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One of the things I enjoy most about this job is learning about new and inventive things. While goats aren’t new, the way in which a herd of them is being used to combat invasive plant species is.

In September, more than 120 goats were released along the bluffs on the Flint Hills Resources property. Keith Hill, owner of the Goat Peak Ranch, said the goats prefer weeds over grass, which makes them ideal for fire and weed control.

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Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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