Maryland Sheep Breeders Association

The Maryland Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA) is an active organization that organizes several annual events: the Maryland Shearing School (April) and the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival (May), as well as a range of sheep, wool and lamb promotional and educational activities, a scholarship fund and an annual members’ dinner in October.

2012 Committee

Officers

President: Lee Langstaff
Vice President: Jeffrey White
Treasurer: Colleen Histon
Secretary: Peter Austin

Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival Chairman

Gwen Handler

2017 Directors

Emily Chamelin Hickman
Sara Dixon
Brad Humbert
Tom Mullinix

2018 Directors

Carolann McConaughy
Patricia Sanville
Allison Seyfert
Karren Sowell

2019 Directors

Larry Fisher
Laurie Hynson
Andrew Keller
Ann Shroeder

County Associations

Frederick

www.fredericksheepbreeders.com

All are welcome to join. Members are from 6 counties: Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery, and Washington Counties, plus a few members from out-of-state. Extensive “Links” tab.

Peter Vorac, President — (301) 371-4111 —
Patty Sanville, Secretary — (240) 357-1437 —
Dawn Richardson, Treasurer — (301) 908-5985 —

Membership

Download the MSBA Membership Form.

As a member you will:

  • Join an active and friendly community of shepherds and others
  • Support the core activities of the MSBA
  • Receive the quarterly Maryland Sheep News, MSBA’s informative newsletter
  • Receive regular publications from the American Sheep Industry Association
  • Receive free admission to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival
  • Be mailed a free copy of the Festival catalog
  • Pay a reduced commission on any fleeces consigned for sale at the Festival’s Fleece Show & Sale
  • Be eligible for a free listing in the printed MSBA Members Directory and a free profile page on the MSBA website

Annual membership dues are $25. The membership year runs from October through September. Dues received before June 1, 2017 will be recorded as paid through September 30, 2017. Dues for new memberships received on or after June 1 (or new memberships purchased at the 2017 Sheep & Wool Festival) will be recorded as paid through September 30, 2018.

 

2017 Catalog Cover Art Competition Winner

Congratulations to Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD for her winning entry in the 2017 Cover Art Competition.

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Thank you!

Another Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival has come and gone, and we could not have done without all of you – Festival goers, volunteers, Festival Committee members, shepherds, and participants in so many activities, competitions and demonstrations! It is amazing to see this come together with all categories of participants contributing to its success. We tried some new things this year, and had a little bad weather to deal with, and we appreciate everyone’s understanding, support, and good cheer. Thanks to everyone for participating in our 44th celebration of all things sheep & wool! We are already thinking about how to do even better next year!

In Peace,

Gwen Handler, Chairman, Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival

Lee Langstaff, President, Maryland Sheep Breeders Association
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Best in show at the Skein & Garment Competition, a gorgeous wool rug by Sharon Kollman of Glen Arm, Maryland. #mswf #mswf2017 ... See MoreSee Less

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We are pleased to have Franklin Habit and Lily Chin as instructors this year. Both will be giving lectures on Sunday. Lily is doing "Design Inspiration" and Franklin's topic is "A Brief History of the Knitting Pattern". $5.00 at the door, first come, first served. @ Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival - Official Page ... See MoreSee Less

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