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Sheep Shearing school in MD

A Beginning Sheep Shearing School will be held Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Thompson Farm in Westminster, MD. The school is open to anyone in Maryland, Delaware, and surrounding states who wants to learn to shear sheep. The minimum age is 16. Each registrant will receive an ASI Shearing Notebook and instructional DVD.

Participation is limited to the first 25 people who register by March 9. The registration fee is $80. Checks payable to the Carroll County Extension Advisory Council (CCEAC) should be sent to David L. Green, 2014 White Hall Road, White Hall, MD 21161-9712.

An advanced sheep shearing school will be held on Saturday, March 31, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Thompson Farm in Westminster, MD. The advanced school is for persons who have attended previous schools or sheared more than 150 sheep and want to refine their skills and increase their speed.

Participation is limited to the first 10 people who register by March 23. The registration fee is $25 and should be sent to David Green. The ASI Shearing Notebook and instructional DVD are available for $30.

The New Zealand method of sheep shearing will be taught. The instructors will be David Green, Rich Barczewski, and Aaron Geiman.
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