Teaching the use of farm by-products to produce added value.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $1,780.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $1,824.00
Region: Northeast
State: New York
Project Leader:


  • Animals: bovine, swine


  • Education and Training: demonstration, farmer to farmer
  • Farm Business Management: new enterprise development, marketing management, market study, value added
  • Sustainable Communities: employment opportunities, social networks

    Proposal summary:

    This project will advance the use of byproducts such as fat, bones, hides, and feathers to increase farm income. The goal is to train other farmers in the uses of these materials and to develop a farmers' co-op to market the products; a secondary goal is to preserve these homesteading skills.

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