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New York State Fiber Conference

June 11, 2023, New York State Fiber Conference

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (sign in 8:30 am)

Butternut Hill Campground, 6893 US Route 20, Bouckville NY 13310


This one day conference is for new and beginning animal fiber producers who are looking for additional information to better make educated decisions regarding what species and breed of animal to raise and their efforts to produce, use or market their animal’s fiber. Producers and potential producers from New York State and throughout the Northeast US are welcome to attend. Participants will leave with a better understanding of what they can do with their animal fiber or its value-added products to increase its market value; whether marketed through direct-to-consumer channels, commodity markets or wholesale.


Conference sessions and panels will cover the following topics

  • Selecting an animal species/breed and understanding their fiber quality
  • Fiber types and uses
  • Fleece quality with examples of poor, good, and excellent fleeces
  • Fiber mills, supply chain, and finished products
  • Market channels for the small producer
  • Success stories from 4 small fiber producers/businesses



Registration opens April 1, 2023. Fee: $30 per person.

Advance registration required by May 27, 2023.

Conference is limited to the first 50 participants.

Registration questions contact Tove Ford

Registration includes free admission to the Central New York Fiber Festival (see below) on Sunday with opportunities to explore almost 100 fantastic fiber booths during our 1 hr. 20 min. lunchbreak. Food venders will be on site for you to purchase food, but you can bring your own, if you so choose.


Overnight accommodations


June 11th, 2023 9:00 AM through  4:00 PM
Butternut Hill Campground, 6893 US Route 20
Bouckville, NY 13310
United States
Event Fee(s)
Event Fee $30.00

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