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Hi All! The results from the 2023 KGBA Election are in!
President: Ashley Kennedy 33 votes
Vice President: Sue Beck 33 votes
Treasurer: Lisa LaRose 33 votes
Secretary: Melissa Lowery 27 votes (won), Brandon Bugay 10 votes
Member at Large: Lisa Lamm (through 2026) 33 votes
Not up for election this year, but currently serving are:
Member at Large: Kathrin Bateman (through 2024)
Member at Large: Kim Moff (through 2025)
A big thank you to everyone who ran, the KGBA appreciates your service and dedication!
Here are the results of the MO State Fair Show of 2023. Thank you so much to everyone that participated, watched, or helped make this show a success. See you next year!
Jr. Grand Champion Doe: Hefty Goat Holler Farm Thistle – Owned by Derek Eddy
Jr. Reserve Champion Doe: Kinder Korner Rainbow – Owned by Lisa LaRose & Kelsee Gibbs
Sr. Grand Champion Doe: Kinder Korner Clover – Owned by Lisa LaRose & Kelsee Gibbs
Sr. Reserve Champion Doe: Kinder Korner Amaryllis – Owned by Lisa LaRose & Kelsee Gibbs
Grand Champion Chevon: Whispering Pines Ranch Dandelion – Owned by Alison Fuhrhop
Reserve Champion Chevon: Kinder Korner Julius – Owned by Lisa LaRose & Kelsee Gibbs
It’s that time of year again! The KGBA nominating committee is currently accepting nominees for our annual election. Any person holding a membership as of March 1st is eligible to be a candidate or recommend another for a position. Board members attend monthly board meetings via video or conference call, take part in various committees and work to promote the Kinder goat in accordance to our bylaws. Specific descriptions of each position can be found HERE. Directors serve without compensation. The elected term is 1-3 years, with directors spending an average of 5-10 hours a month managing the affairs of the association. If you would like to volunteer or nominate someone else for a position, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a brief introduction of yourself and why you would like to be on the board (it will be included with ballots).
We look forward to hearing from you!
Here are the results from the 3 ring show that was held in Canfield Ohio, June 3rd and 4th!
Congratulations to all the winners!
Hello all! We will be hosting an open Board Meeting Monday July 17th, at 7:30pm Central.
All members are welcome to join. Please submit any questions in advance so that we can add them to the agenda. We will be sending out a Zoom meeting link to the requested participants in advance of the meeting!
Email us at Kindergoatbreeders@gmail.com to join. Thank you and see you there!
The MO State Fair is quickly approaching! Please join us for the KGBA’s longest running sanctioned show!
August 18th – 20th in Sedalia MO
Goats have to arrive between 2pm-7pm on Friday. The actual show will be held on Saturday at 4pm and the Kinders will be released immediately afterwards or you can stay and leave Sunday morning.
Entry Deadline: Received by 7/3/2023
Register Online Here
Late Entries Allowed Until: 7/25/2023 (late fee applies)
Showing is super easy and we will help teach you if you are nervous or don’t know what you are doing! If you can’t show, we’d still love for you to come watch at 4pm on Saturday.
You will NEED a 3 day vehicle pass and admission tickets for each person attending for two days. CHEAPER TO BUY AHEAD OF TIME WHEN YOU SIGN UP ONLINE. You will need to fill out the vendor form if you would like to receive prize money from the MO State Fair but it’s not mandatory.
Sleeping in the barn is allowed but you must clean up every day. I recommend asking for an extra pen to sleep in/keep your gear in. Also recommend asking to be penned next to other Kinder breeders.
Don’t forget food, bedding, and water buckets for your goats. Tarps and zipties are great to protect your animals from rain or for biosecurity.
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy hanging out with other goat breeders or walk around the fairgrounds and have fun during the down time.
ALL GOATS ATTENDING WILL NEED TO HAVE A HEALTH CERTIFICATE!!
Every goat will be inspected by a state veterinarian before allowed off the trailer. Every goat on the fairgrounds must be registered and tattooed and be listed on a Certified Veterinary Inspection health paper.
Email email@example.com with any questions!
Goat Evaluations will be offered!
Please note that we will not be taking same day sign-ups this year (as we have in the past). Goats will need to be signed up in advance, but you will not be billed until after Evaluations have been completed. Please feel free to sign up any goat you are bringing to the fair, if you may choose to not have everyone scored, you will only be billed for animals scored. Per goat fee is $5!
Please email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org to get signed up!
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