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We need your support! Become an official Year of the Goat sponsor. By helping us, not only will you get cool gifts, but you'll also be helping family farms. Ten percent of all sponsorship funds we receive will go to help small farms in the U.S.

Get our new Goat Love DVD for a special Kid Sponsorship of $15.
Get the DVD AND a t-shirt for a bargain $30 sponsorship!!
See our Got to Get Goat Love entry for more information about the DVD.
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There are 5 levels of sponsorship:
Kid ($20), Reserve Champion A ($50), Reserve Champion B ($50), Grand Champion ($75 and more), and Corporate

All levels of sponsorship receive:
* Year of the Goat t-shirt
* Sponsorship certificate
* Listing and web link on our website (optional)
* website updates and special offers!

Some will receive:
* Limited edition signed photographic print
* Hand-made goat puppet

In addition to educating people about the world of goats, we also hope to raise awareness about where food comes from and the problems faced by the small family farmers who provide it. Farm Aid, founded by Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and best known for it's yearly benefit concert, is working hard to help save small family farms and promote healthy sustainable agriculture in the United States. Ten percent of our sponsorship funding will be donated to Farm Aid.

Year of the Goat T-Shirts
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It's not just for kids! Get your very own Year of the Goat t-shirt in one of two exciting colors: white or natural. The shirts are 100% heavy-weight cotton and come in 4 sizes: M, L, XL, and XXL. You'll also get an official Year of the Goat sponsor certificate that you can hang proudly on your wall (frame not included). Plus: A web listing and link on our sponsors page (optional), as well as website updates and special offers!
* Natural Medium and XXL shirts are all gone - sorry *
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Limited Edition Print
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choose from more prints!

Get your very own signed limited edition Year of the Goat photographic print! The print is approx. 10x10 inches square printed on 11x14 inch matte paper. The print is signed by Karl and numbered (edition of 50). Once one edition is gone, a new print will be offered. The current photograph (left) is "USA Stadium, Tenn." taken at the International Goat Days festival in Millington, Tenn. Or choose from any other prints offered on In addition to the print, you'll get a Year of the Goat t-shirt, official sponsor certificate, web listing and link, web updates and special offers.
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Hand-made Goat Puppet
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Get your very own hand made goat puppet! The puppets are brightly colored and lovingly crafted by Margaret, and each goat puppet has a beard made from 100% angora goat fiber. No two puppets are alike. In addition to the puppet you'll get the t-shirt, sponsor certificate, web listing and link, web updates and special offers.
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You get it all! The t-shirt. The print. The puppet. Plus all the other benefits of being a Year of the Goat sponsor: An official sponsor certificate, a web listing and link, web updates and special offers. How can you go wrong?
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We are also looking for corporate sponsors: Businesses or organizations who believe in what we are trying to do and would be interested in lending their financial support to the project. We can offer advertising placements on the site, as well as plenty of Year of the Goat t-shirts. We are also open to your sponsorship ideas. If you are interested or know someone who might be interested please click here: MORE INFO

"Right on!" you say, "Count me in!" Now what?
You can sponsor us online with any major credit card via PayPal!
(see form below)
Or you can send us a check or money order payable to:
Karl Schatz
37 Deering St. Apt#1
Portland, ME 04101

And Please send us an email at so we can get your gift package ready!

Make sure to tell us your level of sponsorship, shirt size, shirt color, full name and mailing address, and your email address (if you have one). Please be patient. Since we are on the road a lot, we will send out sponsor gift packages as soon as we are back home and can get to the post office. All gifts will be sent regular first class mail. If you need your gifts sent some other way, please email us, and we'll work something out.

If you have any questions about the project or becoming a sponsor, please send us an email at We would love to hear from you!

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Our Book is Here!

The Year of the Goat

The Year of the Goat: 40,000 Miles and the Quest for the Perfect Cheese
The Lyons Press, Aug 2007
Book Tour Info

Globe Pequot
Barnes & Noble
Rabelais Books

And don't forget to write a review to win a t-shirt

YotG on
Public Radio!

In 2004 we made 4 appearances on the now sadly off the air, but then nationally syndicated PRI show, The Next Big Thing
Fortunately you can hear the shows in their archives:
1st show | 2nd show | 3rd show | 4th show

Miles Traveled: 41409
Next Stop: A farm of our own