A Letter from the MBGA, Inc. Board of Directors
(February 09, 2014)
The MBGA, Inc. continues to grow stronger and stronger. Producing, promoting and marketing Boer Meat Goats throughout Michigan. This is our 10th Year Anniversary. We would like to thank all of our members for your continued support.
MBGA was founded just for you as breeders of Boer Goats to help with increasing production to meet Michigan’s goat meat requirements. The demand is high and with Michigan importing thousands of goats annually just to meet Michigan’s demand.
Realizing the market is right in our back door. With an Association such as ours, we are able to assist through the education and marketing to promote and help all Michigan breeders and their interest in today’s growing meat goat market. MBGA, Inc. is here to help you; and with your memberships we are able to do accomplish this goal.
The MBGA, Inc has maintained a professional Web site that has now hit the top of the Google Search engines. When you search Boer Goats in Michigan, it can be viewed at www.michiganboergoat.org . We have added a counter so that our members can see how many hits it is receiving, which currently is over 28,000 hits/views. This alone is well worth your $30.00 membership fee, and it is guaranteed that your farm names are out there and open to anyone seeking Boer Goats or Meat goats in your specified geographic areas. This is an excellent form of Marketing for your farm!
Your new Board of Directors (BOD) of the MBGA, Inc. has a positive and energetic outlook for the next three years and we are working hard on upcoming events for the members and Michigan’s Industry. In 2014 plans for our very own “Farm Tour” are in the works. The Youth Wether Series Committee is planning an exciting Series with many shows and opportunities for our Youth Members The Educational Committee is planning and advertising many events that will be posted on the web site as they become available. The scholarship committee is making many new changes to encourage students to apply for our annual Scholarship.
There are many committees that need your assistance. Your ideas are vital to our Industry and contribute to our success. If you would like to see another committee formed, and are willing to assist, contact, Terri Fryman at 269-782-3430.
Due to a recent resignation on the BOD, a position has become open. We are seeking through our membership, nominations to fill this position. We encourage your voice with in our Industry, and we ask that you send your nomination to us. Please complete the form and send it to us no later than March 5th, 2013. We look forward to new team player that is willing to help the MBGA, Inc. play a positive roll within our industry.
The Boer Goat and Meat Goat Products remains to be the fastest growing industry throughout Michigan. We as the Board encourage new ideas and would like to receive your comments on how we as a Board can better your benefits as a member. With all aspects of the Boer Goat Industry, whether you raise them for Breeding stock, Show Stock, or Commercial Production; your opinions are vital to our industries success.
In order to meet all of your needs, we would like to hear from you to get your advice and needs as a member. We encourage you all to please take a brief moment out of your busy schedules to complete the BOD Letter – Member Feedback Form, CLICK HERE
We, the Board of Directors, continue to volunteer for MBGA, Inc., to help you grow. We assure you that, we are here to serve all of you, our members. Your opinions are very important to our Association, and are crucial to our success.
Wishing you all a successful kidding season and a prosperous year.
- Terri Fryman- President
Tina Esham- Vice President
Lisa Stack- Treasurer
Manuel Iberra- Director
Tammy Spicer- Director
Tim Stack- Director
- Lois Walker – Director