On Sunday Rainbow Ridge Farms in Onalaska held their second annual Goats Everywhere Day, raising money for animal education in our area.
Rainbow Ridge opens their doors to the public to provide experiences with animals while teaching about farming.
Proceeds from the event contribute to the La Crosse County 4-H Goat Project. The program pairs students with their very own goat, helping to instill a love for farming in children around the area.
"People don't expect kids to be responsible, we do," Co-Owner of Rainbow Ridge Farms Donna Murphy says. "If it's your goat you trim its hooves, you vaccinate, you take care of the goat. We will make sure it's healthy, but you have to take care of it."
"We have to educate the children. If children don't learn about farming now if they don't learn about animals now, who is going to raise the food in 25 years?" Murphy elaborates.
Funds from the event also contribute towards a scholarship fund allowing children to take part in Rainbow Ridge's Summer Farm Camp.
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