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New Executive Director

SAN ANGELO, TX -March 2021- American Boer Goat Association’s board of directors is pleased to announce it has named Kathryn Carruth as its new executive director (ED).

An energetic entrepreneur and seasoned non-profit manager, Carruth’s global agricultural knowledge brings a wealth of experience and leadership to American Boer Goat Association (ABGA). She has a passion for the livestock industry and engaging members for positive change.

She and her family are relocating to San Angelo from Colorado where she has served as ED for the LEAD (Learning and Educating About Disabilities) Foundation and before that, as ED for American National CattleWomen (ANCW). ANCW is a nationwide membership-based, trade association and foundation which lobbies for and educates about the United States beef industry.

Carruth holds a M.Sc. in International Rural Development: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security from the Royal Agricultural College, UK and has a B.Sc. from Texas Tech University in Agricultural Communications. She brings a tremendous communication skill set with experience as a former TV reporter and public relations professional for multiple philanthropic organizations.

She brings a fresh and innovative perspective to the opportunities ABGA faces today and into the future. Her deep and broad business acumen and livestock industry experience will help drive solutions for the challenging initiatives ABGA is committed to achieving.

Please join us in welcoming Kathryn to our team!

2021 Board of Directors Elections

The Board of Director application is online for anyone who would like to help guide the ABGA for the next 3 years.

The BOD adopted a new map for regions, effective Feb. 2020, so be sure to look online at the new map if you are interested in seeking a director's position.

Positions coming available in 2021 include regions 3, 4, 5, 7, 9, and 12.

A special election is also being run for Region 14. This position will only be for 2 years and will end June 30th, 2023.

Nominations are due March 1, 2021.

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