In January 2012 we lost Diane Kirsch of Boyds, Maryland, after a long fight with cancer. Diane was the breeder of the nationally competitive Cherry Glen herd of Alpines and Toggenburgs. In more recent years she had developed a commercial dairy operation at Cherry Glen.
Diane was a longtime member and supporter of VSDGA and rarely missed one of our June Shows or Annual Meetings.
Dr. David R. Lincicome
We were saddened to hear of the death of Dr. David Lincicome on March 9, 2011, at the age of 97. Dr. Lincicome and his late wife, Dr. Margaret "Peg" Stirewall, were founding members of The Virginia State Dairy Goat Association and over the years supported the association with their participation and generosity. Dave and Peg were known across the country for their Frogmoor herd of Nubian Dairy Goats that they maintained at their Frogmoor Farm in Virginia. They were the first honorary Life Members of VSDGA and the first recipients of the Friends of VSDGA award. They are greatly missed.
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of John Coles, longtime VSDGA member and tireless champion of the rights of small farmers and consumers, on April 4, 2010. John and his wife, Christine Solem, operated Satyrfield Farm outside Charlottesville, Virginia.