Alpaca Farm and Fiber Day Camps and Workshops

Report for FNC05-599

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2005: $2,992.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2007
Region: North Central
State: Missouri
Project Coordinator:
Catherine Stickann
Sycamore Creek Farm
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Project Information

Summary:

The project will develop three annual weekly day camps for children ages 8 – 12 and weekend adult workshops that will provide instruction on management of fiber producing animals (alpacas), fiber production and development for use in value-added products, herd health, animal security, environmental concerns of farm management and the economic importance of fiber producing animals. Instruction will include farm and herd management, fiber finishing (spinning and weaving) and product development and construction and will be geared to the age and interests of the participants.

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