WEST VIRGINIA SHEPHERDS FEDERATION
Sept. 6 & 7 2013
The West Virginia Shepherds Federation, WVU and the WV Fiber Festival are sponsoring the ASI Wool Handling School on Friday and Saturday Sept. 6 & 7 2013 at the WV Fiber Festival at WVU Reedsville Farm Arena, Reedsville WV.
”This two-day school will focus on wool fiber growth and development, fiber characteristics, wool traits, wool value traits, marketing options and wool trends.”
The instructor will be Ron Cole, Wool Education Consultant, American Sheep Industry. Ron completed a 37 year career with USDA Livestock and Grain Market News, the last 20 years working mostly with sheep and wool. Ron works with the wool quality improvement program with ASI, and travels across the US teaching wool handling and wool classing to growers, shearing crews, fiber processors and those interested in wool.
The cost to participants is $35.00.
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If you are interested, please contact Martha McGrath 304-358-2239 Martha@coopworthsheep.com
The American Sheep Industry Association and the West Virginia Shepherds Federation are working together for you! Just as ASI represents thousands of sheep and goat producers nationwide, your state federation represents your interests in Congress and the State Capitol, with the Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Services and wherever the voice of West Virginia sheep and goat producers must be heard. The Wool and Mohair Market Loss Assistance Program and your state organization have lobbied successfully to fund a statewide program for predator management control. Our success in these efforts is only possible from strength through unity. Please continue to invest in your industry. Renew your WVSF/ASI membership today. If you are not a member, now is the time to join!
Unified Membership dues are $40 per year, the membership year runs from January through December. Any new member or renewal for WVSF will be good through December 31 of the current year. Members receive the monthly ASI sheep industry news and are eligible to use the West Virginia Shepherds Federation website to sell commercial or purebred sheep, lambs or goats.
A 1 year membership ONLY to WVSF is $20.00. A one year membership ONLY to ASI is $25.00 minimum or a $.04/hd. Contact ASI if paying by credit card.
For more information, call ASI at 303-771-3500 e-mail ASI or contact WVSF President Ronald Fletcher at (304) 758-4819.
The WVSF has taken over management of the WV Wool Pool Program. For information, contact;
The West Virginia Shepherds Federation has created an e-mail list as a forum for discussing sheep and goat concerns in WV. This group is open to anyone interested in sheep and goats in WV.
You can purchase T-shirts, tote bags, hats, mugs and stickers with WVSF logo at; The WVSF Café Press Store
To report any problems or make suggestions, please contact Martha. Martha@coopworthsheep.com