Are you raising fiber producing animals in California? Would you like to see your ‘on-farm income’ increase, while seeing more people create goods with our locally raised fiber?
Help our region become strong and resilient, and fill out our grower’s survey! Our goal is to collect data on all sheep and fiber producing animals in California. If you operate a dairy, ranch, farm or homestead with one or more animals, this survey is for you.
Click here to get started.
Each rancher or farmer who completes the survey will be entered in our raffle of fibershed goods, pictured below. Prizes to be awarded by June 1, 2013. We appreciate you taking the time to answer the questions. (It should take about 20-25 minutes.)
Why are we doing this survey?
Fibershed is in the process of researching and analyzing California’s wool supply for quality, quantity, and land management practices, in collaboration with UC Davis Sustainable Agriculture Capstone interns.
An estimated 1.5 million pounds of underutilized or ‘waste’ wool is grown annually in the counties that comprise the Northern California Fibershed (see our map). Our wool mapping project will provide a first-ever visual and geographical analysis of its distribution, quality and quantity. We plan to utilize data from the Wool Inventory Map to assess the scale, scope and location of future fiber processing facilities.