Marvin Shurley, president of the American Meat Goat Association and second vice president of the Texas Sheep and Goat Raisers Association, writes in the upcoming March 2008 issue of Ranch & Rural Living about efforts to create an all-encompassing national goat organization.
While at the American Sheep Industry Association meeting in Las Vegas in late January, members of the ASI Goat Committee decided that in order for collaboration of efforts between ASI and the goat industry on various projects to occur, there needs to be a central entity, a national spokes-organization for all goat groups.
A name, The American Goat Federation (AGF) was chosen for this to-be-formed-entity, replacing the former, U.S. Goat Council, that was chosen back in 1993 when this effort first began.
Source: Federation of Goat Groups, Ranch & Rural Living Magazine, February 13, 2008