Technical Assistance for New Sheep Dairy Farms

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer
Funds awarded in 1997: $7,431.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/1997
Matching Non-Federal Funds: $6,181.00
Region: Northeast
State: Vermont
Project Leader:
Cynthia Major
Major Farm


  • Animals: sheep
  • Animal Products: dairy


  • Education and Training: farmer to farmer

    Proposal summary:

    Cynthia Major, will provide technical and quality control assistance to a network of sheep farmers who are producing one variety of cheese and marketing it collectively. Through weekly farm visits, the project aims to assist the farmers with cheese-making methods, provide feedback on cheese quality, coordinate milk and cheese bacteria testing and work with state officials on milk and cheese quality.

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