of 12 and 20, and under the age of 21 as of September 30, 2017.
  • 2. The applicant must:
    a. be enrolled in an accredited college, university, or vocational education program, OR
    b. specify use of the funds to attend a goat-oriented educational and/or national goat-related event (e.g., National FFA convention,
    ABGA convention, ADGA convention.), or other similar educational opportunity, or hold funds for attendance at an accredited college,
    university, or vocational program at a later date.
    c. Parents must complete and sign the parent section on applications for youth under the age of 18 at time of application.


  • 1. Completion and presentation (to a peer group) of a goat-related educational project with a focus on scrapie and/or Q-fever.
    Presentation may be in the form of a poster project, paper with pictures, power-point presentation or a video.
  • 2. Project must be received at the AGF office by August 20, 2018, and Scholarship application accompanied by a short biography
    must have been received 30 days prior to August 20, 2018.
  • 3. Projects will be judged by an independent panel appointed by the AGF Board of Directors.
  • 4. An Applicant is eligible to apply for the award only once.
  • 5. Scholarships will be awarded by September 25, 2018.
    a. Winners must supply their social security number along with a picture in order to receive scholarship funds.
    Email:, or Phone: 765-430-2075

2017 Scholarship Winners

Mackenzie Taylor Plake is 12 years old and from Tipton, Indiana.  She attends Tipton Middle School and is active in 4-H, a member of IBGC and a junior member of ABGA.  She has 2 dogs, 2 cats, a bird, a rabbit, 10 chickens, and 6 Boer goats.  She received a $750 Scholarship.

John Rumsey lives in Francesville, Indiana and is a freshman at Purdue University studying Animal Science. He has been involved in the Boer goat industry for fourteen years.  He is active in 4-H, Pulaski Co Junior Leaders, West Central FFA, and a member of IBGC.  He has worked at StockVets for 2 years where he has helped with small ruminant reproductive technologies such as embryo transfer (ET) and Laparoscopic artificial insemination (LAI).  He received a $750 Scholarship.

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