2011 Recipient: Ryan Norris

watauganorriswebRyan Norris, GOat GREEN farm

$6,000 — Goat Land Clearing

Ryan is leasing out his meat goats to land owners as a means of clearing invasive plants such as oriental bittersweet, multiflora rose and kudzu as an alternative to using harmful pesticides and machinery. Leasing the goats not only increases the profitability and sustainability of his business, but also helps him produce a higher quality meat goat.

This venture allows his farm to expand by providing the necessary forage to increase the herd.

See goatgreenfarm.com or the farm’s Facebook page.

 

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