American Sheep Industry (ASI) Sponsored Webinar on Wool for Specialty Markets

American Sheep Industry (ASI) Sponsored Webinar on Wool for Specialty Markets
A two-part webinar presented by the American Sheep Industry Association will discuss Wool for Specialty Markets on Oct. 28 and 29, beginning at 6 p.m. mountain time each day. The webinar will be available through Zoom.
Part one of the webinar will focus on producing the best wool for handspinners and fiber enthusiasts. Part two will help producers prepare their wool, learn the ins and outs of working with a small mill, and discover what products they might sell, as well as where to sell their premium wool.
Wool for Specialty Markets Webinar Registration is available now and limited to 100 participants. Recordings will be available at SheepUSA.org after the webinar is completed.

Conservation and Comeback of Heritage Breed Sheep – ASI Webinar

Tue, Sep 8, 2020 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM EDT

Presenter: Jeannette Beranger, Senior Program Manager The Livestock Conservancy

Producer Panelists: Leslie Johnson, Brian Larson, and Oogie McGuire.

Host: Dr. Jay Parsons, Department of Agricultural Economics University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Time: 8:00 PM Eastern; 7:00 PM Central; 6:00 PM Mountain; 5:00 PM Pacific

Description:

In this webinar we will 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 will learn about the decades long effort to bring rare sheep back from the brink of extinction and current efforts to develop new markets for their products. Join us in this discussion 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.

This webinar is made possible with funding support from the Let’s Grow Committee of the American Sheep Industry Association.

Registration = https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2643229660935774223