2019 Three Rivers Fibershed Producer Questionnaire
Hello everyone! In order to have consistent information among existing Three River FIbershed producers, we ask that each of you complete the following survey. The information collected will assist us in planning future producer meetings, pinpoint workshop topics, give us the ability to better answer questions for potential wholesale buyers who may be interested in local fiber, allow us to gauge our communities interest and participation in carbon farming and use of local labor, and ultimately, help us to be a better resource for the Three Rivers Fibershed. Please note: any sensitive information you provide will stay confidential and anonymous.

The Three Rivers Fibershed yearly membership fee for producers is $60 and includes your own page within our producer directory in addition to a visit to your farm for a professional photo shoot. The photos taken at your farm will be used in your listing on the producer directory and help aid in the verification of your submitted survey information. Once your survey is reviewed we will contact you to send in your membership fee. Your yearly fee helps cover costs incurred by the Three Rivers Fibershed such as website fees, printing costs related to meeting and marketing materials, basic office supplies, and Three Rivers Fibershed fiber labels. If you have any questions please feel free to email us at threeriversfibershed@gmail.com.

Email address *
Your First and Last Name *
Your answer
Farm Name *
Your answer
Your Address (please include state, zip code & county) *
Your answer
Best phone number to contact you at *
Your answer
What fiber animals do you raise at your farm? (scroll to the right for more options)
Alpaca
Angora Goat
Angora Rabbit
Buffalo
Camel
Cashmere Goat
Elk
Llama
Sheep
Yak
Other
Mostly
Some
A few
How many fiber producing animals live at your farm? ( Please include animals under 1 year old that you intend to keep for fiber production). *
What other livestock do you have at your farm? (select all that apply) *
Required
What percentage of your fiber producing animals are also used for meat/market sales? *
What fiber producing crops do you grow at your farm? (select all that apply) *
Required
How many acres of fiber producing crops do you have? *
How many years have you raised fiber animals/crops? *
Is your farm... *
On average, how many pounds of fiber do you produce per year? *
Your answer
How many acres is your farm? *
How many acres are fenced pasture? *
Your answer
Do you rent pasture at another farm to graze your animals? *
If yes, how many acres do you rent for pasture and which animals use it?
Your answer
Do you rotationally graze your fiber animals? *
What other animals, if any, do you rotationally graze?
Your answer
On average, how many months of the year do you rotationally graze? *
How many paddocks do you use? *
On average, how often do you rotate your animals? *
Which animals do you rotationally graze? *
Which animals do you keep on dry lot or in a contained area in addition to winter months? (select all that apply) *
Required
Do you use carbon farming practices besides rotational grazing? If yes, which practices? *
Your answer
Would you like to learn more about carbon farming? *
Which water sources do you use for rotational grazing? (select all that apply) *
Required
What supplements and minerals do you use? (select all that apply) *
Required
Do you grow your own hay or alfalfa? *
If you purchase hay, alfalfa or other "winter feed", how far is the grower from YOUR farm? *
Where do you store your "winter feed"? *
What else do you feed your fiber producing livestock? (select all that apply)
Corn
Oats
Peas
Silage
Feed Mill Mix
Brand Name/Farm Store Mix
Other
Organic
Traditional
How do you protect your animals from wind/weather? (select all that apply) *
Required
How often are the animals outside? (select all that apply) *
Required
Do you use a Livestock Guardian Dog? *
Do you use a working dog to gather/move your fiber animals? *
Do you have a (natural) water source on your farm? (select all that apply)
No
Pond
Lake
Creek/Stream
River
Farmer Ditch passes through
Other
Has erosion barrier
Needs erosion barrier
Do you compost manure and hay? *
What do you do with composted manure? (select all that apply) *
Required
How do you handle worming your animals? Would you like to learn more? (select all that apply) *
Required
For worming I use: (select all that apply) *
Required
How do you maintain animal health records? *
Your answer
How do you maintain breeding records? *
Your answer
Do you have a breeding program? *
Do you participate in your state's Scrapie program? *
What do you do for bio-security at your farm? (select all that apply) *
Required
Please check all boxes that apply regarding shearing
I use hand shears
I use electric shears
I use combs
I hire a professional
I custom shear to fulfill customer orders
I shear twice a year due to heritage breed requirements
I custom shear for educational purposes
I comb my rabbits daily/shear as needed
Shear in the spring
Shear times other than in the spring
Rabbit owners
For those of you who shear more than once a year or custom shear in the fall or winter months, please explain where animals are housed after shearing and for how long.
Your answer
Do you use a large animal vet? *
Do you do some of your own vetting? *
What do you do with your fiber? (select all that apply) *
Required
Please describe the makeup of your retail sales:
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
Less than 20%
Raw fiber, roving, batts, yarn etc. from your farm
Finished goods made from your fiber
Finished goods not from your farm
Other
What percentage of your products are dyed?
100%
90%
80%
70%
60%
50%
40%
30%
Less than 20%
Dyed using natural dyes
Dyed using acid dyes
I... (please select all that apply) *
Required
What do you enjoy most about raising fiber animals? *
Your answer
What do you enjoy the least about raising fiber animals? *
Your answer
What short term goals do you have for yourself/farm? *
Your answer
What long term goals do you have for yourself/farm? *
Your answer
What interests you about the Three Rivers Fibershed? *
Your answer
What other farming or shepherding groups do you belong to, if any? *
Your answer
As an accepted member of the Three Rivers Fibershed Producer Directory, you will receive 50 TRF labels. Please check each box below to confirm your agreement with label usage. *
Required
Any additional information we should know?
Your answer
Submit
Never submit passwords through Google Forms.
This content is neither created nor endorsed by Google. Report Abuse - Terms of Service