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AGBA Annual Meeting - 2022 Agenda

2:00 – Opening remarks/introductions


2:05 – General updates

· Membership update

· Treasury update

· Newsletter update


2:30 – Talk with a zoo nutritionist - Barbara Toddes

Barbara Toddes, BS, GC, MS graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Production and Graduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, and has a Master of Science in Human Nutrition from Logan University as well as 30 post graduate credits in animal nutrition from the University of Delaware and Rutgers University. She is the Nutrition Program Director for the Philadelphia Zoo and has nearly 40 years of experience in the feeding and nutrition of captive wild animals. She is a professor for the Animal Behavior Institute and an instructor for George Mason University, Practical Zoo Nutrition Management course for zoological professionals. She has been a guest lecturer at IAR Ketapang, Indonesia as well as OVAG since 2019. Her career goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of rehabilitation as well as captive wild animals through diets that respect digestive morphology and support natural feeding cycles and behaviors.


2:50 – AGBA Breed standard and structural soundness

Led by Emily Nyman

o We officially have a breed standard! The AGBA has heard the members wants and needs and we have answered! Structural soundness is an important aspect of breeding and raising goats. Don't know where to start? I will help you learn about structural soundness and how we can work to improve our goats.


3:10 - Culling goats

Led by Callene Rapp

o What is culling? We will teach you what culling is and how it can be useful for the Arapawa breed. This is going to be helpful for any member who needs a boost of confidence in selecting goats to cull and learning what your cull goats can be used for!


3:35 – Selling and marketing goats

Led by Stephanie Buchanan

o What you will learn: I will be discussing important things to consider when you are buying and selling goats. For buyers: We will cover important questions to ask when purchasing animals, pickup/delivery options, state regulations for animal import/export, and health testing. For sellers: We will cover what should be included in bills of sale, breeding guarantees, and registration transfers. This session will be beneficial for anyone who buys or sells goats!


4:05 – Ballot link is sent out

4:10 – Closing remarks and Q and A

4:30 – Zoom closed down

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