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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We are terribly sorry, but due to unanticipated problems, there will not be an online entry option for our sheep shows this year, and the deadline for mailing entries has been extended. The entry form is available on our website using the link below. Entries must be postmarked by April 10, 2017. A $20 late fee will be assessed to those entries postmarked after April 10. No entries accepted after April 15 postmark. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

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2017 merchandise is now available in the online store at www.sheepman.com/mswf -- two sizes of posters, one style of tote bag, and two colors of t-shirts! More colors and styles will be available at the festival!

If you are within driving distance of Frederick, Maryland, you can purchase them right in the Sheepman Supply showroom and saving shipping costs. All proceeds benefit the festival.
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Here is our 2017 poster. The artwork is a watercolor by cover art contest winner Britt Silkey of Frostburg, MD and the design is by Ashton Design of Baltimore, MD.The catalog cover is kind of cool, too, as the ewe is on the front and the little lamb is on the back. ... See MoreSee Less

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