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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

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Calling All Fiber Fans for this Quality Fleece Management Workshop


Thanks to Battenkill Fibers, Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative & Cornell Cooperative Extension for bringing this workshop to neighboring Washington County in New York!

Quality Fleece Management Workshop

April 20, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - FREE

Please pre-register: 518 692 2700

Morning program at Ensign Brook Farm, 1930 Co. Rte 113, Greenwich, NY 12834. Afternoon program at Battenkill Fibers, 2532 State Rte 40, Greenwich, NY  12834

Join sponsors Battenkill Fibers, Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative, and Cornell Cooperative Extension for an informative 1/2 day program on animal nutrition, pasture management, shearing, fiber care, skirting, and processing options. Based on the positive evaluations we received after holding this session in 2012, we will be offering the same general program again this year. Agenda includes an in-depth, on-farm visit complete with shearing and skirting demos; and also a hands-on fiber mill tour. Please bring your own lunch; and dress for the weather.

battenkill-fibers-logo Other upcoming dates of interest:

Open House at Battenkill Fibers April 27-28, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days - FREE Battenkill Fibers is proud to have been invited back to the Washington County Fiber Tour this year; and we will be offering mill tours, door prizes, and specials in our factory store both days.

3rd Annual Wool Pool, Washington County Fairgrounds June 13-15 The Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative will again be accepting clean white wool, white offsorts, and natural colored fleeces for re-sale to a large international wool buyer. More details will follow. Large farms, please plan to bring your wool on Thursday. Farms of all sizes are asked to send a representative to help with the sorting and baling - this event is put on by the member-owned Southern Adirondack Fiber Producers Cooperative; and your help is needed!

There are also plans being made for a 4-H youth event hosted by the local 4-H Sheep and Kids Club to take place in conjunction with the Pool on Sat. June 15. There will be workshops on fitting/showmanship, animal health, skirting and processing options, and meat processing. Please pre-register: 518 692 2700