Au Bel Farm is located in Belding, Michigan and owned by (me) Leslie Warner.

I’ve raised goats since 2000 when I started my 4-H herd with an American Alpine named Sidney. For the next four years, I added Lamanchas and showed under the herd name ‘Americana Acres’. I took a break from breeding goats while earning my degree in Animal Science at Michigan State University. Thanks to lots of family support, I was always able to keep animals as I attended college and after moving away from home to start my career. I’m so thankful to my family for all their love and support. <3

I’m a longtime supporter of 4-H, so many volunteers helped to make my dreams come true when I was a young person. I give back by serving on the Michigan 4-H Goat Committee. I am also available to judge small 4-H shows. My emphasis is on education, I want every show to be a positive experience for every showman. Please contact me at if you are in need of a judge.

I support the following organizations through membership, and you should too:

My farm is MAEAP Verified!

Thank you MAEAP technician Ben for helping throughout the MAEAP verification process and his excellent work holding ‘Music’ the LaMancha for this photo!

My farm is proud to be MAEAP verified! Developed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development, the Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program is an innovative, proactive program that helps farms of all sizes and all commodities voluntarily prevent or minimize agricultural pollution risks. Learn more about MAEAP verification HERE!