Wed, 17 August 2022
OFI 1465: A Connecticut Goat Milk Soap Business | FFA SAE Edition | Amelia Withington | Lyman Memorial High School FFA Copy
Our guest today is from my home state.....well, that is if you are counting the very state that any of my ancestors ever lived in, in America, that is. My ancestors founded two town towns in Connecticut in the 1600's, and whenever I am lucky enough to interview a guest from that great state, I have to brag about that for a moment.
Coming back to present day, Amelia Withington, just finished up her 11th grade year of school and will be starting back as a senior very, very soon. During her time in the FFA she has been creating one of my favorite, value added products - goat milk soap. This is such a great product and business for an FFA student who raises goats and is looking to make great money.
When you start looking into the benefits of goat milk soap, it almost sells itself. And goats can be kept in a small area but still produce a large amount of milk, or in Amelia's case, raw materials! Operating a business like this, Amelia is able to learn about agriculture production, value adding, marketing and sales. It is a great way for a student to learn about business and industry!
Amelia's business is called "Just A Girl And Her Goats Soap And Stuff" and she is selling her products in farmers markets in her area. She has also recently obtained an alpaca, and she plans on harvesting fleece from it for another value added produce, yarn!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Goat Milk Soap Production
HIGH SCHOOL: Lyman Memorial High School; Lebanon, Connecticut
FFA ADVISOR: Brenda Wildes
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR AMELIA WITHINGTON:
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Amelia's FFA Advisor's Email Address: Brenda.email@example.com
Lyman Memorial High School Telephone Number: 860-642-7567
Donate to FFA - One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000. In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants. With your donations, more students can get this head start - pay it forward.
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More Places You Can Listen to Off-Farm Income And Matt Brechwald:
Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1465_Amelia_Withington-COMM_10_29-080422.mp3
Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MDT