- Animals: sheep
- Farm Business Management: feasibility study, market study, value added
- Production Systems: holistic management
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.