Black Eagle Ranch Pays It Forward
We are pleased to be part of a wonderful program sponsored by the Iowa Dairy Goat Association called Share-A-Kid. Producers from all across the state are encouraged to donate a doeling to a 4-H or FFA youth who would otherwise be unable to afford a registered animal.
Black Eagle Ranch was part of the first year of the program in 2015 when we partnered with Hanna Bedwell from New Virginia. Here she is with her doeling Black Eagle Ranch Sweet Clover. She won Junior Champion Showman at her county fair.
This spring we partnered with Little Dickens Farm of Cedar Falls to donate two doelings to a pair of sisters from Buffalo Center. Elizabeth and Alyssa Olson had raised and showed meat goats in the past but wanted to try their hand at dairy goats.
They worked hard to prepare themselves and the goats and it really paid off! Each girl won Champion Showman in their class at the Freeborn County Fair. In addition, Elizabeth “Lizzy” also qualified for the Minnesota State Fair.
Applications for the IDGA Share-A-Kid program open on January 1st, 2019. Follow the link for more information.