American Goat Federation announces youth scholarship program

To encourage education and development of youth involved in the goat industry, AGF will accept scholarship applications from qualifying youth who enter and complete all requirements of the program. Projects must be received at the AGF office by Aug. 20 and the scholarship application accompanied by a short biography must be received at the office no later than 30 days prior to Aug. 20. Entries will be judged by an independent panel and winners will be announced September 2018.

Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 20 and under the age of 21 as of Sept. 30, 2017.

Applicants must be a member of the American Goat Federation, the child, grandchild, great grandchild or step child, step grandchild or step great grandchild of a member of the American Goat Federation, or of any of the following member organizations of the American Goat Federation: The American Boer Goat Association (including Jr Association); The American Dairy Goat Association; Alabama Meat Goat and Sheep Producers Association; Cashmere Goat Association; and Texas Sheep and Goat Breeders Association.

Projects must have a focus on goats and how the Scrapie Eradication Program or Coxcillosis, or Q Fever, affect goat production and producers. Projects may be in the form of a poster, paper with pictures, power-point or video presentation.

Applications and complete program information are available on the AGF website at