High school students to open goat farm

High school students to open goat farm

There are 47 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 28, 2007, titled High school students to open goat farm. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

High school students who created a business plan detailing the market potential they see in the rising demand for goat meat in Indiana will get a $28,000 school district loan to open a goat farm.

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teacherman

Ft Mitchell, KY

#2 Oct 28, 2007
"Randy Roberts, the business manger for Spencer-Owen schools, likes the goat farm idea, and found money in the 2007 budget to fund it."

What exactly is a business "manger"?
Old Fatguy

Euclid, OH

#4 Oct 28, 2007
As a former principal, it is my experience that school systems need to bring in these kinds of professionals to help waste as much money as possible.
Level Headed

Columbus, IN

#5 Oct 28, 2007
Old Fatguy wrote:
As a former principal, it is my experience that school systems need to bring in these kinds of professionals to help waste as much money as possible.
I don't think this will be a waste of money. These kids will probably show you a thing or two. Don't put them down before they even get started.
Snip Cahue

Fairmount, IN

#7 Oct 28, 2007
Come on, stop kidding around.
goat source

Indianapolis, IN

#8 Oct 28, 2007
There is an old goat at Tech High School that they could use to start their herd.
Gary

Cincinnati, OH

#10 Oct 28, 2007
You can't become an "Old Goat" in power without being a young goat first!
Old Fatguy

Euclid, OH

#11 Oct 28, 2007
Level Headed wrote:
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I don't think this will be a waste of money. These kids will probably show you a thing or two. Don't put them down before they even get started.
Well now, I'm not passing judgment on the opening of a goat farm at a high school. Perhaps all high schools should have goat farms, although they should be careful just who they let be around the goats.

I'm just saying that regular folks don't know how to waste money like schools and hospitals are expected to do. For this, the services of business managers and the like need to be brought in to get the job done.
Hire Bart

Indianapolis, IN

#12 Oct 28, 2007
I suggest they hire Bart for herder....oops wrong animal....he is expeienced sheep herder for the city of Indianapolis.

Vote Ballard
Sharma

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Oct 28, 2007
We raise a small amount of goats and these kids need to be warned, this year we had 4 Nannies and out of the 4 Nannies, we had 9 kids...... figure that to 50 goats, and are they considering the vet fees, who's going to trim hooves, burn horns, give shots, etc.? I hope they make it, it would be great to see. But I hope they also know just how difficult goats are to raise. Nothing like sheep, cows or horses.........
Gary

Cincinnati, OH

#14 Oct 28, 2007
You can't become an "Old Goat in power without being a young goat first!
Shirley Wardzinski

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Oct 28, 2007
Sounds good to me. "Cabrito"{ kid} is very popular in Mexico. In the US, it has to be specially ordered and when available is very expensive.
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#17 Oct 28, 2007
Diversity iz Disaster wrote:
Great ideas!!!!
Why not grow banana's for our BLAK folk.
Or brains for you, idiot.
lastrep

Columbus, IN

#18 Oct 28, 2007
Old Fatguy wrote:
As a former principal, it is my experience that school systems need to bring in these kinds of professionals to help waste as much money as possible.
Maybe there is a very good reason that you are a former principal. You should change your name to Oldgoat.
The daughter of a farmer

Aberdeen, MD

#19 Oct 28, 2007
As a graduate of Owen Valley High School and an educated farm girl...goat meat is in high demand. They can make a lot of money and the school has a wonderful outdoor lab for students to experience. This not a waste of money because it will be paid back to the school fund in which it came from.
NO BART

Glenwood, IN

#20 Oct 28, 2007
Diversity iz Disaster wrote:
Great ideas!!!!
Why not grow banana's for our BLAK folk.
They prefer PLAINTAINS...big bananas!
WONDERING INDIANA

Union, KY

#21 Oct 28, 2007
Hey Randy; that money you say you "FOUND" was it in a drawer, locker, in the gym under the bleachers? How the hell do you just FIND 28k in taxpayers money. Fire "RANDY" and give the kids his pay for the farm. Another example of out of control spending at the local level ie: schools. 28k Jeezzzz.
Pay Attention

Seymour, IN

#22 Oct 28, 2007
WONDERING INDIANA wrote:
Hey Randy; that money you say you "FOUND" was it in a drawer, locker, in the gym under the bleachers? How the hell do you just FIND 28k in taxpayers money. Fire "RANDY" and give the kids his pay for the farm. Another example of out of control spending at the local level ie: schools. 28k Jeezzzz.
It's probably the best 28K spent by a public high school in the last 20 years. The kids will learn a great deal more on this goat farm than they will ever learn in class. Unless the goats unionize.
Supporter

Warsaw, IN

#23 Oct 28, 2007
I think this is a wonderful idea and I commend the school administration. This will probably be a learning process and I think it will succeed. Keep looking up and not down all the time.
education

AOL

#25 Oct 28, 2007
So, let me get this straight, we are paying our taxpayer dollars to compete with farmers who are payig taxes. So will the kids be paying rent on the property, utilities and property taxes, so that this is a "real world application"?
It seems like a harmless idea to teach the kids. I would love to know where a school system has $28k just laying around! No one has deep pockets like schools and government!
I HAD a business until the state government decided they could do it better and cheaper with my tax money. If we don't watch out, the government WILL own and run everything! Then, my good teachers, you can teach socialism instead of capitalism.
COME ON TEACHERS, why not help a small business owner instead competing with the taxpayers who pay for your salary.
Gary

Cincinnati, OH

#26 Oct 28, 2007
If they wanna learn about farming, let'em join 4-H !!!

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