July 8, 2011
The American Sheep Industry Association (ASI) is holding a Certified Wool Classing School in Putney, Vt., on Aug 15-18 at Land Mark College. The focus of the school is to provide the U.S. sheep industry with trained wool classers who can class domestic wool for improved quality, which is imperative to American wool becoming more competitive and available in the international as well as domestic markets.
The course will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The cost of the school is $150 per student and includes all supplies, manuals, a DVD and wool education publications.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting Lisa Letendre of Green Mountain Spinnery at 802-387-4841 or email@example.com
A Wool Handling School is scheduled for Aug 20-21 at Town Hall in Tunbridge, Vt., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. 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 cost of the course is $35 per student and all materials will be provided by ASI including the manual, a DVD, wool education handouts and wool samples.
For additional information, contact Jane Woodhouse at 805-592-3062 or firstname.lastname@example.org