Briar Creek Farm is proud to be a member of the following organizations:
The Livestock Conservancy is a “central hub” for anything having to do with rare breed conservation in the United States.
The Organization conducts research, education, outreach, marketing and promotion, and genetic rescues to help ensure the future of rare breed agriculture.
The International Fainting Goat Association (IFGA) has three main goals. This organization aspires to promote, protect and preserve the fainting goat. At this time the fainting goat is on the American Livestock Breeds Conservancy Conservation list, officially declaring the fainting goat a rare breed and placing them on their "watch" list.
The Myotonic Goat Registry is here to serve breeders as an "open" registry for all goats of the traditional Myotonic breed found originally in Tennessee but now throughout the USA and Canada.
The American Dairy Goat Association was organized to collect, record and preserve the pedigrees of dairy goats and to provide genetic and management services.
Bobbette Fagel, owner of Briar Creek Farm, is Chairperson for the North Carolina Chapter of the National Women in Agriculture Association (NWIAA). She is also on the National Team for this prestigious organization.
NWIAA is the largest agricultural organization for women in the world, and is committed to providing equality and sustainable opportunities for women farmers and at-risk youth.
The Alpines International Club was founded in 1958 to develop, preserve and promote the Alpine Dairy Goat. This non-profit club serves to connect all Alpine enthusiasts by providing a forum through which they can share information, news and ideas. Alpines International invites anyone with an interest in the Alpine breed to become a member.
The American Goat Society, Inc. was founded in 1935. In 1937, AGS merged with the International Dairy Goat Record Association, which had been established in 1925: so some of the pedigree records of AGS go back more than 80 years.
The American Goat Society has a long history of pioneering. It was the first organization to register purebred goats exclusively. It was first to supply two generations of pedigrees on the registration certificate.