The date has been set and the location secured. So, bring your wool and make some money! Light refreshments provided, but be sure to have some water on hand. It’s a hot job loading wool in June!
Date: June 30th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Vermont Technical College in Randolph, VT.
RSVP: Mary Lake, (802) 338-2250, email@example.com. Let us know how much wool you’ll be bringing and we’ll let you know the best time to drop it off to avoid bottlenecking.
The Wool Pool Run Down: At VTC’s Tech Barn, we will have a bagging station and a weighing station. At the bagging station, you can load your wool into large wool bags provided by Mid States Wool Growers Association if you want to, but it is not necessary. A Mid States representative and VSGA volunteers will then weigh your bags and record weights and lot numbers. You will be given a receipt of your weights and lot numbers at the wool pool. About two weeks later, you will receive a check from Mid States and an invoice matching your receipt. For more info about this grade and yield process, visit: midstateswoolgrowers.com/ marketing.html.
What is a wool pool? Click here to learn more about our pool and to read about how participants of last year’s pool made out.
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The classes will cover the primary aspects of sheep husbandry and will include selected aspects of the goat and camelid husbandry. All classes will include a lecture and be held on a working farm where participants will be able to see and participate in the hands-on practical sessions.
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