Shepherd Workshops & Seminars

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CANCELLED – Free Shepherd Seminar – Selecting Sheep for Resistance to Internal Parasites with Susan Schoenian

Sorry, this seminar has been cancelled. Worms have developed resistance to all dewormers. Alternati ...

Free Shepherd Seminar – Adding Value To Wool with Emily Chamelin

Emily will discuss small steps that can make a big difference in adding value to your fleeces. She w ...

Free Shepherd Seminar – Alternative Parasite Control with an Emphasis on BioWorma® with Dr. Kwame Matthews

This talk will cover the use of plant products that may or may not work to control parasites, copper ...

Free Shepherd Seminar – Basic Pasture Management with Dr. Amanda Grev

A well-managed pasture is one of the most cost-effective and high value feeds that can be produced. ...

Free Shepherd Seminar – How to Set Up a Grazing System with Dr. Amanda Grev

Whether you are just getting started or are looking to make improvements, there are a lot of options ...

Free Shepherd Seminar – Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em with Cindra Kerscher

Looking for a fiber challenge with a purpose? Come learn about The Livestock Conservancy’s Shave ...

Shepherd’s Chat with John Fichtner

John will discuss and answer questions about the environmentally restorative benefits of raising she ...

2022 Catalog Cover Artist

Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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It's only been a little over a month since the 2022 festival, but we are already making plans for our 50th anniversary festival in 2023. If you are interested in applying for a vendor booth at the 2023 festival, we are now accepting new vendor applications online at The deadline for applications is October 1. Photo Credit @philgrout #MDsheepwoolfest #mdsheepandwool #mdsheepandwoolfestival #50th #mdsw2023 ... See MoreSee Less
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If you didn't get a 2022 catalog and are interested in having one, we still have about 50 of them left. There is a $5.00 fee to cover shipping costs. You can order one using the form at (be sure to indicate "2022” where it asks for the catalog year), or via PayPal at (include “2022 catalog” in the “add a note” field). #mdsw2022 #catalog #lastchancetobuy ... See MoreSee Less
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A note from the festival office: auction checks will be dropped off at the post office this afternoon. ... See MoreSee Less
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