President: Ken Feaster-Eytchison
My name is Kennon (Ken) Feaster-Eytchison, and I am currently serving as the ISBA President. I currently maintain a small Sable herd consisting of Talache genetics under the Odeon herdname.. While I am new to the breed, I have a long history with Dairy Goats. I started with goats as a youth in 4H. I am still heavily involved with youth, as a goat 4H leader, and Superintendent of my county fair.
I am currently a Director for District 7 in ADGA, as well as a Director at Large on ADGA’s Executive Committee. I am currently Chair of ADGA’s Annual Meeting Long Range Committee, and Co-Chair of ADGA’s Annual Meeting Committee. I have been past chair and co-chair of ADGA’s Reproductive Committee and Genetic Advancement committee. I was local host chair for both the 2012 and 2015 ADGA Conventions in Boise, Idaho, and am President of the Treasure Valley Dairy Goat Association.
My herd is on standard DHIA. We appraise and DNA type our herdsires. I put high value on ADGA’s performance programs!
On a personal level, I have been employed with Micron Technology, Inc for the past 27 years, and am currently a Customer Support Analyst in the Global Quality Department. My husband, Steve, and I have been married for 22 years, and have 4 adopted children.
I feel I have a lot to offer the ISBA. I work well with others, and am often the “calm in the storm”. I have the motivation to keep the ISBA moving into the future, and insight on how to build our membership. I am a very “customer service” oriented individual, and feel we need to put our members first and look at ways to meet their needs!
Vice President: Laura Middleton
Howdy Sable Breeders!
My name is Laura Reny Middleton on Facebook. God Blesses is my herd name. My husband got started in goats in 1997 with a couple heinz-57 Nubian type goats. After breeding them, one of our pastor’s boys wanted to take a doeling as his 4H project. My husband became his leader. His book said to visit a goat breeder and ask questions. A lady had an ad in Countryside magazine for “Mizpah Saanens”. Didn’t know what a ” Saanen” was but knew of the Mizpah Rd, so called and the lady lived in it. We made an appointment and Ryan had a list of questions he asked about goats. After talking for awhile, we went to see the goats. My husband was impressed with their good nature and made plans to get a doe named Mizpah Jane Doe. She was the start of our Saanens.My husband had Saanens from Foothills-Farm and Rocky-Run herds. We only had white kids. He continued with the goats until 2006. Then I took over the goats under my herd name. Once we moved from MT to ID, I introduced some Willow-Lane bloodlines and, I believe, that’s where the Sable doeling came from. She is being retained in the herd,even tho life has taken a major change.
I will now be raising Sables as well as Saanens. My life change is that my husband died on 9 Sept. I have a friend living at my place, taking care of the critters, while I drive Long haul. Even though I am doing that, I can still be in touch with you thru my email: email@example.com, my FB page . I would love to chat about Saanens & Saanen-Sables.
Thanks, Laura Middleton
Treasurer: Janet Cooper
“I have been raising dairy goats since 1985 when I started a small American Alpine herd in Rhode Island. Sables were added in 1995 when my husband and I moved to our new farm in Missouri. I have been concentrating on purebred stock since then under the farm name of Sweetbriar and have phased out the alpines and am breeding only sables now. I participate in the ADGA Linear Appraisal program, one-day ADGA milk tests and attend shows locally. I am a lifetime member of the American Dairy Goat Association and the American Goat Society. I am a prior officer of the Rhode Island Dairy Goat Association; current treasurer of the Boon Companions Goat Club in Missouri; and member of the Mid-America Goat Club of Kansas. For the last 18 years, I have been a full time employee for Family Services. I am enjoying my sables and like the challenge of breeding to improve conformation and production. You can reach me at my email address of firstname.lastname@example.org and my website is: http://sweetbriarfarm.tripod.com”
District One Director: Vacant
District Two Director Amanda Pauloni
My name is Amanda Anderson and I live in Salem, Wisconsin with my husband and two boys. My husband and I own a small farm we call Oak Alley where we raise most of the food we eat, including the delicious products our herd of registered Sables and Lamanchas give us. I hold a Master’s Degree in Special Education and teach special education students at Westosha Central High School. Besides my teaching career, I am extremely active in our local Kenosha County goat project as a project leader. I am also a director of our local county fair as well.I have been raising dairy goats since 2000 when my parents purchased me my first dairy doe, an Oberhasli, from Cardinal Lanes Dairy Goats. Ever since then I have been addicted to these inquisitive and intelligent creatures. Following graduation from college, I rejoined the goat world with a purebred herd of Lamanchas that I began to show locally around the state of Wisconsin. This is where my interest began in the Sable breed. I helped a fellow exhibitor show her large herd and fell in love with the breed for their productivity and docile, sweet attitudes. I hadn’t planned on adding another breed at the time, but I couldn’t resist. I saw the need for more breeders in the state of Wisconsin as every show I attended was barely able to sanction the Sable breed. Speaking with other breeders, I also learned of the Sable migration and decided at that point to become an advocate for the breed. I acquired my first Sables in December of 2013 from Klisse Foster and couldn’t be happier with these beautiful, hardworking animals . I am a proponent for the goat world within my own community as well and look forward to helping the Sable breed any way I can.
District Three Director: Patti Black
Patti lives in Crocker, Missouri, with her husband Jeff. They have three children, two of whom are in the military, and their youngest is in his second year of college. She started her dairy goat journey with La Manchas sometime around 1998. She now breeds exclusively Sables.
You can see her goats at http://globalcorp.com/frisco-acres/
Patti can be reached at email@example.com
District Four Director: Shannan Lloyd