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The Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) is now accepting applications for the JABGA Board of Directors. Applications completed by the nominee for the JABGA Board of Directors are due to the ABGA office via electronic form or regular mail on or before March 1, 2024.


The JABGA Board of Directors works alongside the ABGA Board of Directors to represent JABGA members across five areas of the United States as the main governing body of the Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA). JABGA Directors volunteer their personal time and effort in service of JABGA programs like the JABGA Regional Show Series and by promoting core JABGA values like scholarship, leadership, good sportsmanship, and character development.


The JABGA Board of Directors also serves as youth ambassadors for the improvement and promotion of the Boer goat breed through the breeding, raising, and exhibition of American Boer Goats.


Board seats are open for the following JABGA Areas:
  • Area 1 (Washington, Oregon, California, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming)

  • Area 2 (North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois)

  • Area 3 (Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, D.C., Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York)

  • Area 4 (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina)

  • Area 5 (Colorado, New Mexico, Texas)


In accordance with JABGA Bylaws, applicants must be JABGA members in good standing (renewed for 2024 by January 1, 2024) in order to run for or hold a seat on the JABGA Board of Directors. For more information, see the ABGA Bylaws and the JABGA Bylaws.


Required:
  • Application (completed)

  • Contact Information page and Certificate of Application (completed)

  • Digital photo

  • Directors Responsibilities page (signed)

  • Responsibility Release, Information Release, Photo Release, Authorization Form

  • Conflict of Interest Statement (completed)

  • Code of Conduct form (completed)

  • Brief statement (less than 250 words) – “Why do you want to be a JABGA Director?”

Optional:

Applicants may submit a resume that highlights the following:

  • Involvement in JABGA and/or the goat industry

  • School activities

  • 4-H & FFA activities

  • Leadership activities

  • Volunteer work/community service


Eligibility

Applicants for the JABGA Board of Directors must:

  • Be 16 years of age or older on January 1, 2024

  • Reside in the JABGA Area for which the applicant is running/elected

  • Have renewed their JABGA membership on or before January 1, 2024


Questions or Concerns?

Contact JABGA Youth Coordinator Hannah Jenkins at jabga@abga.org with any questions or concerns regarding JABGA Board of Directors nominations.


Ready to Apply?

Applicants should complete the JABGA Board of Directors application below and submit it to the ABGA office via electronic form or regular mail by March 1, 2024.


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About JABGA:

The Junior American Boer Goat Association (JABGA) supports ABGA in its mission to improve and promote the Boer breed and encourage the breeding, raising, and exhibition of American Boer Goats. JABGA fosters the personal growth of its youth membership through training in scholarship, leadership, good sportsmanship, and character development as individuals and in groups.

Applications Open for JABGA Board of Directors

JABGA is now accepting JABGA Board of Directors nominations until March 1, 2024.