Meet the Author – David Greene

Meet David Greene, author of “The History of the Maryland Wool Pool“. David will be signing books from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Sunday in the Authors’ Tent. His books will be available for purchase in the T-Shirt Building, with all proceeds benefiting the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association. When he is not in the Authors’ Tent, David will also be available to sign copies of his book in the Antique Shearing Equipment Display in the Home Arts Building.

David is a former wool pool coordinator, shearer, and Maryland Sheep Breeders Association (MSBA) officer. His book documents not only the 60-year history of the Maryland Wool Pool, but also preliminary sheep and wool marketing organizations dating back to 1918 when the Maryland Sheep Growers Association was created in Baltimore.

 

2020 Catalog Cover Artist

Presenting our 2020 catalog cover, featuring an original woodcut done just for us by Bobby Rosenstock of JustAJar Design Press.

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Since we weren't able to have a Breed Display Barn this year, some of you might be interested in this webinar that the American Sheep Industry Association recently sponsored.

"In this webinar we explore the amazing diversity of heritage sheep breeds found in America and how many are making a remarkable comeback as interest grows in small scale shepherding and in natural fiber arts. We discuss the decades long effort to bring rare sheep back from the brink of extinction and current efforts to develop new markets for their products. Learn about the conservation work and then listen to experiences of several rare breed sheep farmers as they recount the journey they have undertaken with their amazing sheep breeds"
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Attention please! We ended up with a small quantity of 2020 merchandise left over from our virtual festival order. This includes short sleeve t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, sling bags, backpacks, posters, note cards and enamel pins. Sorry, no mugs, and not all sizes are available in the shirts and sweatshirts.

You can view these items at www.sheepman.com/product-category/maryland-sheep-wool-festival-online/, but because of the limited quantities you CANNOT ORDER THEM ONLINE. All items will be sold by telephone order ONLY on a first come, first served basis. Orders will be accepted by Sheepman Supply at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. I repeat, orders will be accepted by TELEPHONE ONLY at 301-662-4197 Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.

This may be your last chance to get 2020 Festival merchandise!
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