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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 12/31/2019 found a total US population of 211 live animals with an additional 300 estimated outside the US. By that time there had been 703 goats registered in the US.

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: 2023

Webmistress term expires: indefinitely

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Vacant

Vice President

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Callene Rapp

Treasurer and Registrar

Kansas

Email: callene.rapp@scz.org

Treasurer term expires: 2023

Registrar term expires: indefinitely

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Stephanie Buchanan

Secertary

Indiana

Email: buchanan@connerprairie.org

Terms expires 2023

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Chad McCarthy

Member at large

Pennsylvania

Email: president@urbanarkconservation.org

Member at large term expires: 2024

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Laurie Lacey

Member at large

North Carolina 

Email: whiskeyinthejar@gmail.com

Member at large term expires: 2024

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