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ABOUT US - Arapawa Goat Association

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Arapawa Goat Breeders Association

The Arapawa Goat Breeders Association (AGBA) is an association of conservers of the rare breed of goats that were feral on Arapawa Island in Queen Charlotte Sound and separated from the South Island of New Zealand by the Tory Channel. They persisted in an undiluted feral state for 150 or more years and evolved with self-sustaining characteristics that make them valuable for the healthy genetic diversity they possess.

The AGBA performs the functions of keeping the Registry of purebred animals, providing a communications link to the holders of the breed, and promoting breed conservation to anyone interested. Census data has been gathered every year or two for the measurement of progress and information for The Livestock Conservancy (TLC). The census taken as of 9/1/2023 found a total US population of 295 live animals with an additional 370 estimated outside the US. By that time there had been 943 goats registered in the US. In 2023 there were 98 registration applications, our best year yet!

Meet The Board of Directors

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Emily Nyman

President and Webmistress

Indiana

Email: arapawa.president@gmail.com

or

nyman@connerprairie.org

President term expires: 2024

Webmistress term expires: indefinitely

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Laurie Lacey

Vice President

North Carolina 

Email: whiskeyinthejarfarm@gmail.com

Vice President term expires: 2024

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Callene Rapp

Treasurer and Registrar

Kansas

Email: callene.rapp@scz.org

Treasurer term expires: 2024

Registrar term expires: indefinitely

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Stephanie Buchanan

Secertary

Indiana

Email: buchanan@connerprairie.org

Terms expires 2024

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Chad McCarthy

Member at large

Pennsylvania

Email: president@urbanarkconservation.org

Member at large term expires: 2024

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Vacant

Member at large

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