Networking Sheep and Goat Producers: Strength in Numbers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2006: $10,000.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2008
Region: Southern
State: Arkansas
Principal Investigator:


  • Animals: goats, sheep


  • Education and Training: focus group, networking


    The purpose of this project was to establish a goat, sheep, and fiber producer’s network in this region for education and support. We developed a directory of producers from gathered and compiled information, which is now made available on a web-site ( We participated in numerous events dealing with the producers and public to inform, increase awareness about goat, sheep, and fiber products, and introduce the farmers to potential customers. All in all, we had a wonderful time, met a lot of interesting people, and were able to share information that was beneficial to all that participated. This will be an on- going project. We thank SARE for the financial assistance that allowed us to work on this project

    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.