Parker had a play date with a little friend and we had to run to Mid States Wool Growers to pick up some supplies for lambing season. Parker knows all the guys who work there and felt right at home giving a tour to his friend. Parker really knows how it all works from the receiving to the grading, sorting and then baling the wool to ship off. It was a proud parent moments knowing my little man is so in touch with where the wool goes after it is shorn from the sheep. If you live near Central Ohio, this would be a fantastic field trip opportunity and I happen to know a little tour guide who would love to share what they do there.
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. Throughout the years, producers have served on the Board of Directors and have always tried to be on the cutting edge of sheep-producer service. From its beginnings in 1918 when a handful of producers got together with an idea, to today’s 10,000 farmer/owners marketing 6 million pounds from 23 states, Mid-States has always been a visible example of what producers working together can accomplish.