ASI: Shearing Schools Announce 2019 Dates, including OR, TN, PA & CO

A handful of shearing schools have announced their dates for 2019.

In addition to learning to shear in a hands-on manner, the schools offer teaching on equipment, animal welfare and staying in shape for the physically demanding task. Equipment is supplied, but students are often encouraged to bring any equipment they have, as well.

These schools offer training for a wide variety of students – from hobby farmers looking to shear their own flocks to those with aspirations of shearing professionally:

  • Oregon Sheep Growers Association Shearing School – April 25-28 in Douglas County, Ore. For information, John Fine at johandpeggyfine@charter.net or 541-673-0369.
  • Tennessee Annual Shearing School – April 26-27 in Murfreesboro, Tenn. For information, contact Mark Powell at 615-519-7796, shepherdboy1@yahoo.com or visit http://www.tennesseesheep.org.
  • Western Pennsylvania Shearing School – April 26-27, in Scenery Hill, Penn. For information, contact Walt Bumgarner at wob10@psu.edu or 724-438-0111.
  • Colorado Shearing School – May 30 – June 1, in Brush, Colo. For information, contact Marlin Eisenach at marlin.eisenach@colostate.edu or 970-542-3543.
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By Brian Allmer - The BARN

Brian Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.