John & Susan Merrell
41390 Hwy 226
Scio, OR 97374
503-394-3790
503-551-7219 (cell)
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Information about Alpacas and farming is becoming more widely available on the Internet. The following web sites provide a great deal of practical information about alpacas, farming, sustainable agriculture and other relevant subjects.

On-line Information Sources for Alpaca Owners and Breeders

We have found the following on-line sources to provide sound practical information for existing or prospective alpaca breeders and owners. If you are aware of additional resources that would be appropriate for these listings, please contact us.

  • Oregon Small Farms is full of information, including marketing, pasture management, livestock production and more.
  • Acreage and Small Farm Insights, sponsored by the University of Nebraska, has a huge amount of information for small farmers.
  • Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, (CSREES), an agency within the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides information and links to information about small farms, including government grants and funding opportunities.
  • Organic Farming Research Foundation, a non-profit whose mission is to sponsor research related to organic farming practices, to disseminate research results to organic farmers and to growers interested in adopting organic production systems, and to educate the public and decision-makers about organic farming issues.
  • Sustainable Farming Connection, offering ways to increase profits from a farm while building healthy soil and protecting the environment.
  • National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service, offering news, funding sources and a great deal of useful information.
  • University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, is a storehouse of information about the cooperative movement in agriculture.

If you find that any of these links are no longer active we would appreciate it if you let us know.

 
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"Mr. Lincoln entered, carrying an old carpet-bag in his hand, and wearing a weather-beaten silk hat - too large, apparently, for his head - a long, loosely-fitting frock-coat of black alpaca, and vest and trousers of the same material..."

- Francis Browne
The Every-day Life of Abraham Lincoln - Recollections By Those Who Knew Him
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