Goat yoga, an event that combines yoga and interactions with goats, may serve as a cross-initiative program that can promote both health and agriculture. This article describes the potential impact of goat yoga and the results of a pilot program. Adult attendees of the pilot event completed a questionnaire assessing knowledge of and intentions to be involved with yoga, goats, and 4-H. Participants increased their knowledge of each area and indicated intentions to use goat products and to visit the goat barn at the county fair. Future work is needed to establish effects of goat yoga within Extension, and, if successful, embed these practices at a large scale.
Balis, L. E., Marshall, C., Malcolm, A., & Harden, S. M. (2019). Goat Yoga: Preliminary Implications for Health, Agriculture, and 4-H. Journal of Extension, 57(3), Article 19. https://tigerprints.clemson.edu/joe/vol57/iss3/19