Carl Patterson and his wife Denise have raised tobacco for 30 years. Mr. Patterson is a full time farmer who is leading alternative enterprise development in our region. He is in his second year of investing in the start up capital for Boar goat herd production in order to fully transition out of tobacco. In 2005, Mr. Patterson converted his tobacco barn into a breeding facility for goats.
Expected income over a two year period – $11,000