Fiberworks Blanket Project

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2001: $5,210.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2003
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $7,700.00
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Laini Fondiller
Lazy Lady Farm

Annual Reports


  • Animals: sheep


  • Animal Production: general animal production
  • Farm Business Management: whole farm planning
  • Production Systems: holistic management

    Proposal summary:

    A consortium of wool growers need to improve their animal management and shearing techniques in order to participate in a blanket production project. A technical adviser will offer information about feeding, supplements, and housing, and will be on hand during shearing to demonstrate how to shear the best wool and bag it properly. The overall goal is to increase participation in the consortium, which must maintain high standards to be viable.

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