Tentative plans are being made for a two-day wool handling school to be held at the Oswalt Farm in Vicksburg, Mich., on May 2-3.
Learn the basics for the proper handling of sheep and wool at the shearing site, limiting wool contamination, understanding the concepts of wool packaging and gaining an introductory knowledge in wool classing (the art of sorting wools for better marketing). The course will also include basic wool biology, grade and value determining characteristics, as well as packing wool to limit contamination.
The school will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 2, and will run through 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3. The first 20 students to apply and pay the $25 registration fee will be accepted into the course.
To register, contact Mary at ASI by calling 303-771-3500, ext. 46. Additional questions should be directed to Ron Cole, firstname.lastname@example.org.