Monday, January 14, 2013

AGF annual meeting Jan. 26 in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX – The American Goat Federation (AGF) will hold its annual Board of Directors and membership meeting on January 26 in San Antonio, TX. The meeting will convene at 8:00 AM Saturday morning in the Blanco Room of the Hyatt Regency. The morning session will consist of presentations by various speakers. There will be a break for lunch and the afternoon session will begin at 1:30 PM. All members of AGF and members of AGF member organizations are invited to attend.

Tentative Schedule for the Annual Meeting

8:00 AM Brief Opening Business Meeting
8:20 AM Presentation by Scharee Atchison from the NLPA Sheep and Goat Fund
8:30 AM Presentation by Diane L Sutton from APHIS. Dr. Sutton will provide an
update on the scrapie program.
8:45 AM Presentation by Katherine Marshall from APHIS. Dr. Marshall will provide
an update on Q-fever.
9:00 AM Presentation by Dr. Bryan Sayre from Virginia Tech University. Dr. Sayer
will give an overview and summary of Goat Genomics in the United States.
9:45 AM Break
10:00 AM Dr. Lawrence Yates, Livestock Marketing Specialist of AMS will provide an
update on the official goat standards and grades.
10:30 AM Dr. Will Getz, AGF Director will provide information about opportunities in
the Goat Scene in Myanmar.
11:00 AM Judy Malone from ASI will provide information about the FMD Cross
Species Working Group.
1:30 PM Dr. Frank Pinkerton, the Goat Man, will discuss how AGF can best serve
the goat industry.
2:00 PM Business Meeting

The American Goat Federation is a national organization that represents all segments of the goat industry, including meat, dairy and fiber. More information is available at

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