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Goat Browsing to Enhance Economic Opportunity in the Loess Hills

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
72594
Program Year/Program:
2005 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2005-00292
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Agren, Inc.
1238 Heires Avenue Carroll, IA 51401
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2005
Title: Goat Browsing to Enhance Economic Opportunity in the Loess Hills
Agency: USDA
Contract: 2005-33610-15665
Award Amount: $80,000.00
 

Abstract:

The invasion of woody vegetation into native plant communities is a growing problem on many of the Nation's rangelands, resulting in the loss of pastureland and the need to make alterations in livestock management. The Loess Hills of Western Iowa have been severely impacted by ERC and other encroaching woody vegetation, resulting in the loss of native prairie and a threat to the economic and social well being of the rural community. The opportunity to employ goat browsing as a means of rehabilititing pastures, diversifying income potential for local farmers, and providing a source of chevon to surrounding ethnic communites will be studied.

Principal Investigator:

Robert Buman
7127926248
bob@agren-inc.com

Business Contact:

Robert Buman
7127926248
bob@agren-inc.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Agren, Inc.
1238 Heires Avenue Carroll, IA 51401

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No