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Kay Doby, Hotshot Goat Farm: Converting Poultry Houses into Meat Goat houses
22 Jun 2011
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Meet Kay Doby, a fourth generation farmer raised on tobacco land. Once a contract poultry grower, she now raises meat goats in her empty chicken houses. Kay noticed a growing market for goat meat in North Carolina and joined the North Carolina Meat Goat Cooperative. The cooperative picks up her goats, processes them and markets them for her. Learn about the success of raising meat goats--especially if you have a big empty space-- and Kay's innovation in converting her chicken houses for this new project. The Tobacco Communities Reinvestment Fund (TCRF) assists farmers in developing new sources of agricultural income through provision of cost-share grants. This story is part of a series documenting innovative farmers throughout the state of North Carolina. This program is made possible with support from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission. Photography, audio, and production by Alix Blair.

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Community Environment Innovation Rural/Regional livestock value-added Agriculture Central North Carolina sustainability
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