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WVU researchers create micro-mills, outreach for W.Va. wool


​​MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Wool production has declined in West Virginia, but researchers at West Virginia University are exploring new ways to support the state's sheep farmers and wool producers.

Jordon Masters, a WVU research assistant, is leading the effort to promote farm-to-fiber production in the Mountain State with the goal of adding value to wool with grant funding from Fibershed, a nonprofit that develops regional fiber systems.

“I think it is important to promote farm-to-fiber and farm-to-fashion for West Virginia farmers,” Masters said. “Too often, West Virginia farmers have been left behind, and, hopefully, the work through this grant will help to end that.”

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