Feasibility of organic wool production in Vermont: Testing market demand

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 2006: $2,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:


  • Animals: sheep


  • Farm Business Management: feasibility study, market study, value added
  • Production Systems: holistic management

    Proposal summary:

    Insufficient information on trends in the organic wool niche market is an obstacle to assessing the viability of organic wool production in Vermont. This project will do a detailed survey of organic wool buyers and manufacturers that use organic wool to determine market demand. This information can be used by farmers in business planning, breed selection, and wool handling, processing, and marketing decisions. Outreach will be through presentations, news releases, publications, and industry meetings.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.