A wool handling school, hosted by the Flying Mule Farm, will be held in California on May 12-13. Ron Cole, wool education coordinator for the American Sheep Industry Association, will be leading the course.
Wool science 101, factors determining wool value, basics of wool handling and wool quality improvement programs are topics that will be covered on the first day of the training. On the second day, some of the hands-on activities will include shearing site set-up, fleece preparation, classing skirting and fleece comparisons. A variety of sheep will be shorn on this day to give participants hands-on experience with many different types of fleeces.
The course will be held at the University of California Cooperative Extension Office in Auburn, Calif. To register for the class, contact Dan Macon at 530-305-3270 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org before Thursday, May 10.