Goat cheese can be found on almost any upscale restaurant menu, goat milk lattes are a staple at trendy cafes, and the new fad of goat yoga — yoga practiced in tandem with live goats — is sweeping the nation. There’s no denying that goats are having a moment. And Indiana University is not immune to this goat fever. Bradford Woods , IU’s outdoor center, is partnering with local farmer Kaitlin Hossom to test the power of these petting zoo favorites to manage the spread of invasive plants. View print quality image Brown County farmer Kaitlin Hossom received a grant from the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program to research the impact of goat grazing on invasive species. Hossom received a grant from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program to research the use of goat grazing as a method of invasive species management. Her research aims to answer which plants goats will eat, how quickly they’ll eat them and what their impact is on other plants in the area. She’s also interested in uncovering business opportunities the goats can provide. "I’m really looking to find out if there is a market for […]

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