Join us at 3 p.m. on July 10th for the third stop on the 2018 "Local Foods" tour series when we visit Mid-States Wool Growers, the largest handler of raw wool in the U.S., located right here in Fairfield County! In business since 1918, this cooperative has 10,000 farmer members located across 23 states that handle and market 6 million pounds of raw wool annually.
The history of the Midstate Wool Growers is rich with producer involvement. From the beginning in 1918, where producers wanted a better price for their wool, right up to today when producers designed one of the most technologically advanced warehouses in the world, the organization's driving force has always been to meet the needs of the American sheep producer.
Know your farmer, know your food and fiber! Join us for an afternoon exploring one of our businesses that works closely with a locally grown farm commodity . . . wool. Reservations are not required, but are appreciated by contacting OSU Extension (740-652-7260).
Wool Growers is located at 9449 Basil Western Road near Canal Winchester.
For more information about the 2018 Local Foods Tour Series see this flyer.