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City Offers Free Class on Applying for a License to Raise Goats

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In conjunction with Larimer Humane Society and Colorado State University, the City of Fort Collins offers a class on how to apply for a license to raise goats within city limits. Join us on Monday, October 28 from 1-3 p.m. in the Community Room at 215 North Mason Street to learn what is required, what is recommended, and what best practices are viable for raising goats in our city. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the City’s requirements along with animal husbandry, nutritional requirements, and disease prevention and management techniques.

In July 2013, the City adopted several sets of regulations designed to support urban agriculture, including allowing community and market gardens in all zone districts, allowing farmers markets in mixed-use zone districts, and allowing more numbers and types of farm animals. Currently, residents are allowed to raise two miniature (Nigerian Dwarf or Pygmy) goats per lot provided that certain standards are met and that the goats are licensed by the Larimer Humane Society.

“We’re excited to offer this class with our partners, the Larimer Humane Society and Colorado State University experts, to help individuals interested in raising goats learn more about the City’s standards and how to be raise goats in an urban environment,” explains Lindsay Ex, Senior Environmental Planner and project manager.

For more information on the City’s efforts in urban agriculture, please visit fcgov.com/UrbanAgriculture.