Write an Essay, Win a Goat Farm


It almost sounds too good to be true, well if you've always dreamed of owning a goat farm that is. A northern Alabama couple is looking to give away their mortgage free farm, house, 85 goats, and everything you would need to start a goat cheese business, to the person they feel would best fit the place.

According to WAAY TV, the couple is looking to move to Costa Rica to help missionaries start goat farms. Originally they tried to sell the farm but hit a roadblock when those interested couldn’t afford the $350,000 price tag. They were inspired by Janice Sage, the owner of Maine’s Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant, who held an similar contest to give away the ownership of her business.

Entrants must write and submit an essay that, in 200 words or less, persuades the current owners, as well as a small panel of independent judges, why he or she is the perfect candidate to take on 20 acres, 85 goats, and their beloved goat-cheese operation. There is a $150 entry fee which, if there are at least 2,500 entries, will cover the remaining mortgage and arm the winner with $20,000 in start-up costs. 

Right now, they are hoping to get at least 2,500 entries. Those fees would cover the rest of the mortgage on the house, and $20,000 to give to the winner for start up cost on their business.

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Source:  Modern Farm, WAAY TV



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