Northern meat breeders cooperative plan.

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2000: $5,865.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2000
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $5,945.00
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:

Annual Reports


  • Fruits: melons
  • Vegetables: cucurbits, eggplant, greens (leafy), sweet corn
  • Animals: goats, sheep


  • Animal Production: feed/forage, free-range, grazing - rotational
  • Education and Training: display, extension, farmer to farmer, on-farm/ranch research, participatory research
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning, new enterprise development, cooperatives, marketing management, feasibility study, market study, risk management
  • Sustainable Communities: new business opportunities, employment opportunities

    Proposal summary:

    This start up project will develop the membership, mission, and quality standards for a projected new meat cooperative and establish working relationships among producers and with meat processors. The project will also explore value-added markets for pates and sausages. The project design draws on the extensive marketing survey done by Judith Sheehan in an earlier SARE project, FNE97-183.

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