University of Maryland Extension

2018 Maryland Sheep Breeders Association Shearing School

When: 
Friday, Apr. 20, 2018 - 9:30am to Saturday, Apr. 21, 2018 - 3:30pm
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Where: 
Ridgely Thompson Farm
Address: 
Ridgely Thompson Farm
1942 Uniontown Road
Westminster, MD 21157
United States
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Presenter: 
Aaron Geiman, Agriscience Teacher at North Carroll High School and Emily Chamelin-Hickman, Professional Shearer
Description/Notes: 

2018 Maryland Sheep Breeders Association Shearing School

  • The school is open to anyone who wants to learn to shear sheep.
  • Ownership of sheep or a desire to become a commercial shearer is preferred.
  • 16 years of age.
  • A body and mind with the strength and willingness to learn to shear sheep.

What To Bring:

  • Lunch, including drinks (no local restaurants or stores).
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • Gloves.

Note: Shearing machines will be provided.

Registration

Deadline: April 1, 2018

Mail registration to: Aaron Geiman, 429 Hook Road, Westminster, Maryland 21157

Note: No registrations accepted after April 1, 2016. Participation is limited to 15 people, in order to maintain an optimal instructor-pupil ratio.

Registration must be made in advance, and accompanied by $100.00 per person fee. Fee includes ASI Sheep Shearing Manual, DVD, and wall chart. Checks should be made payable to: Maryland Sheep Breeders Association, Inc. (MSBA)

Cost: 
$100
Contact: 
Aaron Geiman
Contact Email: 
mdsheepshearingschool@gmail.com
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