Come and join us in learning how to shear sheep at Cavalletto Farm in Lempster NH. We will have a day workshop limited to 10 participants, new or experienced to learn how to shear, or brush up on their technique! Matt Best will be providing us with all of his knowledge, expertise and equipment to learn! Clinic starts at 8am; lunch will be provided. Please plan to bring appropriate clothing to be shearing sheep. $70 for NHSWGA members, $85 for non-members. Please email Ammy (firstname.lastname@example.org) to reserve your spot.
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A nice article was recently written about the NHSWGA Festival which takes place in May. Link to the Article: https://forumhome.org/the-woolly-festival-p31183-149.htm
Thank you Liz Bulkley and The Forum!
Attention all scholarship applicants. If you applied by August 1st for the deadline, we are having issues with the website and downloading the application. Please re email your application to the secretary, Ammy Rice @ email@example.com by August 22nd.
There is a new PDF on the website that can be downloaded for easy use! Our sincerest apologies for this issue!
Folks with animals or animal liking folks, please take a look at Senate bill #77. This bill is raising some concerns and we wanted you to be able to take a look. If you would like to get involved, please your Representatives, or call the people on the Environment and Agriculture committee where the bill is currently. You may also attend the hearing Wednesday at 10 am in the LO Building to register. You may even speak if you wish. Our Rep who is also a Farm Bureau member has said that the committee members will listen.
With Spring Comes the Festival!! The festival pages have all been updated with the latest and greatest information (including the education schedule)!
NHSWGA 2018 Annual Meeting Highlights
Approximately forty members, new and returning, braved the rainy night to attend the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Growers Association Annual Meeting held the evening of October 28th at the Epsom Fire Station.
The meeting kicked off with the annual potluck dinner, a wonderful spread of delicious and varied dishes.
Jeff Jordan started shearing sheep for my grandfather when he was fifteen years old. Before he could hold a driver’s license in NH. In those days Jeff would pack up his gear and his mother would drive him to whatever farm he needed to be at. He would do the shearing, and then call his mom to come pick him up. I don’t know just when Jeff started shearing sheep but at fifteen he was good enough that my grandfather never called anybody else.
The New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Association would like to extend our sincere condolences to Jeff Jordan's family in this difficult time. Jeff will be greatly missed. He shared his sheep knowledge and experience with shepherds across the area for many years. Thank you Jeff.
Jeff's celebration of life service will be held on Sept 15th at 3pm. It will be held at New Beginnings Church of Nazarene, 33 Staniels Road, Loudon, NH. There will be an open mic reception with refreshments following.