Starting Right With Sheep

STARTING RIGHT WITH SHEEP
  A Very Hands-On, Full-Day Workshop    

             Sat. May 17, 2014               
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Getting started with sheep? Jump-start the learning curve and avoid common mistakes by spending a day with experienced shepherds—and a lively flock of sheep. Gain hands-on practice with essential skills. Meet people you can call on later for advice. Our guest shepherds bring you a diversity of experience in meat and fleece production and marketing, grazing strategies, and purebred sales.
Bring a Covered Dish to share for lunch!

Program Fee $45 for 12 and up (younger kids free)
Attendance limited to 30 to maximize hands-on practice.

This year’s guest shepherds are Janice Jenkins (Icelandics, Merinos, Tunis, emphasis on wool), Jan Motter (registered Shropshires and Polypays),
, and Owens Farm (direct-marketed, grass-fed Katahdins and Coopworths).
Long drive? We have guest accommodations for one group
at a workshop rate of $85. Contact us for availablility.(SORRY,,,IT’S TAKEN THIS WEEKEND)

Guest shepherd Bios and farm descriptions

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 PDF Agenda

Snail Mail Registration (PDF)

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Plenty of time for questions.

Potluck lunch--time to relax and get to know eachother.

   COMMENTS FROM PAST WORKSHOPS

“This was a great information day. Thanks!”


“Thanks so much! Well worth the trip!


“The handling practice was very helpful”.
“Great guest shepherds!”


“Potluck lunch was a nice touch.”