JABGA Board of Directors

True leadership lies in guiding others to success. In ensuring that everyone is performing at their best, doing the work they are pledged to do and doing it well.

-Bill Owens

The opportunity to be involved with the JABGA Board of Directors will enhance leadership skills, teach teamwork, and provide preparation for a successful career. Junior members elect two candidates by ballot from each of the five areas to represent their area.  The responsibilities of a JABGA Board member are to provide governance, direction, fundraising ideas and promotion of Boer goats.  Approval of implementation of programs within the Junior American Boer Goat Association is provided by the Youth Committee and the ABGA Board of Directors.

2020 JABGA BOD Nomination Packet

Nomination Packet is due back in ABGA Office by Friday March 1, 2020

2020-2021 JABGA Board of Directors

AREA 1

  • Allison O’Neal, Reporter
    Term Expires –
  • Rachel Burke
    Term Expires –

    Hello, my name is Rachel Burke and I am very honored to be representing Area 1 on the JABGA Board of Directors. I am 20 years old and a Sophomore at Washington State University where I am majoring in animal science and hoping to become a veterinarian.  Growing up I was a part of 4-H and that’s where I first fell in love with and started showing Boer goats. In high school I was a part of FFA and served as chapter president and competed on several teams including food science and livestock judging. I also was very active in sports growing up and in high school. I have been showing registered Boer goats in ABGA for eleven years. As one of the JABGA directors I hope to be able to give back to the Boer goat industry that has made such a huge impact on my life. I am this year’s Junior National and Regional Committee Show Chair and I am serving on several other committees. I am really looking forward to being a part of the Board of Directors again this year and I hope to make a positive impact on the youth that are the future of this industry.

AREA 2

  • Cecelia Knott, Secretary
    Term Expires – June 30, 2020

    Hello, my name is Cecelia Knott. I am 17 years old. I am very excited to be serving as secretary in my first term on the JABGA Board of Directors. I will be a senior in high school this year. When I am not caring for my herd, I enjoy designing handmade jewelry and being actively involved in my church’s youth group. I can’t begin to say how much the Boer goat industry has meant to me over the past 7 years. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I didn’t want to just show Boer goats, I wanted to have my own breeding program and really invest myself into the industry. It has given me a confidence to be who I am, and a determination to work hard for not only myself but for my herd. I couldn’t begin to list the people within the industry that have supported me with their willingness to teach, answer questions, mentor, and encourage me. My passion is to provide other juniors those same opportunities to grow their skills and develop their herds and their love for this industry. It is my desire to hear the issues that are important to the junior members and serve as the eyes, ears, and hands for those members I represent across Area 2.
  • Natayle Scholl
    Term Expires –

AREA 3

  • Eden Basford, Vice President
    Term Expires – June 30, 2022

    Hello I’m Eden Basford and represent Area 3 on the JABGA BOD. I am so excited to serve as the Vice President for the Board of Director’s this year! I am currently a freshman at Black Hawk East in Galva, Illinois. I intend to transfer to Oklahoma State and pursue a degree in Ag Economics. I started my Boer goat herd back in 2012 and with the support of my family, 6 goats blossomed to the current 71 head I manage daily. I am so grateful for all the friends and family I have gained and still gaining to this day through the goat shows. This organization has a special place in my heart and I hope to someday be on the ABGA Board of Director’s. I am honored to serve and represent Area 3 on the Board of Director’s. Feel free to reach out with any questions or thoughts!
  • Logan Hollen, Treasurer
    Term Expires – June 30, 2022

    Hello, my name is Logan Hollen, and I am so excited to be representing all Area 3 states on the JABGA Junior Board of Directors. I am from Crittenden, Ky. My family has been raising Boer goats for 14 years. The first time I showed I was 3 years old and attended my first National Show in 2010 at Louisville, Ky. I am currently a Junior at Grant County High School, and I am the Reporter for the Grant County Ky FFA chapter, I am also a proud member of the National Honors Society. Being on the Junior Board of Directors is a great honor. I hope to grow with this association and continue to help it flourish for years to come.

AREA 4

  • Brent Witherspoon-
    Term Expires – June 30, 2020
  • Hunter Raulerson- 
    Term Expires – June 30, 2019

AREA 5

  • Colter Darilek
    Shiner, TX
    kaileejo1227@gmail.com

    Term Expires – June 30, 2020

    Hello,My name is Colter Darilek, I am currently 17 years old.  This will be my first year to serve the JABGA board and I am honored to be a part of Area 5.  As a senior at Shiner High School, I will remain involved in multiple school associations including FFA, FCA, NHS and Student Council as well as being involved in sports. I am very excited to participate in football this final year.  My twin sister and I have been raising and showing goats for eight years.  Agriculture and working with livestock have helped me learn many life qualities you cannot acquire in the classroom.  Showing livestock has taught me many life skills and I have made lifelong friends and memories that will never be forgotten.  After my senior year of high school, I plan to attend college and pursue a career in the medical field.  I can’t wait to find out what this next year has in store for us and I am excited to serve Area 5 as a board member.
  • Clint Demmitt- President
    Bridgeport, Texas
    clintdemmitt@gmail.com
    Term Expires – June 30, 2019

    Hello, my name is Clint Demmitt and I am 16 years old. I am a returning JABGA director for Area 5 and currently serve as President for the Junior Association. I am a Junior at Paradise High School and am actively involved in basketball, baseball, FCA and my FFA chapter, where I currently serve as Parliamentarian. I am also an active member of my local and county 4-H clubs, where I serve on the County Council and Livestock Judging Team. I have been a member of the JABGA for 11 years. I am active in my youth group at Pleasant View Baptist Church, where my dad is the pastor. My family and I raise quality American Boer goats and enjoy showing at ABGA/JABGA shows. After high school, I plan to pursue a degree in Agriculture and continue my Livestock Judging career. Showing has allowed me to meet a lot of people and make some really good friends. I enjoy helping other breeders and junior members at shows. I am excited about the opportunity of serving the members of Area 5 on the JABGA Board again this year.

2020-2021 JABGA Youth Advisors