Meet the Dedicated Team Behind the Boer Goat Association
Board of Directors
Meet Our Board of Directors
Hello I am Brian Hardy, I was born and raised in NC. I have an associate's degree in business. I am currently employed by the City of Newton Fire Department as a Engineer. I also own H &C Boer Goat Farm where we raise registered and commercial goats. We are actively in showing goats for the last 3 years. I look forward in helping the association if elected. Thank you
Greetings from the Acres. My name is Devy Davison. My daughter and I are the owners/partners in Cornflake Acres Farm. I have been raising goats for almost 20 years. Boer goats have become a passion for me and we strive to improve our genetics, herd management, and pasture management each year. We believe in quality over quantity here at the Acres. I have served on the BGANC board for a year and accepted the position because of my passion for the Boer goat breed and the desire to ignite that passion in other "goat folks". My goal is to get cutting edge, and useful information to those who share my desire to further and promote the Boer goat breed, whether in a commercial or pure-bred herd. I look forward to working with other Boer goat lovers in striving for excellence in their herds.
Hello my name is Brandy Ledford. My husband and myself started Ledford Boer Goats 8 years ago. I have two boys who love to show their goats and are also members of the 4H Mountain Goats. We enjoy and love our goats. For the last year, I have served on the BGANC board. I have met some great people who love goats as much as my family. I look forward to serving the BGANC and helping it grow to a new level.
My name is Martina Zinn. I am a native West Virginian, but I have lived in North Carolina for over 15 years.I currently reside in Henderson County where I am a high school art teacher for Henderson County Public School and an artist. I incorporate my love for animals in most of my artwork.
My husband Joel Bucker and I started Cherry Blossom Creek Farm in 2012. We started with a few registered Full blood goats and ended up revamping our program a couple of years later. We started to focus more on quality and breed standards, as we learned more about the breed and the industry. We have been showing a little more over the past few years and are continuing to learn. We are so grateful for the help from people we have met along the way.
As a board member of the BGANC, I would like to help bring more educational seminars to North Carolina, opening up to the Western part of the state as well. There is not a lot of opportunity for workshops and seminars on Boer goats in the Mountains.
As a teacher, I enjoy helping the youth. I would love to help get more youth, as well as adults involved in Raising and or showing Boer goats. I hope to combine my passions for raising Boer goats and helping people, to help the BGANC grow.
Cherry Blossom Creek
Hi, My name is Jerrod Helms and I am a native of North Carolina from birth and currently reside in Midland, NC. I retired this past year with 25 years of service as a Captain with the Charlotte Fire Department. I have an AAS degree from Central Piedmont Community College in Fire Protection Technology. In addition to this, I have many state and national Fire, EMS, Rescue and Incident Command certifications. I have been in the Boer goat industry approximately 16 years and am the owner of Gold Mine Boer Ranch located in Midland, NC, where our main focus is raising show and high-quality breeding stock. During the years of 2006-2007, I was a board member of the North Carolina Meat Goat Association. During November 2019, I attended the ABGA Judge Certification school in Smithfield, NC. I passed the certification test to become an ABGA Level 3 judge.
As a nominee for the BGANC board of directors, it is my goal, if elected, to make myself available as a resource, asset, and mentor, not only to the board of directors but to the members of the association as well. I hope to help promote growth both within and outside the membership and to be progressive with education, field days, shows and clinics as it relates to the Boer goat industry whether you are on the show, commercial or market side of the industry! It is my goal to provide this membership with an elite experience and to promote the improvement of the Boer breed as a whole. Last, but certainly not least, is my ambition and intention to represent the association, and all its members, with a high degree of character and integrity, at all times! With that said, I appreciate each and everyone’s time and I would appreciate your vote and the opportunity to serve you and the association!