Alaska Fiber Mill to Promote Rural Development and Sustainable Agriculture

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$9,243.00
Award Year:
2002
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2002-33610-11876
Agency Tracking Number:
2002-00432
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Funny River Ranch, LLC
P. O. Box 3157, Soldotna, AK, 99669
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Diane Campbell
() -
frranch@alaska.net
Business Contact:
Diane Campbell
CEO
() -
frranch@alaska.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Implementation of a full service fiber mill in the State of Alaska would greatly benefit rural ranches and farms by offering value-added processing in state, thereby allowing ranches and farms to expand their fleece production. All fiber producers are currently required to process their fiber themselves or send it out of state and sometimes out of the country to obtain end products for sale, which can be cost prohibitive to the small breeder. There are no full service mills currently in operation in the State. Income would be generated in rural communities from the cottage industry of production knitters and fiber artists contracted by the mill to create end products.

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