February 01, 2023

Save the date: Shearing school being held at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Farmers can attend a shearing school at Purdue University from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 18 at Purdue’s Sheep Center.

The event is sponsored by the Indiana Sheep and Wool Market Development Program and hosted by the Indiana Sheep Association.

The cost to attend is $50 and includes the workshop, lunch and access to shearing equipment, although guests are encouraged to bring their own equipment if possible.

“There is a continuous need for young and new sheep shearers as the older generations retire,” said Gerald Kelly, manager of the Purdue Sheep Center and shearing school co-organizer.

“Producers and 4-Hers benefit from being able to shear their own sheep efficiently instead of trying to find a professional shearer. The Purdue folks are happy to help the industry just as we have for the last 150 years.”

Registration forms must be received by Feb. 1.

To register, visit www.indianasheep.com, print the form and mail it to ISA Executive Director Bob Benson at 3506 Heathcliff Ct. Westfield, IN 46074.

Erica Quinlan

Erica Quinlan

Field Editor