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Become a meat goat producer

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) and University of Minnesota Extension are teaming up to host a workshop with the Minnesota Meat Goat Producers to answer questions about how to raise goats for meat production.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Clear Lake Town Hall, 8580 Main Avenue, Clear Lake.

MDA staff will guide attendees through processing and slaughter regulations, both on and off the farm.

A panel of goat producers will also be sharing their experiences with meat goat farming and marketing. Opportunities will be available to speak with buyers, learn about the market and discuss feeding strategies.

A veterinarian will also cover kidding and other health topics unique to goats.

Registration is $10 per person or $20 per farm with lunch included and cash or checks are accepted at the door.

Register by Thursday, March 20 by e-mailing or calling (320) 808-4424.

To learn more about the event or becoming a Minnesota meat goat producer, visit