Veteran needs help with his farm

$9,936 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 25 months
Hi, my name is Robert Ragels. I am a disabled Veteran living in New Braunfels Texas with my wife Claudia and two boys. Some say they suffer with PTSD but I do NOT. I survive with PTSD. I have used our dairy goats as an effective therapy to cope with PTSD and it has brought me great joy.

As many of you know, we have a small dairy goat farm. We make a small amount of cheese and sell it at local farmer's markets. Because of new regulations we can no longer continue to operate as we have been and are at risk of being shut down by the state of Texas. With our 25 goats we fall under the same regulations as a multimillion dollar dairy with thousands of cows. Not one of our goats has a number. They all have names.

We have secured partial funding to build a new dairy barn ,creamery, and all the buildings needed for this but sadly we are about $100,000 short of the funds needed to complete construction. I am NOT the type of person to ask for money in fact I have NEVER asked for money from strangers but I have little choice. I simply cannot borrow enough money to complete this. We plan to sell raw goat milk, cheese, fresh eggs, produce and other farm products from our farm. We hope that the products we offer will fill a void in the community and provide you all with healthy, local, farm fresh products. I ask you humbly to give what you can. No donation is too small. Every penny counts.

Feel free to share this with your friends and family.

Me and my family thank you with all our hearts.

The Ragels Family
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So very close. Just a quick update on our progress. We are only about $15,000 from being able to be operational. Thanks to everyone who has helped us and continues to do so.
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The dairy is finally going up. I'll post more pictures as we progress. Thanks so much to everyone who is helping. You guys are amazing.
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We finally poured the rest of the concrete yesterday. We are now on schedule to start construction of the dairy next week. As soon as we get the building up it should go relatively quick after that. We are still going to be about $75,000 short for total completion. Please share this with your friends. This WILL happen. Every donation from you all is put right into this project. No donation is too small. Every donation big or small is equally important. We could NOT do this with the help from our friends, family and supporters. Look on our website for more pictures or if you want to contact me directly with any questions. TexasGoatDairy.com
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The foundation walls going up.
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Paula Gaddis Pulley
23 months ago

Sorry for the set back but glad to hear y'all are getting so much wonderful support . Due to my stepmom passing in June and getting Dad moved to a great place in SA , I have been missing the Wimbo Mkt. Anywhere near that I could get a couple of the goat cheese and stock up in the mean time ? Kiss Piggy for me ;)

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$9,936 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 96 people in 25 months
Created May 29, 2016
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Anonymous
4 months ago
$1,000
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10 months ago
$1,000
Anonymous
12 months ago
$30
Joyce Ragels Darling
13 months ago

Appreciate the video! Thanks.

$15
Steve Jacobson
15 months ago

Best wishes!!!

$500
Anonymous
16 months ago
Paula Gaddis Pulley
23 months ago

Sorry for the set back but glad to hear y'all are getting so much wonderful support . Due to my stepmom passing in June and getting Dad moved to a great place in SA , I have been missing the Wimbo Mkt. Anywhere near that I could get a couple of the goat cheese and stock up in the mean time ? Kiss Piggy for me ;)

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