BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. — Saratoga County 4-H is offering a Sheep Shearing Clinic this fall to youth ages 10 and older. The event will take place at the 4-H Training Center on Middleline Road in Ballston Spa on September 16th, 2021 at 5pm. This clinic will exhibit the art of sheep shearing and preparing wool breeds for show. Participants will be provided a hands-on learning experience from professional shearer Siri Swanson.
Siri Swanson is a Shepherd and Shearer of Yankee Rock Farm. Swanson has abundant of background knowledge in the sheep industry and has been shearing for the last 5 years. Siri along with shearing partner, Colin Siegmund, strive to maintain animal comfort and top-quality clipping.
Space is limited and expected to fill quickly. Payment of $5/family is required at entry or prior to the clinic. The event is free of charge for 4-H members and their families. Please contact the 4-H office for additional information or to register at (518) 885-8995 or email our Livestock Educator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4-H is the Youth Outreach component of Cornell Cooperative Extension that connects youth 5 -19 to hands-on learning opportunities that help them grow into competent, caring, contributing members of society. To learn more go to ccesaratoga.org.
–Cornell Cooperative Extension Saratoga County
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