ASI Schedules Wool Classing School
August 30, 2013

A Certified Wool Classing School is scheduled for Nov. 23-25 at the Hettinger Research Extension Center in Hettinger, N.D.
The focus of the school is to help train producers, wool industry and interested people about wool quality and classing. In addition, to assist in improving the quality of the domestic wool clip, which is imperative to American wool being more competitive and available in the international as well as domestic markets. Topics to be covered include wool fiber growth, development and production, objective measurement of wool and hands-on wool grading, to name a few. 
Ron Cole, wool education consultant for the American Sheep Industry Association, and Lisa Surber, Ph.D., wool lab manager at Montana State University, will be providing the instruction for this course. 
The cost for the course is $175, which includes all handouts and materials. 
Additional information for the course can be obtained by contacting Christopher Schauer at or by calling 701-567-4323.