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From Jonesboro to Kathmandu: Goat Sires from the Natural State Go Global

“They had already researched online and knew the breed they wanted: Boer goats. They found a company called SMART Reproduction online and asked for our help getting quotes,” Pyburn says.

After conducting due diligence and obtaining comparisons, Pyburn learned that Jonesboro, Arkansas-based SMART Repro was a cutting-edge, woman-owned animal sciences enterprise, and that it was the first and only U.S.-based business certified and licensed for multi-country export of goat and sheep semen and embryos. At the time, though, Pyburn didn’t know the company had a prior connection to Winrock through Innovate Arkansas, an enterprise incubator project that helps scale promising high-tech businesses in the state. In October 2022, the company won an Arkansas Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade in the Woman-Owned Exporter category.

Check out this feature article written by Winrock International about the small part we were able to play to help make the KISAN II project successful.

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